Those who were disappointed that no Colorado Rapids' players were selected to the starting XI last week for the All-Star Game can now comfort themselves with the knowledge that coach, Steve Nichol, has selected two squad members in Pablo Mastroeni and Christian Gomez. Nichol had five picks so selecting two Rapids' players out of that can't be bad. Commissioner Garber chose the other two. This will be Mastroeni's ninth successive All-Star involvement. The MLS team plays West Ham United July 24 in Toronto and all reserves can still work their way into the starting line-up. Maybe Pablo will impress the Hammers' watching staff and secure a lucrative London-based contract?