Originally created 07/17/02

U.S. roster for MLS game brings back some old-timers



WASHINGTON -- The U.S. national team is bringing back veterans of the 1990s for the Major League Soccer All-Star game on Aug. 3.

Ten of the 18 players selected Tuesday by U.S. coach Bruce Arena were on the 22-man roster for the 1998 World Cup, where the Americans finished last, and some were on the rosters for the 1990 and 1994 tournaments, including former U.S. captain John Harkes.

Arena's roster includes 10 players from this year's team, which advanced to the quarterfinals before losing to Germany, but none of the European-based players on the World Cup roster.

"We are proud to acknowledge the players of MLS who have made such great strides in establishing the league," Arena said.

Midfielder Chris Henderson was on the 1990 roster. Harkes, a midfielder, and goalkeeper Tony Meola were on the 1990 and 1994 rosters.

Goalkeeper Juergen Sommer, defenders Mike Burns and Alexi Lalas, and midfielder Cobi Jones were on the 1994 and 1998 rosters. Defenders Jeff Agoos and Eddie Pope; midfielders Chad Deering, Brian Maisonneuve and Preki Radosavljevic; and forward Brian McBride were on the 1998 roster.

Players from this years roster included Agoos, midfielder DaMarcus Beasley, forward Landon Donovan, Jones, defender Carlos Llamosa, defender Pablo Mastroeni, McBride, Meola, Pope and forward Josh Wolff.

Among the missing from this year's World Cup roster are goalkeepers Brad Friedel and Kasey Keller; defenders Gregg Berhalter, Steve Cherundolo, Frankie Hejduk, David Regis and Tony Sanneh; midfielders Eddie Lewis, John O'Brien, Claudio Reyna and Earnie Stewart; and forwards Clint Mathis and Joe-Max Moore.

Mathis is sidelined by a knee injury.

Midfielder Chris Armas, who missed the World Cup with after tearing his right anterior cruciate ligament in May, will be honorable captain of the team.

The MLS roster is to be announced Wednesday.

The complete U.S. roster:

Goalkeepers-Tony Meola (Kansas City), Juergen Sommer (New England)

Defenders-Jeff Agoos (San Jose), Mike Burns (Kansas City), Alexi Lalas (Los Angeles), Carlos Llamosa (New England), Pablo Mastroeni (Colorado), Eddie Pope (DC United)

Midfielders-DaMarcus Beasley (Chicago), Chad Deering (Dallas), John Harkes (Columbus), Chris Henderson (Colorado), Cobi Jones (Los Angeles), Brian Maisonneuve (Columbus), Preki Radosavljevic (Kansas City)

Forwards-Landon Donovan (San Jose), Brian McBride (Columbus), Josh Wolff (Chicago)