Jose Burciaga & Jimmy Conrad named to MLS Select Team that will f ace Real Madrid

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Major League Soccer today
announced the 19-man roster that will travel to Spain to face nine-time
European champions Real Madrid on Tuesday, August 23 in the 27th annual
Trofeo Santiago Bernabeu. The star-studded MLS Select Team includes two
Wizards defenders, Jose Luis Burciaga Jr. and Jimmy Conrad. The 19-man
roster will be comprised of 13 American players and six international stars
(Youri Djorkaeff, Ronnie O'Brien, Amado Guevara, Shalrie Joseph, Jaime
Moreno and Douglas Sequeira).

The international match at the legendary Santiago Bernabeu will be broadcast
live in the United States on Tuesday starting at 3:30 p.m. ET on Fox Soccer
Channel and Fox Sports en Español.

The players will depart to Spain following the League regular season matches
scheduled between Friday, Aug. 19 and Sunday, Aug. 21. The New England
Revolution will contribute a league-high three players while five other
clubs will be represented by two players. The MLS delegation traveling to
Spain will include Commissioner Don Garber and Deputy Commissioner Ivan

The event on August 23 will mark the first time that an American squad will
play for the Trofeo Santiago Bernabeu in the history of the competition,
which traditionally represents Real Madrid's first game of the new season in
front of its home fans and the final game before the start of the Spanish La
Liga season. Real Madrid kicks off its domestic season on August 28 on the
road against Cádiz.

First held in 1979 in honor of Real Madrid's legendary former president for
whom the team's stadium is also named, the prestigious Trofeo Santiago
Bernabeu has featured legendary teams throughout the event's history
including Liverpool (England), A.C. Milan (Italy), Inter Milan (Italy),
River Plate (Argentina), Ajax Amsterdam (Holland), Santos (Brazil) and
Benfica (Portugal).

MLS SELECT TEAM (By Position):

GOALKEEPERS (2): Matt Reis (New England Revolution), Nick Rimando (D.C.

DEFENDERS (6): Jose Burciaga, Jr. (Kansas City Wizards), Jimmy Conrad
(Kansas City Wizards), Frankie Hejduk (Columbus Crew), Chad Marshall
(Columbus Crew), Pablo Mastroeni (Colorado Rapids), Douglas Sequeira (Chivas

MIDFIELDERS (7): Ricardo Clark (San Jose Earthquakes), Clint Dempsey (New
England Revolution), Youri Djorkaeff (MetroStars), Amado Guevara
(MetroStars), Shalrie Joseph (New England Revolution), Justin Mapp (Chicago
Fire), Ronnie O'Brien (FC Dallas)

FORWARDS (4): Jeff Cunningham (Colorado Rapids), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles
Galaxy), Jason Kreis (Real Salt Lake), Jaime Moreno (D.C. United)


CHICAGO FIRE (1): Justin Mapp

CHIVAS USA (1): Douglas Sequeira

COLORADO RAPIDS (2): Jeff Cunningham, Pablo Mastroeni

COLUMBUS CREW (2): Frankie Hejduk, Chad Marshall

D.C. UNITED (2): Jaime Moreno, Nick Rimando

FC DALLAS (1): Ronnie O'Brien

KANSAS CITY WIZARDS (2): Jose Burciaga Jr., Jimmy Conrad

LOS ANGELES GALAXY (1): Landon Donovan

METROSTARS (2): Youri Djorkaeff, Amado Guevara

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION (3): Clint Dempsey, Shalrie Joseph, Matt Reis

REAL SALT LAKE (1): Jason Kreis


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