Van Damme starts for MLS in 2017 All-Star Game
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The 2017 MLS All-Star Game took place on Wednesday night from Soldier Field in Chicago, and there was one LA Galaxy player in the starting lineup. Defender Jelle Van Damme of Lokeren, Belgium played 45 minutes in the first half for the MLS All-Stars in a loss to Real Madrid. The two teams played 90 minutes of regulation time with the game tied at one goal apiece before the UEFA Champions League winners won 4-2 on penalty kicks. 

There was a second Galaxy player in the MLS all-star lineup on Wednesday. Midfielder Giovani dos Santos of Monterrey, Mexico played the second half for the MLS All-Stars and had one assist and one shot. Dos Santos recorded the only assist for the MLS All-Stars on a game tying goal by Dominic Dwyer, a forward for Orlando City SC. Dwyer is from Cuckfield, West Sussex, England and scored in the 87th minute.

The Galaxy meanwhile play their next game against the Portland Timbers on Sunday in Oregon. They are coming off a 0-0 tie with the Seattle Sounders this past Saturday and are seven points back of the Vancouver Whitecaps for a playoff spot in the Western Conference.  Get tickets to upcoming Galaxy home games by clicking here.