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MLS All-Star game will feature Everton FC

Current FA Cup finalists Everton will face the MLS All-Star team in July. Major League Soccer has announced that legendary English Premier League side and current FA Cup finalists, Everton FC, will face the MLS All-Stars in the 2009 MLS All-Star Game at Rio Tinto Stadium, the home of Real Salt Lake, on Wednesday, July 29 (live on ESPN2 and TeleFutura at 9:30 p.m. ET).

This midseason showcase will continue the theme of 'MLS Takes on the World'.

The MLS All-Star team is 5-0 in previous All-Star Games against international opponents.

"We are very excited about Everton FC agreeing to be the opponent for the 2009 MLS All-Star Game," MLS Commissioner Don Garber said.

"Everton is an elite European club that features many world-class players - including former MLS standout Tim Howard - who will challenge our unbeaten record against English Premier League teams in the MLS All-Star Game series.

"We're looking forward to seeing Tim back in action against many of his former MLS teammates, and providing our fans with another exciting All-Star matchup."

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