2014 MLS All-Star Game

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2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game
2014 AT&T MLS All-Star
MLS All Star Game Logo 2014.svg
Event 2014 Major League Soccer season
Date August 6, 2014 (2014-08-06)
Venue Providence Park, Portland, Oregon
Most Valuable Player Landon Donovan (MLS All-Stars)
Referee Jair Marrufo
Attendance 21,733

The 2014 AT&T Major League Soccer All-Star Game was the 19th annual Major League Soccer All-Star Game. It took place on August 6, 2014 at Providence Park, the home of MLS club Portland Timbers. The game was televised live on ESPN2 and UniMás in the United States, TSN and RDS in Canada, and in more than 130 other countries worldwide.[1]

Bayern Munich was the second European team not from Great Britain to play in the All-Star Game, following Roma in the 2013 MLS All-Star Game, and the first German team to play in the All-Star Game. They were also the first defending FIFA Club World Champions to play in the All-Star Game after winning the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup.

The MLS All-Stars defeated Bayern Munich 2–1. After giving up a goal in the eighth minute to Robert Lewandowski, the All-Stars pulled even early in the second-half on a goal by Bradley Wright-Phillips. Landon Donovan scored in the 70th minute to put the All-Stars ahead permanently. Donovan was named the game's Most Valuable Player, and the next day, he announced that he would retire at the end of the 2014 MLS season.

The game featured a large number of players who had seen action in the 2014 FIFA World Cup weeks earlier. On the MLS side, Clint Dempsey, Matt Besler, DeAndre Yedlin, Kyle Beckerman (United States) and Tim Cahill (Australia), among others, all got time on the pitch. Bayern saw contributions from Julian Green (USA), Javi Martínez (Spain), Dante (Brazil), Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland) and Arjen Robben (Netherlands). Most notably, Bayern's six members of the World Cup winning-German national teamPhillip Lahm, Manuel Neuer, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thomas Müller, Mario Götze and Jérôme Boateng—all made appearances to much fanfare.


MLS All-Stars[edit]

As of August 6, 2014

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

No. Position Player
2 United States MF Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC)[a]
4 United States MF Michael Bradley (Toronto FC)[a]
5 United States DF Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City)[a]
6 Cuba MF Osvaldo Alonso (Seattle Sounders FC)[b]
7 United States DF Sean Franklin (D.C. United)[e]
8 United States MF Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)[a]
9 Nigeria FW Obafemi Martins (Seattle Sounders FC)[a]
10 United States FW Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy)[a]
11 Australia MF Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls)[b]
13 England FW Dom Dwyer (Sporting Kansas City)[e]
14 France FW Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls)[a]
16 Argentina MF Diego Valeri (Portland Timbers)[c]
17 United States DF DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)[a]
18 United States GK Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)[a]
No. Position Player
19 Mexico FW Erick Torres (Chivas USA)[c]
21 United States MF Maurice Edu (Philadelphia Union)[e]
23 United States DF Michael Parkhurst (Columbus Crew)[b]
24 England DF Liam Ridgewell (Portland Timbers)[e]
28 United States GK Bill Hamid (D.C. United)[b]
32 United States DF Bobby Boswell (D.C. United)[e]
75 Canada MF Will Johnson (Portland Timbers)[b]
78 France DF Aurélien Collin (Sporting Kansas City)[b]
99 England FW Bradley Wright-Phillips (New York Red Bulls)[b]
United States MF Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake)[a][d]
England FW Jermain Defoe (Toronto FC)[b][d]
United States DF Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy)[a][d]
Republic of Ireland FW Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy)[b][d]
United States DF Chad Marshall (Seattle Sounders FC)[b][d]


a 2014 MLS All-Star Fan XI.[2]
b Selected by All-Star coach Caleb Porter of the Portland Timbers.[3]
c Selected by MLS Commissioner Don Garber.[3]
d Injured or unable to play.[4][5]
e Replacement for player who is injured or unable to play, selected by coach Caleb Porter.[4][5]

Bayern Munich[edit]

As of August 5, 2014[6][7][8]

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

No. Position Player
1 Germany GK Manuel Neuer
2 Germany FW Tobias Schweinsteiger [b]
3 Germany DF Philipp Walter [c]
4 Brazil DF Dante
5 Germany MF Gianluca Gaudino [c]
6 Spain MF Thiago [a]
7 France MF Franck Ribéry
8 Spain MF Javi Martínez
9 Poland FW Robert Lewandowski
10 Netherlands MF Arjen Robben
11 Switzerland MF Xherdan Shaqiri
13 Brazil DF Rafinha
14 Peru FW Claudio Pizarro
15 Germany MF Lucas-Julian Scholl [c]
17 Germany DF Jérôme Boateng
18 Spain MF Juan Bernat
19 Germany MF Mario Götze
No. Position Player
20 Germany MF Sebastian Rode
21 Germany DF Philipp Lahm (captain)
22 Germany GK Tom Starke
23 Germany MF Mitchell Weiser [a]
24 Greece MF Angelos Oikonomou [b]
25 Germany FW Thomas Müller
26 Germany DF Diego Contento
27 Austria DF David Alaba
28 Germany DF Holger Badstuber
29 Germany GK Leopold Zingerle [b]
30 Austria GK Ivan Lučić [a][b]
31 Germany MF Bastian Schweinsteiger (vice-captain)
33 Germany FW Michael Eberwein [c]
34 Denmark MF Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
37 United States MF Julian Green
38 Austria DF Ylli Sallahi [b]


a Injured or unable to play.
b FC Bayern Munich II[9]
c Bayern Munich Junior Team[10]

