PHOTO ESSAY: Arsenal victorious in 2016 MLS All-Star Game

By on July 28, 2016

Arsenal defeated the 2016 MLS All-Star team 2-1 in San Jose on Thursday and our man Aaron Morgan was at Avaya Stadium to capture all the best moments from the night. All photos © Football Every Day and Aaron Morgan.

The players hop off of the team bus two hours before kickoff at Avaya Stadium:

Despite it being a sweltering afternoon, large crowds have gathered to greet the teams:

The DJ hits a beat in front of the pyrotechnic display at the pre-game ceremony:

The players are greeted with the warm sun as they head out for warmups:

The game begins:

Crowd-pleasing moments of absolute class are littered throughout the game, such as this trademark raking pass from Andrea Pirlo:

The referee whistles for an early penalty for Arsenal, which Joel Campbell coolly buries:

The shadows grow longer as the game wears on:

Arsenal thank their fans at the end of their five-day visit to the Bay Area:

Didier Drogba catches up with Arsene Wenger after the game:

About Aaron Morgan

Aaron Morgan is Football Every Day's resident photographer, covering the San Jose Earthquakes and wider American soccer.