Schelotto and Marshall = All-Stars
Guillermo Barros Schelotto and Chad Marshall made the MLS All-Star First XI this year; honors they deserved last year. The voting this year showed Guille the runaway leader of the vote in any position. It seems like everyone figured out he’s pretty good (or the 10 goals made him impossible to ignore again).
Chad Marshall earns his First XI nod after a strong vote from players and management. I guess people go for big names rather than big goals for defenders. I have though Marshall the best defender in the league for the past two years. After recovering from his concussions in 2007, he was simply outstanding last year. I also find it funny that people have been so surprised at his Gold Cup performance, I thought he should have been called in by this time last year.
Here’s to Chad Marshall and Guillermo Barros Schelotto, MLS All-Stars. And here is to all of the people that finally recognized their outstanding form, better late than never (except for the fan vote, I am with Dan Loney there).