MLS ALL-STARS NAMED

2010 MLS ALL-STAR STARTING XI  NAMED

The votes are in and here is your Starting XI to take on Manchester United at the MLS All-Star Game on July 28th at Reliant Stadium in Houston TX.

The players selected, were chosen by fans, the media, fellow players and MLS coaches and GMs with each group getting 25% say in the outcome (coaches and GM’s make up one group.

Keep in mind that the remaining 12 players will be announced on Thursday and that All-Star manager Bruce Arena can choose the actual starting XI from the entire squad.

A total of four Galaxy players make the XI followed by three RSL players and two from the Crew. One each from the Chicago Fire and Toronto FC. Landon Donovan will feature in his 10th appearance.

The MLS official website claims that 45,000 seats have been sold for Houston’s first ever All-Star game.

The match, which kicks off at 8:30pm ET and can be seen on on ESPN2, is scheduled right in the heart of CONCACAF Champions League action, and the Seattle Sounders will actually be playing at the same time the All-Stars tussle with United, thus eliminating one of the Leagues most followed teams from being a part of the festivities.  The Columbus Crew and LA galaxy players will see limited time due to their participation in the Champions League.  The league seems caught between high priorities here.

Having said that here are your heroes.

Goalkeeper

Donovan Ricketts LA Galaxy

Defenders

Omar Gonzalez LA Galaxy

Chad Marshall Columbus Crew

Jamison Olave Real Salt Lake

Midfielders:

Guillermo Barros Schelotto Columbus Crew

Kyle Beckerman Real Salt Lake

Dwayne De Rosario Toronto FC

Javier Morales Real Salt Lake

Marco Pappa Chicago Fire

Forwards

Edson Buddle LA Galaxy

Landon Donovan LA Galaxy

For my part, I quite like the line-up and there are very few glaring omissions though I do hope Lindpere and Angel from Red Bull, Andy Najar from DC and Sharlie Joseph from the Revs all get a shout in the final the 23 as well as either Adrian Cann or Nana Attakora from the all-Canadian center of the TFC back line.

Well, what do you think?  Any glaring omissions? Any surprises? Irritated about Seattle?

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