- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On July 17, 2008
- 7 Comments
- MLS All-Star Game
You may not know this but the 18-man MLS All-Star team isn’t the only list of players selected to the All-Star game each year.
There is also a group of players known as “inactive” all-stars, who are considered the players who would also be all-stars if the MLS All-Star Game still had the same MLS-only format….a format most of us would love to see the league go back to but that is a rant for another day.
Anyways, this distinction was created so that the same number of players could receive all-star selection contract bonuses. Still one notable snub from this list is Javier Morales from Real Salt Lake. To be second in the league in assist and not get the nod on this list is still a bit crazy to me. Some of the same cases could be made for keepers Nick Rimando and Kevin Hartman over Greg Sutton.
You be the judge though, for the most part its pretty solid. Here is the list:
GOALKEEPERS: Jon Busch (ChicagoFire), Greg Sutton (Toronto FC).
DEFENDERS: Gonzalo Segares (Chicago Fire), Bakary Soumare (Chicago Fire), Marvell Wynne (Toronto FC).
MIDFIELDERS: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Maurice Edu (Toronto FC), Amado Guevara (Toronto FC), Guillermo Barros Schelotto (Columbus Crew)
FORWARDS: Brian Ching ( Houston Dynamo), Luciano Emilio (D.C. United).