Rumor: Arsenal to play vs MLS ALL Stars this July (maybe a 2nd match as well)

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  1. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
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    #1 DaPrince84, Feb 9, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2016
    No idea how credible this is but this has been on reddit and a few other sites that Arsenal will be the Big Club participant in the MLS all star game in San Jose this year.



    edit: announcement is supposed to happen on Thursday at 1pm, eastern





    so maybe 2 matches?
     
  2. MilesW

    MilesW Member+

    Aug 26, 2010
    Chicago, IL
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    Copa America and Euros. So i'd imagine it won't be a very strong team.
     
  3. mebeSajid

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    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
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    Be good to see Zelalem play.
     
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  4. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
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    All Star Game will be announced here
     
  5. Quentin

    Quentin Member

    Jul 12, 2008
    Hurricane, WV, USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
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    United States
    Too bad it is that far away to watch a weakened team in a game that doesn't matter.
     
  6. Darth Norteño

    Darth Norteño With Buddha In My Fists

    The Arsenal
    Wales
    Dec 9, 2003
    laceyforest.arl.va
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
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    Wales
    I've seen a rumor that it might be Liverpool instead of us for the All-Star Game; with Gerrard in the league, that would make sense.
     
  7. Kot Matroskin

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  8. Darth Norteño

    Darth Norteño With Buddha In My Fists

    The Arsenal
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    Dec 9, 2003
    laceyforest.arl.va
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  9. ArsenalJake

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    Feb 11, 2013
    Charlotte
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    United States
    Good thing they used Calum, Joel, and Elneny in the promotional add, since those are the guys that'll be playing.

    I could see us getting trounced in this game.
     
  10. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

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    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
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    Arsenal FC
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    United States
    Wow! Sounds like a left coast tour, but if by chance they come east too, I'll try to see em again. :D

    p.s. That little promo video is great... the producers of that (MLS?) really had a good time, and went to some trouble getting all those players to act in it. The only one who's not quite believable is the boss at the end, when he says "Why not?" And you know he really would much rather be in Austria.
     
  11. GunnerJacket

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    Sep 18, 2003
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    Too far for me to catch live but I'll wish them well. Here's to hoping for 2 wins and 0 injuries.
     
  12. Darth Norteño

    Darth Norteño With Buddha In My Fists

    The Arsenal
    Wales
    Dec 9, 2003
    laceyforest.arl.va
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Wales
    I would try to make it out, but I'm going to England in September, so instead I'll be saving money and waiting for next season's fixture list.
     
  13. ArsenalJake

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    Feb 11, 2013
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    United States
    The round of 16 Knockout Phase of the 2016 Euros will be held June 25-27. t's conceivable that any of our players on teams eliminated at this stage could make the trip to the US for the game vs. the MLS All Stars.

    Also, the Centenario edition of the Copa America will finish on June 26, so it's also conceivable that Alexis, Campbell and Ospina could make the trip, barring a deep run in the tournament. Doubtful Zelalem would feature for the US.
     
  14. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

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    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
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    Arsenal FC
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    I think you'll see reserves and non-Internationals. He'd be crazy not give people like Ozil & Sanchez a rest.
     
  15. mebeSajid

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    Feb 16, 2009
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    Ozil and Sanchez aren't going to play in this. Give it a rest, and be thankful that Wenger will show up.
     
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  16. ArsenalJake

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    Feb 11, 2013
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    Wenger's gonna rest too . . . on the California beaches . . .
    [​IMG]
     
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  17. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

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    Doubt Joel plays
     
  18. IU Gooner

    IU Gooner Member+

    Feb 8, 2009
    Chicago
    I'm gonna try to get out there. Need an excuse to go see my buddy in Oakland, and if the tickets aren't outrageous I'd rather see Arsenal than the US in Copa America when I'm already seeing them that same week here.
     
  19. Yam18

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    Jun 12, 2008
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  20. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Too far for me sadly. But then I've seen them twice in last 2 yrs so I feel pretty lucky for that.

    Yam18, why don't you post more often? We can always use a little more new blood around here.
     
  21. mebeSajid

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    Feb 16, 2009
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    I'd make a comment about Wenger and California girls, but it's San Jose.
     
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  22. BIGHMW

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    Oct 10, 2010
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    Arsenal FC
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    United States
    I want to see at least Petr Cech in goal for the Gunners and perhaps Nacho, Ollie, Theo, and Alexis to show the MLS All-Stars that we are indeed the cream of the crop, and unlike two years ago in Portland (when Bayern Munich played) there will be NO "Gentlemen's Agreement" this time around, Arsene Wenger is gonna give the MLS' best the business!!! NO MERCY!!! COYF'n'G!!!

    Now the only other burning question would be, what will our Matchday strips be like come All-Star match time??? I DO know that since Chivas (as all Chivas-owned squads do) traditionally wear red that we will be in either our away or third strips for the 2016-17 season in L.A. I expect some of the Greater L.A. chapters of GOONERS to fill StubHub FULL!!!
     
  23. antifan

    antifan Member+

    Aug 14, 2004
    The Scottie
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    United States
    Arsenal America is working on getting an allocation for members. Nothing solid yet, but we should have more information soon. It will be open to all 2016-17 members, and we will be opening up registration for new members for next season in a few weeks. The game in LA is likely to be a much easier ticket for those who can only go to one match.
     
  24. ArsenalJake

    ArsenalJake Member+

    Feb 11, 2013
    Charlotte
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    Arsenal FC
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    United States
    Who the F is this Antifan dude, and where the H did he come from????
     
  25. antifan

    antifan Member+

    Aug 14, 2004
    The Scottie
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    Arsenal FC
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    United States
    Came out of retirement for one last fight. It's worked out well in the past. ;)
     

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