U.S. national team regulars Paul Arriola, Jesús Ferreira, Aaron Long, Jordan Morris, DeAndre Yedlin and Walker Zimmerman were among 26 players picked Tuesday for Major League Soccer’s All-Star Game.
Mexico’s Javier Hernández and Carlos Vela, and Canada’s Kamal Miller also were selected for the team, which will face Mexican league All-Stars on Aug. 10 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Defending champion New York City and league-leading Los Angeles have three players each on the MLS team.
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Twelve players were selected in fan, player and media voting, while another 12 were chosen by All-Star coach Adrian Heath of Minnesota United. MLS Commissioner Don Garber got to name two others: New York City goalkeeper Sean Johnson and Montreal defender Kamal Miller.
The full roster is:
Goalkeepers: Andre Blake, Philadelphia; Sean Johnson, New York City; Dayne St. Clair, Minnesota.
Defenders: Julián Araujo, LA Galaxy; Alexander Callens, New York City; Aaron Long, New York Red Bulls; Kamal Miller, Montreal; Diego Palacios, Los Angeles; Kai Wagner, Philadelphia; DeAndre Yedlin, Miami; Walker Zimmerman, Nashville.
Midfielders: Luciano Acosta, Cincinnati; Sebastián Driussi, Austin; Carles Gil, New England; Hany Mukhtar, Nashville; Darlington Nagbe, Columbus; Emanuel Reynoso, Minnesota; Ilie Sánchez, Los Angeles.
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Forward: Paul Arriola, Dallas; Valentín Castellanos, New York City; Jesús Ferreira, Dallas; Taxiarchis Fountas, D.C.; Javier Hernández, LA Galaxy; Jordan Morris, Seattle; Raúl Ruidíaz, Seattle; Carlos Vela, Los Angeles.