MLS All-Stars vs. as Roma: Loss to Italian Squad Another Setback for MLS

In what was less than a competitive match, AS Roma has defeated the MLS All-Stars by a score of 3-1. This was a continuation of a growing tradition in which Major League Soccer throws their All-Stars into the fire against a top European squad. Unfortunately, it was also another setback for the MLS. Major League Soccer put forth a cast of stars, albeit one without significant names either on or returning from international leave. With the opportunity to shine against a Serie A squad, players such as Thierry Henry and Marco Di Vaio were expected to make their mark. It simply wasn't to be, as Alessandro Florenzi led AS Roma to the win. Florenzi finished with one goal and an assist. It wasn't pretty for the MLS, as Kevin Strootman scored in the fourth minute to give Roma an early 1-0 lead. Even as they kept the opposition quiet for the remainder of the first half, Roma struck with two quick goals in the second. The MLS All-Stars, meanwhile, didn't score until Omar Gonzalez scored off of an assist from Camilo Sanvezzo during injury time. This marks yet another disappointing scoring output from the MLS against a European foe. While this truly is nothing more than a ...
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