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Sporting KC’s eight nominees for 2014 MLS All-Star Game unveiled


Major League Soccer unveiled the fan ballot on Wednesday for the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game featuring eight representatives from each of the 19 clubs as voted on by media. Sporting Kansas City’s nominees eligible for selection are:

  • GK Eric Kronberg – Best goals against average (1.00) among goalkeepers with a minimum of five games played and leads all MLS goalkeepers with five shutouts
  • DEF Matt Besler – Two-time MLS All-Star (2011, 2013) became team captain and earned a spot on the U.S. Men’s National Team roster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
  • DEF Aurelien Collin – Two-time MLS All-Star (2012, 2013) leads MLS defenders with two goals and anchors the second best defensive team in MLS
  • DEF Seth Sinovic – Leawood, Kansas native has contributed to five shutouts, most of any player in MLS this season, and leads all Sporting KC defenders in minutes played
  • MF Benny Feilhaber – Amongst MLS leaders, Feilhaber is 2nd in fouls suffered (37), 3rd in duels won (95) and 6th in successful passes (647); second on team in assists (3)
  • MF Oriol Rosell – Shattered MLS records, kept by Opta since 2011, for successful passes in a match (160) and touches (174) in 3-0 win at Montreal earlier this month
  • MF Graham Zusi – Two-time MLS All-Star (2012, 2013) leads team with four assists and has recorded the second most successful crosses/corners in MLS (30)
  • FWD Dom Dwyer – Second in MLS with 10 goals and 46 shots while ranking first among all players in game-winning goals (3) and multi-goal games (3)

Fan voting is available online at MLSsoccer.com through July 11. Additionally, votes will be tallied via Twitter from July 2-6. Eleven players – one goalkeeper, three defenders, four midfielders and three forwards – with the highest combined votes will be named to the All-Star Fan XI.

2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game Voting Timeline

May 28: Fan voting begins
July 2-6: Fan voting – Twitter Window
July 11: Fan voting closes
July 16: Fan XI unveiled
July 19 or 21: Game day roster and Commissioner’s picks announced
Aug. 6: Final list of 32 All-Stars (4 goalkeepers, 8 defenders, 13 midfielders and 7 forwards) announced


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