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July 29, 2013 at 12:22 PM

All-Star Game festivities begin (Monday links)

2013-ATT-MLS-All-Star-Game-610x610MLS All-Star Week is underway as AS Roma held its press conference today, followed by MLS representatives, and a number of activities are planned, including a concert by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis that will be streamed live on the league website.

DeAndre Yedlin is on his way to the exhibition as Sounders FC’s lone representative. He said after Sunday’s game that he might post a Vine of him and Macklemore is he gets the chance.

“Seattle love,” Yedlin added.

In other All-Star news, Jack McInerney was added to the gameday roster in place of the injured Tim Cahill.

Let’s get to some links:

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— LEVYfilms has some great footage of Sunday’s game, including a stunning view of Lamar Neagle‘s winner at about the 5:00 mark.

— Both SI.com and FOXSoccer had interesting pieces on Eddie Johnson that you should check out.

— There was some USMNT news this morning as AZ Alkmaar forward Aron Johannsson said he wants to switch national teams and play for the Americans.

— Sad news out of Qatar, where Ecuadorian international ChristianChuchoBenitez has died at the age of 27. He was admitted to the hospital after a game Sunday with stomach pains and later suffered a fatal heart attack.

— Congrats to the girls of Eastside FC 98 for winning an under-14 national championship.

— Lastly, here is the latest episode of Instant Replay…

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