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: Abby Wambach    
"It's nerve-wracking. It's brutal. And I'm not saying this because I'm sitting on the bench and ...
Women's World Cup watch parties set for Sunday    
U.S. Soccer will host a viewing party for Sunday's Women's World Cup final between the USA ...
Olivia the parrot picks Japan over USA    
Olivia, a 10-year-old African gray parrot, is predicting Japan over the USA in the Women's World ...
ICYMI | MLS: Report: New DP procedures formulated    
Allocation money could become even more valuable under new policies adopted by MLS. One of the ...
Reader's Note: Watch for Special July 4th Edition    
Soccer America will publish Soccer America Daily on Saturday as it previews Sunday's Women's World Cup ...
Scouting Report: USA preps for Gold Cup against Guatemala    
Two years ago, the USA tuned up for the Gold Cup with a 6-0 win over ...
Video Pick: Freddy Adu -- Good News, Bad News     
The good news is that Freddy Adu scored an impressive free kick goal. The bad news ...
NASL enters Phase 2; Strikers welcome back ex-coach    
The New York Cosmos, as champions of the 10-game spring season, are ensured a spot in ...
Video Pick: Hope Solo -- 'Why I'm a goalkeeper'    
Hope Solo explains how she embraced the goalkeeper position after having enjoyed more the role of ...
Video Pick: Julie Johnston thanks her family    
Defender Julie Johnston, who has marshaled the American defense that has conceded only one goal at ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives