2019 MLS All-Star Roster

All-Star Head Coach James O'Connor (Orlando City SC) will select the starting XI from the roster below.

FORWARDS

Zlatan

Ibrahimovic

LA Galaxy

Forward

Joining the Galaxy last year, Ibrahimović is one of just three players in the world to score a combined 500 goals for club and country (Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo). In 2018, Ibrahimović also became the third player in MLS history to record 20-plus goals and 10-plus assists in a season, on his way to a Best XI selection. This is Ibrahimović’s second MLS All-Star Game selection (2018, 2019). Full stats and highlights

Josef

Martinez

Atlanta United

Forward

The most prolific single-season scorer in MLS history, reigning Golden Boot winner Martinez has again reached double-digit scoring totals with 10 goals in his first 15 games of 2019. Martinez netted 31 goals last year to shatter the single season scoring record, and his 37 combined goals and assists are the second most in MLS history. A member of the Venezuela Men’s National Team, this is Martinez’s second MLS All-Star selection. Full stats and highlights

Wayne

Rooney

D.C. United

Forward

The three-time FIFA World Cup participant (2006, 2010, 2014), who became England’s all-time leading goalscorer with 53 tallies, helped lead a last-place D.C. United team into the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs, in conjunction with the opening of Audi Field. Rooney’s 2019 campaign ranks among the league’s leaders with eight goals (tied for fourth in MLS) and five assists. This is Rooney’s first MLS All-Star Game selection. Full stats and highlights

Carlos

Vela

LAFC

Forward

In his debut MLS season, Vela helped LAFC to the most points ever by an expansion club behind his 14 goals and 13 assists, leading to an MLS Best XI selection. This season, Vela leads MLS in both goals scored (16) and assists (10). This is Vela’s second MLS All-Star Game selection (2018, 2019). Full stats and highlights

Chris

Wondolowski

San Jose Earthquakes

Forward

Wondolowski etched his name into MLS goalscoring lure earlier this year, setting the league record for career goals in remarkable fashion with a four-goal performance on May 18 to break Landon Donovan’s previous record of 145 career goals. Wondolowski now has 152 career MLS goals, having posted eight goals in 14 games in 2019. This is Wondolowski’s fifth MLS All-Star Game selection (2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2019). Full stats and highlights

MIDFIELDERS

Ezequiel

Barco

Atlanta United

Midfielder

Fresh off his second FIFA U-20 World Cup appearance with Argentina (2017, 2019) and a top-six selection in MLS’s annual ranking of 22 best players under age 22, Barco is among Atlanta United’s top two goalscorers this season as a young Designated Player. This is the second MLS All-Star selection for Ezequiel Barco. Full stats and highlights

Diego

Chara

Portland Timbers

Midfielder

A hard-nosed fixture since the Portland Timbers’ debut MLS season in 2011, the Colombian midfielder led the Timbers to an MLS Cup crown in 2015 and another MLS Cup appearance in 2018. Now in his ninth season with the Timbers, Chara is the club’s all-time leader in career appearances (244), starts (242) and minutes (21,412), leading all MLS players in tackles (853) and tackles won (677) since his debut in 2011. This is Chara’s first MLS All-Star Game selection. Full stats and highlights

Jonathan

dos Santos

LA Galaxy

Midfielder

A member of the Mexico National Team, dos Santos has most recently represented his country at the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup along with the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, as well as the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. Dos Santos signed with the LA Galaxy in 2017 as a Designated Player after playing for Barcelona and Villarreal. This is his second MLS All-Star Game selection (2018, 2019). Full stats and highlights

Mark-Anthony

Kaye

LAFC

Midfielder

After his breakthrough season with LAFC last year was cut short due to injury, Kaye has bounced back with three goals and five assists in 15 appearances for the club in 2019. Originally developed in Toronto FC’s academy, Kaye has developed into a key playmaker in LAFC’s midfield after arriving from USL side Louisville City FC. The 24-year-old has represented Canada at two Concacaf Gold Cups (2017, 2019) and is a regular starter for the national team with two starts in the first two matches of this year’s Gold Cup. This is Kaye’s first All-Star selection. Full stats and highlights

