Internet betting fans noted the difference in talent between the MLS and one of the top teams in the Premier League was obvious as United routed the MLS All-Stars.
Online betting odds favored Manchester United even though the team didn’t have many of their starters in the lineup. The subs for Manchester United though are better than most all of the MLS players. The only player that the MLS has that is considered a top notch player is Los Angeles’ Landon Donovan and he didn’t even enter the game until the 74th minute. Donovan had played the previous night for Los Angeles so it was pretty much a given that he would not see much action.
Federico Macheda had two early goals for Manchester United while Mexican star Javier Hernandez also scored for United. Darron Gibson and Tom Cleverley also scored for United. Houston’s Brian Ching had a goal and an assist for the MLS All-Stars.
The match was really over early in online betting as Macheda scored twice in the first 13 minutes. The MLS All-Stars rarely threatened in the first half. The sellout crowd of 70,728 didn’t have much to cheer for but they sure were happy to see Hernandez enter the game in the 63rd minute for United.
The MLS All-Stars got to within 2-1 in the second half when Ching scored but just minutes later it was Hernandez getting pulled down resulting in a free kick for Manchester United. Gibson scored to make it 3-1 and just moments later Cleverley scored to make it 4-1. Hernandez made it 5-1 in the 84th minute. Dwayne De Rosario scored in the 90th minute for the MLS-All Stars and the Internet betting final was 5-2.
The MLS All-Stars had won five of their previous six matches against foreign teams vs. the online betting odds but they were no match for Manchester United. The MLS All-Stars didn’t have their top players at full strength but United was missing most of their top players. The MLS still has a long way to go to match up with European Leagues as Wednesday’s match proved.