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All-Star Updates

As we expected, Chivas USA defender Jonathan Bornstein, New England midfielder Steve Ralston and Dallas midfielder Juan Toja have been added to the MLS all-star team that will face West Ham next Thursday in Toronto. No Emilio, no Schelotto, no Morales.

By Steve Goff  |  July 17, 2008; 3:49 PM ET
Categories:  MLS  
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That's good news, actually.

Posted by: JkR | July 17, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Good news in that we won't miss Morales for an insignificant game.

But still...it would be nice for the recognition.

Posted by: Bthing | July 17, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Haven't Bornstein and Toja been pretty disapointing this season?

Posted by: Chase | July 17, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Is there any truth to the Toja to Steaua Bucharest rumors?

Posted by: CH | July 17, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Goff

Is Toja going to go to Steaua Bucharest after the all star game?

Posted by: Aaron | July 17, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

The league must be sending Nicol game tapes from last year, because JPA, Toja, and Bornstein do not deserve to be in the All-Star game based off of this year's performance.

Also, I'm wondering (only half-seriously) whether or not the league is "punishing" RSL by excluding Morales so they can get back at Kreis for his disparaging comments/critiques. I don't care if RSL was "flying under the radar" until recently; Morales has been stellar all season long. How does a team "fly under the radar" of the league anyway? It's 14 teams; it shouldn't be that hard to keep track of them all.

Posted by: elopingcamel | July 17, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

n/t

Posted by: Emilio Sux | July 17, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

To repeat a question I asked in a previous thread: Isn't there some provision in the MLS CBA to the effect that All-Star bonuses will be awarded to a larger group of players than those that actually suit up for the game? If so, would any United players benefit? (This may have something to with the fact that by abandoning the East vs. West format some years ago, the league cut back the number of available All-Star slots.)

Posted by: tri-village | July 17, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

this year's all-star game is a joke in so many ways

Posted by: diego r. | July 17, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

good, who cares, and morales who?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 17, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

A bit OT, but I've seen a report that Gooch is now a citizen of Belgium (and more important, the EU):

http://www.soccertimes.com/americans/2008/jul14

Posted by: tri-village | July 17, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

A bit OT, but I've seen a report that Gooch is now a citizen of Belgium (and more important, the EU):

http://www.soccertimes.com/americans/2008/jul14

Means absolutely nothing from a USMNT standpoint. He's a capped US player and the USA does not recognize dual citizenship. Belgium and the EU do however, so all this does is increase his marketability across the continent because now he has an EU passport as opposed to a USA passport requiring additional work permits, etc.

Posted by: cmj | July 17, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

No Busch, no Segares, either, though both were one spot out of selection to the first 11.

Posted by: Modibo | July 17, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

I hate DC United. I am not going to reward them with anything. They have been dominating the league up until now and through out the world.

Posted by: Steve Nicole | July 17, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

And the consolation prize goes to:

Inactive Roster (14)
Goalkeepers (2): Jon Busch (Chicago Fire), Greg Sutton (Toronto FC).

Defenders (4): Michael Parkhurst* (New England Revolution), Gonzalo Segares (Chicago Fire), Bakary Soumare (Chicago Fire), Marvell Wynne (Toronto FC).

Midfielders (6): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Maurice Edu (Toronto FC), Amado Guevara (Toronto FC), Sacha Kljestan* (Chivas USA), Guillermo Barros Schelotto (Columbus Crew), Robbie Rogers* (Columbus Crew).

Forwards (2): Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo), Luciano Emilio (D.C. United).

* First XI Selection

Posted by: Gilly73 | July 17, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

...all this does is increase [Gooch's] marketability across the continent...
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For which a lot of Yanks would give their eyeteeth.

Posted by: tri-village | July 17, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

I'm actually liking this mid-summer break our guys are getting. To put a positive spin on things, we have a considerably light schedule now that Superliga probably won't continue, and there's no one on the AS roster. That means our boys will have a little rest before the final push of the season, and the kickoff of CCL.

Posted by: Logan Circle | July 17, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

No Emilio, no Schelotto, no Morales.

So! Losers don't deserve to go.

Posted by: bestmick | July 17, 2008 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Luciano Emilio and GB Schelotto not going to the All Star Game would be like Grady Sizemore and Josh Hamilton not going to baseball's.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 17, 2008 7:53 PM | Report abuse

Morales did not even make the inactive list!

Posted by: Jeff | July 17, 2008 8:16 PM | Report abuse

I would rather pick weeds in my front yard that watch this all star game. Hmmmph.

Posted by: Sam | July 17, 2008 9:48 PM | Report abuse

I am happy that our players were selected for the allstarched meaningless, bspn garber sweet desert game. For the people who thinks this event is to recognize the payers, yes, it's offensive not to have united players. I am sure it's intentional to leave us in their mind but it's actuelly a favor to us.

Posted by: td | July 18, 2008 7:24 AM | Report abuse

Schelotto answered his first team snub by scoring a goal on a free kick and adding 2 assists last night.

Posted by: GLD134 | July 18, 2008 9:00 AM | Report abuse

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