MLS All Stars 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Kaka powers MLS to win


The MLS All Stars are now 8-4 against club competition after a 2-1 win over visiting Tottenham Hotspur in Colorado on Wednesday.

Kaka and David Villa scored for the All Stars, which built on last year’s 2-1 win against Bayern Munich.

Harry Kane scored for Spurs.

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Kaka converted a penalty kick after Nacer Chadli handled a corner kick, and MLS was off to an early lead.

Then Kaka turned playmaker, as Clint Dempsey turned a Gyasi Zardes cross onto his path, and Villa redirected Kaka’s rip past Michel Vorm to make it 2-0.

Nick Rimando made a pair of big saves to stymy Spurs, none bigger than his 34th minute sliding parry of a Harry Kane redirection.

Kane found his goal moments later, as Matt Besler slipped collecting a pass to spring the English striker on goal. Kane turned his mark into a screen before ripping a shot past Rimando. 2-1, 37′.

The second half began mostly in the All Stars zone, aside from a Kei Kamara breakaway called back for offside.

USMNT wide man DeAndre Yedlin was a 63rd minute sub for Spurs, who could not find an equalizer.