Thursday July 26, 2012 July Finished

  1. MLS stun Chelsea in late-night thriller

    MLS stun Chelsea in late-night thriller

    Eddie Johnson struck a deflected winner as the MLS All Stars beat Chelsea 3-2 in front of a record crowd at the PPL Park in Philadelphia. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • MLS All Stars
    • Chelsea
    • He drives it into the wall and that’s it! FULL TIME: MLS 3-2 Chelsea.
    • 90+2' Luiz is tripped on the edge of the box so one last chance for Chelsea!
    • 90+1' GOAL MLS! And Eddie Johnson has won it as his shot is cruelly deflected off the head of Luiz and over the head of Turnbull.
    • 90' There will be two minutes of added time.
    • Chelsea had a great claim for a penalty as Malouda’s cross was clearly handled by Beitashour. Nothing given.
    • 89' Looks like we’re heading for penalties here folks as Miereles blasts a shot well over the bar.
    • 88' De Brunye finds acres of space on the edge of the box but dallies far too long and there is no support.
    • 87' Hazard tries to work space on the left but Valdes easily takes the ball off him.
    • 86' Malouda penalised for climbing and MLS have a free kick.
    • 85' Chelsea look like a team on the rack at the moment with the MLS All Stars looking like they’ve played together forever.
    • 84' Pontius flashes a cross across the face of goal but there’s nobody there. Again good link up play between De Rosario and Pontius.
    • 83' Malouda floats it in but Johnson clears for MLS.
    • 82' The attendance is a record for PPL Park with just over 19,000 fans at the match. Chelsea win a corner.
    • 81' Hazard runs into space but De Brunye wastes his cross.
    • 80' Hazard crosses in and Kennedy flaps at it but MLS survive.
    • 80' De Brunye whips in a cross and it’s out for a corner.
    • 79' MLS look like the side more likely to get the winner now.
    • 78' A great effort from De Rosario and the crowd think it’s in but it ripples the top of the net.
    • 77' De Rosario turns inside Ivanovic who hands out a leg and concedes a free kick in a dangerous area.
    • 76' MLS pumped up now and searching for a winner.
    • 75' There is a prospect of a penalty shoot out if it stays like this!
    • 74' MLS sub: Beckham off for Farfan.
    • 72' GOAL MLS! De Rosario gets to the by-line after pulling down Beckham’s ball and pulls it back to Chris Pontius who drills it low into the corner. Excellent goal.
    • 71' Malouda tries to play in Lukaku but Kennedy gets to it first.
    • 70' Meireles keeps it in play but Johnson recovers to win a free kick for MLS. Bit of a lull in proceedings now.
    • 69' Johnson caught offside.
    • 68' Luiz concedes a free kick but Chelsea quickly win back possession.
    • 66' Space for Beitashour but his cross is well cut out.
    • 65' Malouda forges into the box but MLS clear the danger.
    • 64' Beckham flights it in but Turnbull claims well.
    • 63' Beckham seeks out Johnson and he wins a free kick.
    • 62' Lampard is also off so both of Chelsea’s scorers have left the field.
    • 61' Chelsea now beginning to dominate but Ferreira can’t keep it in.
    • 60' Hazard comes on for Chelsea. Details of subs to follow.
    • 59' MLS sub: Johnson on for Wondolowski.
    • 58' GOAL Chelsea! Kennedy doesn’t get there this time and Lampard slots it into an empty net after the keeper failed to punch away the cross.
    • 57' Marin slips in Lampard and it’s a fantastic save from Kennedy. That was destined for the net.
    • 56' MLS subs: Zusi on for Henry, Beckerman for Alonso, Corrales for Morrow.
    • 55' Morrow just fails to keep the ball in down the left flank and Chelsea have it back. Shot by Pontius dragged wide.
    • 54' John Terry is also off for Chelsea.
    • 53' Ivanovic tries his luck from distance but it’s wide of goal.
    • 52' Marin easily robbed by Morrow and back come the MLS. They have started this half well.
    • 52' Beckham’s corner goes straight out. Very rare.
    • 51' His free kick flicks off the top of the wall and just over for a corner. That looked bound for the net!
    • 50' Ramires concedes a free kick in a very dangerous position. Beckham territory!
    • 49' DeMerit and Kennedy get into a bit of a pickle but do well to recover.
    • 48' Shot from Lukaku screams just over the bar. Close.
    • 48' MLS subs: Chris Pontius and Dan Kennedy on for Landon Donovan and Jimmy Nielsen
    • 47' Valdes concedes a free kick for a foul on Malouda.
    • 46' Chelsea subs: Ferreira, Malouda and Turnbull on for Hilario, Cole and Benayoun.
    • We’re back underway here in Philadelphia after an entertaining first half.
    • HALF TIME: MLS 1-1 Chelsea.
    • 45+1' Beckham wins a free kick for a challenge from Essien.
    • 45' There will be two added minutes for the Collins injury.
    • 44' Tim Cahill watches on from the stands as the game nears half time.
    • 43' Henry draws the foul from Terry. Free kick.
    • 42' Beckham tries an audacious chip from just inside the Chelsea half but Hilario catches on the full.
    • 41' Beckham looks for Henry and the Frenchman’s sidefoot goes just over the bar. Great move and unlucky.
