It might not seem like it, but the MLS season is barreling toward the midway point, which means it’s getting to be that time to vote for the MLS All-Star Game. Fan Balloting has been under way for quite some time but media were only given their ballots this week.
This got me wondering what lineup you, the SBI Mafia, would vote for to play against West Ham United in this summer’s All-Star Game. Are you a home team ballot stuffer like the folks in Toronto? Would you go with as many big names as possible? Would you vote for 11 best players so far this season?
My ballot would include the players who have impressed the most this season. Reputations don’t matter, only performance. Here is my ballot:
2008 SBI MLS All-Star Team
———Landon Donovan———Kenny Cooper————-
Robbie Rogers———————————David Beckham
Gonzalo Segares———————————Marvell Wynne
———–Michael Parkhurst—-Bakary Soumare—————
BENCH– Jon Busch, Facundo Erpen, Chad Marshall, Seth Stammler, Sacha Kljestan, Dwayne DeRosario, Kheli Dube, Brian Ching.
So who just missed the cut? Wil Hesmer was edged out by Busch while Chad Barrett also just missed the cut. I also wanted to put Carl Robinson on the team but he lost out to Dwayne DeRosario.
I won’t be turning my ballot in until the end of the month and I will be sure to post the squad I settle on.
What do you think of this group? Who did I forget? What players do you think don’t belong on this list? What players would be on your 19-man roster?
Share your thoughts below.