2004 MLS All-Star Game

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.

Sierra Mist MLS All-Star Game 2004
Event2004 Major League Soccer season
DateJuly 31, 2004
VenueRFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Man of the MatchAmado Guevara (MLS East)
RefereeMichael Kennedy
WeatherClear, 85°F

Overview edit

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

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

Match details edit

MLS West  2–3  MLS East
  • Ching   43'
  • Kreis   89'
Attendance: 21,378
Referee: Michael Kennedy
MLS West
MLS East

References edit

  1. ^ Trusdell, Brian (June 17, 2004). "USATODAY.com - Without Real Madrid, MLS All-Stars revert to East vs. West format". Usatoday30.usatoday.com. Retrieved June 8, 2022.
  2. ^ http://espnfc.com/columns/story?id=340377&root=mls&cc=3888 [dead link]
  3. ^ "News Archive".
  4. ^ "East All-Stars, Heat Are Winners at RFK". washingtonpost.com. August 1, 2004. Retrieved June 8, 2022.

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