Bad news if you're a fan of actual All-Stars on the MLS All-Star team. News today that Steven Gerrard has withdrawn from the MLS side set to face Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Denver, due to injury.
But that's not all! Also joining Stevie G. on the sidelines is former Tottenham Hotspur star Robbie Keane, and USA midfielder Michael Bradley, who has apparently picked up a case of "the Gold Cups." Add to that the earlier withdrawal of "Fat" Frank Lampard and suddenly the MLS All-Stars stars to look less like an All-Star team and more like a "these are the guys hanging around the stadium that we could round up" team.
It's enough that tickets to the match tomorrow on the secondary market (i.e. "scalped") are going at an average price of $136, the lowest since 2011.
But not to worry, fans. Orlando City designated player Kaka will still be there, as well as a bunch of player who have actually played meaningful matches for MLS sides, like leading scorer Kei Kamara, David Villa, and Clint Dempsey. It's a shame that we won't get to see Spurs tear apart that famed Lampard-Gerrard midfield, but what can you do.