Besler, Gonzalez and Zusi head all-star team
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Three starters for the U.S. national team in its recent string of three wins in World Cup qualifying -- Matt Besler, Omar Gonzalez and Graham Zusi -- were named to the
MLS All-Star Fan XI that will compete against Roma in the 2013 AT&T MLS All-Star Game July 31 in Kansas City, Kan.
Two other current U.S. national team players -- Brad Davis and Chris Wondolowski -- were picked.
The lone first-year player is Peruvian international goalkeeper
Raul Fernandez of FC Dallas.
The first 10 selections consist of six Americans, two Frenchmen and one Canadian and Peruvian.
player -- a forward -- on the Fan XI will be decided as part of the "In the Game" challenge. Among the remaining forwards on the ballot, the player with whom fans score the most goals in FIFA Soccer
13 July 3-10 will be named to the Fan XI. (One goal equals one vote.)
2013 MLS All-Star Fan XI:
Goalkeeper: Raul Fernandez (FC Dallas)
Defenders: Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Aurelien Collin (Sporting Kansas City), Omar Gonzalez
Midfielders: Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Will Johnson (Portland Timbers), Mike Magee (Chicago Fire), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
Forwards: Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), "In the Game" forward (TBA -- July 11)
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