2013 MLS All-Star Game

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MLS All-Star Game 2013
2013 MLS All-Star Game.png
Event2013 Major League Soccer season
DateJuly 31, 2013
VenueSporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas

The 2013 Major League Soccer All-Star Game, held on July 31, 2013, was the 18th annual Major League Soccer All-Star Game, a soccer match involving all-stars from Major League Soccer. The game was played at Sporting Park, now known as Children's Mercy Park, in Kansas City, Kansas. [1]

The game featured the MLS All-Stars against Roma from Italy's Serie A, marking the first time that an Italian team has played in the MLS All-Star Game.[2] Roma is also the first European club not from Great Britain to play in the All-Star Game.

Peter Vermes, the coach of Sporting Kansas City (the All-Star Game's host), was announced to coach the MLS All-Stars.[3] A unique feature of this year's MLS All-Star Game was that the 11th player in the fan XI was decided through the FIFA 13 video game, with players from around the world scoring goals with their player of choice, and the player with the most goals scored at the end of the allotted time frame would earn their place. Italian Montreal Impact striker Marco Di Vaio made the cut, joining the ten other fan XI players and those voted for by other MLS players and those chosen by Peter Vermes and MLS Commissioner Don Garber. Despite initially being selected, Robbie Keane and Tim Cahill, of LA Galaxy and New York Red Bulls, were both removed from the squad due to injury, which led to their being replaced by Landon Donovan and Jack McInerney, playing for LA Galaxy and Philadelphia Union.

A.S. Roma won the game 3–1, with goals from Kevin Strootman, Alessandro Florenzi, and Junior Tallo.


MLS All-Stars[edit]

As of July 28, 2013

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

No. Position Player
1 Peru GK Raúl Fernández (FC Dallas •)
2 United States DF Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake ♦)
3 United States FW Mike Magee (Chicago Fire •)
4 United States DF Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy •)
5 United States DF Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City •)
6 United States FW Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes •)
7 United States MF Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy %)
8 United States MF Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City •)
9 Italy FW Marco Di Vaio (Montreal Impact •*)
10 Canada MF Patrice Bernier (Montreal Impact♦)
11 United States MF Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo •)
No. Position Player
14 France FW Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls•)
15 Canada MF Will Johnson (Portland Timbers •)
18 United States GK Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake ♦)
19 United States FW Jack McInerney (Philadelphia Union %)
20 United States DF DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC ♦)
22 Brazil FW Camilo Sanvezzo (Vancouver Whitecaps FC ♦)
23 United States MF Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake ♦)
26 United States DF Corey Ashe (Houston Dynamo ♦)
78 France DF Aurélien Collin (Sporting Kansas City •)
Australia MF Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls ♦#)
Republic of Ireland FW Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy ♦#)

•- Fan XI
*- 11th Player of Fan XI, determined through FIFA 13[4]

♦ - Players selected by MLS Commissioner Don Garber and All-Star Coach Peter Vermes
♥ - "Inactive Roster" players voted for by other players in MLS
#- Injured Player that was replaced
% - Chosen by Don Garber and Peter Vermes to replace the injured Robbie Keane[5]and Tim Cahill[6]

Roma squad[edit]

As of July 25, 2013[7]

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

No. Position Player
1 Romania GK Bogdan Lobonț
4 United States MF Michael Bradley
5 Brazil DF Leandro Castán
6 Netherlands MF Kevin Strootman [8]
7 Brazil MF Marquinho
8 Argentina FW Érik Lamela
9 Italy FW Pablo Osvaldo
10 Italy FW Francesco Totti (captain)
11 Brazil MF Rodrigo Taddei
13 Brazil DF Maicon
15 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Miralem Pjanić
16 Italy MF Daniele De Rossi (vice-captain)
17 Morocco DF Mehdi Benatia
18 Italy FW Gianluca Caprari
No. Position Player
20 Ivory Coast FW Junior Tallo
22 Italy FW Mattia Destro
24 Italy MF Alessandro Florenzi
26 Italy GK Morgan De Sanctis
27 Brazil DF Dodô
28 Poland GK Łukasz Skorupski
29 Argentina DF Nicolás Burdisso
31 Italy FW Marco Borriello
33 Croatia DF Tin Jedvaj
35 Greece DF Vasilis Torosidis
42 Italy DF Federico Balzaretti
46 Italy DF Alessio Romagnoli
91 Italy DF Alessandro Crescenzi



