Behind the Scenes at the All-Star Game

Go inside the MLS team’s locker room, visit their training room and get a field-level view of Wednesday’s meeting with Chelsea in this clip from Major League Soccer:

That collision at the 3:27 mark between Sporting Kansas City defender Aurelien Collin and Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien? It left Collin with two facial fractures.

Other than that—and, for Vancouver fans, the fact that Collin’s injury pressed Jay DeMerit into 90 minutes of duty (instead of the planned 45) when he has a key league match against Real Salt Lake tonight—this was a great night for the U.S. league.

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Soony Saad Steals the Show in Episode 2 of ‘Collin’s Corner’

The second episode of Collin’s Corner, the Eiffel Tower–side advice forum with Sporting Kansas City defender Aurélien Collin, went up today, and while the host himself continues to charm with Gallic flair, we were partial to second-year striker Soony Saad’s delivery of his question. See it here:

Yeah, we’ve watched it three times and Saad still cracks us up. The 19-year-old forward is supertalented with the ball at his feet, but if the soccer thing doesn’t work out, he may have a future in sketch comedy or John Hughes–style teen flicks.

Also: Collin cannot—will not—disrespect the cat.

H/T: MLS Insider