Thursday, July 26, 2012

MLS All Stars 3-2 Chelsea

According to Baxter's Law, the MLS All Stars are the new club champions of Europe. In 1967 Scotland became the first team to beat England following the World Cup, in a game infamous for Jim Baxter taunting the English by playing keepy-up on the Wembley pitch. As the first team to beat the World Cup winners since their triumph, Scottish fans proclaimed their team the new World Champions. So when the MLS All Stars beat Chelsea 3-2 in Philadelphia on Wednesday night - the first defeat for the London side as Champions League holders - a similar selective logic could be heard in some of the more tongue-in-cheek American reactions.

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