- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On July 6, 2009
- 2 Comments
- 2009 All-Star Game
Finish stuffing those ballots folks, All-Star voting is coming to an end. I’ve managed to finish my final ballot. Feel free to post you All-Star selections below.
GK: Zach Thornton (Chivas USA)
DF: Mariano Trujillo (Chivas USA), Geoff Cameron (Houston), Wilman Conde (Chicago)
MF: Paulo Nagamura (Chivas USA), Shalrie Joseph (New England), Guillermo Barros Schelotto (Columbus), Osvaldo Alonso (Seattle), Brad Davis (Houston)
FW: Fredy Montero (Seattle), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles)
I know some of my selections may be a bit off from what you may have. No doubt in my mind it was a tough selection for goal. Zach Thornton definitely got out to a fast start while guys like Kasey Keller, Pat Onstad and even Donovan Ricketts should be considered. I know it will come down to Keller getting the most votes due to the Seattle crowd but Thornton has been impressive more so to me this season after the last couple of years that he has had.
Defensively the three I selected were really without little thought. I see all making the roster one way or another.
The midfield was a tough group to select from. I really believe Nagamura deserves some consideration this year because I honestly believe he has been the biggest difference for Chivas in the midfield this season. If you see his play in person you know will know what I mean. I know his stats aren’t sexy but this shouldn’t be based on stats anyways.
I went back and forth on Joesph but in the end it came down to what he means to the Revs and everything he has done for them this season. Without him the Revs would easily be down at the bottom of the league standings with New York.
The other three (Schelotto, Davis and Alonso) should really have no arguements from anyone about.
Up top was tough. It really came down to three guys for me; Montero, Donovan and Conor Casey. Montero narrowly beat out Casey for me mainly due to the number of assists that Montero has put up this season and since Casey has missed the last month or so with the national team. That has kind of hurt him more so than helped him for this process. He’ll still be a part of the team though.
Now as for some reserves to the club a few have come to mind:
Dwayne De Rosario (Toronto), Amado Guevara (Toronto), Marco Pappa (Chicago), Brian McBride (Chicago), Kenny Cooper (Dallas), Omar Cummings (Colorado), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Santino Quaranta (DC United), Stuart Holden (Houston), Clint Mathis (Real Salt Lake), Bobby Boswell (Houston), Jhon Kennedy Hurtado (Seattle), Freddie Ljungberg (Seattle), and Pat Onstad (Houston).