Reserves picked for All-Star game
NEW YORK (AP) -- Major League Soccer announced 23 players picked Tuesday as reserves for All-Star game.
Three teenagers were elected to start Saturday's game at San Jose, Calif.: San Jose midfielder Landon Donovan (19), Chicago midfielder DaMarcus Beasley (19) and D.C. United's Bobby Convey (18).
Convey (hernia surgery) is among five of the 22 elected starters who will miss the game, a group that includes D.C. United defender Eddie Pope (family illness), New York/New Jersey midfielder Clint Mathis (torn right knee ligament), D.C. United midfielder Ben Olsen (surgery on both ankles) and Dallas defender Lubos Kubik (three-game suspension).
Picked as reserves for the East were forwards Diego Serna (Miami) and Mamadou Diallo (Tampa Bay); midfielders Jim Rooney (Miami), Ian Bishop (Miami), John Wilmar Perez (Columbus), Cate (New England) and Quaranta; defenders Pablo Mastroeni (Miami), Mike Clark (Columbus) and Steve Jolley (New York/New Jersey); and goalkeeper Tim Howard (New York/New Jersey). Sixteen-year-old D.C. midfielder Santino Quaranta was a commissioner's pick for the East.
Selected as reserves for the West were forwards John Spencer (Colorado), commissoiner's pick Luis Hernandez (Los Angeles) and Ronald Cerritos (San Jose); midfielders Diego Gutierrez (Chicago), Matt McKeon (Kansas City), Dema Kovalenko (Chicago), Cobi Jones (Los Angeles) and Manny Lagos (San Jose); defenders C.J. Brown (Chicago), Troy Dayak (San Jose) and Jesse Marsch (Chicago); and goalkeeper Zach Thornton (Chicago).
Elected to start for the East were forward Brian McBride, and Alex Pineda Chacon (Miami); midfielders Marco Etcheverry (D.C. United), Preki Radosavljevic (Miami), Convey, Mathis and Olsen; defenders Carlos Llamosa (Miami), Mike Petke (New York/New Jersey) and Pope; and goalkeeper Nick Rimando (Miami).
Elected to start for the West were forwards Ariel Graziani (Dallas) and Jason Kreis (Dallas); midfielders Chris Armas (Chicago), Chad Deering (Dallas), Mauricio Cienfuegos (Los Angeles), Donovan and Beasley; defenders Jeff Agoos (San Jose), Marcelo Balboa (Colorado) and Kubik; and goalkeeper Joe Cannon (San Jose).