Wright-Phillips, Defoe among those added to MLS All-Star roster

Wright-Phillips, Defoe among those added to MLS All-Star roster

MLS All-Star Game

Wright-Phillips, Defoe among those added to MLS All-Star roster

Bradley Wright-Phillips

By RYAN TOLMICH

Following the results of the MLS All-Star Fan XI, MLS team manager Caleb Porter and MLS Commissioner Don Garber were tasked with filling out the rest of the 23-man-roster.

Golden Boot leader Bradley Wright-Phillips, Toronto FC star Jermain Defoe and Chivas USA goalscorer Erick “Cubo” Torres were among those added to the squad by Porter and Garber Wednesday to join the eleven players voted in by the league’s fans.

The trio, who make up three of the league’s top four goalscorers, will each be making their first All-Star appearance, joining Michael Bradley, Bill Hamid and Obafemi Martins on the list of All-Star game debuts.

The final roster will be comprised of players representing 10 of the league’s 19 teams.

The MLS All-Star team will take on 2013 Champions League winners Bayern Munich on August 6 at Providence Park — home of the Portland Timbers — who will be represented on the roster by midfielders Diego Valeri and Will Johnson, as well as their manager, Porter.

Have a look at the full roster after the jump:

2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Roster

GOALKEEPER: Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDER: Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Aurélien Collin (Sporting Kansas City), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Chad Marshall (Seattle Sounders FC), Michael Parkhurst (Columbus Crew), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)

MIDFIELDERS: Osvaldo Alonso (Seattle Sounders FC), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Will Johnson (Portland Timbers), Diego Valeri (Portland Timbers), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

FORWARDS: Jermain Defoe (Toronto FC), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls), Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy), Obafemi Martins (Seattle Sounders FC), Erick Torres (Chivas USA), Bradley Wright-Phillips (New York Red Bulls)

What do you think of the MLS All-Star roster? Any snubs come to mind? How will they fare against Bayern Munich?

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