SAN JOSE, Calif. – Major League Soccer announced today that San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper Jon Busch and midfielder Marvin Chavez were named inactive MLS All-Stars. Busch and Chavez bring the total number of Quakes All-Stars to six. Steven Beitashour, Ramiro Corrales, Justin Morrow and Chris Wondolowksi are all on the active MLS All-Star roster that will square off against European Champion Chelsea in the 2012 MLS AT&T All-Star Game tonight at PPL Park in Philadelphia (5:30 p.m. PT / ESPN2, TeleFutura).
Busch has put together another outstanding campaign in goal for the Earthquakes. A season after leading MLS in saves, he has helped the Quakes to the top of the standings, posting an 11-4-4 record with five shutouts in 2012. He has made 48 saves this season.
After being acquired in an offseason trade with FC Dallas, Chavez has been a key component for San Jose this season. The Honduran midfielder has scored one goal and notched a career high nine assists on the season, while keeping opponents on their heels with his blazing speed. He is currently tied for second in MLS in assists, helping the Quakes score a league-high 44 goals in 2012.
The inactive roster was selected through voting by MLS players. Each year a minimum of 32 players are named All-Stars. Named to the inactive roster for 2012: Jon Busch (San Jose Earthquakes), Marvin Chavez (San Jose Earthquakes), Kenny Cooper (New York Red Bulls), Geoff Cameron (Houston Dynamo), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Fabian Espindola (Real Salt Lake), Roger Espinoza (Sporting Kansas City), Kei Kamara (Sporting Kansas City), Fredy Montero (Seattle Sounders FC), Jamison Olave (Real Salt Lake), Marco Pappa (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), Brek Shea (FC Dallas).