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Revs' trio heads All-Star list
by Ridge Mahoney, July 11th, 2008 7AM

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[MLS] Tops amongst all MLS teams in points, New England (10-4-3, 33 points) also leads in All-Star selections, with three Revs named for the July 24 match against English Premier League club West Ham United at BMO Field in Toronto. Goalie Matt Reis, defender Michael Parkhurst, and midfielder Shalrie Joseph - three of six players on the 11-man squad who are returning to the All-Star Game - head the team that will be coached against West Ham by their club coach, Steve Nicol. Two teams each placed two players:

the Galaxy pair of midfielder David Beckham and forward Landon Donovan, and the Crew duo of defender Frankie Hejduk and midfielder Robbie Rogers.

They are joined on the first team by defender Jimmy Conrad (Kansas City), midfielders Cuauhtemoc Blanco (Chicago) and Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), and forward Kenny Cooper (FC Dallas).

Balloting among fans, media, players, and coaches/general managers determined the 11 players distributed in a 3-5-2 formation. Each group counted 25 percent; players, coaches and general managers were not permitted to vote for players on their own teams.

Nicol will add five players and Commissioner Don Garber will contribute two selections to round out the 18-man roster. Those seven additions will be announced Tuesday.

Donovan (67.9 percent) and Beckham (62.6 percent) appeared on the most ballots submitted. Reis was next with (52.3 percent).

Donovan also leads the squad in All-Star selections with eight, followed by Hejduk (six), Joseph and Conrad (five apiece), Reis (four) and Parkhurst (three). Beckham, Blanco, Cooper, Kljestan and Rogers have been named for the first time.

This will be the fifth time an MLS All-Star Team has faced a foreign foe. The past results in such matches are:

2003 MLS All-Stars 3, Guadalajara (Mexico) 1 at Home Depot Center.
2005 MLS All-Stars 4, Fulham (England) 1 at Columbus Crew Stadium.
2006 MLS All-Stars 1, Chelsea (England) 0 at Toyota Park.
2007 MLS All-Stars 2, Celtic (Scotland) 0 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.



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