KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A raucous crowd packed into one of Major League Soccer’s glitzy new stadiums to watch a team comprised of its best players on a picturesque late-summer night.
All that was missing was the outcome fans desired.
Italian powerhouse AS Roma, led by longtime starÂ Francesco TottiÂ and American midfielderÂ Michael Bradley, scored 4 minutes into the game Wednesday night, then added two second-half goals to rout a team of MLS All-Stars 3-1 and dampen what had been a festive celebration of soccer in Kansas City.
Kevin StrootmanÂ andÂ Alessandro FlorenziÂ each had a goal and an assist, andÂ Junior TalloÂ also scored for Roma, the three-time Serie A champions.Â Omar GonzalezÂ of the Los Angeles Galaxy scored the only goal for the MLS side in second-half stoppage time. Read more