Bayern Munich vs MLS All-Stars: Player Ratings - All-Stars come from behind to defeat Bayern

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The MLS All-Stars welcome the European Champions to Portland as Bayern Munich cordially take part in the annual All-Star game for Major League Soccer.

The US All-Star team came from a goal down to defeat the European Champions 2-1 after second half goal's from Bradley Wright Phillips and Landon Donavon.

Robert Lewandowski scored a sublime first half volley but it wasn't enough for the visitors who were outplayed by a mixture of MLS star players.

Pep Guardiola seemed very displeased with some of the tackles flying in during the second half and even refused to shake Caleb Porter's hand when the game was finally called to a close.

Bayern Munich:

Tom Starke (Sub off 61') - Rarely tested in the first half despite chances for the MLS All-Stars, had to be alert to turn round a near post effort from Dempsey - 6

Rafinha - Wasn't at fault for any goals conceded but much like Alaba was restricted in his attacking intentions due to the 3-5-2 system - 6

David Alaba (Sub off 85') - Actually found it difficult to deal with the pace of Yedlin when he was targeted down the left hand side of the German defence, wasn't able to get forward like he would've hoped due to the restrictions on the three man defence - 5

Javi Martinez - Central to the three man back four, shifted forward when Dante was introduced. Competent in his defensive duties and shielded his defenders well when playing as a holding midfielder but was caught under the high ball for the Wright-Phillips strike  - 6

Sebastian Rode (Sub off 79') - Working as an anchor in the middle of the park, kept play ticking whilst performing his defensive duties by breaking up the play where possible - 6

Gianluca Gaudino (Sub off 61') - Also positioned himself in front of the back four, linked play well in the system devised by Guardiola but the youngster was advised to keep the play simple and retain possession - 6

Juan Bernat (Sub off 79') - Only really had one chance to note when he was expertly found by Shaqiri and forced a fantastic save from Hamid through a neat volley - 5

Pierre Højbjerg - Was held in check down the right hand side and couldn't get to the byline to set up the delivery he wanted, often forced inside and played backward - 5

Xherdan Shaqiri - Operating just behind Lewandowski, dropping into the pockets of space, the most creative outlet for Bayern, his clever passing and movement created the brunt of the opportunities for his side - 7

Robert Lewandowski (Sub off 79') - Rifled home a fantastic swerving half volley in the first half after a brilliant first touch to set himself, the target man for Bayern held the ball up well to link other players in the attack - 7

Claudio Pizarro (Sub off 35') - Playing in almost a free role, drifted into space to try and link play with Lewandowski up top, was replaced in order to introduce US native Julian Green to the All-Star crowd - 6

Julian Green (Sub on 35', Sub off 79') - Brought on before half time, the youngest player in US history to score at the World Cup had very few chances in the contest and couldn't really show the home fans what he had to offer - 5

Manuel Nuer (Sub on 61') - Did not register a single save and his only piece of action would be to pick the ball out of the net after Landon Donovan managed to squeeze a close range effort past the World Cup Golden Glove winner - 5

Dante (Sub on 61') - Defended solidly for most of his appearance but on occasion was beaten by clever movement of the opposition strikers - 5

Philipp Lahm (Sub on 79') - Like the rest of the World Cup winning substitutes, did not have enough time to involve himself in the game - 6

Bastian Schweinsteiger (Sub on 79') - Felt a few rough tackles in the middle of the field that didn't sit well with the German midfielder, left the field early as Bayern finished with 10 men - 5

Mario Götze (Sub on 79') - His only contribution to the friendly was a wildly blazed free kick over the bar - 5

Thomas Müller (Sub on 79') - Only on the field for around 13 minutes of action but despite only recently rejoining the squad, looked sharp and intricate up top and created a few final chances for the visitors - 7

Arjen Robben (Sub on 85') - Didn't have any time to put any kind of stamp on the contest - N/A

Jerome Boateng (Sub on) - Late appearance, not enough time on the pitch to comment on performance - N/A

MLS All-Stars: 

