Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
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
Donovan picked for record 12th All-Star Game
by Paul Kennedy, July 9th, 2012 12:20AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Landon Donovan was named to the 2012 MLS All-Star First XI, surpassing the league record for most All-Star selections he shared with Eddie Pope.

Three defenders -- Steven Beitashour, Aurelien Collin and Jay DeMerit -- and midfielder Graham Zusi are first-time picks in fan voting.

Sporting Kansas City leads all teams with three Best XI picks. Besides Collin and Zusi, Danish goalie Jimmy Nielsen was selected.

The First XI picks are not necessarily included on the game-day roster for the 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star Game against Chelsea July 25 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. (TV: ESPN2, TeleFutura, 8:30 p.m. ET). MLS All-Star coach Ben Olsen will select the MLS all-star roster based on player availability and tactical considerations.
 
2012 MLS All-Star First XI:
Goalkeeper: Jimmy Nielsen (Sporting Kansas City)
Defenders: Steven Beitashour (San Jose Earthquakes), Aurelien Collin (Sporting Kansas City), Jay DeMerit (Vancouver Whitecaps), Heath Pearce (New York Red Bulls)
Midfielders: David Beckham (LA Galaxy), Dwayne De Rosario (D.C. United), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
Forwards: Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes).



2 comments
  1. tim self
    commented on: July 9, 2012 at 12:45 p.m.
    Kyle Beckerman?

  1. Carl Grover
    commented on: July 10, 2012 at 2:51 p.m.
    Good players here. Also some good players left out. Always a controversy in picking all-star teams in each sport.


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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Familiar Western foes face off once again    
[MLS PLAYOFF PREVIEW] Only once in the past five seasons has there been an MLS Cup ...
Wright-Phillips strikes twice to knock out defending champ    
[MLS PLAYOFFS] Both of the league's two scorers came through in their head-to-head playoff meeting Thursday ...
Savarese: Raul is still hungry to achieve things    
[NASL] The New York Cosmos have signed Spanish superstar Raul. He signed a multi-year contract as ...
Complete MLS playoff schedule    
[DATEBOOK] The New York Red Bulls move into the semifinals of the Eastern Conference playoffs with ...
MLS and EPL matches draw top NBC audiences    
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] NBC set Premier League and MLS audience records for its coverage of ...
Concacaf Under-20 Championship draw    
[JAMAICA 2015] The U.S. men will kick off the 2015 Concacaf Under-20 Championship in Jamaica against ...
What They're Saying: Harry Redknapp    
"I've never read it. I don't know where you get it from. Every day someone has ...
A super solo effort from the West Bank    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] We found one of the week's most spectacular goals in Palestine, where Merkaz ...
Messi, Neymar & Mascherano shine at soccer hoops     
[VIDEO PICK: Skills] Barcelona incorporated a basketball hoop into its training session and the trio of ...
LAFC investors jump on rocket ship    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] MLS introduced the owners of the new club that is scheduled to begin play ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives