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MLS All-Star Game current vote leaders have decidedly USMNT tilt

Jun 10, 2014, 10:31 AM EDT

There are weeks of fan voting to go for the team of players who will help comprise the Major League Soccer All-Star team set to take on Bayern Munich in August, but to say there are any surprises early would be a reach.

MLSSoccer.com announced the current vote standings for the team, and the Starting XI is fairly predictable:

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Nick Rimando

DeAndre Yedlin–Matt Besler–Omar Gonzalez—Aurelien Collin

Clint Dempsey—Kyle Beckerman—Michael Bradley–Graham Zusi

Landon Donovan—Thierry Henry

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You got it: Eight of the 11 are USMNT regulars, with — SPOILER ALERT — Donovan cut from Jurgen Klinsmann’s roster before Brazil.

Rimando leads all keepers, Besler all defenders, Dempsey all mids and Donovan all forwards.

Surprised at all? See the top 5 keepers and top 7 for the other three positional groups here.

  1. bayoor75 - Jun 11, 2014 at 11:44 PM

    I am shocked by the MLS all star voting. While I do believe that Landon Donovan deserved to be in the 23 going to Brazil, he definitely DOES NOT deserve to be voted as an MLS all star. Yes, he broke the all time scoring record a few weeks ago and he has scored 2 more times since then. What MLS fans have refused to realize is that those are his ONLY 3 goals this season (and since last October). And it’s NO just LD. Thierry Henry also DOES NOT deserve to be on the team. I think Kinsmann said it best that “Americans tend to reward people for past performances instead of current form or future performance!”.

    It is absurd that these 2 were chosen ahead Keane, who has overshadowed LD the last 2 season and who has scored an impressive 7 goals in 11 appearances this season. Other more productive forwards in the MLS include Wright-Philips (11 goals in 14 games), Defoe (7 goals and 1 assist in 8), Martins (8 goals and 6 assists in 15), Dom Dwyer (11 goals in 15), Torres (9 goals and 1 assist in 14), Espinola (7 goals and 5 assists in 14), Vincente Sanchez (5 goals in 5), Plata and Saborio of RSL (6 goals and 2/3 assists in 10) and even Wondolowski (5 goals in 9).

    Michael Bradley also has NOT exactly set the league on fire and is only in the team because of all the national team hype. Gonzalez also is only included because of his past form NOT his current play! And that’s the reason soccer purists hate the fan voting.

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