Commissioner’s All-Star Picks

Commissioner’s All-Star Picks

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 15, 2009
  • 4 Comments
  • 2009 All-Star Game, Clint Mathis, Don Garber, Javier Morales, Kyle Beckerman, Santino Quaranta, Zach Thornton

Today we’ve learned who MLS Commissioner Don Garber will be selecting for his picks in this year’s All-Star game.  In previous years Garber has picked guys in the final years of their career or guys that were “snubbed” by the voters.

Today Garber selected two RSL players (the game is at Rio Tinto Stadium): Kyle Beckerman and Javier Morales.

Good picks, especially since I highly doubt either would have been picked by Kinnear and since they are the home town favorites.

Good to also see Garber not go with David Beckham. However I do have three other guys that I was kind of hoping to see in these two spots. (I’m picking three because I am assuming Dominic Kinnear may do one of the picks)

Those three are: Chivas USA keeper Zach Thornton, RSL midfielder Clint Mathis, and DC midfielder/forward Santino Quaranta.

I kind of see Quaranta getting picked by Kinnear but I was kind of hoping to see The Don go this way in his selections. I put Thornton up there since he is having a stellar comeback season this year. Mathis I thought is a little more deserving than both Beckerman or Morales here if he wanted to go with a RSL player.

What do you make of The Don’s picks? Good or bad?

  • KU5

    The picks are good. Morales and Beckerman are both deserving. They have worked hard for their club this year (not to mention Beckerman is doing excellent with the MNT). Also, it will be good to see some guys from the host team get on the pitch.

  • Bonji

    I am actually surprised that Beckham didn't get selected. His name is such a draw.

  • KU5

    The picks are good. Morales and Beckerman are both deserving. They have worked hard for their club this year (not to mention Beckerman is doing excellent with the MNT). Also, it will be good to see some guys from the host team get on the pitch.

  • I am actually surprised that Beckham didn’t get selected. His name is such a draw.