MLS All-Star Ballots go live

Landon Donovan

By DAN KARELL

Starting Wednesday, fans can determine who will make up the MLS All-Star squad that will face Bayern Munich on August 6 in Portland.

MLS released the All-Star Game ballots and opened polling for fans to vote for their favorite players. Fans can vote for 11 players – one goalkeeper, three defenders, four midfielders, and one forward – out of 152 on the ballot. Portland Timbers head coach Caleb Porter will use the final roster against the defending German champions.

Fans will also have the opportunity to vote on Twitter from July 2-6. Online voting will close on July 11 at 3 p.m.

For the second consecutive year, fans will have the opportunity to add a forward to the All-Star Game based on whichever forward scores the most goals in EA Sports FIFA 14 video game in the “More than a Vote” Challenge.

Per the current collective bargaining agreement, a total of 32 players will be selected for the All-Star Game, though not all of them will be active for the match. The squad will include four goalkeepers, eight defenders, 13 midfielders, and seven forwards.

The squad will be determined by the fan vote, votes from the media and players themselves, and two selections made by commissioner Don Garber.

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What do you think of this news? Do you plan on voting?

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16 Responses to MLS All-Star Ballots go live

  1. BigPoppaPump says:

    HAHAHAHAAAHAHA DONOVANNNN HAHAHAHAHAAA DIDNT MAKE THE ALL STAR TEAM HAHAHAHA DIDNT KNOW UNTIL I CHECKED MY PHONE HAHAHAAA DADDY IS AN IDIOOOOOTTTTTT :(

    • Maykol says:

      wow. clever. original. 4 points for u.

      -__-

    • Ian says:

      Let’s not beat that thing to death. Magee’s tweet was timely and hilarious. Beyond that, it’s moving towards old and tired.

    • SAO says:

      BigPoppa, this is how you do it,

      HAHAHHHHAAAAAAAA NO DONOVANN HAHAHAHAHHHHHAAAA I DIDNT EVEN KNOW UNTIL MY DAD TOLD ME THREE MONTHS AGO HAHAHAHAHA THE 30 MAN CAMP WAS A FARCE AS WAS MY DAD SAYING HE VEIWS DONOVAN AS A FORWARD. IT WAS THE ONLY WAY TO CUT HIM HAHAHAHAHAHHHHAAAA I HOPE NO ONE NOTICED ON ESPN THAT MY DAD ACTUALLY DESCRIBED WHAT A MIDFIELDER DOES WHEN HE DESCRIBED DONOVAN BECAUSE THAT COULD’VE BEEN A MISTAKE. HAHAHAHAHHHHHHHAAAA. THIS TWEET COULD BE A MISTAKE TOO BUT ILL JUST SAY THAT I DIDNT KNOW UNTIL MY PHONE TOLD ME. YEAH THAT’S IT I TAKE THAT FIRST PART BACK. MY PHONE TOLD ME HHHHAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA ME AND MY DAD ARE SO SMART AND AMERICA IS SO STUPID EXCEPT FOR ANDREA CANALES

  2. justascienceguy says:

    Ives and Mr. Karell, I know this has been mentioned in several threads so it is not just me, though it seems to be a relative small number of users affected. There seems to be something wrong when your website loads. The background is blue where it is normally white, making it nearly impossible to read the text. I have no problem when using my phone but when I switch to my desktop computer the problem still exists. If you are not already aware of this, please fix it.
    Thanks!

    • downintexas says:

      I’ve had that problem too, in internet explorer. But if I switch to google chrome it works fine. But it seems like more

      • Palisades says:

        It works for me on the new IE, but on chrome I get the blue background. Might need to check to see if updates are available in chrome

      • justascienceguy says:

        That used to be the fix for me, but now I alternate between mozilla and chrome but still the blue background.

      • JH says:

        I have google chrome and it works fine.

  3. bb says:

    Just my knee jerk reaction. If you like it you can take it. If you don’t, send it right back.

    Team USA MLS
    Wondolowski
    Donovan Dempsey Zusi
    Bradley Beckerman
    Sinovic Besler Gonzalez Parkhurst
    Rimando

    Team Seattle Bias
    Obafemi
    Donovan Dempsey Zusi
    Bradley Alonso
    Parkhurst Besler Marshall Yedlin
    Rimando

    Team Big-Name Players
    Defoe Henry
    Donovan Dempsey Cahill
    Bradley Edu
    Pearce Besler Goncalves Parkhurst
    Cesar

    • bb says:

      And Edu is just an extra in that last lineup. I just wanted to give him a nod somewhere

    • JH says:

      I would go with the big name players against Bayern Munich. MLS needs to go with the best. That said, the average age among those players is quite high.

  4. Ian says:

    On a scale of 1-10, how excited are you guys about the All-Star game? I don’t mean this year specifically, but the ASG in general. I’m as huge an MLS fan as you’ll find, but I cannot get excited about a scrimmage. I give my excitement level a solid 3.5/10.

    • Jon. says:

      I don’t like ASGs for the most part, because they’re meaningless (except maybe a little bit in baseball) and tend to be offensive showcases rather than reflecting the true nature of the sport. MLS is better than most on the latter point, though, and I like the practice of bringing over a big-name European team, because it lets North American fans see players they wouldn’t ordinarily get a chance to see.

      Or maybe I’m just excited this year because I’m going to Portland for the game…

    • SAO says:

      I don’t like ASGs but I’m more interested in the MLS all-star game than others because it’s still soccer and it’s against European comp

  5. Jon. says:

    FYI, fans get to vote for a goalie and 10 outfield players, not a goalie, three defenders, four mids and a forward (which would only be nine anyway).