Players from the past to join current stars
[ESPN.com news services]
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. national team is bringing back
veterans of the 1990s for the Major League Soccer All-Star game on
Ten of the 18 players selected Tuesday by U.S. coach Bruce Arena
were on the 22-man roster for the 1998 World Cup, where the
Americans finished last, and some were on the rosters for the 1990
and 1994 tournaments, including former U.S. captain John Harkes.
Arena's roster includes 10 players from this year's team, which
advanced to the quarterfinals before losing to Germany, but none of
the European-based players on the World Cup roster.
``We are proud to acknowledge the players of MLS who have made
such great strides in establishing the league,'' Arena said.
Midfielder Chris Henderson was on the 1990 roster. Harkes, a
midfielder, and goalkeeper Tony Meola were on the 1990 and 1994
Goalkeeper Juergen Sommer, defenders Mike Burns and Alexi Lalas,
and midfielder Cobi Jones were on the 1994 and 1998 rosters.
Defenders Jeff Agoos and Eddie Pope; midfielders Chad Deering,
Brian Maisonneuve and Preki Radosavljevic; and forward Brian
McBride were on the 1998 roster.
Players from this years roster included Agoos, midfielder
DaMarcus Beasley, forward Landon Donovan, Jones, defender Carlos
Llamosa, defender Pablo Mastroeni, McBride, Meola, Pope and forward
Among the missing from this year's World Cup roster are
goalkeepers Brad Friedel and Kasey Keller; defenders Gregg
Berhalter, Steve Cherundolo, Frankie Hejduk, David Regis and Tony
Sanneh; midfielders Eddie Lewis, John O'Brien, Claudio Reyna and
Earnie Stewart; and forwards Clint Mathis and Joe-Max Moore.
Mathis is sidelined by a knee injury.
Midfielder Chris Armas, who missed the World Cup with after
tearing his right anterior cruciate ligament in May, will be
honorary captain of the team.
The MLS roster is to be announced Wednesday.
The match will be televised live on ABC.
The complete U.S. roster:
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Caps/G Club
Agoos, Jeff D 5'10" 175 133/4 S.J. Earthquakes
Beasley, DaMarcus M 5'7" 126 15/3 Chicago Fire
Burns, Mike D 5'9" 165 75/0 K.C. Wizards
Deering, Chad M 6'1" 165 18/1 Dallas Burn
Donovan, Landon F 5'8" 148 28/7 S.J. Earthquakes
Harkes, John M 5'11" 165 90/6 Columbus Crew
Henderson, Chris M 5'10" 150 79/3 Colorado Rapids
Jones, Cobi M 5'7" 145 159/14 L.A. Galaxy
Lalas, Alexi D 6'3" 195 96/9 L.A. Galaxy
Llamosa,Carlos D 5'11" 166 29/0 N.E. Revolution
Maisonneuve, Brian M 5'11" 170 13/0 Columbus Crew
Mastroeni, Pablo D/M 5'10" 170 13/0 Colorado Rapids
McBride, Brian F 6'1" 170 65/20 Columbus Crew
Meola, Tony GK 6'1" 205 99/0 K.C. Wizards
Pope, Eddie D 6'1" 180 55/5 D.C. United
Radosavljevic, Preki M 5'9" 165 28/4 K.C. Wizards
Sommer, Juergen GK 6'5" 215 8/0 N.E. Revolution
Wolff, Josh F 5'8" 160 20/6 Chicago Fire
Goalkeepers: Tony Meola, Juergen Sommer
Head Coach: Bruce Arena
Defenders: Jeff Agoos, Mike Burns, Alexi Lalas, Carlos Llamosa, Eddie Pope
Midfielders: DaMarcus Beasley, Chad Deering, John Harkes, Chris Henderson, Cobi Jones, Pablo Mastroeni, Brian Maisonneuve, Preki Radosavljevic
Forwards: Landon Donovan, Brian McBride, Josh Wolff