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D.C. United's Chris Pontius Scores, Named MLS All-Star Game MVP In Victory

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D.C. United's Pontius Named MLS All-Star Game MVP

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 30: Chris Pontius #13 of D.C. United celebrates after a goal with Dwayne De Rosario #7 against the Montreal Impact at RFK Stadium on June 30, 2012 in Washington, DC.(Photo by Ned Dishman/Getty Images)

You may not have realized, but the MLS held its annual All-Star Game Wednesday just outside of Philadelphia.

Unlike other professional all-star games, where the two leagues/conferences within the league compete against each other, the MLS All-Stars team up against international competition.

This year, that competition was Chelsea, one of the English Premier League's most decorated clubs. In a closely-contested game, the MLS came out on top in a 3-2 victory.

D.C. United's Chris Pontius was named the MVP, scoring the game-tying goal in the 73rd minute and assisting on Eddie Johnson's game-winner in the 91st.



MLS team captain and fellow D.C. United member Dwayne De Rosario assisted on Pontius' goal.

D.C. United return to the pitch Saturday in a friendly against Paris Saint-Germain at 7:30 p.m. at RFK Stadium.

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