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Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be attending the MLS All Star game in Atlanta, GA. Shortly after the LA Galaxy forward scored a hat trick in a 4-3 win against Orlando City on Sunday, it was announced that he would skip the All-Star Game, even though by league rule it also means he will have to sit out Saturday's league tilt against the Colorado Rapids. This rule also hurts the Colorado Rapids fan who plan on seeing Zlatan after the all star game. This rule decision seems to hurt the league more since Ibrahimovic will be missing an away match.
The opportunity to get some rest and avoid a cross-country trip for a game on artificial turf was deemed to be enough of for the league's star player to stay home.In many ways, the MLS All-Star Game is like the league itself. Both have plenty of imperfections, but continue to grow. A little more star power will help accelerate that process.