2007 MLS All-Star Game

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2007 MLS All-Star Game
2007 MLS All-Star Game logo.png
Event MLS All-Stars
Date 19 July 2007
Venue Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Man of the Match Juan Pablo Ángel (New York Red Bulls)
Referee Baldomero Toledo
David Bragg
Jose Corro
Michael Kennedy
Attendance 18,661
Weather Cloudy, 85 °F
2006
2008

The 2007 Major League Soccer All-Star Game was the 12th consecutive Major League Soccer All-Star Game. The 2007 MLS All-Star Game took place on 19 July 2007 between the 2007 MLS All-Stars and Celtic.

Dick's Sporting Goods Park, the new home stadium of the Colorado Rapids in Commerce City, CO, hosted the 2007 Sierra Mist All-Star Game.[1] This was the first time that Dick's Sporting Goods Park hosted the MLS All-Star game.

David Beckham made an appearance and participated in a special introduction to the fans on hand as well as in a halftime ESPN interview, and watched the game from the Commissioner's Box.

The MLS All-Stars defeated Celtic 2–0, giving them a perfect 4–0 record against international competition.

Background[edit]

Major League Soccer announced on Thursday, 25 January 2007 that Dick's Sporting Goods Park, the new home of the Colorado Rapids located just outside of downtown Denver, will host the 2007 Sierra Mist MLS All-Star Game on 19 July, pitting Scottish club Celtic FC against the best from MLS. MLS announced the news during a press conference at The Pinnacle Club in the Grand Hyatt featuring MLS Deputy Commissioner Ivan Gazidis and Colorado Rapids Managing Director Jeff Plush. “We are thrilled to welcome Celtic, one of the world’s most popular teams, for a quality match against the best of MLS at our newest soccer cathedral, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park,” said MLS Commissioner Don Garber. “We look forward to an exciting evening in this tremendous new soccer-specific venue.”

A week before the 2007 All-Star game the ColoradoRapids.com posted a news release on their website stating that less than 1,000 tickets remained for the 2007 Sierra Mist MLS All-Star Game on 19 July at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Tickets for the All-Star Game went on sale to the public Saturday, 5 May 2007 at 10:00 am MT.

Celtic[edit]

Main article: Celtic F.C.

Glasgow-based Celtic captured their 41st Scottish championship in April (2007), and featured such high-profile players as Polish goalkeeper Artur Boruc, Scottish defenders Steven Pressley and Stephen McManus, Japanese midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura, Danish midfielder Thomas Gravesen and Dutch striker Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink. Celtic has one of the most dedicated and widespread fan bases in all of club football, and were the first British club to win the European Cup in 1967. Celtic had a long and historic rivalry with fellow Glaswegian club Rangers, the two being known as the Old Firm.

2007 All-Star Game Rosters[edit]

Major League Soccer[edit]

Players in bold denotes First XI status.[2]

Pos. Player Team MLS Exp.
MLS All-Star Starters
F Colombia Juan Pablo Ángel New York Red Bulls 0
F United States Eddie Johnson Kansas City Wizards 6
M Canada Dwayne DeRosario Houston Dynamo 6
M Grenada Shalrie Joseph New England Revolution 4
M Colombia Juan Toja FC Dallas 0
M United States Ricardo Clark Houston Dynamo 4
M Republic of Ireland Ronnie O'Brien ~ Toronto FC 5
D United States Jimmy Conrad Kansas City Wizards 8
D United States Jonathan Bornstein Chivas USA 1
D United States Michael Parkhurst New England Revolution 2
GK United States Matt Reis New England Revolution 9
All-Star Subs
F United States Brian Ching ~ Houston Dynamo 5
F United States Landon Donovan ~ Los Angeles Galaxy 6
M United States Cobi Jones Los Angeles Galaxy 11
M United States Pablo Mastroeni ~ Colorado Rapids 9
M Argentina Christian Gomez D.C. United 3
D United States Eddie Pope Real Salt Lake 11
GK United States Kevin Hartman ~ Kansas City Wizards 10
All-Star Reserves
F United States Jeff Cunningham Toronto FC 9
F England Danny Dichio Toronto FC 0
F United States Taylor Twellman New England Revolution 5
M United States Kyle Beckerman Real Salt Lake 7
M United States Justin Mapp Chicago Fire 5
M United States Ben Olsen D.C. United 8
M Argentina Guillermo Barros Schelotto Columbus Crew 0
M United States Steve Ralston New England Revolution 11
M United States Claudio Reyna New York Red Bulls 0
D Canada Jim Brennan Toronto FC 0
D United States Frankie Hejduk Columbus Crew 7
D United States Eddie Robinson Houston Dynamo 6
GK United States Brad Guzan Chivas USA 2
GK Netherlands Ronald Waterreus New York Red Bulls 0

~ – Players selected by coach

† – "Commissioner's Picks"[3]

Celtic FC[edit]

Pos. Player
GK Poland Artur Boruc
D England Lee Naylor
D Scotland Mark Wilson
D Scotland Stephen McManus
D Scotland John Kennedy
M Scotland Scott Brown
M Italy Massimo Donati
M Republic of Ireland Aiden McGeady
M Iceland Teddy Bjarnason
F Netherlands Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink
F Australia Scott McDonald

All-Star Selections By Club[edit]

Club # Selections
New England Revolution 5
Houston Dynamo 4
Toronto FC 4
New York Red Bulls 3
Kansas City Wizards 3
Chivas USA 2
D.C. United 2
Real Salt Lake 2
Columbus Crew 2
Los Angeles Galaxy 2
FC Dallas 1
Colorado Rapids 1
Chicago Fire 1

Kits[edit]

MLS All-Stars
Celtic


Trivia[edit]

Notes[edit]

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