MLS is starting the "Chipotle Homegrown Game" as part of the 2014 All-Star festivities. The New York Red Bulls' Connor Lade has been selected as one of six defenders to play on the Homegrown team. The game will take place on August 4th at 10 pm, and can be watched on-line on WatchESPN or MLSSoccer.com. The Homegrown Team will take on the Portland Timbers U-23 team, which plays as part of the USL PDL Western Conference, and currently has a 4-4-4 record.
The full roster for the Homegrown team is:
- Goalkeepers: Jon Kempin (Sporting Kansas City), Matt Lampson (Columbus Crew)
- Defenders: Connor Lade (New York Red Bulls), Ashtone Morgan (Toronto FC), Shane O’Neill (Colorado Rapids), Karl W. Ouimette (Montreal Impact), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)
- Midfielders: Steven Evans (Portland Timbers), Wandrille Lefevre (Montreal Impact), Chris Ritter (Chicago Fire), Harrison Shipp (Chicago Fire), Russell Teibert (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Will Trapp (Columbus Crew)
- Forwards: Caleb Calvert (Chivas USA), Bradford Jamieson IV (LA Galaxy), Sean Okoli (Seattle Sounders FC), Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids), Tommy Thompson (San Jose Earthquakes), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)