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MLS confirms Colorado to host 2015 MLS All Star Game

In the most open secret in MLS, the league held an announcement today to say that DSGP will be hosting the 2015 All-Star Game.

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Everyone knew it was coming, but it did have to be made official at some point: the league made an official announcement at Union Station today that the Colorado Rapids' home stadium would be the home of the 2015 MLS All-Star game. The game will be at 7 p.m. MT on July 29th, the second time the Rapids' stadium has hosted the game in MLS history after the 2007 game against Celtic FC that MLS won 2-0.

Some tidbits from the announcement:

* The opponent for the game is yet to be determined, unfortunately. Don Garber at the announcement mentioned that it could be as many as a few months before we find out who the MLS All-Stars will be taking on at The Dick. It is, however, unlikely to be Arsenal if the comments made by Garber and Josh Kroenke are any indication.

* Colorado apparently won the rights to the game thanks to a very good bid through the bidding process that MLS apparently uses for these things.

* Josh Kroenke says "The MLS" and someone needs to stop him.

* A surprising amount of economic boost is apparently going to come from the game. One of the members of the deius mentioned that between $15 and $20 million could come in from the match to the Denver Metro area, which would be a lot more than I personally would have expected if he's not fibbing or fudging numbers.

And now, we wait to hear who the team will be facing!