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This Isn't News: No More Sounders Named To All-Star Team

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Osvaldo Alonso has not been named to the MLS All-Star Team. But Honey Badger don't care because he knows his fellow players can fix this problem. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
Osvaldo Alonso has not been named to the MLS All-Star Team. But Honey Badger don't care because he knows his fellow players can fix this problem. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
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As you may have noticed, no Seattle Sounders were named to Hans Backe's MLS All-Star team. Well, no one other than Kasey Keller, who won't be playing anyway. Surely, you probably think, there has been some kind of miscarriage of justice. Not to ruin your righteous hate fest, but this actually makes a lot of sense.

Backe was essentially charged with picking the gameday roster. Considering the Sounders -- and FC Dallas, it should be noted -- are both playing CONCACAF Champions League qualifiers a day before, it makes sense that guys like Osvaldo Alonso and Fredy Montero weren't included.

But don't worry, there is a way this can be rectified. The CBA calls for 32 players to be named All-Stars. So far, 26 have been selected. That means six more players will get to call themselves All-Stars, which will guarantee their bonuses, by a vote of players.

I would think Alonso is almost guaranteed to make this list. Montero probably has a decent shot as well, along with guys like George John, Jeff Parke, Alvaro Fernandez and Kevin Hartman.