Nicolás

Lodeiro

Seattle Sounders

Midfielder

A member of the Uruguay National Team, Lodeiro has represented his country at the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup along with the 2011 and 2016 Copa América. This season, the midfielder has eight assists, tied for third-most in the league. Lodeiro was named the 2016 MLS Newcomer of the Year following his transfer from Argentine power Boca Juniors. This is his first MLS All-Star Game selection. Full stats and highlights

Pity

Martínez

Atlanta United

Midfielder

The reigning South American Player of the Year, Martínez has 10 starts in his first 14 Atlanta United appearances this season. The 25-year-old, with a goal and two assists in his opening MLS campaign, has three caps with the Argentina National Team, including a goal during his national team debut in September 2018 and a start in a March 2019 friendly. This is the first MLS All-Star selection for Martínez. Full stats and highlights

Maxi

Moralez

New York City FC

Midfielder

In his third MLS season, Moralez is orchestrating the midfield for New York City FC. His nine assists rank among the top three in MLS for 2019, with NYCFC earning a win or a tie from every Moralez goal or assist dating back to July 2018. Moralez has scored or assisted in seven of the last eight league matches and has been a key part of NYCFC’s 12 match unbeaten run across all competitions. Named NYCFC’s Player of the Season after his 16 assists finished top four among MLS players last year, this is the first MLS All-Star team selection for Moralez. Full stats and highlights

Nani

Orlando City SC

Midfielder

The Portugal winger, known for his acrobatic post-goal backflips and successful club and international career in Europe, has found his groove in Orlando during the 2019 MLS season. Since the start of April, Nani has posted eight goals over a 10-game stretch, putting Orlando near the fringe of a postseason spot heading toward the midway point of the season. This is Nani’s first MLS All-Star Game selection. Full stats and highlights

Paxton

Pomykal

FC Dallas

Midfielder

Pomykal has had a breakout 2019 season, serving as a key cog in the FC Dallas midfield. First signed to a Homegrown Player contract at the age of 15, the academy product has two goals and one assist this season in eight starts. The 19-year-old starred for the United States at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup, serving as captain and helping the team advance to the quarterfinals of the tournament. This is Pomykal’s first All-Star selection. Full stats and highlights

Alejandro

Pozuelo

Toronto FC

Midfielder

Making a resounding entrance with two goals and an assist in his first-ever MLS game, Pozuelo has already had a hand in 13 goals in the first 13 games of his opening MLS season. Over the span of only his first four games, the Spanish international netted four goals and dished out an astounding six assists. With experience in the English Premier League with Swansea and in Spain’s La Liga with Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, this is Pozuelo’s first MLS All-Star team selection. Full stats and highlights

Diego

Rossi

LAFC

Midfielder

In his second season with LAFC, Rossi has helped the club to first place in the Western Conference behind eight goals, tied for fourth in the league. Last season, Rossi helped LAFC finish with the most points ever for an expansion club behind 12 goals and nine assists. The 21-year-old has represented Uruguay at multiple levels, helping the U-20 team win the South American championship. This is Rossi’s first All-Star selection. Full stats and highlights

DEFENDERS

Leandro

Gonzalez Pirez

Atlanta United

Defender

The anchor of the reigning champions’ backline, González Pírez is a mainstay on Atlanta United’s defensive unit. A starter in every MLS game in which he has appeared over his three seasons, González Pírez started all five Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs matches, helping Atlanta United to three postseason shutouts, including a 2-0 victory at the 2018 MLS Cup. He was among the nominees for both the 2017 and 2018 MLS Defender of the Year awards after leading Atlanta in touches and tackles won. This is the first MLS All-Star selection for González Pírez. Full stats and highlights

