Jozy Altidore replaces Sebastian Giovinco on MLS All-Star roster
Jozy Altidore has replaced Toronto FC teammate Sebastian Giovinco on the MLS All-Star team ahead of Wednesday night's match against Tottenham at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, the league announced.
Giovinco is nursing a heel injury and is the second TFC player to withdraw after Michael Bradley pulled out of the game Tuesday with a calf strain. Bradley was one of four players to back out Tuesday, joining Steven Gerrard, Robbie Keane and Chris Tierney.
Altidore has seven goals this season, including a late penalty kick over the weekend that capped TFC's 3-3 draw with Columbus after the Reds were down 3-0. Giovinco has 13 goals and 10 assists in his debut season in the league, second in both categories among all players.
In addition to Altidore, Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Clint Irwin was added to the roster as a third goalkeeper behind Real Salt Lake's Nick Rimando and Vancouver Whitecaps' David Ousted.
The full MLS roster is:
GOALKEEPERS: Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), David Ousted (Vancouver Whitecaps), Clint Irwin (Colorado Rapids)
DEFENDERS: Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo), Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), Laurent Ciman (Montreal Impact), Waylon Francis (Columbus Crew), Chad Marshall (Seattle Sounders), Drew Moor (Colorado Rapids)
MIDFIELDERS: Fabian Castillo (FC Dallas), Sam Cronin (Colorado Rapids), Benny Feilhaber (Sporting Kansas City), Ethan Finlay (Columbus Crew), Juninho (LA Galaxy), Kaká (Orlando City), Dax McCarty (New York Red Bulls), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS: David Villa (New York City FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders), Kei Kamara (Columbus Crew), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy), Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC)