2002 MLS All-Star Game

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MLS All-Star Game 2002
2002 MLS All-Star Game logo.png
Event 2002 Major League Soccer season
Date August 3, 2002
Venue RFK Stadium, Washington DC
Man of the Match Marco Etcheverry (D.C. United)
Referee Brian Hall
Attendance 31,096
Weather Showers

The 2002 Major League Soccer All-Star Game was the 7th Major League Soccer All-Star Game, played on August 3, 2002 at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C.. Major League Soccer, looking to capitalize on the success of the United States at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, invited the US national team to compete against the MLS All-Stars. Bruce Arena assembled a roster of the national team's most prominent domestic players in the last decade, while then-San Jose Earthquakes head coach Frank Yallop formed an All-Star team of the top talent among the league's remaining players.

Despite bad weather leading to a rain delay in the first half, the game saw a flurry of goals towards its conclusion. American standout and San Jose Earthquakes' forward Landon Donovan opened the scoring for the national team, while the Dallas Burn's Jason Kreis responded with the equalizer in the following minute. D.C. United midfielder and MVP Marco Etcheverry gave the All-Stars the lead with help from fellow Bolivian Joselito Vaca. The Los Angeles Galaxy's Cobi Jones tied the game on a Brian McBride cross, but the New England Revolution's Steve Ralston scored late in the second half to give MLS the All-Star Game win.


3 August 2002
MLS 3 – 2  United States
Kreis Goal 59'
Etcheverry Goal 72'
Ralston Goal 81'
Report Donovan Goal 58'
Jones Goal 76'
RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 31,096
Referee: Brian Hall
GK 18 United States Tim Howard Substituted off 46 '
DF 3 United States Ryan Suarez Substituted off 18 '
DF 12 United States Mike Petke Substituted off 46 ' Substituted in 70 '
DF 4 United States Carlos Bocanegra Substituted off 78 '
MF 14 United States Steve Ralston Substituted off 46 ' Substituted in 70 '
MF 8 United States Richard Mulrooney Substituted off 70 ' Substituted in 78 '
MF 10 Colombia Carlos Valderrama(c) Substituted off 70 '
MF 21 Ukraine Dema Kovalenko Substituted off 46 ' Substituted in 70 '
MF 20 United States Mark Chung Substituted off 70 '
FW 33 United States Taylor Twellman Substituted off 46 '
FW 15 Guatemala Carlos Ruiz Substituted off 46 '
GK 1 United States Joe Cannon Substituted in 46 '
DF 24 United States Wade Barrett Substituted in 18 '
MF United States Chris Klein Substituted in 46 '
MF Bolivia Joselito Vaca Substituted in 46 '
MF 11 Bolivia Marco Etcheverry Substituted in 46 '
FW 7 Ecuador Ariel Graziani Substituted in 46 '
FW 9 United States Jason Kreis Substituted in 46 '
Canada Frank Yallop
GK 1 United States Tony Meola Substituted off 46 '
DF 23 United States Eddie Pope Substituted off 46 '
DF 16 United States Carlos Llamosa Substituted off 46 '
DF 12 United States Jeff Agoos Substituted off 46 '
MF 13 United States Cobi Jones(c)
MF 10 United States Brian Maisonneuve
DF 25 United States Pablo Mastroeni
MF 9 United States Preki Substituted off 46 '
MF 7 United States DaMarcus Beasley
FW 21 United States Landon Donovan
FW 20 United States Brian McBride
GK 18 United States Juergen Sommer Substituted in 46 '
DF 22 United States Alexi Lalas Substituted in 46 '
DF United States Mike Burns Substituted in 46'
MF 19 United States Chris Henderson Substituted in 46 '
MF United States Chad Deering Substituted in 46'
MF United States John Harkes
FW United States Josh Wolff
United States Bruce Arena

MLS All-Star MVP:
United States Marco Etcheverry (MLS All-Stars)
Assistant referees:
Nathan Clement
Craig Lowry
Fourth official:

Match rules

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

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