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

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  1. antifan

    antifan Member+

    Aug 14, 2004
    The Scottie
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh, you don't want to pay a couple hundred bucks to watch our youth squad play a bunch of has beens in a exhibition match? I can't imagine why...
     
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  2. cooper7d7

    cooper7d7 Member

    Feb 7, 2001
    CT
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    MLS Allstars...

    GK BINGHAM, David San Jose Earthquakes
    GK BLAKE, Andre* Philadelphia Union
    D BESLER, Matt* Sporting KC
    D BIRNBAUM, Steve D.C. United
    D CIMAN, Laurent* Montreal Impact
    D FARRELL, Andrew New England Revolution
    D RIDGEWELL, Liam Portland Timbers
    D ROSENBERRY, Keegan* Philadelphia Union
    D VINCENT, Brandon Chicago Fire
    D WASTON, Kendall Vancouver Whitecaps
    M BECKERMAN, Kyle** Real Salt Lake
    M DIAZ, Mauro** FC Dallas
    M DOS SANTOS, Giovani* LA Galaxy
    M JONES, Jermaine Colorado Rapids
    M KAKÁ* Orlando City SC
    M KLJESTAN, Sacha NY Red Bulls
    M NAGBE, Darlington* Portland Timbers
    M PIRLO, Andrea* New York City FC
    M TRAPP, Wil Columbus Crew SC
    F DEMPSEY, Clint* Seattle Sounders
    F DROGBA, Didier* Montreal Impact
    F GIOVINCO, Sebastian* Toronto FC
    F LARIN, Cyle Orlando City SC
    F PIATTI, Ignacio Montreal Impact
    F VILLA, David* New York City FC
    F WONDOLOWSKI, Chris San Jose Earthquakes
     
  3. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What do the asterisks mean?

    Will be interesting to see who gets added. I think Garber usually throws a few big names in there, and doesn't each coach also get to name a few?

    Lastly, I don't get how Luis Robles doesn't get much national recognition, either in the all-star ballot, or USMNT callups. OK I'm slightly biased, but I think he's one of the very best shot-blockers in MLS... a super solid, durable, reliable keeper all around. The Fox announcers seem to say this as well.
     
  4. Shen-O

    Shen-O Member+

    United States
    Jul 26, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Has anyone heard of any kind of signing event happening?
     
  5. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There's some kind of fan day thing, that I saw in an email. Look it up on ArseAm maybe?
     
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  6. QuakeDaddy74

    QuakeDaddy74 Member

    Feb 14, 2008
    San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I have 2 tickets available for sale...Sec 116 row 4(2nd row in the section)
     
  7. cooper7d7

    cooper7d7 Member

    Feb 7, 2001
    CT
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    *fan vote
    ** commish's pick
     
  8. Gunning4Chelsea

    Gunning4Chelsea Member+

    Aug 2, 2005
    chicago
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Very decent squad if this was 2011
     
  9. MilesW

    MilesW Member+

    Aug 26, 2010
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I figured we'd at least know the Arsenal squad for these 8 days prior. But, whatevs.
     
  10. BIGHMW

    BIGHMW Member+

    Oct 10, 2010
    Port Townsend, WA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Arsene Wenger will put out a good-enough starting XI to give the MLS' best the business. Shouldn't even be close!!! I hope he puts Petr Cech in goal, and at least has Nacho in at LB (THE best leftback in the PL), Alexis or Xhaka and Ozil in MF and Theo Walcott (or preferably Ollie, especially after his great performance at the Euros) up top, and maybe give Calum Chambers some much-needed playing time at RB, hey guys, he's not facing Jefferson Montero this time around, but, he will have his hands full though, defending against Didier Drogba!!!

    I say 2-1, in favor of the good guys in the Red & White, so COYF'n'G!!!
     
  11. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Alexis, Xhaka, Ozil should not play a minute of competitive footy until September, or late August at the earliest. I'm glad you're not our manager. ;)
     
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  12. Yam18

    Yam18 Member

    Jun 12, 2008
    Salt Lake
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How much QuakeDaddy? The wife and I are flying out but were planning to ditch the game and head to Tahoe, might be interested depending on price though.
     
  13. QuakeDaddy74

    QuakeDaddy74 Member

    Feb 14, 2008
    San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just sold them. Sorry... darn it. I should have waited. Seems like since they sold I started receiving a lot more inquires.
     
  14. BIGHMW

    BIGHMW Member+

    Oct 10, 2010
    Port Townsend, WA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, do you guys at least like my scoreline? I still stand by my full-time score projection, 2-1 to The Arsenal!!! COYF'n'G!!!

    ....and yes, I'm certainly not Arsene Wenger, nor am I playing fantasy Premier League Fantasy Football (both DraftKings and FanDuel as well as all other DFS and online poker and betting sites are illegal here in Washington State), I'll leave the managing up to the man with 3 Premier League titles and 6 FA Cups and 20 consecutive years of getting us into Champions League with that honor!!!
     
