PORTLAND, Ore. – Major League Soccer (MLS) announced today that Portland Timbers midfielder Jack Jewsbury has been named to the 2011 AT&T MLS All-Star gameday roster by New York Red Bulls and MLS All-Star manager Hans Backe.
Jewsbury, 30, is among the 22 MLS All-Stars confirmed on the roster that will compete against English Premier League titleholders Manchester United at Red Bull Arena on Wednesday, July 27. The game will be televised live by ESPN2, Galavision and TSN at 5:30 p.m. (PT).
NOTE: Backe will discuss his selections on MLSsoccer.com’s ExtraTime Radio podcast today which will be released at approximately 3 p.m. PT (also available on iTunes)
The Joplin, Mo., native was selected for the first time in his career through the MLS All-Star First XI fan vote, the results of which were announced July 10.
In his first year with Portland, the captain leads the club with five goals, six assists and 16 points. Jewsbury also has three game-winning assists, tied for second in the league. The five goals and 16 points are career highs for the nine-year veteran. His penalty kick goal was the deciding factor in the Timbers’ first road victory of the season at Chicago over the weekend.
Jewsbury was acquired by Portland in a trade from Sporting Kansas City on March 1.
2011 MLS All-Star Gameday Roster
Goalkeeper:Tally Hall (Houston Dynamo), Faryd Mondragón (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)
Inactive All-Stars (Note that another six inactive All-Stars will be chosen via player voting):Kasey Keller (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Rafa Marquez (New York Red Bulls), Brek Shea (FC Dallas)