Injured Beckerman replaced by Ridgewell for MLS All-Star game
AUG 06, 2014 9:16a ET
Real Salt Lake and U.S. World Cup team midfielder Kyle Beckerman has pulled out of the MLS All-Star game because of an unspecified injury.
MLS All-Star coach Caleb Porter, who also coaches the Timbers, made the decision to include Ridgewell so as not to disrupt other clubs and their preparation for MLS matches this week.
Ridgewell signed with the Timbers as a designated player from West Bromwich Albion of the English Premier League in late June. He spent the last 12 season with West Brom, Birmingham City and Aston Villa.