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West Ham United to Play in 2008 MLS All-Star Game

west ham united West Ham United to Play in 2008 MLS All Star GameWest Ham United will play in the MLS All-Star Game this summer, according to a newspaper report. The game will take place in Toronto and is scheduled for July 24, 2008 at the BMO Field.

This will be the first time West Ham has played in the MLS All-Star Game. In previous years, fellow Premier League teams (and cross-town rivals) have played: Chelsea (2006) and Fulham (2005).

The news, as reported by The Toronto Star newspaper, will be a welcome delight for fans of Premier League clubs in North America. Last summer, Everton, Aston Villa and Chelsea toured the continent. This summer, in addition to West Ham United, plans are that Liverpool and Derby County will also play matches in the United States and possibly Canada.

Despite the Hammers coming to Canada, the news may come as a disappointment to some football fans as Liverpool was rumored to be considering playing the match instead.


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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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