    • 40' Nice interplay between Marin and Lampard but Marin takes too long and the chance is gone. Good opportunity.
    • 39' Morrow zips in a cross but Essien clears easily.
    • 38' Cole drives it in and Lukaku almost deflects it back on target. Goal kick.
    • 37' Henry looks for Wondolowski but he is caught just offside.
    • 36' Valdes on to great applause from his home fans.
    • 35' MLS sub: Collin off for Valdes.
    • 34' Lampard finds Marin but his shot is blocked.
    • 33' Collin is upset that Terry shoved him in the back before powering in his header.
    • 32' GOAL Chelsea! And straight from the corner, John Terry rises to head into the corner. Typical Terry.
    • 31' Shot from Lampard takes a deflection and loops away for a corner. Could have gone anywhere.
    • 30' Collin is still off the pitch as Beitashour clears from Marin.
    • 29' After a long break in play, we’re back underway.
    • 28' STAT: 17 goals in 20 games for Wondolowski this season.
    • 27' Essien is up then Collin gets gingerly to his feet.
    • 26' Collin ploughs into the back of Essien and the big Ghanaian is still down.
    • 25' Morrow draws the foul and Beckham has a free kick in a dangerous position. Chelsea clear.
    • 24' Lukaku slips it through to Lampard but Alonso covers across brilliantly to avert the danger and prevent the shot.
    • 23' Marin runs into the box but the MLS defence hold firm.
    • 22' Game on now as the European Champions now need to come from behind. Just what the match needed.
    • 21' Terry caught napping as Wondolowski nipped ahead of him.
    • 20' GOAL MLS! Donovan feeds Henry and his cross finds Wondolowski who calmls slots past Hilario. Great goal!
    • 19' Donovan draws the foul and wins a free kick.
    • 18' Beckham looks for Henry but Terry easily cuts it out.
    • 17' Just over 20,000 crammed into this PPL Park Stadium. Good crowd.
    • 16' Benayoun looks for Lampard but it’s too far ahead of him.
    • 15' Donovan looks for De Rosario but it’s overhit and Hilario has it.
    • 14' Chelsea content to maintain possession in the middle third of the pitch and build from there.
    • 13' Ramires’ ball is hit too deep and Nielsen claims easily.
    • 12' A raking pass finds Donovan and he slips it to Henry. The Frenchman has plenty of time to unleash a shot but dallies too long and the chance is gone.
    • 11' Lukaku shrugs off Alonso too easily but his team-mates help him out.
    • 10' Chelsea beginning to get a bit of a foothold now and enjoying possession. Cole wins a throw deep in MLS territory.
    • 9' Lampard takes and Terry doesn’t quite connect and MLS clear their lines.
    • 8' Lukaku drives in a cross and Collin knocks it out for a corner.
    • 7' A good start to this game, both sides have settled well.
    • 6' Benayoun looks for Lukaku but DeMerit is across to cover excellently. Still the pressure is on and Marin’s shot is blocked before Cole fires over.
    • 5' Nice build-up play from Chelsea and Lampard tries a speculative shot from a long way out. Easily blocked.
    • 4' A mistake from Ramires concedes a throw but Chelsea win it back.
    • 3' Beckham swings it in from the by-line and Hilario claims.
    • 3' Terry under pressure from Beckham and he concedes a free kick for hand ball.
    • 2' First free kick of the game goes against Alonso and the MLS.
    • 1' MLS confidently passing the ball around, Beckham crosses for Wondolowski and Rosario fires in a shot that Rosario fields.
    • We’re underway here in Philadelphia after the obligatory national anthem and it promises to be a fascinating encounter. Beckham is on fire with three goals in his last two MLS games for LA Galaxy. Hilario watch out!
    • 1.45 The teams are coming out in Philadelphia. The MLS in black and John Terry leading Chelsea out in their new away kit of white with a sky blue sash. Very fetching.
    • 1.40 Romelu Lukaku netted two goals in the match against Seattle with Eden Hazard and Marko Marin both scoring on their Chelsea debuts. And Lucas Piazon was on the scoresheet to rescue a late draw in the match against PSG at Yankee Stadium.
    • 1.30 Not long before underway in Philadelphia. Elsewhere, Liverpool have slipped to a 2-1 defeat against Roma in Boston.
    • 1.25 Chelsea have some news of their own after the signing of Brazilian star Oscar and Thorgan Hazard who joins his brother Eden at the club.
    • 1.20 Chelsea: Hilario, Ivanovic, Terry, Cahill, Cole, Benayoun, Essien, Lampard, Marin, Ramires, Lukaku.
    • 1.15 The MLS will have another Premier League star to add to its roster after the announcement that Tim Cahill has joined the New York Red Bulls from Everton.
    • 1.10 MLS: Nielsen; Beitashour, Collin, DeMerit, Morrow; Beckham, Alonso, De Rosario, Donovan; Henry, Wondolowski.
    • 1.05 The game marks the third match of Chelsea’s pre-season tour and they have already beaten the Seattle Sounders 4-2 and drawn with Paris Saint Germain 1-1.
    • 1.00 Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the MLS All Stars v Chelsea from the PPL Park in Philadelphia. Kick off 1.45 BST.
  • Summary

