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Friday, 25 July 2008

MLS All-Stars 3 West Ham 2

An expectant crowd came to see how the best of the MLS would fare against EPL team West ham United who were looking to build on their success against Columbus Crew earlier in the week.
The MLS players are half way through the season and at peak fitness, West Ham are well into their pre-season training and looked sharp for an ‘off-season’ side. The West Ham team has not changed much over the Summer since finishing in the middle of the Premiership table.
The scene was set for an interesting clash even though star forward Bellamy was missing after the Columbus game left him unfit.
Both teams looked impressive from the start, with the All-stars showing good control of the midfield. Beckham started in his usual role but was seen to take a bit of a free role and occasionally pop in a more central position. The All-stars took the direct route of threading the ball through the centre with decent levels of success. West Ham seemed to be using the left wing to stage most of their attacking moves, but it was a route-one ball to Dean Ashton that opened the scoring. Ashton brought down the pass and was left one-on-one with the keeper, at that point you just knew Ashton wasn’t going to miss. One-nil to the visitors, but not for long the All-stars responded with their very next attack less than a minute later and levelled to one-all. Before the end of the second half, Blanco had made it two-one to the All-stars with a fine individual effort.
Dean Ashton added a second in the second half, and on the 70th minute, local boy De Rosario converted a penalty to give the All Stars the victory. Once again Beckham remained on the field for the full ninety and gave another sterling performance which must continue to make an impression on England Manager Capello.

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