The 2010 MLS All-Star First XI features those players who captured the most combined votes from media, fans, fellow players, and coaches and GMs. All-Star head coach Bruce Arena will make a further 10 selections, and league commissioner Don Garber will round out the roster with two more picks. Arena will then select his starting XI, which is slated to face Manchester United on July 28, from that full 23-man roster.
NEW YORK -- As the top-flight division of men’s professional soccer in the United States, MLS and its clubs are also out to show they have the best youth teams in the nation.
After more than 2,000 games played by 144 teams across the country, a total of three MLS youth sides are competing in the US Soccer Development Academy Finals at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
NEW YORK — The LA Galaxy have dominated the first half of the MLS regular season, and it is no surprise that this success is reflected in the 2010 AT&T MLS All-Star First XI, which MLSsoccer.com announced on Tuesday.
Galaxy manager Bruce Arena will be joined by a league-high four members from his club on July 28 in Houston, where the MLS All-Stars will face legendary English club Manchester United in the 2010 AT&T MLS All-Star Game (ESPN2 and Telefutura at 8:30 p.m. ET).
Lately, everyone at D.C. United has been very excited about their two new players, Pablo Hernandez and Branko Boskovic. Many people know that July 15 is the day that the secondary transfer window opens in MLS, which means that this Thursday’s match at RFK Stadium against Seattle is the first time that Pablo and Branko are eligible to play. Many people also know that the two players cannot take the field without their International Transfer Certificate (ITC). This is where things get a little confusing, even for knowledgeable followers of D.C. United and Major League Soccer.
Houston, we have a roster.
We are just a day away from learning this year's MLS All-Star First XI ahead of the summer classic that will see the league's best take on the mighty Manchester United on July 28 in Houston.
The stars chosen to represent MLS will be revealed LIVE on Tuesday, July 13, in an exclusive announcement on ESPNews at 3:40 p.m. ET.
The First XI was selected by a combined vote of fans, league coaches and GMs, players, and media. The full 23-man All-Star roster will be revealed on Friday.
D.C. United did not notch a shutout in 2010 league play until their 11th game of the season, so it’s understandable that they would welcome their second clean sheet of the year in the form of Saturday’s 0-0 draw against Eastern Conference pack leaders New York at atmospheric Red Bull Arena.
D.C. UNITED HEAD COACH CURT ONALFO
On Dejan Jakovic up against Juan Pablo Angel:
"Angel is such a great force. If you just watch his runs off the ball, they're outstanding. It was all about dealing with him in the back, and our guys did a great job with that. It wasn't just Dejan (Jakovic), it was Julius (James), and also Jordan (Graye). Angel is smart enough to find areas on the field where he can be dangerous."
Points, pride and payback will be prime motivators for D.C. United in Saturday’s road match against the New York Red Bulls, with the visitors hoping to continue their climb up the standings while avenging a 2-0 home loss to their rivals on May 1.
But for some members of the United starting lineup, there’s also the considerable matter of asserting some job security before the international transfer window opens on Thursday. That’s when new signings Branko Boskovic and Pablo Hernandez become available to head coach Curt Onalfo, and everything could change.