    • 90+1' GOAL MLS! And Eddie Johnson has won it as his shot is cruelly deflected off the head of Luiz and over the head of Turnbull.
    • Chelsea had a great claim for a penalty as Malouda’s cross was clearly handled by Beitashour. Nothing given.
    • 84' Pontius flashes a cross across the face of goal but there’s nobody there. Again good link up play between De Rosario and Pontius.
    • 78' A great effort from De Rosario and the crowd think it’s in but it ripples the top of the net.
    • 72' GOAL MLS! De Rosario gets to the by-line after pulling down Beckham’s ball and pulls it back to Chris Pontius who drills it low into the corner. Excellent goal.
    • 58' GOAL Chelsea! Kennedy doesn’t get there this time and Lampard slots it into an empty net after the keeper failed to punch away the cross.
    • 57' Marin slips in Lampard and it’s a fantastic save from Kennedy. That was destined for the net.
    • 51' His free kick flicks off the top of the wall and just over for a corner. That looked bound for the net!
    • 48' Shot from Lukaku screams just over the bar. Close.
    • 41' Beckham looks for Henry and the Frenchman’s sidefoot goes just over the bar. Great move and unlucky.
    • 40' Nice interplay between Marin and Lampard but Marin takes too long and the chance is gone. Good opportunity.
    • 32' GOAL Chelsea! And straight from the corner, John Terry rises to head into the corner. Typical Terry.
    • 24' Lukaku slips it through to Lampard but Alonso covers across brilliantly to avert the danger and prevent the shot.
    • 20' GOAL MLS! Donovan feeds Henry and his cross finds Wondolowski who calmls slots past Hilario. Great goal!
    • 6' Benayoun looks for Lukaku but DeMerit is across to cover excellently. Still the pressure is on and Marin’s shot is blocked before Cole fires over.
    • 1.20 Chelsea: Hilario, Ivanovic, Terry, Cahill, Cole, Benayoun, Essien, Lampard, Marin, Ramires, Lukaku.
    • 1.10 MLS: Nielsen; Beitashour, Collin, DeMerit, Morrow; Beckham, Alonso, De Rosario, Donovan; Henry, Wondolowski.

