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Donovan picked for record 12th All-Star Game
by Paul Kennedy, July 9th, 2012 12:20AM

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[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Landon Donovan was named to the 2012 MLS All-Star First XI, surpassing the league record for most All-Star selections he shared with Eddie Pope.

Three defenders -- Steven Beitashour, Aurelien Collin and Jay DeMerit -- and midfielder Graham Zusi are first-time picks in fan voting.

Sporting Kansas City leads all teams with three Best XI picks. Besides Collin and Zusi, Danish goalie Jimmy Nielsen was selected.

The First XI picks are not necessarily included on the game-day roster for the 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star Game against Chelsea July 25 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. (TV: ESPN2, TeleFutura, 8:30 p.m. ET). MLS All-Star coach Ben Olsen will select the MLS all-star roster based on player availability and tactical considerations.
 
2012 MLS All-Star First XI:
Goalkeeper: Jimmy Nielsen (Sporting Kansas City)
Defenders: Steven Beitashour (San Jose Earthquakes), Aurelien Collin (Sporting Kansas City), Jay DeMerit (Vancouver Whitecaps), Heath Pearce (New York Red Bulls)
Midfielders: David Beckham (LA Galaxy), Dwayne De Rosario (D.C. United), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
Forwards: Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes).



2 comments
  1. tim self
    commented on: July 9, 2012 at 12:45 p.m.
    Kyle Beckerman?

  1. Carl Grover
    commented on: July 10, 2012 at 2:51 p.m.
    Good players here. Also some good players left out. Always a controversy in picking all-star teams in each sport.


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