SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Chuba Akpom scored the deciding goal in the 87th minute from about 4 yards out on a cross from the left side by Nacho Monreal, and Arsenal topped the MLS All-Stars 2-1 in the Major League Soccer All-Star Game on Thursday.
Once Arsenal's young substitutes got going after entering midway through the second half, the scoring chances came.
Moments before halftime, following a pass from the Red Bulls' Sacha Kljestan, Montreal's Didier Drogba scored on his third try following two deflections in one quick sequence for MLS to notch it at 1.
Drogba's first attempt ricocheted off goalkeeper Petr Cech then the next off Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain before he converted with a shot to the right upper corner of the net in the second minute of stoppage time in the first half. Giovani dos Santos jumped on Drogba's back to celebrate.
Joel Campbell scored on a penalty kick in the 11th minute for Arsenal following Jelle Van Damme's yellow card for grabbing.
Campbell converted the penalty kick with his left-footed shot to the left of a diving Andre Blake of the Philadelphia Union.
There was a scare for the MLS team in the 22nd minute, when Dallas star Kellyn Acosta collided with Francis Coquelin. A trainer came out as Acosta grabbed at his right ankle but he got to his feet and stayed in the game. >> Read more at SNY.tv. . . .