2013 All-Star Game

2013 MLS All-Star Roster

GK: Raul Fernandez

FC Dallas

Age: 27     Nationality: Peru

As of July 15, the 27-year-old goalkeeper has 71 saves, the second most in MLS this season. Fernandez has made 4.18 saves per match through 17 games. Signed by FC Dallas on January 10, 2013, Fernández’s quick transition to MLS has him in the running for the Newcomer of the Year award. He is just two clean sheets shy of the league lead in shutouts with a 1.44 goals against average. A native of Lima, Peru, Fernández has earned 23 caps since March 26, 2008. This is Fernandez’s first MLS All-Star team selection.

GK: Nick Rimando

Real Salt Lake

Age: 34     Nationality: USA

Real Salt Lake’s longest-tenured player has been a constant in net this season. Through 17 games played, Rimando has earned six shutouts with a total of 52 saves and a 0.82 goals against average.  Currently with the U.S. National Team, Rimando has had helped the team earn a spot in the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals. This is his third MLS All-Star Team selection.

DF: Corey Ashe

Houston Dynamo

Age: 27     Nationality: USA

Second on Houston Dynamo’s all-time games played list, the 27-year-old left back played has been a mainstay in the Dynamo’s defense this season, starting the team’s first 17 games this season. A member of the Dynamo’s 2007 MLS Cup championship team, Ashe is currently with the United States National Team for the CONCACAF Gold Cup. This is his second MLS All-Star recognition.

DF: Tony Beltran

Real Salt Lake

Age: 25     Nationality: USA

Considered one of the best 1-v-1 defenders in the league, Beltran has been named to his first MLS All-Star Team. The California native, who set a career high in minutes played last year, is off to another good start with 16 games played in the first 20 in the 2013 campaign, while also contributing one assist. Beltran is currently with the United States National Team for the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

DF: Matt Besler

Sporting Kansas City

Age: 25     Nationality: USA

The 2012 MLS Defender of the Year and Best XI selection, Matt Besler earns his second MLS All-Star selection (2011, 2013). The Overland Park, Kan. native has emerged as the starting center back for the U.S. Men’s National Team in 2013 with seven appearances, including four starts in FIFA World Cup Qualifying, after making his international debut in January. Besler signed a new contract with Sporting KC in December and has started 15 MLS matches in 2013, his fifth professional season with his hometown club.

DF: Aurelien Collin

Sporting Kansas City

Age: 27     Nationality: France

A 2012 MLS All-Star, Best XI selection and Defender of the Year finalist, Aurelien Collin has started 18 matches for Sporting KC in 2013, including all eight of the club’s shutouts. The Frenchman has contributed three goals, tied for second most among MLS defenders this season, and added one assist. Anchored by MLS All-Stars Besler and Collin, Sporting Kansas City has conceded the fewest shots (179) and shots on goal (55) of any MLS team through Week 20. This is his second MLS All-Star Team selection.

DF: Omar Gonzalez

LA Galaxy

Age: 24     Nationality: USA

The reigning MLS Cup MVP, Omar Gonzalez has been selected as an MLS All-Star for the third time in his five seasons with the Galaxy. The 2009 MLS Rookie of the Year and 2011 MLS Defender of the Year, Gonzalez has scored once and added an assist in 19 games in all competitions this season. He was selected for the 2010 and 2011 All-Star Games and it was his return from a serious knee injury that sparked LA’s run to a second straight MLS Cup title in 2012, scoring in the 3-1 win over Houston.

DF: DeAndre Yedlin

Seattle Sounders

Age: 20     Nationality: USA

Yedlin signed as the first Homegrown Player for Seattle Sounders FC on January 11, 2013. Yedlin joined the Sounders’ youth academy in 2010 and was an All-MAC First Team honoree for two straight years at the University of Akron. In his first professional year with Sounders FC, the 20-year-old has become a mainstay at right back, starting 13 of 14 regular season games played for the club, while contributing one assist. On June 7, 2013, Yedlin was named to the United States under-20 squad for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup. This is his first MLS All-Star team selection.

