MLS All-Star roster changes: Bradley, Gerrard, Keane drop out

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by RYAN BRISTER
MLS Writer

Citing injuries, several players previously slated to face Tottenham Hotspur as MLS All-Stars Wednesday night have opted not to participate. In their place are lesser known players who nonetheless deserve all-star recognition.

Michael Bradley, Steven Gerrard, Chris Tierney, and former Tottenham striker Robbie Keane have all dropped out of the All-Star lineup. Sebastian Giovinco is reportedly questionable to participate; he’s dealing with a minor heel injury suffered on Saturday.

In turn, Gyasi Zardes, assist leader Ethan Finlay, Waylon Francis, Juninho, and Colorado midfielder Sam Cronin will join the All-Star squad. Cronin is the second Rapids player on the squad, joining Drew Moor in being able to play the All-Star Game at his home stadium.

After much was made about Don Garber’s selection of Gerrard and Frank Lampard as all-stars, neither will actually play in the game. Lampard was previously replaced by Red Bulls midfielder Dax McCarty, and has yet to play for NYCFC.


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  • Dong Arber

    Face it, nobody cares about this All Star game. I am feeling like a limp noodle these day’s.

  • Nobby Stiles

    Shambolic………two from the last place Rapids. Garber is an idiot

    • Shane

      It is pretty ridiculous, but these events always give extra spots to the local team’s players, even if they are bad.


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