The Inactive All-Star Roster

The Inactive All-Star Roster

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 28, 2009
  • 10 Comments
  • 2009 All-Star Game

As some of you may know, with the current format of the MLS All-Star game the league set up an in-active roster for players to receive All-Star bonuses that aren’t playing in the game. Pretty much it means the league is paying another set of guys to be All-Stars as if the league was still playing a east versus west style of game.

Thanks to Craig Stouffer over at The Examiner for posting this. We know now those players that are on the in-active All-Star roster.

INACTIVE ROSTER (14)

GOALKEEPERS: Pat Onstad (Houston Dynamo); Donovan Ricketts (LA Galaxy);

DEFENDERS: Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA); Frankie Hejduk (Columbus Crew); Jimmy Conrad (Kansas City Wizards);

MIDFIELDERS: Guillermo Barros Schelotto (Columbus Crew); Shalrie Joseph (New England Revolution); Dwayne De Rosario (Toronto FC); Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo); Paulo Nagamura (Chivas USA); Amado Guevara (Toronto FC);

FORWARDS: Brian McBride (Chicago Fire); Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo); Juan Pablo Angel (New York Red Bulls)

Now I know some of these guys were originally on the roster but were replaced. From the looks of it the league just bumped them down to this since they are still technically All-Stars. No real beef with any of these selections here.

For a recap of the main roster that will compete tomorrow night against Everton see below:

GOALKEEPERS – Kasey Keller (Seattle Sounders FC); Zach Thornton (Chivas USA).

DEFENDERS – Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew), Geoff Cameron (Houston Dynamo), Wilman Conde (Chicago Fire), Jhon Kennedy Hurtado (Seattle Sounders FC), Bakary Soumare (Chicago Fire)

MIDFIELDERS – Freddie Ljungberg (Seattle Sounders FC), Stuart Holden (Houston Dynamo), Cuauhtémoc Blanco (Chicago Fire), Will Johnson (Real Salt Lake), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Davy Arnaud (Kansas City Wizards), Javier Morales (Real Salt Lake), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake)

FORWARDS – Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Conor Casey (Colorado Rapids), Fredy Montero (Seattle Sounders FC)

Weird that as solid of a season as DC United is having that they got no All-Stars and yet RSL who is near the bottom of the table has four. I know they are the hosts but you really can’t tell me Will Johnson is an All-Star this year can you?

I’ll have more thoughts on the game tomorrow.

  • LE Eisenmenger

    It makes sense to have separate East and West All-Star games vs foreign sides. It offers players more exposure to foreign leagues and coaches, proves that MLS has more quality players, returns higher ticket revenue, provides more opportunities for broadcasters and sponsors, and increases competition between the conferences.<br />
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    The schedule congestion is the problem, but the league could consider cutting back on the poorly attended regular season matches and focusing on more international competitions.

  • It makes sense to have separate East and West All-Star games vs foreign sides. It offers players more exposure to foreign leagues and coaches, proves that MLS has more quality players, returns higher ticket revenue, provides more opportunities for broadcasters and sponsors, and increases competition between the conferences.

    The schedule congestion is the problem, but the league could consider cutting back on the poorly attended regular season matches and focusing on more international competitions.

  • Jason

    Omar Cummings isn't an All-Star but Will Johnson is? WTF?

  • soccer goals

    Will Johnson should not be an ALL Star.

  • Omar Cummings isn’t an All-Star but Will Johnson is? WTF?

  • Will Johnson should not be an ALL Star.

  • Dan

    Johnson over Namoff, Quaranta, or Pontius? No way.

  • Jesse

    Will had a shaky start, but since RSL switched to a 4-3-3 he has been very solid. I was surprised to see him as an all star, but the team needs a holding presence. Beckerman and Johnson are the only holding midfielders out of the entire group. Having said that, Seattle's Alonso for me has been the most impressive holding midfielder this year.

  • Dan

    Johnson over Namoff, Quaranta, or Pontius? No way.

  • Jesse

    Will had a shaky start, but since RSL switched to a 4-3-3 he has been very solid. I was surprised to see him as an all star, but the team needs a holding presence. Beckerman and Johnson are the only holding midfielders out of the entire group. Having said that, Seattle’s Alonso for me has been the most impressive holding midfielder this year.