2013 MLS All-Star Game: SBI Live Match Commentary

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By IVES GALARCEP

KANSAS CITY, Kansas — The MLS All-Stars take on AS Roma tonight at Sporting Park in the marquee event of what has been a memorable All-Star Week in the home of Sporting Kansas City.

Thierry Henry, Landon Donovan and Graham Zusi are among the stars who will look to beat an AS Roma side featuring the likes of Francesco Totti and Michael Bradley.

SBI will be providing live commentary on tonight’s match so please feel free to follow along.

As always, you are welcome to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action (Tonight’s Live Commentary is after the jump):

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44 Responses to 2013 MLS All-Star Game: SBI Live Match Commentary

  1. Bean says:

    ESPN and their Big League Championship suck. Top of the 7th inning when the ASG coverage is supposed to begin.

  2. adrian says:

    omar gonzalez as outside back?

  3. SanFran415 says:

    I was about to rage so hard if the Big League World Series (college baseball) managed to delay the beginning of the MLS All-Star game.

  4. baropbop says:

    Anyone else notice that they spelled capitol wrong on those scarves?

  5. Mike R says:

    Make sure all the all stars watch out for Matt Kassels challenges we all know he takes these exhibition matched too seriously ….oh wait he’s not here cause he’s a hack and should r be I the league

  6. dcpohl says:

    ESPN announcers speculating that Bradley’s playing time is in jeopardy with Roma’s new signings. That’s news to me, I thought he was in a good spot. Anyone know anything more than me about Roma’s midfield depth chart?

    • Francois says:

      He’ll be fine. Strootman and Pjanic are quality players, but, with De Rossi most likely on his way out, Bradley will start with Strootman in 2 of the 3 central midfield spots. Bradley is a better box to box mid than Pjanic, much better defending and can circulate the ball better. Strootman will be allowed to get forward more which will help them offensively.

    • Anthony says:

      they signed Strootman for 20m, that implies that he is going to be a starter.

    • DS says:

      Strootman definitely a starter in Garcia’s 4-3-3, most projections have DeRossi playing in the hole, Strootman more box-to-box, and Pjanic in a more attacking role. That would leave Bradley the odd man out. But he’s proven flexible enough to play in each midfield role, and aside from Florenzi and Marquinho (rumored to be headed to Inter) there isn’t much quality depth at Roma so Bradley still has a good shot to get some solid PT. DeRossi looking increasingly likely to stay as of late, but of course he were to leave that changes everything.

  7. zztoppppp says:

    Not digging the quality of this commentary. No questions were answered and where is Ives???

    • SanFran415 says:

      I don’t think they understand that the readers want to engage, not be talked at.

      • Old School says:

        Yea, I’ve stopped posting questions or comments in the “Live Commentary” entirely.

        I’m more likely to get a response yelling at the TV than posting in the commentary “Ask a Question”.

  8. SanFran415 says:

    This is embarr@ssing.

    MLS is being dominated.

  9. Andrew In Tally says:

    Zusi is subbed out with injured quad. Hope nothing serious. Noticed that he seems to be intimidated by Euro competition. His body language not nearly as confident as when he plays against CONCACAF and MLS opposition.

    • Thatkidnandez says:

      He isn’t euro caliber what do you expect. Really loving MB90 and Collin is getting man handled as is Ashe.

  10. Hincha Tim says:

    Kreis is getting more and more pissed by the minute as Vermes refuses to sub Beckerman out even though he subbed his owm player, Zusi, out quickly. Class act is that Vermes (not).

  11. Thatkidnandez says:

    Y Dodo papa?

  12. SanFran415 says:

    WHAT

    THE

    F(*&(*

    IS

    ALEXI LALAS DOING?!?!?

    There is no way in h#ll that was in any way sanctioned by ESPN or MLS. Wow that guy is an absolute clown.

    • baropbop says:

      Asking actual questions?

    • Joamiq says:

      Isn’t asking tough questions not sanctioned by the league or by TV something he should be applauded for? For once, I was actually very impressed with Lalas.

      • SanFran415 says:

        Then your’re an idiot.

        There’s a forum for “tough questions.” This wasn’t it. That was extremely awkward and if Alexi Lalas had half a brain he would already know the answers.

        What did he think he’d get the commissioner during their major celebratory event with a major European club as invited guests and mar the entire event?

        Legally the commissioner can’t say anything since it’s active litigation. And furthermore the commissioner isn’t going to just come out and say “yes MLS was party to violations of the civil rights act” on live air during the All-Star event which is about the fans and players.

        But being a selfish, ignorant idiot who ignores the responsibilities of his job and obligation to the event is generally his M.O.

    • Old School says:

      So you’re mad he’s not being a company man and asking what every fan is thinking?

  13. baropbop says:

    Ny, Miami, Orlando,… And?

  14. Joamiq says:

    I kind of love the ref cam. Also, poor Garber always looks like he just got the worst hair plugs of all time.

  15. Joamiq says:

    That was horrendous from Ashe

  16. Thatkidnandez says:

    LD7

  17. Andrew In Tally says:

    Too many of Donovan’s crosses are terrible.

  18. Thatkidnandez says:

    Yedlin has to be called for that bosnia friendly honestly were getting short at good RB’s!

  19. SanFran415 says:

    That’s kind of sad…

    You can see all of the Roma defenders just stop and let Gonzalez go up for a free header to not let MLS get blanked.

    Pretty clear they had PR on the mind there.

    • Joamiq says:

      You think? Gonzalez’s defender looked like he looked back at him with a WTF look on his face after the goal.

  20. Bean says:

    Totti is still excellent. What a performance.

  21. MLBWARisntreal says:

    Shoobop.

  22. Joamiq says:

    Haha, Garber asked Totti to lift the trophy over his head and Totti was too embarrassed to do it. A giant trophy for a one game exhibition between an all-star team and a team in preseason training is a bit much.

  23. Juan says:

    Well that’s 2 hours of my life I’ll never get back. Embarrassing and boring. I guess when the team is picked by ballot box stuffing, you can’t expect much else