PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — By the time the MLS All-Star game rolls around on Wednesday night, coach Caleb Porter will have had two training sessions with his All-Stars.
Porter is hoping his side has some fast learners.
The MLS All-Stars face a considerable challenge in German power Bayern Munich, which boasts some six players from the World Cup champion German national team.
The MLS squad has plenty of players from the U.S. team that advanced to the round of 16 this summer in Brazil, including Clint Dempsey of the Seattle Sounders and Michael Bradley of Toronto FC.
The All-Stars hold a 7-3-1 record over visiting teams in the annual showcase, but last year the MLS fell 3-1 to AS Roma.