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  1. I have a word to say with chalesa manager please we­ need to sign another strike who can help Torres???

    From WesternUnion, on Tue 14 Aug 17:35
  2. Still can't see a trophy worth having in any of the­ EPL cabinets outside of Stamford Bridge this season­ (other than Man City who deserved beating their­ neighbours to the title) ...so what are you trying to­ say, a pre season mix and match squad...lets see from­ 12-13 season if your mouths are still moving with­ nothing coming out of them!

    From David, on Thu 26 Jul 22:21
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    Wow ... people using the CL winner excuse for Chelsea?­ haha...the worst cl winner in the history of the cup.­ It's insulting enough to think Chelsea are­ presented as European Club champions by commentators.­ They are the same mediocre team.

    From Eno, on Thu 26 Jul 15:10
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    chealsea lost unbelieveble they win the champions leuge­ but they cant beat mls all stars on trick poneys

    From ADRIAN, on Thu 26 Jul 14:21
  5. the game wasnt taken seriously by us, it was just for­ fitness and plus the mls all stars are really good ;)

    From Rushy!, on Thu 26 Jul 14:11
  6. f^ck sake ivanovic was soo disappointing

    From Sindile, on Thu 26 Jul 14:05
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    I think Fwank seems to have a bit of a large chip on­ his shoulder about Chelse being European champions. Get­ over it Fwank.

    From fnrrrrrrrrr, on Thu 26 Jul 9:48
  8. Well this thread is going to be flooded with hate­ comments in a bit. Yes we did play awfully we agree now­ please go to your own team's page or something

    From Cool Dawg, on Thu 26 Jul 4:21
  9. Chelsea? Lose?... its okay.. It just a pre-season­ preparation...

    From Ahmad, on Thu 26 Jul 4:11
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    where are all the chelsea fans now... your team just­ got spanked by MLS.... pathetic for the "european­ champs" ...hahaha!!

    From Jason!, on Thu 26 Jul 4:08
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    chelsea = losers

    From Jason!, on Thu 26 Jul 4:07
  12. The most biast ref in the world!

    From Rushy!, on Thu 26 Jul 3:49
  13. The temperature is still in the 90's over there.­ Plus it is very humid. Good luck to all who are­ playing

    From Laura, on Thu 26 Jul 2:35
  14. @26 mins...what the hell was that?you have to be stupid­ to run towards someone and hit the back of their head­ with your face and almost knock you out..only in­ america i suppose..

    From Mark Anthony, on Thu 26 Jul 2:22
  15. WONDO!!!

    From Not Unknown, on Thu 26 Jul 2:15
  16. Benayoun should come back to Arsenal...for good.

    From , on Thu 26 Jul 2:09
  17. "the king" .. hahaha!! .champs of europe,­ thats funny..

    From Jason!, on Thu 26 Jul 1:57
  18. chelsea will lose.. and if they don't.. they­ deserve too...

    From Jason!, on Thu 26 Jul 1:57
  19. CTV also confirm there'll be no Cech, Blackman,­ Hutchinson, McEachran, Kakuta or Torres in action­ tonight.

    From Leonard, on Thu 26 Jul 1:42
  20. although a goal fest would be great i predict a narrow­ Chelsea win. do any of the people making crazy­ predictions watch or take notice any blue matches!­ under 21 - how many are under 21! strong line up - good­ chance for Lukaku to show more consistency.

    From Eugene, on Thu 26 Jul 1:34
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