Former UCSB star Chris Pontius scored a game-tying goal for the MLS All-Stars in Wednesday night’s 3-2 win over UEFA Champions League winner Chelsea at Philadelphia’s PPL Park.
Pontius ran onto a feed from DC United teammate Dwayne DeRosario, and buried his first-time shot past Chelsea’s goalkeeper Ron Turnbull to knot the score at 2-2 in the 73rd minute Pontius, playing in his first MLS All-Star Game, was named Player of the Match.
See video of the goal by Pontius.
Chris Wondolowski gave the MLS Stars a 1-0 lead in the first half, but John Terry equalized by heading in a corner kick. Frank Lampard gave Chelsea a 2-1 advantage in the second half, beating former UCSB star Dan Kennedy of Chivas USA.
Eddie Johnson of the Seattle Sounders scored the game winner for the MLS in stoppage time.
The result was the first time since 2008 that MLS All-Stars beat an international team.