Gamers 'vote' Di Vaio on All-Star Fan XI
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Montreal Impact forward Marco Di Vaio, who is tied for the MLS scoring lead with Mike
Magee with 11 goals, completed the All-Star Fan XI as he was the winner of the AT&T MLS All-Star "In the Game" Challenge -- beating out Robbie
Keane of the LA Galaxy 73,838 to 69,797 among 26 eligible MLS forwards in goals scored by gamers playing FIFA Soccer 13 over the past week.
More than 488,000 votes were totaled
with one goal scored equaling one vote during the week-long period.
"I am very proud and honored to be the first ever player selected to the MLS All-Star team by the millions of
FIFA Soccer 13 players around the world,” said Di Vaio in a statement.” I would like to thank all those fans around the world who played FIFA 13. I am proud to represent the Montreal
Impact as an MLS All-Star."
This is the first time in any professional sports league that fans used a video game to determine the outcome of a vote for an All-Star game.
2013 MLS All-Star Fan XI:
Goalkeeper: Raul Fernandez (FC Dallas)
Defenders: Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Aurelien Collin (Sporting Kansas City), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy)
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), Marco Di Vaio (Montreal).
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