2012 MLS All-Star Game: MLS All Stars Beat Chelsea 3-2 In Stoppage Time

For the second time in six years, the MLS All-Star team has toppled Chelsea FC of the English Premier League in the friendly match. The match put fans at home and PPL Park in Philadelphia on the edge of their seats. A goal at stoppage time by Eddie Johnson gave the MLS team a 3-2 win.

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2012 MLS All Star Game Final Score: Eddie Johnson Deflection Beats Chelsea, 3-2

For the second time in six years, the MLS All-Star team has toppled Chelsea FC of the English Premier League in the friendly match. The match put fans at home and PPL Park in Philadelphia on the edge of their seats. A goal at stoppage time by Eddie Johnson gave the MLS team a 3-2 win.

Johnson, from the Seattle Sounders, got a break from a deflection off the foot of David Luiz. The image of the game-winning goal is likely to madden Chelsea fans, whose team is the defending European champs.

D.C. United teammates Chris Pontius and Dwayne De Rosario combined to score the MLS team's second goal, tying it at 2-2 at 73 minutes.

Chelsea lost to the MLS All-Stars in 2006 by a final score of 1-0.

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2012 MLS All Star Game Halftime Score Update: Wolondowski Scores, Tied 1-1

The MLS All-Star Game is underway in Philadelphia on Wednesday night. The MLS All-Stars jumped out to a lead, only to see Chelsea come back and tie it up. The score is 1-1 at the half.

San Jose Earthquakes striker Chris Wondolowski scored at the 21-minute mark, sending the crowd into a wild frenzy of celebration. MLS' leading scorer simply tapped it in after John Terry failed to clear it.

Terry redeemed himself 11 minutes later. He got the ball at the end of a corner kick and hammered it home with a header to make it 1-1. Terry then found himself on the receiving end of a rain of boos from the American crowd, a similar feeling to what he has experienced elsewhere.

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2012 MLS All-Star Game Preview: MLS Looks To Beat Chelsea Once Again

The MLS All-Stars will meet European champions Chelsea on July 25 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. in the 2012 MLS All-Star Game.

The Philadelphia Union will be represented by two players on the All-Stars roster: defender Carlos Valdes and midfielder Michael Farfan. Valdes was named to the All-Star side as one of MLS Commissioner Don Garber's two picks. MLS All-Star coach Ben Olsen added Farfan after Chelsea asked that the clubs get to make more substitutions.

The All-Stars met Chelsea in 2006 at the Chicago Fire's home venue, Toyota Park. Dwayne De Rosario scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory for MLS. Overall, MLS holds a 6-2-1 advantage over international opponents in the All-Star Game and have outscored their competition, 16-14.

De Rosario is in the lineup again for MLS. LA Galaxy captain Landon Donovan has been selected to his MLS record 12th All-Star team. For the complete MLS roster, click here.

Chelsea's star-studded roster boasts one of the best goalkeepers in the world in Petr Cech. Newcomer midfielders Eden Hazard and Marko Marin have already impressed during the EPL side's U.S. preseason tour, as has forward Romelu Lukaku. For the complete Chelsea roster, click here.

Game Time: 8:30 p.m.

TV/Streaming: ESPN 2 (ESPN3, streaming), Telefutura (Spanish)

Venue: PPL Park

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2012 MLS All-Star Game: Union's Carlos Valdes Added To MLS All-Star Gameday Roster

Philadelphia Union defender Carlos Valdes was named to the 2012 MLS All-Star Game when the gameday roster was announced on Sunday during halftime of the New York Red Bulls-Seattle Sounders match.

Valdes was one of two selections made by MLS Commissioner Don Garber as part of the collective bargaining agreement. Garber also selected San Jose Earthquakes defender Ramiro Corrales. D.C. United coach Ben Olsen also made five selections as the MLS All-Star head coach. Olsen selected Seattle's Osvaldo Alonso and Eddie Johnson and Real Salt Lake captain Kyle Beckerman as well as his own player Chris Pontius and Chivas USA goalkeeper Dan Kennedy.

Valdes has played every match for the Union for the past two seasons and anchors a defense that ranked second in goals against average in 2011. The Colombian international will be making his first MLS All-Star appearance.

The MLS All-Stars will play English Premier League power Chelsea on July 25 at PPL Park.

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2012 MLS All-Star Game: MLS All-Star First XI Revealed

During Sunday's MLS Game of the Week between the LA Galaxy and the Chicago Fire, the First XI for the 2012 MLS All-Star Game was revealed.

No Philadelphia Union players were selected in the First XI which was determined by fan voting. Due to the collective bargaining agreement, players or the commissioner of MLS can still choose Union players for the All-Star Game roster.

Here's the complete list of the MLS All-Star First XI:

Goalkeeper: Jimmy Nielsen (Sporting Kansas City)

Defenders: Steven Beitashour (San Jose Earthquakes), Aurélien Collin (Sporting Kansas City), Jay DeMerit (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Heath Pearce (New York Red Bulls)

Midfielders: David Beckham (LA Galaxy), Dwayne De Rosario (D.C. United), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

Forwards: Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

The MLS All-Stars will take on current European champions Chelsea on July 25 at PPL Park.

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2012 MLS All-Star Game: PPL Park To Reportedly Host MLS All-Stars Vs. Chelsea

The 2012 MLS All-Star opponent may finally be known. It appears that English Premier League side Chelsea will be making their second appearance against the MLS All-Stars on July 25, according to a report (Fox Soccer).

The MLS All-Stars defeated Chelsea, 1-0, at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois, in 2006. The All-Star game at PPL Park will be just one match Chelsea will be playing during their American tour. The official announcement from MLS is expected to occur on Wednesday at PPL Park. Chelsea has been rumored to be the MLS opponent for some time now. Our Philadelphia Union blog, Brotherly Game, had sources tell them that Chelsea would be the opponent back on March 31.

The MLS All-Star voting process is a mixture of votes from fans, media writers, and MLS managers. MLS is 5-3 against international opponents during the All-Star game. The MLS All-Stars lost to EPL team Manchester United during the past two seasons.

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2012 MLS All-Star Game: PPL Park To Host

The MLS announced that PPL Park will host the 2012 MLS All-Star Game.

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