The MLS All-Star game happened last night. As far as the game itself goes, drab would have a hard time covering it. Roma scored in the opening minutes and never looked threatened en route to a 3-1 win, though let’s be real. This is a group of familiar men fresh from the offseason playing a hodgepodge of MLS stars in the middle of their seasons.
When MLS coach Peter Vermes yanked off Graham Zusi for a “muscle tweak” in the opening 25 minutes, my first thought was that it was orchestrated down to a T. Coach tells his star player to get himself out of a meaningless game as quickly as he can so he can be fresh for the week. If Zusi misses time then I’m an idiot, but it was my first thought anyway. Such ideas do All-Star games promote.