The MLS All-Stars met Manchester United for the second straight year in the MLS All-Star Game and for the second straight game they were defeated.
Last year, Manchester United won by a score of 5-2 and they repeated that effort this year with a 4-0 victory.
The Red Devils dominated for nearly the entire match and gave up few scoring chances. The MLS failed to capitalize on the few scoring chances they had and were blanked on the scoreboard.
The All-Stars thought they could compete with United, but that was clearly not the case; so what did we learn form the 2011 MLS All-Star Game?
While Manchester United is certainly more talented than the MLS All-Stars, they are not four goals better. The Red Devils had chemistry that the All-Stars were seriously lacking.
While the All-Stars have plenty of talent, they did not seem comfortable playing together and seriously lacked discipline.
Talent-wise, the All-Stars could have competed with United, but that didn't happen due to a lack of chemistry.
The 2011 All-Star Game was proof that the format needs to be changed for the All-Star Game. While it brings some excitement to the game, it doesn't help boost confidence for the players or the fans.
The MLS should bring in teams from one of the premier leagues in the world, but they will never defeat Barcelona, Manchester United, Real Madrid, or any of the other premier teams in the world.
The MLS clearly has a long way to become one of the premier leagues in the world, and this game just reinforced that point.
They have added more talent over the years and the additions of David Beckham and Thierry Henry to the MLS have certainly helped to boost the credibility of the league, but there is still a long way to go.
There is not enough money in the MLS to draw in superstar players, and if they want to become one of the top destinations for top soccer players, they will need to find a way to bring in more revenue and fans.
David Beckham is still one of the best soccer players in the world and proves that with every game he plays.
He was clearly one of the best players on the pitch for the MLS All-Stars last night and created multiple scoring chances.
His delivery on set pieces is still exceptional and he nearly scored on a free kick in last night's match. He controls the ball very well and is very unselfish on this pitch.
He has become a much better teammate over the past few years and has proved that he is still an elite player.
There is no denying that Manchester United is one of the best teams in the world and they prove it each and every game.
They still have some work to do to reach the level of Barcelona, who are the premier team in the world, but there is no doubt they are the second best team in the world.
They dominated the MLS All-Stars were completely dominated and outplayed for the entire match against a far superior side.