Sporting KC trio leads MLS All-Star First XI picks

Sporting KC trio leads MLS All-Star First XI picks


Sporting KC trio leads MLS All-Star First XI picks

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Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen, defender Aurelien Collin and midfielder Graham Zusi headlined the list of players chosen as part of Major League Soccer's All-Star First XI.

The selections, made by a combination of voting by fans on three different platforms: via the league website, text voting and Twitter.

Landon Donovan made his 12th straight MLS All-Star team, breaking the record for consecutive seasons selected he previously held with Eddie Pope.

Here are the selections:

GOALKEEPER– Jimmy Nielsen (Sporting KC)

DEFENDERS– Steven Beitashour (San Jose Earthquakes), Aurelien Collin (Sporting KC), Jay DeMerit (Vancouver Whitecaps), Heath Pearce (New York Red Bulls).

MIDFIELDERS– David Beckham (LA Galaxy), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Graham Zusi (Sporting KC), Dwayne DeRosario (D.C. United)

FORWARDS– Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

The MLS All-Star First XI is not necessarily the starting lineup for the MLS All-Stars that will take on Chelsea in the All-Star Game on July 25th. D.C. United head coach Ben Olsen will select the rest of the squad, and the starting lineup. MLS commissioner Don Garber will also make two selections for the roster.

What do you think of the selections? Think the fans got the picks right? Which selections do you think were the worst? Who are you glad to see make the First XI? Who is the most glaring ommision?

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