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Bayern Munich to Play In 2014 MLS All-Star Game, Says Report

bayern munich Bayern Munich to Play In 2014 MLS All Star Game, Says Report

Bayern Munich will play in the 2014 MLS All-Star Game, according to a press report in Germany.

The match between Bayern Munich and the MLS All-Star Team will be played in Portland. A date hasn’t been set for the game yet, but while the match is typically played in late July, this year’s All-Star Game is more likely to be played in mid-August due to the World Cup finishing on July 13.

Bayern Munich recently announced that they’re opening an office in New York City to expand its brand in the United States.

According to Joerg Wacker, the Bayern executive with responsibility for internationalization and strategy:

“It’s true, I’ve been there and looked at the premises.

“We want to build a network and increase our efforts to position the brand FC Bayern in the U.S.”

Meanwhile, the German website Abendzeitung reports that Bayern Munich are considering playing a friendly during the winter break on the east coast of the United States.

Read: FOX Sports Acquires US Media Rights to Bundesliga For 2015-2020.

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7 Responses to Bayern Munich to Play In 2014 MLS All-Star Game, Says Report

  1. Peter Quinn says:

    Very cool. For me, this is one of the best moves the MLS has made in the past.

  2. Milhouse says:

    From Arjun Niranjan: A Win for Bayern Munich will be a win for football romantics. To see one of Europe’s most history rich German clubs crush the upstart MLS all-stars (who’ve only been in existence for a measly twenty years will be an absolute joy.

  3. Matt says:

    Bundesliga needs to start making inroads into the US like they have done in Japan. The FOX TV deal is a start and games like this will hopefully help, though I don’t see many German clubs coming to the US in the summer as they have so many world class facilities in their own backyard and tend to stay there.

  4. R.O says:

    Even though I loathe FC Hollywood, I’d go see this game and think it’s a good thing.

  5. john marzan says:

    this is a GREAT idea. it can only help american soccer and MLS.

  6. Gillian Rosh says:

    Awesome!

  7. Michael Brumback says:

    BM is my favorite Euro team. I might have to makea trip from Sacramento to Portland next year to see them play

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