Nick Rimando (Sub off 45') - Made some outstanding acrobatic saves to consistently deny the opposition, showed off his athleticism on many occasions with one handed saves. Wrong footed by the swerving Lewandowski half volley for the goal he conceded - 7

DeAndre Yedlin (Sub off 45') - Extremely positive down the right hand side as he consistently overlapped and got to the byline, dangerous pace and delivery made Yedlin a serious problem for Bayern, very good performance by the 21-year-old - 8

Aurélien Collin (Sub off 45') - The Frenchman was required to track the off-ball movement of Lewandowski and the oncoming Bayern midfielders, defended assertively throughout the first half - 6

Matt Besler (Sub off 45') - Also had to deal with the movement of the Bayern forwards, looked very comfortable defending crosses and the ball in behind - 6

Michael Parkhurst (Sub off 45') - Dealt well with Højbjerg who looked to get beyond the left back, forced him inside to close down the space for the European champions - 7

Graham Zusi (Sub off 45') - Had opportunities to link play from right midfield but the bombarding Yedlin outshone the attacking potential that Zusi possesses - 6

Tim Cahill (Sub off 45') - Wasn't able to influence the attack as is expected from Cahill, playing in a two man midfield alongside Bradley meant he was required to a lot of tracking of the many opposition midfielders - 5

Michael Bradley (Sub off 45') - Tireless running in midfield which is customary of the hard work performed regularly by Bradley, collected the ball of his centre backs to spread play well throughout his time on the field - 7

Thierry Henry (Sub off 46') - Captained the side on the day, playing on the left hand side of midfield and Henry really showcased the world class ability he still has. Fantastic final delivery and really was the stand out player of the first half action, possibly his last appearance in the MLS All-Star game and received rapturous applause as he was subbed a minute after half time - 8

Clint Dempsey (Sub off 45') - Often tried audacious skill to bring flair to the All-Star contest but to little effect, combined well on occasions with fellow-Sounder Martins but lost possession far too often - 5

Obafemi Martins (Sub off 45') - Always looking a threat due to his sheer pace, worked tirelessly upfront to hassle defenders in possession but didn't quite get the opportunity in front of goal he was desperate for - 6

Bill Hamid (Sub on 45') - Made one fantastic reaction save to deny a Belmat volley and other opportunities were fired straight at the substitute keeper - 7

Sean Franklin 7 (Sub on 45') - Continued in the same vein as Yedlin by bombing forward done the right hand side and joining the attack, defensively his tackling was very good - 7

Bobby Boswell 32 (Sub on 45') - Commanded the back line and allowed very little time and space for the few attacks that were presented to him - 6

Maurice Edu 21 (Sub on 45') - Naturally a defensive midfielder, filled in at the back for the second half and looked comfortable with what was thrown at him - 6

Liam Ridgewell 24 (Sub on 45') - Late addition to the squad as Ridgewell has only been a part of the Portland Timbers since June after departing from West Brom, fulfilled his role with expected quality at left back - 7

Diego Valeri 16 (Sub on 45') - His delivery was very good and appreciated by the Portland fans, on a different day a few of his crosses may have resulted in goals for the home team - 7

Osvaldo Alonso (Sub on 45') - Played with an intensity that didn't reflect the nature of the friendly, tough tackling in midfield and on the occasion became reckless, picked up a yellow card for a poorly timed challenge - 5

Will Johnson 75 (Sub on 45') - Clear and concise with his decision making of when to release the players in front of him, keeping it simple whenever possible - 6

Erick Torres 19 (Sub on 45') - Flicked on a long ball to release Wright Phillips for the goal and was very much apart of a lot of the best opportunities in the second half for the American side - 7

Bradley Wright-Phillips (Sub on 45') - Scored a thunderous half volley on his left side which rallied the home side back into the game, his movement off the last man was very positive - 7

Landon Donavon (Sub on 46', Sub off 70') - Became the top goalscorer in the MLS All-Star game history, in his 24 minute cameo, the US legend managed to steal in behind the Bayern defence and poke an effort past Nuer to put the All-Star side 2-1 up - 7

Dom Dwyer (Sub on 70') - The Englishman was introduced late to the game but joined the pace of the contest very quickly and gave a good outing - 6

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