Donovan, Mastroeni out of MLS All-Star game

August 1, 2006

NEW YORK -- Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan and Colorado Rapids midfielder Pablo Mastroeni will not play Saturday for the MLS All-Stars against Chelsea FC because of injuries.

Midfielder Ricardo Clark and defender Eddie Robinson of the Houston Dynamo were picked Tuesday to replace the injured players on the MLS roster. Both will be making their first All-Star appearance.

Donovan has a hamstring strain and Mastroeni has a sprained knee.

The MLS All-Stars meet two-time defending English Premier League champ Chelsea at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill., home of the Chicago Fire.


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