1996 MLS All-Star Game

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MLS All-Star Game 1996
1996 MLS All-Star Game logo.png
Event 1996 Major League Soccer season
Date July 14, 1996
Venue Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Man of the Match Carlos Valderrama (MLS East)
Referee Kevin Stott
Attendance 78,416

The 1996 Major League Soccer All-Star Game was the first Major League Soccer All-Star Game, a soccer match involving all-stars from Major League Soccer. Teams of the best players from each conference played against each other at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, on July 14, 1996. The MLS All-Stars East won the game 3–2, with goals from Tab Ramos, Giovanni Savarese and Steve Pittman while Preki and Jason Kreis scored for the MLS All-Stars West. MLS All-Stars East midfielder Carlos Valderrama was named as the game's Most Valuable Player. Kevin Stott refereed the game, which was attended by 78,416 spectators.

Match details[edit]

July 14, 1996
MLS All-Stars East 3 – 2 MLS All-Stars West
Ramos Goal 14'
Giovanni Savarese Goal 69'
Steve Pittman Goal 88'
Report Preki Goal 33'
Jason Kreis Goal 37'
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
Attendance: 78,416
Referee: Kevin Stott
MLS All-Stars East:
GK 1 United States Tony Meola Substituted off 45'
DF 5 United States Martín Vásquez Substituted off 67'
DF 12 United States Jeff Agoos
DF 18 United States Cle Kooiman Substituted off 45'
DF 22 United States Alexi Lalas
MF 7 Italy Roberto Donadoni Substituted off 35'
MF 9 Colombia Carlos Valderrama
MF 10 United States Tab Ramos Substituted off 60'
FW 11 United States Roy Lassiter Substituted off 42'
FW 16 Brazil Wélton
FW 20 United States Brian McBride
GK 23 United States Mark Dougherty Substituted in 45'
DF 3 United States Steve Pittman Substituted in 45'
MF 8 Bolivia Marco Etcheverry Substituted in 35'
MF 15 South Africa Doctor Khumalo Substituted in 60'
FW 17 Venezuela Giovanni Savarese Substituted in 42'
FW 14 United States Steve Rammel Substituted in 67'
Thomas Rongen
MLS All-Stars West:
GK 9 Mexico Jorge Campos Substituted off 45'
DF 3 United States John Doyle
DF 4 United States Robin Fraser
DF 6 United States Dan Calichman Substituted off 45'
MF 8 United States Preki
MF 10 El Salvador Mauricio Cienfuegos Substituted off 45'
MF 12 United States Cobi Jones Substituted off 45'
MF 14 Colombia Leonel Álvarez
MF 15 United States Jason Kreis
FW 11 United States Eric Wynalda Substituted off 45'
FW 29 Ecuador Eduardo Hurtado Substituted off 45'
GK 1 United States Mark Dodd Substituted in 45'
DF 22 Argentina Diego Soñora Substituted in 45'
MF United States Paul Bravo Substituted in 45'
MF 7 United States Mark Santel Substituted in 45'
FW 12 Zimbabwe Digital Takawira Substituted in 45'
FW 26 Scotland Mo Johnston Substituted in 45'

Most Valuable Player:
Colombia Carlos Valderrama (MLS All-Stars East)

Assistant referees:
Arthur Reed
Gregory Barkey
Fourth official:
Ruben Rodhas

Match rules

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

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