The roster for the MLS Al-Stars for the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Game against Arsenal on July 28 at Avaya Stadium in San Jose was completed with the selection of 13 players by All-Star coach
and the two commissioner’s picks.
Six members of the USA's 2016 Copa Centenario team, including starters Clint Dempsey
and Jermaine Jones
named to the team. All but one team -- the Houston Dynamo -- is represented on the All-Stars. Kyle Beckerman
, another of the Copa Centenario picks and one of the
commissioner’s picks, leads all players with his ninth selection to the All-Stars. Dempsey earned his sixth selection, and Matt Besler
was picked for a fifth time.
All-Stars include two rookies: Philadelphia's Keegan Rosenberry
, who was on the Fan XI, and Chicago's Brandon Vincent
, who were taken with the third and fourth picks in the 2016
There are 14 other first-time picks, including Andrea Pirlo
(New York City), Giovani dos Santos
(LA Galaxy) and Didier Drogba
(Montreal Impact), who all
arrived in the middle of the 2015 MLS season. 2016 MLS All-Star Game Roster: GOALKEEPERS:
David Bingham (San Jose),
*Andre Blake (Philadelphia). DEFENDERS:
*Matt Besler (Sporting KC), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), *Laurent Ciman (Montreal), Andrew Farrell (New England), Liam Ridgewell (Portland),
*Keegan Rosenberry (Philadelphia), Brandon Vincent (Chicago), Kendall Waston (Vancouver) MIDFIELDERS:
Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Mauro Diaz (FC Dallas), *Giovani dos Santos (LA
Galaxy), Jermaine Jones (Colorado), *Kaka (Orlando City), Sacha Kljestan (NY Red Bulls), *Darlington Nagbe (Portland), *Andrea Pirlo (New York City), Wil Trapp (Columbus). FORWARDS:
Clint Dempsey (Seattle), *Didier Drogba (Montreal), *Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC), Cyle Larin (Orlando City), Ignacio Piatti (Montreal), *David Villa (New York City), Chris Wondolowski (San
*Fan XI pick.