MLS All Stars edge Chelsea with late goal
PHILADELPHIA, July 26 — John Terry and Frank Lampard were on target for Chelsea but the European champions fell to a 3-2 defeat to the “MLS All Stars” in their latest tour match in Philadelphia yesterday.
The All Stars took the lead in the 21st minute through USinternational Chris Wondolowski, who converted a low cross from former Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry.
Chelsea drew level in the 32nd minute with a Terry header from a Lampard corner and then the provider turned scorer by putting the Premier League team ahead with a tap-in at the back post in the 58th minute.
After a series of substitutions from both teams, the All Stars rallied well with David Beckham, who flew back from the London Olympics preparations to play in the match, having a hand in Chris Pontius’ 73rd minute equaliser.
The North American selection then snatched victory in injury time through a deflected shot from Seattle Sounders striker Eddie Johnson.
Chelsea will complete their four-match North American tour with a friendly against AC Milan in Miami on Saturday. — Reuters