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All-Star Preview: MLS - AS Roma

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  PROBABLE LINEUPS

MLS All-Stars (4-3-3): Fernandez; Beltran, Collin, Gonzalez, Ashe; Bernier, Zusi, Magee; Henry(c), Di Vaio, Camilo.


SUBSTITUTES
:
GOALKEEPER:
Rimando
DEFENDERS:
Yedlin, Besler
MIDFIELDERS:
Donovan, Beckerman, Johnson, Davis
FORWARDS:
Wondoloski, McInerney


  PROBABLE LINEUPS

Roma (4-2-3-1): De Sanctis; Maicon, Burdisso, Benatia, Balzaretti; Bradley, De Rossi; Lamela, Totti, Pjanic; Osvaldo.



SUBSTITUTES
:
GOALKEEPERS:
Lobont, Skorupski
DEFENDERS:
Castán, Crescenzi, Dodo, Jedvaj, Romagnoli, Torosidis
MIDFIELDERS:
Florenzi, Marquinho, Strootman, Taddei, Verre

  DID YOU KNOW?

  • AS Roma is the MLS All-Stars' first Serie A opponent and is the second non-UK based team (the other being Chivas Guadalajara) to feature in the match since switching from an East vs West format to the current one.

  • In the current format, the MLS All-Stars' record is six wins and three losses, the first loss coming off of penalties against Everton.

  • While All-Stars manager Peter Vermes has kept most of his plans close to chest, the Sporting Kansas City coach revealed that Thierry Henry will be captain against Roma. 

  • Roma kicks off its preseason preparations against MLS's best in Kansas City, before going on three-city tour of North America, playing in Boston, Toronto and Washington D.C.

  • The game against the MLS All-Stars is the debut of new Roma coach Rudi Garcia.

  • Roma midfielder Michael Bradley started his career in MLS, playing one season for the New York Metro Stars (now re-branded as the Red Bulls) in 2004-05. The club was coached by his father Bob (former U.S. boss and current head coach of Egypt). Bradley has 79 caps for the United States national team.
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