Altidore, Dwyer among 13 names added to MLS All-Star squad

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Major League Soccer revealed the 13 names added to Veljko Paunovic’s squad for the All-Star game against Real Madrid on August 2.

Paunovic filled 11 spots, including two of his own players from the Chicago Fire, Dax McCarty and Johan Kappelhof. His selections also included Toronto FC‘s Jozy Altidore and the LA Galaxy‘s Giovani Dos Santos.

Atlanta United defender Michael Parkhurst, 33, is the most experienced player on the roster after Paunovic selected him for his fifth All-Star appearance.

MLS commissioner Don Garber used his two picks for breakout United States national team stars Kellyn Acosta of FC Dallas, and Sporting Kansas City striker Dom Dwyer.

The most notable absentee was the Seattle SoundersClint Dempsey, who was an All-Star in each of his past three full seasons since returning to MLS from Tottenham Hotspur.

Here’s the squad set for the showpiece at Soldier Field in Chicago:

Goalkeepers

Player Team Picked by
Stefan Frei Seattle Sounders Paunovic
Tim Howard Colorado Rapids Fan vote

Defenders

Player Team Picked by
DaMarcus Beasley Houston Dynamo Fan vote
Greg Garza Atlanta United Fan vote
Hernan Grana FC Dallas Paunovic
Matt Hedges FC Dallas Paunovic
John Kappelhof Chicago Fire Paunovic
Michael Parkhurst Atlanta United Paunovic
Jelle Van Damme LA Galaxy Paunovic
Graham Zusi Sporting Kansas City Fan vote

Midfielders

Player Team Picked by
Kellyn Acosta FC Dallas Garber
Miguel Almiron Atlanta United Fan vote
Michael Bradley Toronto FC Fan vote
Giovani Dos Santos LA Galaxy Paunovic
Kaka Orlando City Fan vote
Dax McCarty Chicago Fire Paunovic
Ignacio Piatti Montreal Impact Paunovic
Bastian Schweinsteiger Chicago Fire Fan vote
Diego Valeri Portland Timbers Paunovic

Forwards

Player Team Picked by
Jozy Altidore Toronto FC Paunovic
Dom Dwyer Sporting Kansas City Garber
Sebastian Giovinco Toronto FC Fan vote
Nemanja Nikolic Chicago Fire Fan vote
David Villa New York City FC Fan vote

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