D.C. United coach Ben Olsen will be in charge of at least one familiar face when he leads the MLS All-Stars against Chelsea FC later this month, as United captain Dwayne De Rosario was named Sunday to the fan-voted All-Star First XI.
It is the seventh All-Star selection for the reigning MLS Most Valuable Player, who has notched five goals and a league-leading 10 assists while facilitating more this season after topping MLS with 16 goals in 2011.
Joining De Rosario in the First XI are goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen (Kansas City); defenders Steven Beitashour (San Jose), Aurelien Collin (Kansas City), Jay DeMerit (Vancouver) and Heath Pearce (New York); midfielders David Beckham (Los Angeles), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles) and Graham Zusi (Kansas City); and forwards Thierry Henry (New York) and Chris Wondolowski (San Jose).
Selections from Olsen and commissioner Don Garber announced July 15 will round out the All-Star squad that will face Chelsea, the reigning UEFA Champions League winner, July 25 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa.
Latta-led Shock ease past Mystics 78-62
TULSA, Okla. — Ivory Latta had 18 points to lead a balanced scoring attack and the Tulsa Shock used a strong second half and earned a 78-62 victory over the Washington Mystics on Sunday. The 62 points were the fewest scored by a Shock opponent this season.
Leading 43-40 with 3:30 left in the third quarter, Tulsa (3-13) finished the period on a 14-8 run to match its biggest lead of the game at 57-48.
Crystal Langhorne led Washington (3-12) with 13 points.
Greinke makes second start in as many days
HOUSTON — Milwaukee pitcher Zack Greinke started for the second consecutive game Sunday against the Houston Astros.
Greinke tossed just four pitches Saturday before he was ejected after spiking the ball following a close play at first base during a 6-3 loss at Houston. So the Brewers decided to give him the ball again on Sunday.
Greinke will become the first pitcher in the majors to start consecutive games since C.J. Wilson of the Angels on May 11-12. The last Brewer to start consecutive games was C.C. Sabathia, who started the game before and after the All-Star break in 2008.