Philadelphia to host 2012 MLS All-Star Game

Philadelphia to host 2012 MLS All-Star Game

MLS All-Star Game

Philadelphia to host 2012 MLS All-Star Game

PPL Park (ISIPhotos.com)

Fans of the Philadelphia Union have had plenty to cheer about in the club's brief two-year MLS existence. From the opening of PPL Park in 2010, to the team's MLS playoff debut in 2011. Now Union fans are ready to have a new experience to celebrate in 2012, the hosting of an MLS All-Star Game.

The Union and MLS have scheduled a press conference in Philadelphia for Tuesday, where Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter and MLS commissioner are expected to announce that PPL Park will be host this summer's 2012 MLS All-Star Game. The match is expected to be scheduled for late July.

Philadelphia and Sporting Kansas City were among the leading candidates to secure the rights to the event, which annually features a match-up between MLS stars and a top international club. In 2011, Manchester United defeated the MLS All-Stars at Red Bull Arena in a sold-out event.

What do you think of the Union hosting the All-Star Game? Plan on attending this year? Who are you hoping MLS faces?

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