Monday, July 19, 2010

No All Stars for KC

Three days after the KC Wizards take on Manchester United, the MLS All Stars will get their shot at United down in Houston. No matter how the result goes on Sunday, no Wizards players will get a second chance against United as today Bruce Arena his 10 reserve players, and Don Garber made his two commissioner picks. Most of the names are not that surprising, but a few are a bit of a head scratcher. Specifically the addition of Jamie Moreno by Garber and Arena picking Sharlie Joseph even though Joseph has missed quite a bit of time this season due to being in rehab. The only way Moreno makes sense is if this is his final season and it's a way to thank him for his contributions to the league over his career. Joseph, while he's been a great player over his career in MLS, hasn't done a whole lot to be considered an all star this year. If MLS really wanted to add a DC player, I would have gone with Andy Najar who's had a very good season for DC. Another snub in my opinion was Alvaro Saborio, Salt Lake's leading scorer. As for Wizards best chance, it was probably Jimmy Nielsen, but he missed out to Nick Rimando, who has 7 shutouts on the year for RSL.

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