MLS All-Stars United StatesCanada1–3Italy Roma
Gonzalez Goal 90+1' Report Collin Goal 4' (o.g.)
Florenzi Goal 47'
Tallo Goal 69'
MLS All-Stars

GK 1 Peru Raúl Fernández Substituted off 45'
RB 5 United States Tony Beltran
CB 2 United States Matt Besler Substituted off 45'
CB 78 France Aurélien Collin
LB 26 United States Corey Ashe Substituted off 66'
MF 15 Canada Will Johnson Substituted off 45'
MF 23 United States Kyle Beckerman Substituted off 45'
MF 11 United States Brad Davis Substituted off 45'
MF 8 United States Graham Zusi Substituted off 24'
CF 9 Italy Marco Di Vaio Substituted off 45'
CF 14 France Thierry Henry (c) Substituted off 57'
GK 18 United States Nick Rimando Substituted in 45'
DF 4 United States Omar Gonzalez Substituted in 45'
DF 20 United States DeAndre Yedlin Substituted in 66'
MF 7 United States Landon Donovan Substituted in 45'
CF 3 United States Mike Magee Substituted in 45'
CF 6 United States Chris Wondolowski Substituted in 45'
CF 19 United States Jack McInerney Substituted in 57'
FW 22 Brazil Camilo Substituted in 24'
United States Peter Vermes
GK 26 Italy Morgan De Sanctis Substituted off 63'
RB 35 Greece Vasilis Torosidis
CB 17 Morocco Mehdi Benatia
CB 5 Brazil Leandro Castán
LB 42 Italy Federico Balzaretti
MF 15 Bosnia and Herzegovina Miralem Pjanić Yellow card 54' Substituted off 63'
MF 4 United States Michael Bradley
MF 48 Italy Alessandro Florenzi Substituted off 63'
MF 6 Netherlands Kevin Strootman
MF 10 Italy Francesco Totti (c) Substituted off 87'
CF 20 Ivory Coast Tallo Gadji Substituted off 80'
GK 1 Romania Bogdan Lobonț Substituted in 63'
MF 7 Brazil Marquinho Yellow card 85' Substituted in 63'
MF 16 Italy Daniele De Rossi Substituted in 63'
CF 18 Italy Gianluca Caprari Substituted in 80'
CF 51 Italy Federico Ricci Substituted in 87'
France Rudi Garcia

Volkswagen MLS All-Star MVP:
Italy Alessandro Florenzi (Roma)
Assistant referees:[9]
(Paul Scott)
(Bill Dittmar)
Fourth official:
(Drew Fischer)

Match rules

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


  1. ^ "Garber: KC's All-Star Game selection a reward for fans". Retrieved January 16, 2013.
  2. ^ Wiebe, Andrew. "Italian giants AS Roma announced as opponent for 2013 AT&T MLS All-Star Game at Sporting Park". mlssoccer.com. Retrieved May 30, 2013.
  3. ^ "Quotes: 2013 All-Star Game Announcement Press Conference". Sporting Kansas City. Retrieved January 16, 2013.
  4. ^ "All-Star: Sporting Kansas City trio of Graham Zusi, Aurelien Collin and Matt Besler highlight Fan XI". mlssoccer.com. Retrieved July 9, 2013.
  5. ^ "All-Star: MLS Commissioner selects LA Galaxy's Landon Donovan to replace injured Robbie Keane".
  6. ^ "All-Star: Jack McInerney selected by Peter Vermes to replace injured Tim Cahill vs. AS Roma".
  7. ^ "Players". A.S. Roma. July 25, 2013. Retrieved July 25, 2013.
  8. ^ "AS Roma - Official Website - Rome - Football - Soccer".
  9. ^ a b "PRO announces MLS All Star Game crew". Professional Referees Organization. July 17, 2013. Retrieved July 17, 2013.