2014 MLS All-Star Game In Portland
By Jeremy Scott
Soccer City U.S.A. has landed the 2014 Major League Soccer
All-Star game. The league officially made that announcement this afternoon after months of speculation.
The game will be played in late July or early August at Jeld-Wen Field
. Not only will the top MLS players be matched up against an international opponent, but there will be several days of festivities.
"We are very pleased to host the national and international soccer community to Soccer City, USA, for the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game and its surrounding events," said Timbers owner Merritt Paulson.
This is the Rose City's first ever all-star game of any major sport. Every Timbers home match has sold out since the stadium opened in 2011.
"The Portland Timbers and their passionate fans have certainly earned the honor of hosting," said MLS Commissioner Don Garber.
"This match will showcase to an international audience the incredible devotion to the game in the Pacific Northwest that serves as one of the most important stories for our league."