"The 2 ½ years in Liverpool were incredible". So one Real Madrid preseason friendly is supposedly meaningless well another is supposedly of TREMENDOUS CONSEQUENCE!
Brian McBride, who coached the MLS "Homegrown" team, understands Lennon's dilemma. "It's something that I think is going to help the league in a big way". He progressed to become a regular with the English side's under-23 team, as well as a member of the U.S. national under-18 and under-20 teams. "Why isn't the Pro Bowl as popular as the playoffs?" Tickets are still available, according to the league.
What time does Real Madrid vs MLS All-Star start?
Orlando City's Brazilian star Kaka, who helped Real Madrid to the 2011-12 La Liga title, said facing his former team will be "a very emotional experience". He is not that frustrated. "We have to put everything on the field and we'll see after the game how it is". These are professional soccer players capable of recognizing the stakes. His was a small kid so no one knew he'd grow into his 6-foot-1 frame but everyone knew he had soccer smarts.
I don't blame MLS for having the event, but I'm far past the point of "This'll be great". "I hope we can do it". "That's what I wish him, I wish him all the best of course".
Admittedly, it's not much of one in MLS.
Can Schweinsteiger and the Fire give Toronto a run for their money? . Another knock against the All-Star Game?
The MLS All-Stars, including the Fire's Schweinsteiger, Johan Kappelhof, Dax McCarty and Nemanja Nikolic, know they have a difficult task ahead of them in facing Real Madrid.
For Beasley, returning to Soldier Field brings back different memories. Of course you need a little time to adjust, to get familiar with each other. Confidence builder for individual players maybe? No? He's expected to be ready for 2018 spring training. It didn't go well. He brought a lot of attention to our club.
Fair enough, all things considered.
Pardon me for not shining my shoes. Toyota Park, the home of the Chicago Fire, hosted the All-Star Game in 2006 when the All-Stars surprisingly defeated a stacked Chelsea team 1-0. "It tells you there's more talent here now - and more competition for every spot".
In addition to capturing the La Liga championship, Real Madrid also won the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Supercup and the FIFA Club World Cup last season.
That's become an odd situation for the league in recent years. "I'd say it's a good balance between guys that want to have fun and guys that want to be competitive, because we're all players that want to compete against the best and show well against one of the greatest teams in the world".
That makes Schweinsteiger's duties as captain all the more necessary.
Bastian Schweinsteiger has jokingly set his sights on winning the World Cup with the MLS All-Stars. That doesn't mean that the spotlight is no longer there.
It's not even particularly special for the All Stars themselves. And Nelson Rodriguez and Veljko Paunovic took over and general manager and head coach in 2016.