- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 18, 2006

D.C. United coach Peter Nowak yesterday added four more of his players to Major League Soccer’s All-Star team.

Freddy Adu, Bobby Boswell, Alecko Eskandarian and Josh Gros were named to the team that will take on English Premier League champion Chelsea FC on Aug. 5 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill.

United teammates Jaime Moreno, Christian Gomez and Troy Perkins last week were named starters on the team, which will be coached by Nowak.

It will be the second All-Star appearance for Adu, who was named to the team with the commissioner’s pick in 2004. Adu has scored just one goal this season, but he is tied for second in the league with six assists.

Eskandarian returns to the All-Star Game as a commissioner’s pick for his comeback after a series of concussions forced him to miss the end of last season. He is sixth in the league with six goals this season and was named the player of the week in week four.

Boswell and Gros are newcomers to the All-Star scene. Boswell has anchored United’s defense, which leads the league with a 0.84 goals-against-average. Gros has played in every game this season, recording two goals and four assists.

Colorado midfielder Pablo Mastroeni, Dallas forward Brian Ching, Colorado goalkeeper Joe Cannon, Dallas midfielders Ronnie O’Brien and Richard Mulrooney and Chicago forward Nate Jaqua also were added to the team yesterday.

United, which sits atop the league by 11 points with a 13-1-5 record, has the most players on the 18-man roster with seven.

Adu, meanwhile, was involved in a minor auto accident after Saturday’s game near RFK Stadium.

He was driving north on Interstate 295 when he swerved to avoid hitting a man who ran in front of his car. Although Adu missed the man, he collided with a median and was then rear-ended.

Adu suffered no injuries from the accident.

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