NEW YORK – Landon Donovan just made a bit more Major League Soccer history.
The LA Galaxy star was named to his MLS-record 12th consecutive All-Star Game via fan vote announced on Sunday, once again serving as one of the headliners when the team takes on reigning European champions Chelsea on July 25 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa.
Donovan, who has been selected for the All-Star game every season since he debuted as a teenager in 2001, passes MLS stalwart and former US national team defender Eddie Pope, who appeared in 11 midsummer showcases during his career.
NUEVA YORK – Y los aficionados ya tienen a sus once elegidos.
La MLS anunció hoy a los Primeros Once seleccionados para el Partido de las Estrellas de la MLS presentado AT&T, después de las votaciones en línea por FutbolMLS.com/MLSsoccer.com, vía mensaje de texto y Twitter entre los 114 preseleccionados (seis de cada equipo) que previamente habían sido escogidos por un panel de miembros de la prensa.
EA SPORTS is running the Imagine Yourself Here sweepstakes on MLSsoccer.com that could win some lucky fan two seats in the Sideline FIFA Soccer Lounge at the 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star Game, taking place July 25 at PPL Park.
Sounds pretty cool. And it got us thinking about what the sensual experience of sitting sideline might actually be like.
So we asked New York Red Bulls midfielder Dax McCarty.
There are just hours remaining.
Online voting for the 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star Game wraps up at 5 pm ET on Monday. If you haven't submitted your ballot, get to it by clicking on this link.
As of this morning, here are the top online vote-getters at each position (excluding Twitter and text votes). The list has a distinct California flavor with seven of the 12 players hailing from clubs in the Golden State:
WASHINGTON – With a league-high 31 goals to their credit, it figures that D.C. United’s attack would be well represented on the Major League Soccer all-star ballot. No team in MLS had more midfielder players (four) nominated than the Black-and-Red, and it’s impossible to argue the merits of the club’s two forward nominees in Dwayne De Rosario and Maicon Santos.
NEW YORK – Less than one week remains for fans to vote for the First XI players to be named 2012 AT&T MLS All-Stars. Fans can vote for their favorite players through Monday, July 2 at 5 pm ET online at MLSsoccer.com as well as by sending a player’s last name via text message to 22442. Twitter voting has closed. The All-Star First XI will be announced on Sunday, July 8 on ESPN during the Chicago Fire vs. LA Galaxy match (3 pm ET).
NUEVA YORK - Falta menos de una semana para que los aficionados voten para los Primeros Once para el Partido de las Estrellas de la MLS 2012 presentado por AT&T.
Los aficionados hacer sus votaciones por sus jugadores favoritos hasta las 5 p.m. ET el lunes, 2 de julio en www.FutbolMLS.com o vía mensaje texto al 22442.
In honor of Numerology, we have broken down the OPTA stats of all MLS players this season to form a statistical Best XI for the 2012 All-Star Game.
We have chosen to line up in a 3-5-2 formation and, while which qualities best define a certain position are certainly debatable, the raw data speak for themselves.