All-Star: MLS names inactive roster, including trio from Portland Timbers
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Major League Soccer announced 10 players on the inactive roster for the 2013 AT&T MLS All-Star Game on Wednesday, including three players from the upstart Portland Timbers and one of the driving forces behind Real Salt Lake.
The Portland trio of goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts and midfielders Diego Valeri (above) and Rodney Wallace highlight the group, which also includes midfielder Javier Morales, who’s been a key to RSL's run to the top of the table at the midway point of the season.
The list also includes Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall, New York Red Bulls defender Jámison Olave, FC Dallas defender George John, Seattle Sounders midfielder Osvaldo Alonso, LA Galaxy midfielder Juninho and Montreal Impact midfielder Justin Mapp.
Per the league’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, MLS names 32 All-Stars annually. The inactive roster is determined by a player vote.
LA Galaxy forward Robbie Keane and New York Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill were both named to the All-Star roster ahead of Wednesday night’s game against AS Roma (9 pm ET; ESPN2; UniMas; TSN/RDS; Live Chat on MLSsoccer.com), but both are on the inactive roster with injuries.