Matt

Hedges

FC Dallas

Defender

Hedges was named the youngest captain in FC Dallas history in 2014 and has continued to solidify his status as an elite defender, being named to the MLS Best XI in 2015 and 2016 and MLS Defender of the Year in 2016. The 29-year-old has represented the United States Men’s National Team with five caps. Hedges has started 16 of Dallas 17 matches this season, helping the club to a current fourth place standing in the Western Conference. This is Hedges’ third All-Star selection (2017, 2018, 2019). Full stats and highlights

Kemar

Lawrence

New York Red Bulls

Defender

With seven starts in eight appearances his fifth MLS season, the left back originally discovered via the inaugural MLS Caribbean Combine in 2014, recorded a career-high 28 games played in 2018 with the Red Bulls. With more than 40 caps for the Jamaica Men’s National Team, Lawrence has starred in the Copa America Centenario and in Concacaf Gold Cups, being named to the 2017 Gold Cup Best XI. Named to his first MLS Best XI last season, this is Lawrence’s first MLS All-Star team selection. Full stats and highlights

Romain

Metanire

Minnesota United

Defender

In his first season with Minnesota, Métanire has amassed one goal and six assists, the most assists of any defender in the league this year. A member of the Madagascar National Team, the 29-year-old is currently representing the squad at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Before arriving to Minnesota, Métanire played for Metz and Reims in France, helping the latter gain promotion to Ligue 1 last season. This is his Métanire’s first All-Star selection. Full stats and highlights

Bastian

Schweinsteiger

Chicago Fire

Defender

The 2014 FIFA World Cup winner and three-time World Cup participant is one of the most decorated international players today. This year, Schweinsteiger has a pair of assists in 16 starts as the Fire are hovering around the playoff line in the Eastern Conference. Schweinsteiger captained the 2017 MLS All-Star Team during that year’s match against Real Madrid at Soldier Field. This is Schweinsteiger’s second MLS All-Star Game selection. Full stats and highlights

Walker

Zimmerman

LAFC

Defender

A danger in set-piece attacking situations, Zimmerman tallied four goals in 26 regular-season games last year as LAFC set a single-season MLS points record for an expansion club. Zimmerman has also gained playing time for the U.S. Men’s National Team since debuting in 2017, earning a spot on the USA’s 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup roster. This is Zimmerman’s first MLS All-Star Game selection. Full stats and highlights

Graham

Zusi

Sporting KC

Defender

The U.S. National Team defender has made 55 international appearances and was an integral player for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Zusi has excelled for Sporting Kansas City, spending the entirety of his 11-year career with the team and ranking second in club history with 263 games played and 65 assists. Zusi was also previously named to the MLS Best XI in 2012 and 2013. This is Zusi’s seventh MLS All-Star selection (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019). Full stats and highlights

GOALKEEPER

Andre

Blake

Philadelphia Union

Goalkeeper

The 2016 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year has helped push Philadelphia into first place in the Eastern Conference through Week 15 of 2019, posting a pair of clean sheets and five victories. For Jamaica, Blake won the golden glove award at the 2017 Concacaf Gold Cup to lead the Reggae Boyz to a runner-up finish in the tournament. This is Blake’s second MLS All-Star Game selection. Full stats and highlights

Brad

Guzan

Atlanta United

Goalkeeper

A member of the U.S. Men’s National Team, Guzan has been named to two FIFA World Cup rosters (2010, 2014), two Concacaf Gold Cup rosters (2007, 2015), two Copa America rosters (2007, 2016), and was the starting goalkeeper for the U.S. U-23 team at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Guzan was previously named to the MLS Best XI in 2007. This is Guzan’s third MLS All-Star selection (2007, 2018, 2019). Full stats and highlights

Nick

Rimando

Real Salt Lake

Goalkeeper

One of the most decorated goalkeepers in MLS history, Rimando last season became the first at his position to reach 200 wins. Now in his 20th MLS season after being selected in the 2000 MLS SuperDraft, the MLS all-time leader in saves (1,662), shutouts (146), and games played (497), announced that 2019 would be his final campaign. This is Rimando’s ninth MLS All-Star selection. Full stats and highlights

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