  15. leepyswetr

    leepyswetr Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Chicago
    Are you coming down for the match? A bunch of us will be there.
     
  16. Silva 5

    Silva 5 Member

    Mar 10, 2006
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This will be my first ever live Arsenal match. Can't f---ing wait
     
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  17. Kot Matroskin

    Kot Matroskin Member+

    Aug 10, 2007
    SF Bay Area
    It's a preseason exhibition game, so I'm guessing Arsene cares not at all about the score. Talentwise, Arsenal are superior by far, but effort wise, I'm guessing we'll be lucky to seem them play at even 80%. MLS players tend to go all out in these things to prove themselves and they are already in their mid-season, so I wouldn't be surprised at all to see MLS win.
     
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  18. BIGHMW

    BIGHMW Member+

    Oct 10, 2010
    Port Townsend, WA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I WISH!!!

    Maybe one of these days I'll be fortunate enough to catch an Arsenal match LIVE, but it will have to be when they come to Seattle, and if I can get time off from work to do it, I work 4:30-6:30=7:00 pm M-F at a veterinarian clinic (Oak Bay Animal Hospital) in nearby Port Hadlock, WA, just 10 miles from here in Port Townsend, but in the meantime, have a great time down in the Bay Area and also in my old-stomping grounds down in SoCal and don't forget your smartphones to get some video footage and maybe some selfies and action shots, and COYF'n'G!!!
     
  19. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Don't count on them coming to Seattle any time soon. Shoot, you can't even really count on them coming back to USA on a reliable basis. (they skipped us for for 25yrs before the last match at NYRB) So get your butt down to Calif to see them! ;)
     
  20. MilesW

    MilesW Member+

    Aug 26, 2010
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So who's all going to these games? I couldn't get tickets to the All star game but am flying from Chicago to the Chivas game.
     
  21. Yam18

    Yam18 Member

    Jun 12, 2008
    Salt Lake
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No worries, glad you were able to sell them. I am keeping an eye on stub hub, they have come down quite a bit over the past week so we may wind up going after all.

    Anyone on here doing any pre-game meet up or anything?
     
  22. MilesW

    MilesW Member+

    Aug 26, 2010
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Preliminary roster for the US games posted by the LA Galaxy. A better squad than I was expecting

    Akpom
    Bellerin
    Bielik
    Campbell
    Cazorla
    Cech
    Chambers
    Coquelin
    Debuchy
    Elneny
    Gabriel
    Gibbs
    Holding
    Iowbi
    Martinez
    Mert
    Nacho
    Ospina
    OX
    Jeff Rene
    Walcott
    Willock
    Wilshere
    Xhaka
    Zelalem

    Wasn't expecting to see Cech, Wilshere , Bellerin, Cazorla and Xhaka in the squad.

    http://www.lagalaxy.com/post/2016/0...eling-roster-match-against-chivas-guadalajara
     
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  23. Silva 5

    Silva 5 Member

    Mar 10, 2006
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    seeing that roster got me stoked all over again.

    Watching Arsenal at such a small, intimate stadium is going to be so beautiful
     
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  24. BIGHMW

    BIGHMW Member+

    Oct 10, 2010
    Port Townsend, WA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Will it feel like Dean Court (Vitality Stadium for sponsorship reasons) in Bournemouth does??? That facility barely holds 11,000 strong, Avaya Stadium in San Jose holds just about 2,000-3,000 more (about 15,000 capacity), while StubHub Center (formerly Home Depot Center) down in Carson can hold about 30,000-35,000 fans. StubHub will probably feel more like (from what vintage footage I've seen on YouTube and on my Arsenal DVDs) 1995-2006 Highbury used to (35,000 seated in the post-Hillsborough/Taylor Report era)

    Let's see who draws the bigger crowds, I'll bet with the strong fanbase Arsenal have here in the States that the Gunner Nation will be very well represented, I'll venture that there will be more Gooners than spectators, and on TV this will probably draw better Nielsen ratings than MLS All-Star games in the past, so COYF'n'G!!!

    P.S.: I will be recording the All-Star match (and possibly the Chivas match as well, depending on whether or not it will be on TV as well) onto DVD-Rs with my DVD recorder, knowing that history will be made, who knows how long it will be before The Gunners return to the States???
     
  25. antifan

    antifan Member+

    Aug 14, 2004
    The Scottie
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There is an Arsenal Fan Party on Wednesday, they are not normally meet and greet type events or signings, but more like a panel show. The main meetup point for traveling Gooners is Jack's Bar, I'm sure it will be packed the night before and the day of the game.

    Jack's Bar & Lounge
    167 E Taylor St, San Jose, California 95112

    https://www.facebook.com/events/887122378058513
     
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