Manchester United take on the MLS All Stars in Houston tonight, wanting to bounce back from the 2-1 defeat they suffered at the weekend.
Donovan Ricketts (LA Galaxy) – 33-year-old Jamaican who has played for Bolton and Bradford City.
Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake) – Has made 4 appearances for the USA International team. Used as back up for Tim Howard.
Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy) – 21-year-old who has represented the USA at youth level.
Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew) – won MLS Defender of the Year in 2008 and 2009.
Jamison Olave (Real Salt Lake)
Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA) – Was the MLS Rookie of the Year in 2006 and made the MLS Team of the Season in 2007.
Heath Pearce (FC Dallas) – Californian who started his career in the Danish league before coming back to the USA.
Wilman Conde (Chicago Fire) – Chicago Fire Defender of the Year in 2009, as well as making the MLS Best XI.
Kevin Alston (New England Revolution)
Dwayne De Rosario (Toronto FC) – Had a trial with Nottingham Forest in 2005 but wasn’t offered a contract and has played for Canada 53 times.
Marco Pappa (Chicago Fire) – Picked up a bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics with Guatemala.
Javier Morales (Real Salt Lake) – Played for Argentine side Arsenal for 4 years and has endured an injury prone season.
Guillermo Barros Schelotto (Columbus Crew)
Sebastien Le Toux (Philadelphia Union)
David Ferreira (FC Dallas) – 30-year-old Colombian who spent the majority of his career playing in Brazil.
Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo)
Shalrie Joseph (New England Revolution) – Plays for the Granada national team and was in the MLS Best XI in 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Jeff Larentowicz (Colorado Rapids) – Is known as Big Red, Ginger, Ginger Bonita and Ginger Jeff.
Edson Buddle (LA Galaxy) – Named after Edson Arantes do Nascimento… better known as Pelé
Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy) – First professional contract was with Bayer Leverkusen and he has also spent time on loan with Bayern Munich and Everton.
Juan Pablo Angel (New York Red Bulls) – Was Aston Villa’s record signing of £9.5m in 2001 and spent 6 years at the club. The 28-year-old has played for USA for 127 times.
Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo) – Won the MLS Golden Boot in 2004.
Jaime Moreno (DC United) – Won the MLS Golden Boot in 1997, as well as being named in the MLS XI in 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2006. He spent two years with Middlesbrough and gained promotion with them in 1995.
“All-Star games are always special,” said Donovan. “I’m excited to play against Manchester United, even though I won’t get to play too much. The minute I found out about this game, I was ecstatic. Over the years we’ve had incredible experiences with some of the teams we’ve played. This one tops them all. It’s going to be a fun night. It’s not only an opportunity individually for guys to do well, but for our league to show the strides we’ve made. We take this game very seriously and we have a really good group of players that can play with any teams in the world. I expect it to be a fun, competitive, and exciting game. People are paying good money, we want to give them a good show.”
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