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Montero, Hurtado lead Kinnear’s six all-star reserve picks

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Houston Dynamo head coach Dom Kinnear probably didn't like the fact that Fredy Montero scored a questionable goal against the Dynamo recently, but that didn't stop him from selecting the Colombian striker to the MLS All-Star Team.

Montero and teammate Jhon Kennedy Hurtado were two of the six players chosen by Kinnear as reserves for the MLS All-Star Game against Everton on July 29 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Utah. David Beckham was not.

Here is the full list of picks:

  • Pat Onstad, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Brad Davis, Davy Arnaud, Freddy Montero, Brian Ching

Kinnear selected six players instead of the previously scheduled five because Columbus Crew star Guillermo Barros SChelotto is out with a hamstring injury.

With MLS commissioner Don Garber selecting Kyle Beckerman and Javier Morales, this means there will be NO David Beckham at the MLS All-Star Game (that sound you hear is young girls in Utah crying).

Houston leads the way with five selections while the Sounders have four players on the All-Star Team.

Here is the full team:

Goalkeepers: Kasey Keller (Seattle Sounders FC)*, Pat Onstad (Houston Dynamo)&

Defenders: Geoff Cameron (Houston Dynamo)*, Wilman Conde (Chicago Fire)*, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado (Seattle Sounders FC)&, Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew)*

Midfielders: Davy Arnaud (Kansas City Wizards)&, Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake)+, Cuauhtémoc Blanco (Chicago Fire), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo)&, Stuart Holden (Houston Dynamo)*, Shalrie Joseph (New England Revolution)*, Freddie Ljungberg (Seattle Sounders FC)*, Javier Morales (Real Salt Lake)+
Forwards: Conor Casey (Colorado Rapids)*, Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo)&, Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy)*, Fredy Montero (Seattle Sounders FC)&

* Denotes selection to First XI Team (Blanco replaced Dwayne De Rosario due to Toronto FC's CONCACAF Champions League match)
+ Denotes a Commissioner's Selection  
& Denotes Coach's Selection  


What do you think of this group? What player do you think was the biggest snub? What would be your starting lineup vs. Everton?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. OMG is it possible that Garber has actually gotten a sense of fairness? I was SURE he’d pick Beckham for a spot on the squad. I’ll still bet heavy money that he ‘asks’ Beckham to be involved in the festivities in some way for some reason but still…bravo, Don Garber.


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