2004 MLS All-Star Game

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MLS All-Star Game 2004
2004 MLS All-Star Game logo.png
Event 2004 Major League Soccer season
Date July 31, 2004
Venue RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Man of the Match Amado Guevara (New York Metrostars)
Referee Michael Kennedy
Attendance 21,378
Weather Clear, 85°F
MLS All-Star 2004
Half 1 2 Total
West 1 1 2
East 2 1 3
Goal(s) EST: Amado Guevara 20'
EST: Amado Guevara pen 22'
WST: Brian Ching 43'
EST: Alecko Eskandarian 74'
WST: Jason Kreis 89'
TV in the United States
Network ABC

The 2004 Major League Soccer All-Star Game was the 9th Major League Soccer All-Star Game, played on July 31, 2004 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. between the Eastern Conference All-Stars and Western Conference All-Stars. The Eastern Conference earned the victory after a hard-fought 3-2 win over the West.

The game was originally scheduled to be between the MLS All-Stars against Real Madrid at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Once the Spanish team instead decided to play friendlies in Japan, they opted out of the game in the United States and MLS was forced to change the All-Star Game's format.[1] The MLS All-Stars eventually played Real Madrid at their home stadium Santiago Bernabéu in the 2005 Trofeo Santiago Bernabéu.[2]

Legends game[edit]

Prior to the All-Star Game, a celebration of the tenth anniversary of the 1994 FIFA World Cup saw the U.S. Team that played the Cup against played a selection of international MLS veterans in two 25-minute halves.[3] The game finished 2-2, with Raúl Díaz Arce and Mauricio Cienfuegos tying the game in the second-half after the Americans built a lead with Eric Wynalda and Hugo Perez.[4]

U.S. 1994 World Cup Squad
MLS International Stars


Landon Donovan has the ball while surrounded by Eddie Pope, Jim Curtin and Frankie Hejduk.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Jon Busch (Columbus)
2 United States DF Frankie Hejduk (Columbus)
3 United States FW Damani Ralph (Chicago)
5 Grenada MF Shalrie Joseph (New England)
8 New Zealand DF Ryan Nelsen* (D.C., injured)
9 United States FW Freddy Adu (D.C. United)
11 United States FW Alecko Eskandarian (D.C.)
12 United States MF Steve Ralston (New England)
13 United States GK Henry Ring (Chicago)
14 United States MF Chris Armas (Chicago)
15 United States MF Clint Dempsey* (New England, injured)
No. Position Player
16 United States MF Ben Olsen* (D.C., injured)
17 United States FW Pat Noonan (New England)
20 Honduras MF Amado Guevara (MetroStars)
23 United States DF Eddie Pope (MetroStars)
24 United States MF Eddie Gaven (MetroStars)
25 United States DF Robin Fraser (Columbus)
30 Ukraine MF Dema Kovalenko (D.C.)
33 United States DF Jim Curtin (Chicago)
99 Bolivia FW Jaime Moreno (D.C.)

Head Coach: Peter Nowak (D.C. United)


Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Canada GK Pat Onstad (San Jose)
4 United States MF Chris Albright (LA)
5 United States MF Landon Donovan (San Jose)
6 Republic of Ireland MF Ronnie O'Brien (Dallas)
7 United States MF Jovan Kirovski (LA)
9 United States FW Jason Kreis (Dallas)
11 United States MF Chris Klein (Kansas City)
12 United States DF Jeff Agoos (San Jose)
13 United States DF Danny Califf* (LA, injured)
14 United States DF Cory Gibbs (Dallas)
15 Austria MF Andreas Herzog (LA)
No. Position Player
16 United States MF Kerry Zavagnin (Kansas City)
20 Guatemala FW Carlos Ruiz (LA)
22 United States GK Kevin Hartman (LA)
23 United States MF Richard Mulrooney (San Jose)
24 United States FW Brian Ching (San Jose)
25 United States DF Pablo Mastroeni* (Colorado)
31 United States DF Jimmy Conrad (Kansas City)
99 United States FW Josh Wolff* (Kansas City, injured)

Head Coach: Sigi Schmid (LA Galaxy)


July 31, 2004
20:00 EST
West 2-3 East
Ching Goal 43'
Kreis Goal 89'
Report Amado Guevara Goal 20'Goal 22' (pen)
Eskandarian Goal 74'
RFK Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 21,378
Referee: Michael Kennedy
West All-Stars
East All-Stars

WEST: Pat Onstad (Kevin Hartman 46), Chris Albright, Jeff Agoos (Gibbs reenters 73), Cory Gibbs (Kerry Zavagnin 46), Jimmy Conrad, Andreas Herzog (Chris Klein 46), Richard Mulrooney (Jason Kreis 46), Ronnie O'Brien (Mulrooney reenters 73), Brian Ching (Jovan Kirovski 46), Landon Donovan, Carlos Ruiz (Ching reenters 73)

EAST: Henry Ring (Jon Busch 46), Frankie Hejduk, Jim Curtin, Robin Fraser, Eddie Pope (Steve Ralston 46), Chris Armas (Shalrie Joseph 46), Eddie Gaven (Pat Noonan 46), Amado Guevara (Gaven reenters 81), Dema Kovalenko, Jaime Moreno (Freddy Adu 46), Damani Ralph (Alecko Eskandarian 46)


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