New York Red Bulls head coach Hans Backe has announced his game day roster for the upcoming Major League Soccer All-Star game.
The All-Star team will face English Premier League Champion Manchester United on July 27th in New York.
After the fan vote to determine the First XI and league commissioner Don Garber adding his two selections, Backe finalized the 22-man roster today.
Backe was somewhat limited in his selections due to being able to choose only from players who could play in the match. Injured players were not considered, and players from the Seattle Sounders and FC Dallas were left off of the list because both teams will participate in the CONCACAF Champions League tournament.
Players on the game day roster include:
Goalkeeper: Tally Hall (HOU), Faryd Mondragon (PHI)
Defenders: Corey Ashe (HOU), Geoff Cameron (HOU), Bobby Convey (SJ), Matt Besler (KC), Sean Franklin (LA), Jamison Olave (RSL), Heath Pearce (Chivas), Tim Ream (NY)
Midfielders: Kyle Beckerman (RSL), David Beckham (LA), Brad Davis (HOU), Jack Jewsbury (POR), Shalrie Joseph (NE), Nick LaBrocca (Chivas)
Forwards: Juan Agudelo (NY), Omar Bravo (KC), Omar Cummings (COL), Landon Donavan (LA), Thierry Henry (NY), Chris Wondolowski (SJ)
The First XI and Commissioner's picks included:
Goalkeeper: Kasey Keller (SEA)
Defenders: Omar Gonzalez (LA), Sean Franklin (LA), Rafa Márquez (NY), Tim Ream (NY)
Midfielders: David Beckham (LA), Jack Jewsbury (POR), Brek Shea (DAL)
Forwards: Landon Donovan (LA), Thierry Henry (NY), Chris Wondolowski (SJ), Juan Agudelo (NY). Omar Bravo (KC)
Kansas City defender Matt Besler was also added via the AT&T Fan Text Voting Contest.
The starting lineup for the match will not be revealed until the day of the game.
Roster Information found on the league website at www.mlssoccer.com
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