All-Star game Starting XI

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by Rocket, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. Rocket

    Rocket Member

    Aug 29, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Major League Soccer today announced the starting lineup for the MLS All-Star squad that will face English Premier League club Fulham FC at the 2005 Sierra Mist MLS All-Star Game on Saturday, July 30 in Columbus Crew Stadium (live on ABC Sports at 3:30 p.m. ET):

    GOALKEEPER (1): Matt Reis (New England Revolution)

    DEFENDERS (3): Eddie Pope (Real Salt Lake), Greg Vanney (FC Dallas), Jimmy Conrad (Kansas City Wizards)

    MIDFIELDERS (5): Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Clint Dempsey (New England Revolution), Ronnie O'Brien (FC Dallas), Amado Guevara (MetroStars), Shalrie Joseph (New England Revolution)

    FORWARDS (2): Carlos Ruiz (FC Dallas), Eddie Johnson (FC Dallas)

    http://www.mlsnet.com/MLS/news/mls_news.jsp?ymd=20050713&content_id=36378&vkey=pr_mls&fext=.jsp
     
  2. Bonji

    Bonji Moderator

    Feb 4, 2003
    Denver, Colorado
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    At least Adu isn't starting.
     
  3. Joel Kennedy

    Joel Kennedy New Member

    Mar 19, 2005
    ATL
    interesting vote totals:

    Code:
                   Fans	Media	Players	Coach/GM	Total
    Landon Donovan	9.70	18.31	14.73	15.85	58.60	
    Clint Dempsey	6.85	15.14	13.04	12.80	47.84
    Ronnie O'Brien	3.81	12.32	11.47	17.68	45.29
    Matt Reis	4.03	9.86	12.08	13.41	39.38
    Carlos Ruiz	4.84	11.97	8.33	10.98	36.12
    Greg Vanney	2.77	11.27	7.25	14.63	35.92
    Eddie Pope	6.77	9.51	10.87	8.54	35.68
    Amado Guevara	3.30	11.62	9.66	8.54	33.12
    Eddie Johnson	5.47	7.75	8.57	10.37	32.16
    Jimmy Conrad	1.68	6.34	6.76	8.54	23.32
    Shalrie Joseph	2.00	3.52	7.13	7.32	19.96
    whoever fixed my post format, thnx.
     
  4. Rocket

    Rocket Member

    Aug 29, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What's the odds he'll be a commissioner's pick, I wonder.


     
  5. Foosinho

    Foosinho New Member

    Jan 11, 1999
    New Albany, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So, which Crew player will be added as the other Commissioner's Selection to join Adu?

    My guess is one of Hejduk, Henderson, Buddle, or Elliott, in that order.
     
  6. Rocket

    Rocket Member

    Aug 29, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fan picks who lost out after players/media/coaches were added to the voting mix:

    Freddy Adu
    Cobi Jones
    Frankie Hejduk
    Chris Albright
     
  7. MtMike

    MtMike Member+

    Nov 18, 1999
    the 417
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not a whole lot of defense on that team. Hope Reis does his Kasey keller impression.
     
  8. MtMike

    MtMike Member+

    Nov 18, 1999
    the 417
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    hey, what the heck happened to my other 2 nipples?
     
  9. StillKickin

    StillKickin Member+

    Dec 17, 2002
    Texas
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, I've lost a few too. :)

    Looking at that midfield, I think that's gonna push Donovan out to a wing...therefore, I'm not expecting great things from him in this game. :(
     
  10. GPK

    GPK BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 5, 1999
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    rep reset to a more recent date.
     
  11. The Cadaver

    The Cadaver It's very quiet here.

    Oct 24, 2000
    La Cañada, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So BigSoccer now subscribes to the "What have you done for me lately" philosophy?
     
  12. uclacarlos

    uclacarlos Member+

    Aug 10, 2003
    east coast
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Yeah, Cadaver. Seriously, you're one step (ok, 2) above newbie status. Watch your step!

    Man, I used to be able to whip my weight around and get ppl an extra nipple or take one away. Ah, but that was yesterday, when all my nip troubles seemed so far away. Now I need a place to hide away. Oh I believe in yesterday.

    How I long for yesterday. :(
     
  13. The Cadaver

    The Cadaver It's very quiet here.

    Oct 24, 2000
    La Cañada, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, I guess that's the last time I'm going to pin my entire self-esteem to a series of green dots.
     
  14. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Will you still say that if you get more green dots?
     
  15. The Cadaver

    The Cadaver It's very quiet here.

    Oct 24, 2000
    La Cañada, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How many?

    errrr, I mean, Absolutley.
     
  16. Sachsen

    Sachsen Member+

    Aug 8, 2003
    Broken Arrow, Okla.
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is the most important news in that article, IMO:

    Referring to EJ, of course.
     
  17. Tyler66

    Tyler66 New Member

    Apr 22, 2004
    Massachusetts
    I think all those guys deserve to be all-stars (all-stars or all-star reserves), except Eddie Johnson. He's just missed way to many games. At the rate he's gone he'll play in 18 games by the end of the season and have 10 goals and 2 assists. While I bet he won't get turf toe again in the second half, he's just missed too much time in the first half to be an all-star in my opinion. Also here's my lineup:

    Johnson-Ruiz​
    Donovan-Guevara-O'Brien​
    Dempsey-Joseph​
    Conrad-Pope-Vanney​
    Reis​

    Also I hope Colin Clarke doesn't make any stupid picks for the all-star bench. The only two all-star candidates left on his squad: Scott Garlick and Simo Valakari would be worthy all-star reserves, but I wouldn't want them on the first team bench.
     
  18. Delta Blues

    Delta Blues New Member

    Jun 25, 1999
    King Willieville
    I think we'll see a very good All-Star match. A couple defenders and that's a team that could compete in many leagues. I just pray that Sanneh, Armas and Hejduk are only watching the match from the stands. I think Adu will be a commish's pick, which is a smart move from a PR standpoint. I'd like to see Gaven, Jaqua, Marshall, Burciaga, Mastroeni, and Ching in the squad.
     
  19. Tyler66

    Tyler66 New Member

    Apr 22, 2004
    Massachusetts
    Sanneh has no chance in hell, as he's only played 9 games. Armas might have a shot at the reserve squad. Hejduk hasn't been too bad.
     
  20. Kevin Lindstrom

    Oct 28, 2003
    Dallas, TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hmm..... In some ways, I can't argue with that except that how can you really penalize someone because of injury? He showed in the games he played that he more than deserves to be there if healthy. And if not, someone will be put in his place - probably Noonan or someone else deserving.

    I don't think Scott will be called, but Simo probably will be.
     
  21. Bob Morocco

    Bob Morocco Member+

    Aug 11, 2003
    Billings, MT
    Damn them ;)
     
  22. Tyler66

    Tyler66 New Member

    Apr 22, 2004
    Massachusetts
    Why can't you? If forward A has scored 6 goals in 8 games, but forward B has scored 11 goals in 18 games, who is more worthy?
     
  23. Kevin Lindstrom

    Oct 28, 2003
    Dallas, TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Unless there is some amerliorating factor, six in 8. Practically a goal a game.
     
  24. Tyler66

    Tyler66 New Member

    Apr 22, 2004
    Massachusetts
    Well, sorry, but to some people it matters how many games you've played, thus your impact.
     

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