Donovan leads MLS All-Stars

Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan was named on the Major League All-Stars for the ninth time in as many league seasons on Monday. The US striker will lead the MLS All-Stars against FA Cup finalists Everton on 29 July in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The squad, which includes seven first-time All-Stars, was voted on by players, coaches and general managers as well as media and supporters. New England midfielder Shalrie Joseph of Grenada qualified for the squad for the sixth consecutive year while Toronto midfielder Dwayne De Rosario of Canada was picked for the fourth season in a row and Columbus midfielder Guillermo Barros Schelotto of Argentina was named for the second time.

First-time All-Stars were veteran Seattle goalkeeper Kasey Keller and Swedish midfielder Freddie Ljungberg, Houston defender Geoff Cameron and midfielder Stuart Holden, Columbus defender Chad Marshall, Chicago defender Wilman Conde and Colorado forward Conor Casey.