All-Star Competition Choices

Major League Soccer is in discussions with four of the biggest clubs in world football to be the opponent for the 2008 All-Star Game, to be held at Toronto's BMO Field. The clubs involved in talks include Liverpool FC, Bayern Munich, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, according to a report in the Toronto Star.

Liverpool is considered to be the front-runner as the team is owned by American George Gillett, who also owns the NHL's Montreal Canadiens. They also share a major sponsor with Toronto FC, that being Carlsberg.

Though no date has been set for the mid-summer classic, MLS is looking at a Thursday night in mid-summer, likely either July 24 or July 31.

"At this point, there is no clear favorite, the source said. MLS may not finalize its decision until February or March. The league continues to track other English, German and South American opponents in case their preferred four fall through."

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