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April 11, 2012 at 11:05 AM

MLS All-Stars to play Chelsea FC on July 25

chelsea.jpgConfirming recent rumors and reports, Chelsea FC was announced Wednesday as the league’s opponent in the July 25 MLS All-Star Game at PPL Park in Chester, Pa.

Kickoff is at 5:30 p.m. and the event will be televised on ESPN2, Telefutura and TSN (Canada).

As you might remember, Chelsea FC, a UEFA Champions League semifinalist, will play the Sounders in a July 18 friendly at CenturyLink Field. The remain details of the Blues’ summer tour will be announced later.

Peter Nowak, head coach of the host Philadelphia Union, will manage the All-Stars in a rematch of the 2006 exhibition (MLS won 1-0 on a goal by Dwayne De Rosario). This is the ninth time that the All-Star opponent is an international club, joining Manchester United (2010, 2011), Everton FC (2009), Chelsea (2006), Fulham FC (2005), and Chivas de Guadalajara (2003).

The MLS All-Stars have a 5-2-1 record in this format.

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