Referee crew[edit]

On July 8, it was announced that PRO's Jair Marrufo would referee the match, with Claudio Badea and Corey Parker assistant referees and Ismail Elfath the fourth official.[11]



August 6, 2014 (2014-08-06)
6:30 p.m. PDT
MLS All-Stars United StatesCanada 2–1 Germany Bayern Munich
Report Lewandowski Goal 8'
MLS All-Stars
Bayern Munich
GK 18 United States Nick Rimando Substituted off 45'
RB 17 United States DeAndre Yedlin Substituted off 45'
CB 78 France Aurélien Collin Substituted off 45'
CB 5 United States Matt Besler Substituted off 45'
LB 23 United States Michael Parkhurst Substituted off 45'
CM 4 United States Michael Bradley Substituted off 45'
CM 11 Australia Tim Cahill Substituted off 45'
RW 8 United States Graham Zusi Substituted off 45'
AM 2 United States Clint Dempsey Substituted off 45'
LW 14 France Thierry Henry (c) Substituted off 48'
CF 9 Nigeria Obafemi Martins Substituted off 45'
GK 28 United States Bill Hamid Substituted in 45'
DF 7 United States Sean Franklin Substituted in 45'
DF 24 England Liam Ridgewell Substituted in 45'
DF 32 United States Bobby Boswell Substituted in 45'
MF 6 Cuba Osvaldo Alonso YC 64' Substituted in 45'
MF 16 Argentina Diego Valeri Substituted in 45'
MF 21 United States Maurice Edu Substituted in 45'
MF 75 Canada Will Johnson (c3) YC 89' Substituted in 45'
FW 10 United States Landon Donovan (c2) Substituted in 48' Substituted off 71'
FW 13 England Dom Dwyer Substituted in 71'
FW 19 Mexico Erick Torres Substituted in 45'
FW 99 England Bradley Wright-Phillips Substituted in 45'
United States Caleb Porter
MLS All-Stars vs Bayern Munich 2014-08-06.svg
GK 22 Germany Tom Starke Substituted off 62'
CB 13 Brazil Rafinha
CB 8 Spain Javi Martínez
CB 27 Austria David Alaba (c) Substituted off 86'
RM 34 Denmark Pierre-Emile Højbjerg Substituted off 80'
CM 5 Germany Gianluca Gaudino Substituted off 62'
CM 20 Germany Sebastian Rode Substituted off 80'
LM 18 Spain Juan Bernat Substituted off 80'
AM 14 Peru Claudio Pizarro Substituted off 37'
CF 11 Switzerland Xherdan Shaqiri Substituted off 80'
CF 9 Poland Robert Lewandowski Substituted off 80'
GK 1 Germany Manuel Neuer Substituted in 62'
GK 29 Germany Leopold Zingerle
GK 30 Austria Ivan Lučić
DF 3 Germany Philipp Walter
DF 4 Brazil Dante Substituted in 62'
DF 17 Germany Jérôme Boateng YC 90+2' Substituted in 80'
DF 21 Germany Philipp Lahm (c2) Substituted in 82'
DF 26 Germany Diego Contento Substituted in 80'
DF 28 Germany Holger Badstuber
DF 38 Austria Ylli Sallahi
MF 7 France Franck Ribéry
MF 10 Netherlands Arjen Robben Substituted in 86'
MF 15 Germany Lucas-Julian Scholl
MF 19 Germany Mario Götze Substituted in 80'
MF 24 Greece Angelos Oikonomou
MF 31 Germany Bastian Schweinsteiger Substituted in 80' Substituted off 88'
MF 37 United States Julian Green Substituted in 37' Substituted off 82'
FW 2 Germany Tobias Schweinsteiger
FW 25 Germany Thomas Müller Substituted in 80'
FW 33 Germany Michael Eberwein
Spain Pep Guardiola

MLS All-Star MVP:
United States Landon Donovan (MLS All-Stars)[12]

Assistant referees:[13]
Claudio Badea
Corey Parker
Fourth official:
Ismail Elfath

Match rules

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


After the match, Bayern manager Pep Guardiola refused to shake the hand of MLS All-Stars manager Caleb Porter, despite Porter's multiple attempts.[14] Guardiola seemed to be angry over rough challenges by MLS players during the exhibition match resulting in yellow cards, particularly those of Osvaldo Alonso and Will Johnson on Xherdan Shaqiri and Bastian Schweinsteiger respectively. Bayern Munich, in pre-season, had just arrived in the U.S. and had six players who played for Germany's World Cup-winning squad in July (although none started the game), whereas MLS players were halfway through the current season. Guardiola backtracked from his behavior post-game, stating, "We tried to play and we did. Congratulations to MLS for this victory. I hope they are going to invite us next year to try and make revenge and I hope to prepare a little bit better."[15]


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