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Adams, Quintero named MLS All-Star replacements for Villa, Ibrahimovic


With David Villa and Zlatan Ibrahimovic set to miss out on Wednesday’s MLS All-Star Game against Juventus, a young midfield star and a surging forward have been named as replacements.

MLS announced on Monday that New York Red Bulls midfielder Tyler Adams and Minnesota United forward Darwin Quintero have been named to the All-Star Game. The duo replace Villa and Ibrahimovic, who pulled out due to an injury and for rest purposes, respectfully.

Adams has broken through with the U.S. Men’s National Team in recent months while remaining a key contributor in the Red Bulls’ midfielder. Adams has started 17 games this season as the Red Bulls sit third in the Eastern Conference.

Quintero, meanwhile, has scored nine goals and provided eight assists in just 17 games since joining the Loons from Club America. The Colombian has three goals and six assists in his past four appearances.


  1. Adams not in there at first. I haven’t looked at the roster, but I am going to guess they put too many forwards and attacking mids rather than choose between them and left off obvious guys who win games like Adams.

    Primera División: Clausura 2012
    Copa MX: Apertura 2014
    CONCACAF Champions League: 2014–15, 2015–16


    Just when you thought it his career couldn’t get any better.

    • admittedly, a flaw in the system is that the all star game occurs during the summer transfer window, which happens to be a time when many of the big name stars join mls. so what do do when someone big joins the league just a few weeks before the all star game? do you include him? doesn’t seem fair to some, he wasn’t here very long. do you snub him? doesn’t seem fair to others, he has the big reputation. sub for an injured/excused player? sounds like the perfect opportunity to put him into the game.

      • Two Cents, it is Rob, you are wasting time read AND replying ?

        Your life…..

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