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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]

2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game
2014 AT&T MLS All-Star
MLS All Star Game Logo 2014.svg
Event2014 Major League Soccer season
DateAugust 6, 2014 (2014-08-06)
VenueProvidence Park, Portland, Oregon
Most Valuable PlayerLandon Donovan (MLS All-Stars)
RefereeJair Marrufo

Bayern Munich was the second European team from outside the United Kingdom 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-StarsEdit

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

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


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

Referee crewEdit

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]



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

MLS All-Star MVP:
  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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