Pirlo, Villa headline MLS All-Star Fan XI

IMAGE, MATT KREMKAU FOR EMPIRE OF SOCCER

by  JACK HAZZARD

For the second straight time, New York City FC has shutout the Red Bulls — this time in the MLS All-Star fan vote.

Announced by ESPN during their broadcast of today’s MLS match between the Los Angeles Galaxy and the Seattle Sounders, the MLS All-Star Fan XI was revealed to the world, consisting of veteran stars and young prodigies.

Included were NYCFC’s David Villa and Andrea Pirlo. The Red Bulls, meanwhile, did not garner a single representative in this phase of selection.

Ten out of the 11 players in the squad were determined by online fan voting at MLSsoccer.com. The eleventh individual was decided through the AT&T/ EA Sports “More Than a Vote” Challenge — an online contest played through EA SPORTS FIFA that gives fans the opportunity to send their favorite player to the All-Star match by scoring as many goals as possible in the game.

The All-Star who took the top prize was NYCFC’s David Villa, who scored over 800,000 goals to grab the top spot.

The Eastern Conference is well represented this year with eight out of the 11 being from the East. Most of the individuals voted in weren’t much of a shock, except for the Philidelphia Union’s Andre Blake and Keegan Rosenberry. These two young prodigies have had exceptional seasons. However, the vote tends to be a popularity vote, not one based off of worthiness.

Here is the full XI:

2016 MLS All-Star Fan XI

Goalkeeper: Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union)

Defenders: Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Laurent Ciman (Montreal Impact), Keegan Rosenberry (Philadelphia Union)

Midfielders: Kaká (Orlando City SC), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Andrea Pirlo (NYCFC), Giovani dos Santos(LA Galaxy),

Forwards: Didier Drogba (Montreal Impact), Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC), David Villa (NYCFC)

 


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  • vic

    Kljestan > Pirlo. what a joke

    • Dan German

      Shut up dick

      • DanGerman

        Oh yeah lookey here I got a clone troll and here I thought only Slow and Open got that honor. Some one must really like me! LOL

        • DanGerman

          I am so good Looking!

          • DanJerkman

            I cant help it I the #1 jerkoff of the comments section.

  • Rest of World

    Pirlo very undeserving on his level of play so far. Dandy Don Garber will push team glam over redbulls every chance he gets.
    #getgarberoutofUSoccer
    Dude is a fraud with a mysterious marketing company tied to mls.

    • Dan German

      you know you are so smug in your contempt.

      • DanGerman

        You know you’re stupid in your lack of originality. Just saying.

        • Dan German

          I know you are, but what am I?

        • Jspeech

          You new name is Dan Jerkman

        • Jspeech

          I hate your punk ass

          • DanGerman

            So OpenCupFan/Jspeech is the winner of who is the stupid sock puppet troll! LOL Take a bow buddy you’re now the stupidest person on this reply section!

            • Sammy the Bull

              you know Dan you are such a blowhard MR Knowitall your personality is grated to say the least.

            • James w

              hahaahahahahah Dan Jerkman ahhaahahahahahahahahahahaha


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