Rapids Team Captain Pablo Mastroeni Headlines MLS All-Star Roster

Commerce City CO (Tuesday July 10 2007)- The Colorado Rapids’ team captain Pablo Mastroeni today was named as part of the 18-man MLS All-Star team roster for the sixth consecutive year by this year's MLS All-Star coach Steve Nicol.

The MLS All-Stars take on Glasgow Celtic FC in Mastroeni’s home stadium Dick’s Sporting Goods Park next Thursday July 19 at 7 p.m.

After joining the Rapids in 2002 Mastroeni has not failed to be named as an All-Star. In that time he has also represented his country twice in the World Cup (with the USA in 2002 and 2006). This year he was on the US squad that captured the Gold Cup and qualified for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Mastroeni has established himself as one of the squad’s most renowned and respected players both on and off the field and both at a national and international level. Mastroeni was named the Rapids’ team captain on Sept. 23 2004 and has lived up to that responsibility ever since.

Equally talented as both a central defender and holding midfielder Mastroeni has the ability to single-handedly break up an opposition’s attack with his pace and strength in tackle. He is also one of the league’s best at starting an attack after winning the ball thanks to his incredible work rate. He is undoubtedly one of the Rapids’ most vocal leaders both on and off the field.
Tickets for the midsummer showcase are almost sold out and range from $40 to $60 for individuals (Endline - $40 Corner Flag - $50 Premium - $55 VIP - $60) and can be purchased at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Box Office located at 6000 Victory Way from 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. or by calling TicketHorse at 1-866-461-6556. For more information or to purchase tickets fans can call 303-825-GOAL or visit www.TicketHorse.com
Complete 2007 MLS All-Star Roster:

Goalkeepers: Matt Reis (New England Revolution) Kevin Hartman (Kansas City Wizards)

Defenders: Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA) Jimmy Conrad (Kansas City Wizards) Michael Parkhurst (New England Revolution) Eddie Pope (Real Salt Lake)

Midfielders: Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo) Dwayne De Rosario (Houston Dynamo) Christian Gomez (D.C. United) Cobi Jones (Los Angeles Galaxy) Shalrie Joseph (New England Revolution) Pablo Mastroeni (Colorado Rapids) Ronnie O’Brien (Toronto FC) Juan Toja (FC Dallas)

Forwards: Juan Pablo Angel (Red Bull New York) Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo) Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy) Eddie Johnson (Kansas City Wizards)