MLS Notes: Toronto has emerged as the front-runner for one of two expansion teams, [Don Garber] said. Houston, Cleveland, St. Louis and Milwaukee are also among the finalists, but others have expressed interest. The league hopes to make a decision by MLS Cup in mid- November. . . . For the third time in four years, the all-star game will involve an MLS squad facing an established team. This year it's Fulham, which finished tied for 13th in the 20-team Premier League last season. Two years ago, MLS defeated Chivas of Mexico, 3-1, at Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., and in 2002 a league squad edged the U.S. national team, 3-2, at RFK. . . . United teenager Freddy Adu wasn't selected to the all-star team, but he's in Columbus anyway. Adu is scheduled to make appearances on behalf of the game's primary sponsor, Sierra Mist. Argentine midfielder Christian Gomez is the only United player participating in the match.
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