And then there were 108.
MLS released its All-Star Game ballot Wednesday afternoon, after a group of 30 media members, spread across each MLS market, nominated six players per team. The top six leading vote-getters from each of the 18 teams make up the 108-person ballot.
With the six-per-team restriction, some of the players of note that didn't make the fan ballot include Dane Richards, Juan Pablo Angel, Alvaro Saborio, Carlos Valdes, Teemu Tainio and Eric Brunner. Every player in the league is eligible for selection by New York Red Bulls and MLS All-Stars coach Hans Backe, commissioner Don Garber and the players, who will make selections to round out the team.
Fans can vote for the "First XI," although the fans' selections won't necessarily all start the All-Star Game. They'll be eligible (barring injury) to make the 18-man matchday roster, which Backe will ultimately determine.
For more on the voting process, read on here.
Here are the players nominated by the media, arranged by team, for the MLS All-Star Game:
MLS ALL-STAR BALLOT BY TEAM
Cory Gibbs, Marco Pappa, Logan Pause, Dominic Oduro, Diego Chaves, Gonzalo Segares
Dan Kennedy, Justin Braun, Nick LaBrocca, Heath Pearce, Ante Jazic, Alejandro Moreno
Matt Pickens, Drew Moor, Pablo Mastroeni, Jeff Larentowicz, Omar Cummings, Conor Casey
Will Hesmer, Chad Marshall, Eddie Gaven, Emmanuel Ekpo, Robbie Rogers, Emilio Renteria
Perry Kitchen, Andy Najar, Chris Pontius, Dax McCarty, Charlie Davies, Josh Wolff
Kevin Hartman, George John, Ugo Ihemelu, Brek Shea, Daniel Hernandez, Fabian Castillo
Tally Hall, Bobby Boswell, Brad Davis, Geoff Cameron, Will Bruin, Cam Weaver
LOS ANGELES GALAXY
Donovan Ricketts, Landon Donovan, David Beckham, Juninho, Omar Gonzalez, Sean Franklin
NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION
Matt Reis, A.J. Soares, Kevin Alston, Benny Feilhaber, Shalrie Joseph, Chris Tierney
NEW YORK RED BULLS
Thierry Henry, Tim Ream, Luke Rodgers, Dwayne De Rosario, Rafa Marquez, Joel Lindpere
Faryd Mondragon, Danny Califf, Justin Mapp, Sebastien Le Toux, Carlos Ruiz, Danny Mwanga
Futty Danso, Rodney Wallace, Kalif Alhassan, Jack Jewsbury, Kenny Cooper, Jorge Perlaza
REAL SALT LAKE
Nick Rimando, Nat Borchers, Jamison Olave, Kyle Beckerman, Will Johnson, Fabian Espindola
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES
Jon Busch, Jason Hernandez, Bobby Convey, Simon Dawkins, Khari Stephenson, Chris Wondolowski
Kasey Keller, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Fredy Montero, Osvaldo Alonso, Brad Evans, Alvaro Fernandez
SPORTING KANSAS CITY
Davy Arnaud, Teal Bunbury, Kei Kamara, Omar Bravo, Roger Espinoza, Matt Besler
Stefan Frei, Julian de Guzman, Javier Martina, Tony Tchani, Joao Plata, Maicon Santos
Jay DeMerit, Alain Rochat, Davide Chiumiento, Eric Hassli, Camilo, Atiba Harris
What do you think of the ballot? Who do you think got snubbed? Who gets your vote? What do you think of the balloting system?
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