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Landon Donovan pushes MLS All-Stars past Bayern Munich, 2-1

Landon Donovan scores the winning goal in the MLS All-Stars' 2-1 victory over Bayern Munich

Landon Donovan scored the go-ahead goal in a 2-1 victory over German power Bayern Munich on Wednesday night in the Major League Soccer All-Star game.

Making his record 14th All-Star appearance, the Galaxy's Donovan dribbled the ball to the top of the box before blasting it past German World Cup goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in the 70th minute.

The Bundesliga champions had seven members of the World Cup-winning German national team, but most of them remained on the bench until about the final 10 minutes.

The MLS team included several players from the U.S. World Cup squad that advanced out of the group stage in Brazil, including Seattle's Clint Dempsey and Toronto's Michael Bradley.

Donovan, who was left off the U.S. World Cup team, got a standing ovation from the crowd when he was subbed out after his goal.

Bradley Wright-Philips of the New York Red Bulls tied it for the All-Stars early in the second half. Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring for Bayern early in the first half.

The event caps a preseason tour for Bayern, which hadn't visited the U.S. in a decade. The MLS is 8-3-1 against international opponents since adopting this All-Star game format.

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