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SAN JOSE San Jose Earthquakes stars Chris Wondolowski and Bobby Convey were named to the AT&T MLS All-Star game day roster by All-Star coach Hans Backe Monday. The duo will suit up for MLS on July 27 at Red Bull Arena against Manchester United. The match kicks off at 5:30 p.m. PT.
Because of the competitive format--MLS vs. the World--of the All-Star Game, MLS asked Backe to select from among all available players, and he constructed a dynamic, balanced roster loaded with the Leagues top talent. Backe also has seen success against Manchester United, including two wins during the 2007-08 English Premier League season when he was assistant coach at Manchester City under then Head Coach Sven-Gran Eriksson.
Wondolowski leads the Earthquakes in scoring with six goals in 15 games. The standout striker represented the United States during the CONCACAF Gold Cup and played 45 minutes in a friendly against Spain last June. While listed as a forward for the All-Star roster, Wondolowski has shown his versatility in 2011 while starting at four different positionsforward, right mid, left mid and center mid. In 2010, Wondolowski won the MLS Budweiser Golden Boot with a league-leading 18 goals, nine of which were game winners.
Convey is on the All-Star roster for the second-consecutive year. While splitting time between left back, left mid and right mid, Convey has recorded two assists and scored one goal so far in 2011. He has been a key component for a San Jose squad that has only lost twice in its last 12 matches. Last season, Convey led the Earthquakes with 10 assists.
2011 MLS All-Star Game Day Roster
Goalkeeper: Tally Hall (Houston Dynamo), Faryd Mondragn (Philadelphia Union)
Defenders: Corey Ashe (Houston Dynamo), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Geoff Cameron (Houston Dynamo), Bobby Convey (San Jose Earthquakes), Sean Franklin (LA Galaxy), Jamison Olave (Real Salt Lake), Heath Pearce (Chivas USA), Tim Ream (New York Red Bulls).
Midfielders: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), David Beckham (LA Galaxy), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Jack Jewsbury (Portland Timbers), Shalrie Joseph (New England Revolution), Nick LaBrocca (Chivas USA)
Forwards: Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls), Omar Bravo (Sporting Kansas City), Omar Cummings (Colorado Rapids), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)
Courtesy San Jose Earthquakes media services