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Player Ratings: MLS All-Stars 3-2 Chelsea

Chris Wondolowski, Chris Pontius and Eddie Johnson all scored for the All-Stars as the MLS contingent beat Chelsea 3-2 in Chester, Pa.

By Eric Gomez

  • Jimmy Nielsen
    18
    10
    2.50

    Jimmy Nielsen

    Not much to do for Nielsen on Terry's goal but watch it sail by. Even then, had a few shaky moments.

  • Steven Beitashour
    26
    16
    2.50

    Steven Beitashour

    Beitashour's pace was unrivaled on the pitch, but his crosses and incursions up front fell a bit short of expected.

  • Aurellien Collin
    21
    9
    1.50

    Aurellien Collin

    Collin's night went from bad to worse as he picked up a knock, watched Terry score off a corner and had to come off due to injury.

  • Jay DeMerit
    52
    8
    3.00

    Jay DeMerit

    Did a great job of containing Lukaku early on.

  • Justin Morrow
    27
    10
    3.00

    Justin Morrow

    Solid, but unspectacular stuff from the San Jose man.

  • Dwayne De Rosario
    51
    8
    3.50

    Dwayne De Rosario

    The D.C. United midfielder showed his class time and time again by serving up dangerous balls throughout the match. Eventually, Pontius slammed one home.

  • David Beckham
    47
    32
    2.50

    David Beckham

    Beckham was expected to get off a plane and play at his usual level hours later. It didn't happen.

  • Osvaldo Alonso
    33
    26
    2.50

    Osvaldo Alonso

    Chelsea's midfield machine was at times too much for Seattle's stellar man in the middle.

  • Landon Donovan
    46
    19
    3.00

    Landon Donovan

    Donovan's usual pace and possession down the wing was integral for MLS to stay in the game when the going got tough.

  • Chris Wondolowski
    62
    12
    4.00

    Chris Wondolowski

    Wondo's goal put the All-Stars ahead, and the San Jose forward was dangerous beyond his early strike.

  • Thierry Henry
    55
    16
    2.50

    Thierry Henry

    The Frenchman could have relived old glories against familiar rival Chelsea, but fell just short of scoring.

Substitutions

  • Dan Kennedy
    26
    12
    2.50

    Dan Kennedy

    Save for Lampard's goal, was there when he needed to be.

  • Carlos Enrique Valdes
    25
    9
    3.00

    Carlos Enrique Valdes

    The hometown hero came on thanks to Collin's unfortunate injury and performed admirably on the big stage.

  • Michael Farfan
    19
    8
    2.50

    Michael Farfan

    The hometown boy got some minutes toward the end and contributed to the MLS' late push.

  • Chris Pontius
    38
    5
    3.00

    Chris Pontius

    A good goal from the D.C. United man propelled the All-Stars to their late comeback.

  • Eddie Johnson
    44
    24
    4.00

    Eddie Johnson

    The revival continues. A great goal to clinch it from EJ is just the type of momentum he needs to push Seattle in the second half of the season.

  • Kyle Beckerman
    22
    27

    Kyle Beckerman

    The Salt Lake star was quiet tonight.

  • Graham Zusi
    16
    11

    Graham Zusi

    The Sporting Kansas City striker will get more chances to play in matches of this caliber.

  • Ramiro Corrales
    16
    6

    Ramiro Corrales

    The San Jose defender had a nice time in his first All-Star Game after a long career.

  • Henrique Hilário
    14
    14
    2.00

    Henrique Hilário

    Shaky goalkeeping from Hilario, but it was nothing compared to Turnbull.

  • Branislav Ivanovic
    11
    16
    2.00

    Branislav Ivanovic

    Clearly in preseason form, Ivanovic was beaten on a few key occasions.

  • Gary Cahill
    8
    24
    2.00

    Gary Cahill

    Cahill was pressured into a some mistakes by the MLS All-Star strikers that could have cost Chelsea dearly.

  • John Terry
    37
    15
    3.50

    John Terry

    The captain came back in a big way, scoring an excellent goal off a corner kick that drew the Blues level. His failed clearance allowed Wondolowski to score the opener.

  • Ashley Cole
    24
    6
    3.00

    Ashley Cole

    Good stuff from the pacey wing back.

  • Ramires
    30
    9
    3.00

    Ramires

    A stellar cross from the Brazilian produced Chelsea's second goal of the match.

  • Michael Essien
    32
    7
    3.00

    Michael Essien

    A good return to form by the midfielder.

  • Marko Marin
    35
    9
    2.50

    Marko Marin

    Good things await the young German midfielder at Stamford Bridge.

  • Frank Lampard
    49
    8
    3.50

    Frank Lampard

    Vintage Frank as the midfielder was able to bury Ramires' cross past the goalkeeper for Chelsea's second goal. Also assisted Terry's goal from the corner.

  • Yossi Benayoun
    14
    17
    2.00

    Yossi Benayoun

    Benayoun's not putting much pressure on Di Matteo to give him more time as a starter.

  • Romelu Lukaku
    18
    14
    2.50

    Romelu Lukaku

    Was kept quiet thanks to good defending from the MLS backline.

Substitutions

  • Ross Turnbull
    10
    15
    1.00

    Ross Turnbull

    As we remarked in LIVE commentary, his appearance was a rare one. Now we understand why.

  • Paulo Ferreira
    6
    11
    2.00

    Paulo Ferreira

    Okay outing for the Portuguese defender.

  • Nathaniel Chalobah
    16
    4

    Nathaniel Chalobah

    The 17-year-old has tons of time to grow and develop his skill set.

  • David Luiz
    20
    9
    2.00

    David Luiz

    Another one of Chelsea's stars who is clearly not fit for the season as of now.

  • Kevin De Bruyne
    9
    13

    Kevin De Bruyne

    If this was his swan song this preseason with Chelsea in search of a loan, it was not the best one.

  • Florent Malouda
    12
    12
    2.50

    Florent Malouda

    Malouda's fading with age but he's still shown that he can dazzle from time to time.

  • Lucas Piazon
    13
    6

    Lucas Piazon

    The Brazilian starlet has oodles of talent, just a bit was on display in Philadelphia.

  • Eden Hazard
    27
    8

    Eden Hazard

    Chelsea fans had one of their first good looks at their new signing.

  • John Obi Mikel
    13
    12

    John Obi Mikel

    Mikel should challenge for playing time this season.

  • Raúl Meireles
    12
    6

    Raúl Meireles

    Meireles' bulldog attitude was on display briefly tonight.

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