July 15, 2012
Fire shutout of MLS lineup
NEW YORK – The Chicago FIre will not be represented when the MLS All-Stars face UEFA Champions League winners Chelsea FC in the 2012 MLS All Star Game which will be at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. on July 25.
LA Galaxy stars David Beckham and Landon Donovan join New York Red Bulls standout Thierry Henry headline the roster put together by DC United coach Ben Olsen.
Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber selected the only active MLS original -- defender Ramiro Corrales of the San Jose Earthquakes -- and Philadelphia Union defender Carlos Valdés as 2012 AT&T MLS All-Stars.
Olsen selected all eleven of the original fan-voted All-Stars.
In addition to 12-time All-Star Donovan, the roster also features prominent All-Star veterans such as David Beckham (LA Galaxy, Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Dwayne De Rosario (D.C. United) and Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC). Nine roster selections are MLS All-Stars for the first time.
2012 MLS All-Star Gameday Roster
Goalkeeper: Dan Kennedy (Chivas USA), Jimmy Nielsen (Sporting Kansas City)
Defenders: Steven Beitashour (San Jose Earthquakes), Aurélien 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)