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Fire Tue Jul 15 2008

The All Star Game Is Stupid Anyway

MLS announced their full All-Star squad today. We already knew Cuahtemoc Blanco would make the team, as he was announced as part of last week's not-neccessarily starting "All-Star First XI." Surprisingly, no other Fire players were picked to fill out the squad. Goalkeeper Jon Busch, with the lowest goals-against average in the league, and Gonzalo Segares, whose stellar play has been such a huge part of the Fire giving up the fewest goals in the league, probably have the biggest gripes. But really, neither of them will be missing out on much. The All-Stars will be taking on London's West Ham United, a solid English Premiere League team, but nowhere near as glamorous a side as the Chelsea team that played in Toyota Park in 2006. Busch and Segares are better off having a bit of a rest. Besides, they'll be getting a game in against a quality English team when they take on Everton next week.

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