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

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls

MOST COMMENTED

[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.



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Whitworth athletic director Tim Demant     
''As a Christ-centered university that believes in the value of all individuals, we are seeking to ...
U.S. U-23s head north to Preston for key test    
The U.S. under-23 national team will play the first of two warmup games before Olympic qualifying ...
What They're Saying: Sean St. Ledger    
"Never ever in my wildest dreams did I think I would be on the same team ...
Lou City's Fondy breaks USL season scoring record    
Matt Fondy entered Louisville City's match against Harrisburg on Wednesday night with 18 goals, two behind ...
Video Pick: An open net own goal from close range    
It's the Swedish Damallsvenskan that brings us a sadly spectacular own goal. Had Hammarby's Helen Eke ...
International callups will have heavy toll on MLS games    
The good news is that MLS is attracting more players getting callups to their national teams. ...
Post-Klopp Dortmund poised to challenge Bayern Munich     
After Borussia Dortmund hired a highly regarded young coach to replace the beloved Juergen Klopp, kept ...
Klinsmann: Guzan remains No. 1, USA needs Beas    
Of the myriad questions surrounding the U.S. men's national team ahead of the Oct. 10 match ...
Video Pick: Gareth Bale hits brilliant behind-the-goal goal     
Wales is on the brink of qualifying for its first major tournament in since 1958. Gareth ...
What They're Saying: Christen Press    
"I want so much more for my teammates. You can be one inch from the national ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives