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All-Star Week

All-Star week is about much more than the game. In a huge territory like North America (home of a very long bar), the logistics of running a league almost demand a week like this for annual face-to-face committee meetings etc. There are other games too — from the game pitting products of MLS academies against quality opposition (the homegrown team lost 2-0 against the Mexico U-20 team last night), to the Unified All-Stars game run in conjunction with the Special Olympics. It’s a fun week, and a lot of business gets done too — look out for some hot transfer action reported in the coming days.


“Football, or soccer as you call it here (self-conscious chuckle) is growing all the time...I could see myself playing here at some stage of my career...”

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