Despite trailing Chelsea 2-1 in the second half, the MLS All-Stars battled back, including the go-ahead strike in the 91′ from Seattle Sounders forward Eddie Johnson, to win 3-2 in front of a energetic crowd at PPL Park in Philadelphia.
Along with Johnson, Earthquakes striker Chris Wondolowski and D.C. United forward Chris Pontius rounded out the scoring for the All-Stars. Blues legends John Terry and Frank Lampard provided the scoring for the European champions.
The All-Stars opened the scoring in the 21st minute, when Wondo continued his torrid scoring pace (currently leading MLS with 17 goals), sticking with a cross from Henry that fell into the box and calmly finishing his chance.
The Blues wasted little time tying the score, as Terry headed home a corner from Lampard to draw even with the All-Stars. Lampard scored one of his own in the 59′ to give Chelsea their only lead of the night.
Two D.C. United players combined on the next goal, as Dwayne De Rosario found a streaking Pontius to tie the game.
With time running out and fans expecting PK’s to settle the match, Johnson fired a shot that took a wicked deflection off Blues defender David Luiz, leaving the keeper helpless as he watched the ball float into the open net.
The victory brings MLS’ record against Chelsea to 2-0 in All-Star games, as the Blues also fell to the All-Stars in 2006 by a score of 1-0.
Pontius was named the MVP of the game in his first All-Star appearance.