Manchester United’s midfielder, Park Ji-Sung, was named the MVP of the 2011 AT&T MLS All-Star Game, after scoring one of four goals that led the team to victory in a match that ended 4-0 on Wednesday. Also known as “three-lungs Park” for the distance he logs on the field, the South Korean player made his goal–and with his left foot, no less–just seconds before the first 45-minute mark, giving the team a 2-point lead, reports MLS.
The MLS All-Star team seemed to take the results fairly well. At half-time, MLS Commissioner Don Garber calmly reacted,”You hope you can stand tall, but we don’t pretend that our players are the caliber of Manchester United.” And after the game, David Beckham, who was once a player for Manchester United, denied that the match was an embarrassment for MLS. He told the New York Times, “It’s not embarrassing [...] You’re playing the best team in the world. Manchester United is a team that if you don’t capitalize, they can kill you, and they did.”
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