Today MLS Commissioner Don Garber and MLS All-Star Team coach Bruce Arena of the LA Galaxy released their selections to complete the 23-man 2010 AT&T MLS All-Star roster. Garber’s selections are Houston Dynamo and USMNT striker Brian Ching and Jaime Moreno of D.C. United. The All-Stars take on Manchester United on July 28, 2010 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN 2 and TeleFutura.
Brian Ching led the Dynamo to the MLS Cup in 2006, scoring the tying goal in extra time against New England Revolution and his team’s final goal in the penalty kick tiebreaker. The following year, Ching helped the Dynamo win their second MLS Cup with seven regular season goals and two in the playoffs. Ching has been the Dynamo’s Budweiser Golden Boot winner in 2007, 2008, and 2009. Among active players, his 68 career goals rank 10th in MLS and are just two behind ninth-place Dwayne De Rosario. Since earning his first cap with the U.S. Men’s National Team on May 26, 2003, Ching has earned 45 occasions and recorded 11 goals. This year in conjunction with Dynamo Charities, MLS W.O.R.K.S. and Habitat for Humanity, Ching launched “The House that Ching Built”, a campaign to raise $75,000 to build a home for a deserving family.
Jaime Moreno is the League’s all-time leading goal scorer and currently is the only player to appear in each of the first 15 seasons of MLS. Moreno helped lead United to MLS Cups with United in 1996, 1997, 1999, and 2004. Moreno, 36, has been named to the single-season MLS Best XI five times and leads the MLS all-time goals chart with 132 and is fourth all-time in assists with 102 in 333 regular season games. He ranks fourth all-time in playoff goals (12) and assists (10). Moreno has scored nine goals in 75 appearances for the Bolivian national team before retiring in October of 2008.
Due to international club competition for five members of the All-Star First XI and an injury to midfielder Kyle Beckerman, it was necessary for 2010 All-Star coach Bruce Arena to make additional selections. Arena picked: Goalkeeper Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake); defenders Kevin Alston (New England Revolution), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Wilman Conde (Chicago Fire) and Heath Pearce (FC Dallas); midfielders Sebastien Le Toux (Philadelphia Union), David Ferreira (FC Dallas), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Shalrie Joseph (New England Revolution) and Jeff Larentowicz (Colorado Rapids); and forward Juan Pablo Angel (New York Red Bulls).
Update 7/22: Arena selected San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Bobby Convey to replace Chivas USA defender Jonathan Bornstein, who suffered a knee injury.
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