3 Sporting KC Players Selected for MLS All-Star Game

By: Courtesy: AP
By: Courtesy: AP

NEW YORK (AP) -- Ramiro Corrales, the only active player in Major
League Soccer who was there when the league started in 1996, is on
the All-Star roster.

The San Jose Earthquakes defender was chosen by Commissioner Don Garber to the 18-man roster, joining 11 players voted to the squad by fans, and Garber's other pick, Philadelphia Union defender Carlos Valdes.

The other five additions were made by D.C. United coach Ben
Olson, who will coach the All-Stars against Chelsea on July 25 in
Philadelphia. Olson took goalkeeper Dan Kennedy, midfielders
Osvaldo Alonso and Kyle Beckerman, and forwards Eddie Johnson and Chris Pontius.

They join the 11 stars voted to the team by fans, a group headed
by Galaxy stars Landon Donovan and David Beckham.
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MLS ALL-STARS

Goalkeepers: Dan Kennedy (Chivas USA), Jimmy Nielsen (Sporting
Kansas City)

Defenders: Steven Beitashour (San Jose Earthquakes), Aurelien
Collin (Sporting Kansas City), Ramiro Corrales (San Jose
Earthquakes), Jay DeMerit (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Heath Pearce
(New York Red Bulls), Carlos Valdes (Philadelphia Union)

Midfielders: Osvaldo Alonso (Seattle Sounders FC), David Beckham
(LA Galaxy), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Dwayne De Rosario
(D.C. United), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Graham Zusi (Sporting
Kansas City)

Forwards: Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls), Eddie Johnson
(Seattle Sounders FC), Chris Pontius (D.C. United), Chris
Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)


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