Saturday, July 10, 2010

MLS All-Star Game Update & World Cup Final Viewing Party Information

HOUSTON - APRIL 17: A banner showing the 2010 MLS All-Star game to be held in Houston is brought onto the field at Robertson Stadium on April 17, 2010 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

While we know that L.A. Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena will be coaching the MLS All-Star Team, along with Houston Dynamo Coach Dominic Kinnear, this year, we still don't know the full roster for the MLS All-Star Team. However, we do have some good information on who will be travelling with Manchester United to the US this summer:

GOALKEEPERS: Ben Amos (ENG), Tomasz Kuszczak (POL), Edwin van de Sar (NED)

DEFENDERS: Wes Brown (ENG), Fabio Da Silva (BRA), Rafael Da Silva (BRA), Ritchie De Laet (BEL), Corry Evans (NIR), Jonny Evans (NIR), John O'Shea (IRL), Chris Smalling (ENG)

MIDFIELDERS: Tom Cleverley (ENG), Darren Fletcher (SCO), Darron Gibson (IRL), Ryan Giggs (WAL), Nani (POR), Gabriel Obertan (FRA), Paul Scholes (ENG)

FORWARDS: Dimitar Berbatov (BUL), Mame Biram Diouf (SEN), Javier Hernandez (MEX) [will join in Houston on 27 July], Federico Macheda (ITA), Danny Welbeck (ENG)

MANAGER: Sir Alex Ferguson

As of now, Wayne Rooney is not on the roster, but that roster may change as we get closer to the match. Meanwhile Gary Neville, Michael Owen, Rio Ferdinand, Owen Hargreaves, Michael Owen, and Antonio Valencia will not travel to the US due to injury issues.

In addition to playing the MLS All-Star Team in Houston at Reliant Stadium on July 28th, Manchester United will also play Celtic in Toronto on July 16th, the Philadelphia Union at Lincoln Financial Field on July 21st, and the Kansas City Wizards at Arrowhead Stadium on July 25th.

Tickets for the MLS All-Star Game have been going fast, and most of the lower bowl at Reliant Stadium is sold out, but there are still tickets available - visit the Houston Dynamo website for ticket information.

But before Manchester United arrive in North America, there's still one very important match left in the 2010 World Cup finals - The Final between Netherlands and Spain. The match will air on ABC, with pre-game coverage starting at 12:30 central time. Meanwhile, here in Houston 1560 The Game's World Cup Show will have its final broadcast by doing a live remote at Nick's Place Houston from 11:00am to 1:00pm central time. If you're not in Houston and can't come out to Nick's Place for the show and match, you can listen online via 1560 The Game's website. The list of guests has not been finalized, but expect a few Houston Dynamo players there on Sunday.

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