Four Cities In The Running For 2012 MLS All-Star Game

Four Cities In The Running For 2012 MLS All-Star Game

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On January 10, 2012
  • 2012 MLS All-Star Game, 2012 MLS Season, Features

We aren’t even done with the SuperDraft this week and already some rumors are flying around about this year’s MLS All-Star game. No word yet on who the club MLS will be playing, but one has to figure it won’t be a three-peat of Manchester United.

No, the talk today is all about the location of the game. Four cities are reportedly in the running for the summer friendly. Philadelphia, Montreal, Vancouver and Kansas City are said to be the mix.

Philadelphia and Kansas City both have new stadiums (though PPL Park is a tad older than LIVESTRONG Sporting Park) while the two Canadian cities have renovated venues to display in Stade Saputo and BC Place.

The article linked above did mention that the league could be looking to have the game further west this year – due to last year’s game being held at New York Red Bull’s home, Red Bull Arena. That would possibly mean KC and Vancouver are at the top of the list if that is true.

My gut feeling all along this winter is that Kansas City would be the front-runner for this year’s All-Star game. Not to knock PPL Park but LIVESTRONG Sporting Park is a gem that you have to think the league will want to showcase in a setting like this if they can.

But let’s keep in mind a lot of it does come down to who the league will be playing. Should it be a team that is only making a stay on the east coast during a summer tour, then PPL Park could be it. Just something to keep in mind.