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Ridgewell replaces Beckerman on MLS All-Star roster

Portland, OR ( - MLS All-Star head coach Caleb Porter has selected Portland Timbers defender Liam Ridgewell as a replacement for injured Real Salt Lake midfielder Kyle Beckerman, it was announced Tuesday.

Beckerman sustained an injury in Real Salt Lake's game against the Colorado Rapids on Aug. 2 that will prevent him from competing in Wednesday's All-Star Game against Bayern Munich at Providence Park.

"Under the circumstances in losing a player at this late point in time, I felt it was best to pull in a player that wouldn't disrupt the other clubs and their preparation this week," Porter said. "Liam will be a quality addition."

Portland signed Ridgewell as a Designated Player from Premier League club West Bromwich Albion on June 25. The 30-year-old went on to make his MLS debut on July 18 and has started all three games in which he's featured.

08/05 12:00:49 ET