Portland put on a show for the past week leading up to the first-ever MLS All Star match against Bayern Munich. Best of all the MLS won 2-1. The only bad moment came after the match when the Bayern coach refused to shake the hand of MLS coach Caleb Porter. I guess Pep thought the MLS players were too rough. I don’t think I have seen a soccer match that wasn’t rough. Sadly, this has made all of today’s headlines instead of the great party that took place in sunny Portland.
Reports are that there were 44 States and 10 countries represented at Providence Park. I was hoping to get photos of all the represented States and countries but everywhere I looked I saw Bayern shirts. I spent the day and evening downtown taking in several venues resulting in 200 photos. Here is a sampling of the day:
And then the game began.