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AUGUST 4 UPDATE: Philadelphia Union center back Jakob Glesnes has been added to the MLS roster for the 2022 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target, replacing Alexander Callens.

AUGUST 3 UPDATE: FC Cincinnati forward Brandon Vazquez has been added to the MLS roster for the 2022 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target, replacing Valentín “Taty” Castellanos.

For the second consecutive season, the MLS All-Stars will take on the best of LIGA MX on Wednesday, August 10 at 8:30 p.m. ET at Allianz Filed in Minnesota. Learn more

Forwards/Wingers

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Paul Arriola has immediately made an impact on the FC Dallas front line following a blockbuster trade during the offseason. In 18 matches this season, Arriola has set his career-high in goals scored (eight), including a stretch of five consecutive matches with at least one goal scored from May 7 through May 28.

Jesús Ferreira earns his first MLS All-Star bid in the 21-year-old’s breakout campaign. Ferreira sits one goal off the MLS Golden Boot presented by Audi leaderboard with a career-high 11 goals and has added four assists, while pacing an explosive FC Dallas offense in 2022.

Arriving in the District of Columbia in mid-April, Fountas has been a revelation for the D.C. United attack, scoring in five of his nine starts and totaling nine goals and three assists in 11 matches for the club. Fountas has three multi-goal games this season and is one of only five players to reach that mark this season.

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Chicharito
Coach's pick / Team Captain · LA Galaxy

In his third season with the LA Galaxy, Hernández has earned his second selection to the MLS All-Star team as one of several world-class forwards in this group. No player in MLS has scored more goals in the opening 15 minutes of matches since the start of last season than Chicharito with seven goals.

The Sounders’ standout earns his first-ever MLS All-Star call up off the back of helping his club become the first MLS team to win the Concacaf Champions League. On June 29, Morris scored his 40th career goal for the Sounders, tied for the fourth-most regular-season goals in club history.

A 2021 All-Star selection, Ruidíaz will make consecutive appearances in the game after starting in last year’s match against the LIGA MX All-Stars. Since entering the league in 2018, his 55 goals are tied for the third-most in MLS.

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Vela has been selected to his fourth MLS All-Star Game after previously being named in 2018, 2019 and 2021. The Mexican international has totaled six goals and eight assists in 17 appearances for LAFC this season and recently reached 100 career goal contributions.

This is Vazquez's first MLS All-Star Game selection. The 23-year-old has 13 goals (single-season club record) and four assists in 22 matches this season for FC Cincinnati.

Midfielders

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In his sixth MLS season, Acosta has earned his first MLS All-Star selection and the first in FC Cincinnati history. The dynamic midfielder leads MLS with 16 goal contributions and is tied for the league lead with 10 assists this year.

The first MLS All-Star selection in Austin FC history, Sebastián Driussi earned his place on the All-Star squad following a stellar first half of the season in which he recorded 11 goals – good for the second-most in MLS – and four assists.

In 19 matches this season, Gil (four goals) has matched his goal total from his MVP campaign, leads Major League Soccer with 60 key passes, and is tied for the league lead with 10 assists.

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Hany Mukhtar, a first-time All-Star selection, has been one of the most complete attacking players in MLS over the past two seasons, accumulating 26 goals and 17 assists in 50 matches for Nashville SC over the span.

The three-time MLS Cup winner makes his second appearance in an MLS All-Star Team roster and first since the 2016 MLS All-Star Game against Arsenal FC.

Building off the success of his 2021 season, Reynoso leads Minnesota United in both goals (seven) and assists (five) en route to his second MLS All-Star selection and the first in front of his home fans. The Argentine is one of only three players in MLS this season with at least seven goals and five assists.

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Sánchez has been selected to his second MLS All-Star Game after receiving the honor in 2018 when he was with Sporting Kansas City. The versatile Spanish midfielder has been the engine for Supporters’ Shield leader LAFC.

Defenders

Araujo has been selected to consecutive All-Star games after being named a coach’s selection in 2021. The 21-year-old right back has started 16 games for the LA Galaxy this season and is second on the team in both key passes (21) and interceptions (27).

Glesnes is named to his first career MLS All-Star Game in his third MLS season. The center back has played a vital role on the league’s staunchest defense, starting all 24 matches for a Philadelphia Union squad that leads the Eastern Conference with 45 points (12-3-9) and has allowed a league-low 18 goals in 24 matches (0.75 goals allowed per game).

