Original MLS-er Corrales picked for All-Star game

Original MLS-er Corrales picked for All-Star game

Published Jul. 15, 2012 6:57 p.m. ET

Ramiro Corrales, the only active player in Major League Soccer who was there when the league started in 1996, is on the All-Star roster.

The San Jose Earthquakes defender was chosen by Commissioner Don Garber to the 18-man roster, joining 11 players voted to the squad by fans, and Garber's other pick, Philadelphia Union defender Carlos Valdes.

The other five additions were made by D.C. United coach Ben Olson, who will coach the All-Stars against Chelsea on July 25 in Philadelphia. Olson took goalkeeper Dan Kennedy, midfielders Osvaldo Alonso and Kyle Beckerman, and forwards Eddie Johnson and Chris Pontius.

They join the 11 stars voted to the team by fans, a group headed by Galaxy stars Landon Donovan and David Beckham.




Goalkeepers: Dan Kennedy (Chivas USA), Jimmy Nielsen (Sporting Kansas City)

Defenders: Steven Beitashour (San Jose Earthquakes), Aurelien 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)