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All-Star Game's endearing appeal

Updated: July 25, 2012, 8:33 PM ET
By James Tyler | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- Despite the fact that Wednesday night's MLS All-Star Game between the league's best XI and Chelsea FC will be the 17th showpiece in league history, the whole affair remains endearingly curious to watch. Not the game itself -- American sports have a tradition of showpiece occasions in which the best in the field get to kick back, have fun and put on a show -- but the various incongruities in the teams involved. Things such as timing, the divergent goals and aspirations ...

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