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ASN Morning Read: The MLS All-Star Game Arrives

Landon Donovan does a little coaching in the Homegrown Game; a former United States forward returns to the field after a long injujry; another young one hopes to return to the squad.
BY Noah Davis Posted
July 28, 2016
4:05 AM
  • The Major League Soccer All-Star Game takes place tonight (7:30pm ET; ESPN). All the information you need is here

  • Homegrown Game highlights to get you pumped:

  • "Returning to MLS certainly hasn't raised the profile of big American stars in a way that the league and U.S. Soccer hoped, but that's not to say those moves were a complete failure. Perhaps instead the fact that Bradley and Dempsey aren't automatic All-Star selections for fans is a demonstration of how the domestic first division continues to make slow progress.

  • Welcome back:
  • Julian Green would like to return to the United States national team: "I want to be back with the national team as soon as possible, but I have to play. That's it. I will be back. I'm really confident about that. I'm really confident about myself. Of course, in the end, the decision is the coach's. But I think if I work hard and do my best I'll be back soon. That's what I work for every day."

  • "A year removed from its triumph in Vancouver, the U.S. remains on a roll and is the prohibitive favorite to stand atop the podium in Rio de Janeiro. At only half the size (12 teams) of the Women’s World Cup and overshadowed by sports for which the Games are the biggest thing going, the Olympic soccer tournament has an anticlimactic feel. But it can provide consolation for countries that left Canada disappointed and for this U.S. team, it offers the chance to stake its claim as the best in the program’s illustrious history."

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