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Long is a second-time MLS All-Star, having previously been included on the 2018 MLS All-Star team after guiding the New York Red Bulls to a record-setting Supporters’ Shield title. The US men’s national team center back returned to action for both club and country in 2022 after missing most of the 2021 regular season with an Achilles injury.

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Kamal Miller
Commissioner's pick · CF Montréal

As a pivotal defensive piece on a strong CF Montréal side, Miller has earned his first-ever call up to the MLS All-Star team in 2022. The Canadian international defender has been integral to his club’s consistent presence among the top four teams in the Eastern Conference this season.

In his fourth MLS season with LAFC, Palacios has been selected to his first career MLS All-Star team. The left back has recorded the most minutes (1,327), interceptions (27), and key passes (16) among LAFC defenders this season.

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Wagner is the first outfield player in Philadelphia history to be selected to consecutive All-Star games after earning the honor in 2021. The German leads the Union and ranks second among MLS defenders with 39 key passes in 2022, which are 16 more than his next-closest teammate.

This is Yedlin’s third selection to the MLS All-Star Team, having previously been part of the squad in both 2013 and 2014. The US men’s national team and Miami defender returned to MLS prior to the start of this season after a seven-year playing stint across Europe, giving his new club an established defender and prolific contributor in attack with international and MLS experience.

Zimmerman has been named to his third-straight All-Star Game after appearing in 17 games, scoring one goal and assisting once for Nashville this season. In 2021, the center back became the only player in league history to win MLS Defender of the Year honors in consecutive seasons (2020-21). Zimmerman was an integral piece in the club establishing a 22-game home unbeaten run.

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Goalkeepers

A two-time MLS Goalkeeper of the Year (2016 and 2020), Andre Blake has been selected to his fourth MLS All-Star Game (2016, 2019 and 2021). He previously started in net during the 2016 MLS All-Star Game against Arsenal FC.

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Sean Johnson
Commissioner's pick · New York City FC

One of two Commissioner’s selections, the reigning MLS Cup MVP has earned the first MLS All-Star selection of his 13-year MLS career this season. Johnson is currently tied with Andre Blake in clean sheets with eight.

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A first-time All-Star selection, Dayne St. Clair was thrust into starting duty for Minnesota United FC in Week 3 and made eight saves, including one on a penalty kick, while keeping a clean sheet en route to MLS Player of the Week presented by Continental Tire honors for his play.

Coach

Adrian Heath
Minnesota United

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Roster breakdown
Voted in
Coach's picks
Commissioner's picks
**Replacements
Paul Arriola (DAL)
Taxi Fountas (DC)
Kamal Miller (MTL)
Brandon Vazquez (CIN)
Jesús Ferreira (DAL)
Chicharito (LA)
Sean Johnson (NYC)
Jakob Glesnes (PHI)
Raúl Ruidíaz (SEA)
Jordan Morris (SEA)
Sebastián Driussi (ATX)
Carlos Vela (LAFC)
Carles Gil (NE)
Luciano Acosta (CIN)
Ilie Sánchez (LAFC)
Hany Mukhtar (NSH)
Julián Araujo (LA)
Darlington Nagbe (CLB)
Kai Wagner (PHI)
Emanuel Reynoso (MIN)
Walker Zimmerman (NSH)
Aaron Long (RBNY)
Andre Blake (PHI)
Diego Palacios (LAFC)
Taty Castellanos**
DeAndre Yedlin (MIA)
Alexander Callens**
Dayne St. Clair (MIN)
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By club

Austin FC

  • Sebastián Driussi

FC Cincinnati

  • Luciano Acosta
  • Brandon Vazquez (replacement)

Columbus Crew

  • Darlington Nagbe

FC Dallas

  • Paul Arriola
  • Jesús Ferreira

D.C. United

  • Taxi Fountas

LA Galaxy

  • Julián Araujo
  • Chicharito

LAFC

  • Diego Palacios
  • Ilie Sánchez
  • Carlos Vela

Inter Miami CF

  • DeAndre Yedlin

Minnesota United FC

  • Emanuel Reynoso
  • Dayne St. Clair

CF Montréal

  • Kamal Miller

New England Revolution

  • Carles Gil

Nashville SC

  • Hany Mukhtar
  • Walker Zimmerman

New York City FC

  • Alexander Callens (out of match)
  • Taty Castellanos (out of match)
  • Sean Johnson

New York Red Bulls

  • Aaron Long

Philadelphia Union

  • Andre Blake
  • Kai Wagner
  • Jakob Glesnes (replacement)

Seattle Sounders FC

  • Jordan Morris
  • Raúl Ruidíaz