It can't be fun to be an All-Star Game manager. You have to appease the league, the teams, the players and the fans, all while making sure you are taking the exhibition game seriously enough not to get embarrassed without taking it too seriously and risking players' health. All the while, nobody really cares about you because seriously, you're an All-Star manager.
Boy, D.C. United manager Ben Olsen is one lucky guy, isn't he?
David Beckham is in the starting XI despite coming over from London and not practicing with the team; there is a chance that MLS Commissioner Don Garber had something (everything) to say about that. The rest of it, well, it is what it is. Chelsea went with less fun and excluded David Luiz and Eden Hazard, but it's a friendly. Just give me goals.
MLS All-Stars (4-4-2): Jimmy Nielsen; Steven Beitashour, Aurelien Collin, Jay DeMerit, Justin Morrow; Dwayne De Rosario, Osvaldo Alonso, David Beckham, Landon Donovan; Thierry Henry, Chris Wondolowski.
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