MLS All-Star Game
Kick-off: 7.20pm (00.20am UK)
West Ham United are preparing for tonight's MLS All-Star Game which will be broadcast live on TV across North America and around the world.
The high-profile game at Toronto's impressive BMO Field will be a fitting end to the club's pre-season tour and expectancy is high for a competitive contest, although Friday will bring a community event involving local youngsters before the journey home. Alan Curbishley has a fully-fit squad of 22 players to choose from with positive news from back home regarding those who did not make the trip like George McCartney, Matthew Upson and Kieron Dyer - and of course new signing Valon Behrami.
The pre-game presentations will begin at 7pm local time (midnight UK time) and as well as the 90 minutes of action - the half-time show will feature London-based singer Estelle singing her hit American Boy. However, nothing will distract the team from a professional performance. Manager Alan Curbishley said: "We realise the importance of the game and we are really looking forward to it. The MLS is getting stronger and the tempo of the game will be good."
West Ham United squad
Goalkeepers: Robert Green, Jimmy Walker
Defenders: Calum Davenport, Anton Ferdinand, Ashley Miller, Lucas Neill (captain), Bondz N'Gala, Jordan Spence, Joe Widdowson
Midfielders: Jack Collison, Matthew Etherington, Julien Faubert, Hayden Mullins, Mark Noble, Scott Parker, Kyel Reid, Junior Stanislas, Tony Stokes
Forwards: Dean Ashton, Craig Bellamy, Luis Boa Morte, Carlton Cole
MLS All-Star squad
Goalkeepers: Pat Onstad (Houston Dynamo), Matt Reis (New England Revolution
Defenders: Jim Brennan (Toronto FC), Jimmy Conrad (Kansas City Wizards), Frankie Hejduk(Columbus Crew), Michael Parkhurst (New England Revolution).
Midfielders: David Beckham (Los Angeles Galaxy), Cuauhtemoc Blanco (Chicago Fire), Dwayne De Rosario (Houston Dynamo), Christian Gomez (Colorado Rapids), Shalrie Joseph (New England Revolution), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Pablo Mastroeni (Colorado Rapids), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew).
Forwards: Juan Pablo Angel (forward, New York Red Bulls), Edson Buddle (Los Angeles Galaxy), Kenny Cooper (FC Dallas), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy).
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