Led by US star Michael Bradley, Italian club AS Roma to play MLS All-Stars in July

Jun 01, 2013 1309

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Italian club AS Roma will try to follow in the footsteps of Manchester United when it takes on the best players in Major League Soccer this summer. Man U dominated MLS players in two of the league's annual all-star games, winning by a combined score of 9-2. But the top domestic league in the U.S. has never lost to another international club since it adopted its current all-star game format a decade ago.

Among the MLS victims over the years: Celtic, West Ham, Fulham and Chelsea, which was beaten 3-2 last season when the game was played at PPL Park in Chester, Pa.

"We're thrilled to be able to bring a club as historic as Roma outside of Europe and play in the U.S.," AS Roma board member Mark Pannes said Thursday in announcing the matchup.

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Source: Washington Post


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