Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
WORLD CUP: Reyna named to all-star team
June 28th, 2002 11:34AM



By Paul Kennedy in Tokyo U.S. captain Claudio Reyna was named to the 16-player MasterCard All-Star Team for the 2002 World Cup. Reyna recovered from an injury kept him out of the opening U.S. game to have an excellent World Cup. He was exceptional in the 2-0 win over Mexico in the round of 16 and tore the German defense to shreds in the first half of the 1-0 loss in the quarterfinals. Reyna is the first American named to an official FIFA World Cup All-Star Team. Alexi Lalas was one of nine players who earned ''honorable mention'' during selection of the 1994 World Cup All-Star Team. Four Brazilians -- Roberto Carlos, Ronaldinho, Rivaldo and Ronaldo were picked. Germany, the other finalist, has three players selected: goalie Oliver Kahn midfielder Michael Ballack and striker Miroslav Klose. Turkey also had three all-stars: Recber Rustu, Ozalan Alpay and Hasan Sas. South Korea had two players named to the all-star team: Hong Myung Bo and Yoo Sang Chul. Senegal's El-Hadji Diouf, England's Sol Campbell and Spain's Fernando Hierro completed the team. Only players on teams that reached the quarterfinals were eligible. The selections were made by the FIFA Technical Study Group.

No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now



Recent Soccer America Site
FIFA: Blatter wins first round, 133-73    
Embattled Sepp Blatter had a 133-73 edge over his sole opponent, Prince Ali of Jordan, in ...
Caribbean combine returns next year    
More than two dozen players from the Caribbean played in MLS this season, and teams looking ...
Saint Louis picked to repeat    
[ATLANTIC-10: Men] Defending champion Saint Louis has been picked to repeat in the Atlantic-10's preseason poll ...
UEFA Champions League viewing schedule    
[TELEVISION GUIDE] The UEFA Champions League moves into Matchday 4 with a special kickoff time of ...
Young Arsenal star suffers horrendous injury    
[ENGLAND] Arsenal teenager Aaron Ramsey, considered the greatest Welsh talent to come along since Ryan Giggs, ...
GAMES: Live and same-day delay on national TV    
MLS WEEKEND WRAPUP: Twellman strikes again; L.A. wins 'Clasico'    
CHAMPIONS: Goal difference gives PSV Dutch title    
FABIEN BARTHEZ: French great bolts after assault    
>> Soccer America Site Archives