2013 MLS All-Star Game

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MLS All-Star Game 2013
2013 MLS All-Star Game Logo.jpg
Event2013 Major League Soccer season
DateJuly 31, 2013
VenueSporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas
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MLS All-Star Game 2013
2013 MLS All-Star Game Logo.jpg
Event2013 Major League Soccer season
DateJuly 31, 2013
VenueSporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas

The 2013 Major League Soccer All-Star Game, held on July 31, 2013, was the 18th consecutive Major League Soccer All-Star Game, a soccer match involving all-stars from Major League Soccer. The game was played at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas. [1]

The game featured the MLS All-Stars against A.S. Roma from Italy's Serie A, marking the first time that an Italian team has played in the MLS All-Star Game.[2] A.S. Roma is also the first European club not from Great Britain to play in the All-Star Game.

Peter Vermes, the coach of Sporting Kansas City (the All-Star Game's host), was announced to coach the MLS All-Stars. [3] A unique feature of this year's MLS All-Star Game was the fact that the 11th player in the fan XI was decided through the FIFA 13 video game, with players from around the world scoring goals with their player of choice, and the player with the most goals scored at the end of the allotted time frame would earn their place. Italian Montreal Impact striker Marco Di Vaio made the cut, joining the 10 other fan XI players and those voted for by other MLS players and those chosen by Peter Vermes and MLS Commissioner Don Garber. Despite initially being selected, Robbie Keane and Tim Cahill, of LA Galaxy and New York Red Bulls were both removed from the squad due to injury, this led to them being replaced by Landon Donovan and Jack McInerney, playing for LA Galaxy and Philadelphia Union.

A.S. Roma won the game 3-1, with goals from Kevin Strootman, Alessandro Florenzi, and Junior Tallo.


MLS All-Stars[edit]

As of July 28, 2013

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

1PeruGKRaúl Fernández (•)
2United StatesDFTony Beltran (♦)
3United StatesFWMike Magee (•)
4United StatesDFOmar Gonzalez (•)
5United StatesDFMatt Besler (•)
6United StatesFWChris Wondolowski (•)
7United StatesMFLandon Donovan (%)
8United StatesMFGraham Zusi (•)
9ItalyFWMarco Di Vaio (•*)
10CanadaMFPatrice Bernier (♦)
11United StatesMFBrad Davis (•)
14FranceFWThierry Henry (•)
15CanadaMFWill Johnson (•)
18United StatesGKNick Rimando (♦)
19United StatesFWJack McInerney (%)
20United StatesDFDeAndre Yedlin (♦)
22BrazilFWCamilo Sanvezzo (♦)
23United StatesMFKyle Beckerman (♦)
26United StatesDFCorey Ashe (♦)
78FranceDFAurélien Collin (•)
AustraliaMFTim Cahill (♦#)
Republic of IrelandFWRobbie Keane (♦#)

•- Fan XI
*- 11th Player of Fan XI, determined through FIFA 13[4]

♦ - Players selected by MLS Commissioner Don Garber and All-Star Coach Peter Vermes
♥ - "Inactive Roster" players voted for by other players in MLS
#- Injured Player that was replaced
% - Chosen by Don Garber and Peter Vermes to replace the injured Robbie Keane[5]and Tim Cahill[6]

A.S. Roma squad[edit]

As of 25 July 2013[7]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

1RomaniaGKBogdan Lobonț
4United StatesMFMichael Bradley
5BrazilDFLeandro Castán
6NetherlandsMFKevin Strootman [8]
8ArgentinaFWErik Lamela
9ItalyFWPablo Osvaldo
10ItalyFWFrancesco Totti (captain)
11BrazilMFRodrigo Taddei
15Bosnia and HerzegovinaMFMiralem Pjanić
16ItalyMFDaniele De Rossi (vice-captain)
17MoroccoDFMehdi Benatia
18ItalyFWGianluca Caprari
20Ivory CoastFWJunior Tallo
22ItalyFWMattia Destro
24ItalyMFAlessandro Florenzi
26ItalyGKMorgan De Sanctis
28PolandGKŁukasz Skorupski
29ArgentinaDFNicolás Burdisso
31ItalyFWMarco Borriello
33CroatiaDFTin Jedvaj
35GreeceDFVasilis Torosidis
42ItalyDFFederico Balzaretti
46ItalyDFAlessio Romagnoli
91ItalyDFAlessandro Crescenzi



July 31, 2013
20:00 CDT
MLS All-Stars United StatesCanada1–3Italy Roma
Gonzalez Goal 90+1'ReportCollin Goal 4' (o.g.)
Florenzi Goal 47'
Tallo Goal 69'
Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas
Attendance: 21,175
Referee: Hilario Grajeda[9]
MLS All-Stars

GK1Peru Raúl FernándezSubstituted off 45'
RB5United States Tony Beltran
CB2United States Matt BeslerSubstituted off 45'
CB78France Aurélien Collin
LB26United States Corey AsheSubstituted off 66'
MF15Canada Will JohnsonSubstituted off 45'
MF23United States Kyle BeckermanSubstituted off 45'
MF11United States Brad DavisSubstituted off 45'
MF8United States Graham ZusiSubstituted off 24'
CF9Italy Marco Di VaioSubstituted off 45'
CF14France Thierry Henry (c)Substituted off 57'
FW22Brazil CamiloSubstituted in 24'
MF7United States Landon DonovanSubstituted in 45'
GK18United States Nick RimandoSubstituted in 45'
CF6United States Chris WondolowskiSubstituted in 45'
DF4United States Omar GonzalezSubstituted in 45'
CF3United States Mike MageeSubstituted in 45'
CF19United States Jack McInerneySubstituted in 57'
DF20United States DeAndre YedlinSubstituted in 66'
United States Peter Vermes
GK26Italy Morgan De SanctisSubstituted off 63'
RB35Greece Vasilis Torosidis
CB17Morocco Mehdi Benatia
CB5Brazil Leandro Castán
LB42Italy Federico Balzaretti
MF15Bosnia and Herzegovina Miralem PjanićBooked 54'Substituted off 63'
MF4United States Michael Bradley
MF48Italy Alessandro FlorenziSubstituted off 63'
MF6Netherlands Kevin Strootman
MF10Italy Francesco Totti (c)Substituted off 87'
CF20Ivory Coast Gadji TalloSubstituted off 80'
MF7Brazil MarquinhoBooked 85'Substituted in 63'
MF16Italy Daniele De RossiSubstituted in 63'
GK1Romania Bogdan LobonțSubstituted in 63'
CF18Italy Gianluca CaprariSubstituted in 80'
CF51Italy Federico RicciSubstituted in 87'
France Rudi Garcia

Volkswagen MLS All-Star MVP:
Italy Alessandro Florenzi (A.S. Roma)
Assistant referees:[9]
(Paul Scott)
(Bill Dittmar)
Fourth official:
(Drew Fischer)

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • No extra time
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Maximum of ten substitutions.