Who’s Missing From The All-Star Team?

Who’s Missing From The All-Star Team?

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 19, 2010
  • 2010 All-Star Game

Alvaro Saborio was the biggest snub in some folks eyes. (Getty Images)

Its been a couple hours since the 2010 MLS All-Star lineup was announced and now its all about who got snubbed and who doesn’t deserve to be there. Every year we go through a list of guys who deserve an All-Star nomination and each year we come up with a short list of guys who just missed the cut.

For me the following guys have a legitimate case of being on this year’s All-Star roster and likely will be once all the LA and Toronto guys aren’t there due to the league not scheduling the game properly around the CONCACAF Champions League games next week. Yes I know the one Seattle player listed below also has no shot of being named to the roster due to the CCL game that night but he definitely deserved the honor.

Goalkeeper: Jimmy Nielsen (Kansas City), Will Hesmer (Columbus)

Defense: Sean Franklin (LA Galaxy), Tim Ream (New York Red Bulls), Adrian Cann (Toronto), and Marvell Wynne (Colorado Rapids).

Midfield: Bobby Convey (San Jose Earthquakes), Joel Lindpere (New York Red Bulls), Steve Zakuani (Seattle Sounders FC), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Eddie Gavin (Columbus), Andy Najar (D.C. United), and Michael Stephens (LA Galaxy).

Forwards: Chris Wondolowski (San Jose), Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake), and Justin Braun (Chivas USA).

My biggest gripes with the players not called in today were Saborio, Convey and Lindpere. All have a reason to be there. But again more than likely these three will end up in Houston when some LA players decide not to play.

Who didn’t get called today that you thought would be there? I’m sure I missed someone so lets hear it.

  • F4denz

    confused why you people like Jimmy Nielsen, 7th in GAA in MLS with 4 wins. Really, why would you let him anywhere near an All Star team. Sorry I get that some might feel that everyteam deserves a player but, no way with Nielsen.

    As much as I think Saborio should be there, I also think Convey should. I like your addition of Wynne, he has had a very solid year since moving to Colorado. Need more bite in the mdifield, not sure who but we have a very offensive minded group in the middle, good since we know that Ching and Moreno won't do much if anything, and Landon and Buddle will like be tired from their CCL match the night before.

  • I wasn't big on Nielsen for a while until I saw him live, the man has better reflexes than most keepers in the league…his defense just stinks in front of him.