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Enjoying the MLS All Star Weekend Here in New York, New Jersey



Soccer is always happening in NY/NJ. (Image Source: Cesar Diaz)

New York, NY – With the MLS All Star match between the MLS All-Stars and Premier League club, Chelsea FC taking place on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 from PPL Park, home of the Philadelphia Union, I invited two of my friends from Philly to attend a Red Bulls Match here at Red Bull Arena.

Making the trip from Philly were Eric Nash and Bob Long, host of Vuvuzela, the World Soccer Show. You can follow them on twitter at @VuvuzelaBlast and @BobLongSportsPrior to heading to Red Bull Arena, we did a Cosmos Copa edition show during Saturday’s Quarterfinals match between NYC Poland and NYC U.S.A from Roosevelt Island.

They were able to witness first-hand the beauty and quality of the City’s World Cup, Following the show and match, we took off the Red Bull Arena where we went to watch the Red Bulls play against their home club, the Union. While they appreciated the atmosphere and chants from the South Ward, I am sure they wish the outcome would have been better for their Union.

Despite Kenny Cooper’s third multi-goal game of the season for the Red Bulls which propelled them to first place in the Eastern Conference with a 2-0 in front of 21,842 spectators, both Eric and Bob enjoyed the seats which were provided to them by official MLS sponsor AT&T. Although now lead with 38 points and possess a 11-5-5 record, putting them one point clear of Sporting Kansas City, both guests believe the Union will eventually become a top-team in MLS.

For the time being, the only top-level team playing in Philadelphia will be Chelsea FC this Wednesday night during the All-Star match. While the MLS All-Stars is a combination of MLS best, they will not have the sufficient time necessary to gel as a team.

As far the Union goes, they’re a young team who after winning three straight matches prior to Saturday’s loss maybe wearing down. There’s still plenty of MLS to be played and from looking from the standings, this season has the potential of being one of the more competitive ones in recent years. San Jose may have the best record but in MLS, it’s the team playing the best football in the postseason will be declared MLS Champions.

Before we move to the postseason, let’s just enjoy the MLS All-Star match. Personally, I wouldn’t take the outcome seriously because it’s a meaningless game, Even if MLS won, the argument could be made that Chelsea played a gruesome match against PSG or that they’re not match fit.

Who cares?

As long as there’s plenty of MLS action throughout the NY/NJ area and throughout the country, I’m a happy camper.


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  • Julio429

    Good Soccer coverage Cesar. From an obscure sport years ago to this week-end I know you and millions of USA soccer fans must be happy.