By DAN KARELL
Starting Wednesday, fans can determine who will make up the MLS All-Star squad that will face Bayern Munich on August 6 in Portland.
MLS released the All-Star Game ballots and opened polling for fans to vote for their favorite players. Fans can vote for 11 players – one goalkeeper, three defenders, four midfielders, and one forward – out of 152 on the ballot. Portland Timbers head coach Caleb Porter will use the final roster against the defending German champions.
Fans will also have the opportunity to vote on Twitter from July 2-6. Online voting will close on July 11 at 3 p.m.
For the second consecutive year, fans will have the opportunity to add a forward to the All-Star Game based on whichever forward scores the most goals in EA Sports FIFA 14 video game in the “More than a Vote” Challenge.
Per the current collective bargaining agreement, a total of 32 players will be selected for the All-Star Game, though not all of them will be active for the match. The squad will include four goalkeepers, eight defenders, 13 midfielders, and seven forwards.
The squad will be determined by the fan vote, votes from the media and players themselves, and two selections made by commissioner Don Garber.
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