The MLS All Stars seem to have Chelsea’s number and just like he did six years ago, Dwayne De Rosario proved to be a pivotal player in this years win too. The DC United midfielder set up Chris Pontius for the equalizer.
Before that two Chelsea veterans had sent their side ahead as John Terry scored from a header and then Frank Lampard batted the ball with his leg past Dan Kennedy after the goalie completely missed collecting a cross. The goals negated the All Stars bright start when Chris Wondolowski took advantage of Terry’s flubbed clearance to gather the ball and send it past Henrique Hilario. Nice build up by Donovan and Thierry Henry who sent a nicely curling cross that Terry was unable to clear and the lucky break came Wondolowski’s way.
Things were status quo till the 92nd minute when Eddie Johnson suddenly had possession of the ball in front of goal and released a shot which deflected off a defender past Turnbull. Yes, that Eddie Johnson. When did we last take his name? But he’s back to scoring goals this time for the Sounders.
Yossi Benayoun who was at Arsenal last season on loan started for the Blues. Marko Marin who had an impressive game against PSG last Sunday caught the eye again for the Champions League winners. The other big name Eden Hazard came on in the second half but did little of note.