AT&T MLS All-Star Head Coach, Caleb Porter, announced today that the team is going to have three new players, DC United defenders, Bobby Boswell and Sean Franklin, along with Philadelphia Union midfielder, Maurice Edu. These players will replace LA Galaxy pair, Omar Gonzalez and Robbie Keane, along with Seattle Sounders defender, Chad Marshall.
Coach Porter offered this comment about his new selections. “Given the limited minutes that Omar and Robbie would need to play due to having a game on Friday and the injury to Chad, I felt we needed to bring in Sean, Bobby and Maurice to provide us with more cover in the back,” Porter said in a statement. “This will also allow us to mangage the other players’ time so everyone is ready for their matches on the weekend.”
While the addition of Boswell makes sense, the addition’s of Edu and Franklin are questionable, to say the least.
Boswell is having one of his best MLS season’s ever, Franklin is doing the same, but his play is overshadowed by Boswell’s dominance. The inclusion of Edu makes absolutely no sense. His play this season is not consistent and there are many other midfielders, even from Philadelphia, that are more deserving of an All-Star call-up than Edu.
These three selections raise the same recurring question for many fans, “why is Caleb Porter the All-Star coach?”
Multiple fans continue to question the ongoing snub of Sporting Kansas City forward, Dom Dwyer. His goal-scoring ability is the catalyst for SKC’s success so far this year. Once again, scoring 14 goals and taking awesome selfie’s is just not enough to place Dwyer on the roster.
Tags: MLS All-Star Game 2014