July 15, 2012
Red Bulls Henry, Pearce selected
NEW YORK – New York Red Bulls forward Thierry Henry and defender Heath Pearce are part of the roster put together by DC United coach Ben Olsen selected to represent the Major League Soccer All-Stars against UEFA Champions League winners Chelsea FC in the 2012 MLS All-Star Game on July 25 at PPL Park.
Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber selected the only active MLS original -- defender Ramiro Corrales of the San Jose Earthquakes -- and Philadelphia Union defender Carlos Valdés as 2012 AT&T MLS All-Stars.
Olsen selected all eleven of the original fan-voted All-Stars.
In addition to 12-time All-Star Landon Donovan, the roster also features prominent All-Star veterans such as David Beckham (LA Galaxy, Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Dwayne De Rosario (D.C. United) and Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC). Nine roster selections are MLS All-Stars for the first time.
2012 MLS All-Star Gameday Roster
Goalkeeper: Dan Kennedy (Chivas USA), Jimmy Nielsen (Sporting Kansas City)
Defenders: Steven Beitashour (San Jose Earthquakes), Aurélien Collin (Sporting Kansas City),Ramiro Corrales (San Jose Earthquakes), Jay DeMerit (Vancouver Whitecaps FC),Heath Pearce (New York Red Bulls), Carlos Valdes (Philadelphia Union)
Midfielders: Osvaldo Alonso (Seattle Sounders FC), David Beckham (LA Galaxy),Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Dwayne De Rosario(D.C. United),Landon Donovan(LA Galaxy),Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
Forwards: Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC),Chris Pontius (D.C. United),Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)