- USMNT stars headline MLS squad
- Rooney to manage MLS team
- Arsenal opponent for clash in
WHAT HAPPENED? D.C. United boss Wayne Rooney will take charge of the MLS All-Stars, who will face Arsenal at his club's home stadium, Audi Field. A total of 26 players have been named to the squad, with the team determined by a combination of fan, player and media voting, selections by Rooney and two selections by MLS Commissioner Don Garber: MLS legend Kei Kamara and CF Montreal rising star Mathieu Choiniere.
Lionel Messi, who only recently completed a move to Inter Miami and is yet to make an MLS appearance, has not been included.
THE SQUAD IN FULL:
|GK||Roman Burki||St. Louis City SC|
|GK||Tyler Miller||D.C. United|
|GK||Djordje Petrovic||New England Revolution|
|DEF||Alvaro Barreal||FC Cincinnati|
|DEF||Jon Gallagher||Austin FC|
|DEF||Matt Miazga||FC Cincinnati|
|DEF||Tim Parker||St. Lois City SC|
|DEF||John Tolkin||New York Red Bulls|
|DEF||Walker Zimmerman||Nashville SC|
|MID||Luciano Acosta||FC Cincinnati|
|MID||Thiago Almada||Atlanta United|
|MID||Mathieu Choiniere||CF Montreal|
|MID||Hector Herrera||Houston Dynamo|
|MID||Hany Mukhtar||Nashville SC|
|MID||Riqui Puig||LA Galaxy|
|MID||Lucas Zelarayan||Columbus Crew|
|Christian Benteke||D.C. United|
|FWD||Cristian Espinoza||San Jose Earthquakes|
|FWD||Jesus Ferreira||FC Dallas|
|FWD||Giorgos Giakoumakis||Atlanta United|
|FWD||Kei Kamara||Chicago Fire|
|FWD||Jordan Morris||Seattle Sounders|
DID YOU KNOW? Eight of the 26 players in the squad have arrived in MLS since 2022, with the roster representing a total of 15 different countries. 19 players will be playing in their first All-Star Game while Walker Zimmerman will lead the team in his fourth appearance.
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WHAT NEXT FOR MLS ALL-STARS? Prior to the All-Star Game itself on July 19, those selected will also take part in the All-Star Skills Challenge one day previously.
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