MF: Kyle Beckerman

Real Salt Lake

Age: 30     Nationality: USA

Real Salt Lake's relentless captain is back for his second consecutive All-Star appearance and the third of his career. Arguably the face of one of the league's most successful franchises of the past four seasons, Beckerman had his best statistical season last year (three goals, nine assists) and is a regular for the US national team.

MF: Patrice Bernier

Montreal Impact

Age: 33     Nationality: Canada

In his second season with the Montreal Impact, Bernier has started 15 games while playing in each of the Impact’s league games this season. The Canadian midfielder has scored two goals and notched five assists so far this season. Having signed with the Impact prior to their inaugural MLS season in 2012, Bernier was named the Impact’s Most Valuable Player, after leading the team in scoring with nine goals and finishing second on the team with eight assists, four of which were game-winning. This is his first MLS All-Star Team selection.

MF: Tim Cahill

New York Red Bulls

Age: 33     Nationality: Australia

Signed as a Designated Player on July 26, 2012, Cahill has enjoyed a successful start to his first full MLS season with the New York Red Bulls, scoring five goals and notching three assists in 17 games played.  Cahill has represented his native Australia in two World Cups and most recently helped his country qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Before joining the Red Bulls, Cahill spent eight years with Everton FC of the English Premier League, where he made 278 appearances and scored 68 career goals. This is his first MLS All-Star Team selection. NOTE: Replaced due to injury.

MF: Brad Davis

Houston Dynamo

Age: 31     Nationality: USA

Currently playing in his 12th MLS season (8th with Dynamo), Davis has three goals and three assists in 12 league games this season. Davis was an instrumental piece in Houston’s run to back-to-back MLS Cup championships in 2006 and 2007 and MLS Cup appearances in 2011 and 2012.  A six-time All-Star, Davis  has 11 international appearances to date for the U.S. National Team, the most recent against Germany (June 2), Panama (June 11) and Honduras (June 18).

MF: Will Johnson

Portland Timbers

Age: 26     Nationality: Canada

In his first season with the Timbers, Johnson has helped guide the club to a 15-match unbeaten streak during the first half of the 2013 campaign. The Timbers captain played every minute of the first 17 matches of the regular season and is the club’s leading scorer, tallying a career-best six goals and matching a career-high with three assists. Johnson is an MLS All-Star for the second time, receiving his first all-star selection in 2009 with Real Salt Lake. He is the second Timbers player in the club’s history to be named an MLS All-Star.

MF: Mike Magee

Chicago Fire

Age: 29    Nationality: USA

The 11-year MLS veteran has 47 career goals and 26 assists in 242 career regular season games. The two-time MLS Cup champion with the Galaxy joined the Fire on May 25, 2013 and scored seven goals in his first seven matches across all competitions. Magee’s five goals and two assists in MLS play have led the Fire to a 4-2-2 run since joining the club. Named MLS Player of the Month for March and June, Magee currently sits in second place in the tightly-contested MLS Golden Boot race with 11 goals on the season. This is Magee’s first MLS All-Star selection.

MF: Graham Zusi

Sporting Kansas City

Age: 26     Nationality: USA

A 2012 MLS All-Star, Best XI selection and MLS MVP finalist, Graham Zusi has four goals and five assists in 18 games played in 2013. The fifth-year pro, drafted by KC in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft, recently signed a new contract with the club and is a nominee for Best MLS Player at the 2013 ESPYS. He has 14 international appearances for the U.S. National Team, including eight caps in FIFA World Cup qualifying, with one goal and three assists. This is his second consecutive MLS All-Star team selection.

FW: Marco Di Vaio

Montreal Impact

Age: 37    Nationality: Italy

The Impact’s first-ever Designated Player leads the league with 35 shots on goal and is tied for second in goals scored with 11 in his first full season. The international star played for some of Europe’s most storied clubs, including Juventus and Valencia. Di Vaio began his career with Lazio of Serie A – the rivals of the All-Star team’s opponents, AS Roma. This is his first MLS All-Star team selection.

