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Video: MLS All-Stars down Europe’s champions

MLS All-Stars Eddie Johnson celebrates h

MLS All-Stars Eddie Johnson celebrates his winning goal during the 2012 AT&T All-Star match at PPL Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 25, 2012, which ended with a 3-2 victory for the MLS All-Stars. Major League Soccer hosts its midseason showcase match between the League?s top players and the best of the world, this year taking on Chelsea FC of the English Premier League. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages)

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Eddie Johnson’s stoppage time goal gave MLS their first All-Star Game win since 2008, and it was nowhere near the team’s best goal of the night. Swift movements into attack created goals for Chris Wondolowski and game MVP Chris Pontius, with MLS posting their biggest victory in the annual event since downing José Mourinho’s version of Chelsea in 2006.

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While this Chelsea team is not as good as the well-drilled machine José Mourinho assembled, their run to (and through) Munich last year puts “reigning European champions” on the company letterhead. Johnson’s 91st minute goal gave MLS’s all-starts their first win over a Champions League holder.

Johnson’s 91st minute tally also highlighted a slight worry for Chelsea. Where Paris Saint-Germain’s speed gave the Chelsea defense problems in the first half at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, Eddie Johnson’s burst onto Kyle Beckerman’s ball caught the Blues off guard. David Luiz kept the Sounder striker onside before the Brazilian defender was turned, eventually providing the deflection that allowed Johnson’s chance to decide the game.