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No Sounders selected for All-Star team

We've kind of ignored this story over here, but figured it was worth mentioning since Bruce Arena made it official today that no Sounders would be selected to the All-Star team that will play against Manchester United on July 27.

The reason for the omission is actually pretty straight-forward: Any Sounders picked would be unavailable because of the CONCACAF Champions League game against Metapan is scheduled for the same day.

Basically my question to you is: Do you care? I find All-Star games, generally speaking, to be total wastes of time at worst and not-so-clever distractions at best. Whether Arena picks any Sounders, that couldn't play anyway, really is a nonissue to me (and why I haven't written about it before now).

I suppose there's a bit more of an issue with the timing of the match, which basically was built around ManU's availability. Going along with our #Trophiesnotfriendlies theme, though, I'm sure you can guess where we come down on this issue as well.

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