FW: Landon Donovan

LA Galaxy

Age: 31    Nationality: USA

Now in his 13th MLS season, Donovan is among the best players in league history. Donovan won his record-tying fifth MLS Cup title with LA last December, took an extended offseason, and has returned to top form. For the Galaxy, Donovan had three goals and six assists in 13 games before joining the U.S. national team, where he tallied an unprecedented seven goals and seven assists in the past six games – all wins. Donovan will represent the United States again Sunday in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final against Panama. Earlier this month, Donovan became the first U.S. player to tally 50 goals and 50 assists, and he is the fourth man in CONCACAF history to score 50 international goals. NOTE: Added to roster as replacement for Robbie Keane.

FW: Thierry Henry

New York Red Bulls

Age: 35    Nationality: France

In his third full season with the New York Red Bulls, Henry has seven goals and four assists in 18 games played. He has been named to the MLS Best XI the past two seasons. Henry’s pro career began in 1990 with AS Monaco (France), and included successful stints at Juventus (Italy), Arsenal (England) and FC Barcelona (Spain) before he joined the Red Bulls midway through 2010.  Henry has 123 caps for France, and is the all-time leading scorer with 51 goals. This is his third MLS All-Star Team selection.

FW: Robbie Keane

LA Galaxy

Age: 33    Nationality: Ireland

In his second full season with the LA Galaxy, Keane has seven goals, and is currently tied for second in the league with eight assists. The two-time MLS Cup Champion has proven to be one of the most dangerous offensive threats in MLS, assisting the winning goal for Landon Donovan in the MLS Cup 2011 and scoring the third goal in the Galaxy’s 3-1 win over the Houston Dynamo in the MLS Cup 2012. The Irish international is Ireland’s all-time leader in goals with 53 in 114 appearances and their current captain. This is his first MLS All-Star team selection. NOTE: Replaced due to injury.

FW: Jack McInerney

Philadelphia Union

Age: 20    Nationality: USA

In his fourth MLS season, McInerney has emerged as one of the most lethal attackers in the League, and his 10 goals in 19 games so far this season rank him fourth in the Budweiser Golden Boot race behind fellow All-Stars Camilo Sanvezzo (13), Mike Magee (13) and Marco Di Vaio (11). This is McInerney’s first MLS All-Star selection. The 20-year-old from Alpharetta, Ga., already has 22 career MLS goals, all with Philadelphia, who selected him No. 7 overall in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft. NOTE: Added to roster as replacement for Tim Cahill

FW: Camilo Sanvezzo

Vancouver Whitecaps

Age: 25     Nationality: Brazil

In his third season with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Camilo has become one of the biggest scoring threats in the league and is currently atop the MLS Golden Boot standings with 12 goals – 10 of which have come in his last nine games. Camilo scored goals in five consecutive games from June 15-July 3, two games shy of the all-time MLS record. The Brazilian forward also has three assists on the season. This is his first MLS All-Star Team selection.

FW: Chris Wondolowski

San Jose Earthquakes

Age: 29     Nationality: USA

One of the best pure goal scorers in the league today, Wondolowski earned his second All-Star nod as the top vote-getter among fans across all three voting platforms. Wondolowski once again leads the league in goals this season while lifting San Jose to one of the best records in the league.
FAN XI selections GK Raul Fernandez, FC Dallas; DF Matt Besler, Sporting Kansas City; DF Aurelien Collin, Sporting Kansas City; DF Omar Gonzalez, LA Galaxy; MF Brad Davis, Houston Dynamo; MF Mike Magee, Chicago Fire; MF Will Johnson, Portland Timbers; MF Graham Zusi, Sporting Kansas City; FW Thierry Henry, New York Red Bulls; FW Marco Di Vaio, Montreal Impact ("In the Game" Challenge winner); FW Chris Wondolowski, San Jose Earthquakes