Toronto gets '08 ASG

On Wednesday, Commissioner Don Garber announced that the 2008 MLS All-Star Game will be held in Toronto at BMO Field.
Toronto FC has been a perfect example of what the league is looking to accomplish through expansion. The club has reached their cap of 14,000 season-ticket holders, an unheard of number for an expansion team, and has an additional 3,000 names on the waiting list. Every home game has been sold out and the atmosphere at BMO Field has been comparable to that of games in England.

So it's only fitting that the league reward them with next year's All-Star Game. An international opponent has not yet been announced.

"We think it will be a great cultural celebration of our All-Star Game," said Garber during his annual State-of-the-League address on Wednesday.

Toronto CEO Richard Peddie is currently in Commerce City, observing this year's All-Star Game festivities. "Anything that brings the attention of the world helps us. We're a huge success," Peddie declared. "Bringing the MLS All-Star Game to Toronto, which competes internationally for tourism, is a great thing and we'll do a heck of a job."

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