HOUSTON - JULY 28: The MLS All-Stars pose for a team photo prior to playing Manchester United in the MLS All Star Game at Reliant Stadium on July 28 2010 in Houston Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
As the Brotherly Game reported on Twitter Saturday night, it appears that Philadelphia will be the host of the 2012 MLS All Star Game.
Philadelphia Union executive Rick Jacobs told a crowd of fans at the Sons of Ben Help Kick Hunger event that there would be an announcement at 11 am at City Hall with MLS there as well. While Jacobs wouldn't reveal the intent of the announcement, the Brotherly Game speculated that it would be the long rumored hosting of the 2012 MLS All Star Game.
This morning, Brian Straus of the Sporting News, took to speculation as well, noting that it appeared that Philadelphia had secured the All Star Game due to MLS commissioner Don Garber, Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter, Chester mayor John Linder and Union CEO, President and Managing Partner Nick Sakiewicz all being a part of the announcement tomorrow.
A league source informed the Brotherly Game that Sporting Kansas City representatives appeared to be "pissed off" last week at news sent to them by MLS. Kansas City was the other finalist for this year's All Star Game, according to the same source.