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Sporting KC Puts on an All-Star Party

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Vahe Gregorian of the KC Star notes “Despite MLS loss, All-Star game is a success

The 2013 MLS All-Star game didn’t just affirm that for one night, anyway, Kansas City was the “soccer capital of the world,” as proclaimed on a downtown billboard.

“It was a great, great opportunity for us to showcase Sporting and Kansas City,” MLS and Sporting coach Peter Vermes said after the All-Star team’s 3-1 loss to AS Roma. “It’s not just the game on Wednesday night; it’s everything that goes along with it.”

For all of the parties and hype building up to Kansas City’s first MLS All-Star game, AS Roma took the match itself seriously. It showed.

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The largest crowd in Sporting Park history got treated to a clinic on creative, efficient, aggressive soccer on Wednesday night. It came at the expense of the MLS All-Stars, though, with the Serie A side cruising to a 3-1 victory in front of a standing-room-only crowd of 21,175.