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Jul 18, 2019

2019 MLS All-Star roster

The 24th annual Major League Soccer All-Star Game is set for July 31 in Orlando when the best of MLS takes on La Liga giants Atletico Madrid. You can catch the 2019 MLS All-Star Game LIVE on Wednesday, July 31 at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt on TSN1/4/5, on TSN Direct and streaming on TSN.ca.

Alejandro Pozuelo, teammates

The 24th annual Major League Soccer All-Star Game is set for July 31 in Orlando when the best of MLS takes on La Liga giants Atletico Madrid.

This marks the 15th season using the "MLS vs. Europe" format and the second visit from a Spanish side following Real Madrid in 2017.

MLS is 7-7 against European sides with three of those losses coming in shootouts. The victories came against Fulham (2005), Chelsea (2006 and 2012), Celtic (2007), West Ham (2008), Bayern Munich (2014) and Tottenham Hotspur (2015).

There is Canadian content at this year's game with Toronto-born LAFC midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye and Toronto FC midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo slated to participate.

You can catch the 2019 MLS All-Star Game LIVE on Wednesday, July 31 at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt on TSN1/4/5, on TSN Direct and streaming on TSN.ca.

 


 

ATLANTA UNITED

Ezequiel Barco
Ezequiel Barco

Villa Gobernador Gálvez, Argentia

VITALS

  • POSITION
    Midfielder
  • AGE
    20
  • YEARS IN MLS
    2

NOTES

- Product of the Independiente youth system

- Arrived in a $15M transfer prior to last season

- Not yet capped at the senior level, but played regularly for the Argentina U-20 side, including at this summer's FIFA U-20 World Cup

PHILADELPHIA UNION

Andre Blake
Andre Blake

May Pen, Jamaica

VITALS

  • POSITION
    Goalkeeper
  • AGE
    28
  • YEARS IN MLS
    6

NOTES

- This is the second All-Star appearance for Blake

- Named the 2016 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year

- Played his collegiate soccer at UCONN

- Capped 40 times by Jamaica, including at this summer's Gold Cup

PORTLAND TIMBERS

Portland Timbers' Diego Chara
Diego Chara

Cali, Colombia

VITALS

  • POSITION
    Midfielder
  • AGE
    33
  • YEARS IN MLS
    9

NOTES

- Became the Timbers' first ever Designated Player in 2011

- Owns the record for fastest goal ever scored by the Timbers in what was his first ever MLS goal against archrivals Vancouver Whitecaps

- Capped twice by Colombia

LA GALAXY

Jonathan dos Santos
Jonathan dos Santos

Monterrey, Mexico

VITALS

  • POSITION
    Midfielder
  • AGE
    29
  • YEARS IN MLS
    3

NOTES

- Product of the Barcelona academy

- Spent eight seasons in La Liga with Barca (2009-2014) and Villarreal (2014-2017), winning three titles, a Copa del Rey and the 2011 Champions League

- Capped 45 times by El Tri, winning Gold Cups in 2015 and 2019

- Brother and former teammate Giovani plays for America

ATLANTA UNITED

Gonzalez Perez
Leandro Gonzalez Perez

Buenos Aires

VITALS

  • POSITION
    Centre-back
  • AGE
    27
  • YEARS IN MLS
    3

NOTES

- Product of the River Plate academy alongside Erik Lamela of Tottenham Hostspur

- Briefly spent time in Europe with a loan spell at Belgian side Genk in 2013-14

- Uncapped at the senior level, but played for Argentina national sides at a number of youth levels

ATLANTA UNITED

Brad Guzan
Brad Guzan

Evergreen Park, IL

VITALS

  • POSITION
    Goalkeeper
  • AGE
    34
  • YEARS IN MLS
    7

NOTES

- In his second stint in MLS having played four seasons with Chivas USA

- Spent nine seasons in the Premier League with Aston Villa (2008-2016) and Middlesbrough (2016-17)

- Capped 60 times by the USMNT

- Played his NCAA soccer at South Carolina

FC DALLAS

Matt Hedges
Matt Hedges

Rochester, NY

VITALS

  • POSITION
    Centre-back
  • AGE
    29
  • YEARS IN MLS
    8

NOTES

- Won a national championship in 2011 at UNC

- Taken with the 11th overall pick of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft

- Named the 2016 MLS Defender of the Year

- Capped five times by the USMNT and was a member of the 2017 Gold Cup-winning squad

LA GALAXY

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Malmo, Sweden

VITALS

  • POSITION
    Striker
  • AGE
    37
  • YEARS IN MLS
    2

NOTES

- One of the greatest goal scorers of a generation

- Scored his 500th career goal in all competitions last summer against Toronto FC

- Capped 116 times, stands as Sweden's all-time leading scorer with 62

- Claimed a combined 31 trophies over his legendary career at Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona, Milan, PSG and Manchester United

LOS ANGELES FC

Mark-Anthony Kaye
Mark-Anthony Kaye

Toronto

VITALS

  • POSITION
    Midfielder
  • AGE
    24
  • YEARS IN MLS
    2

NOTES

- Product of the Toronto FC academy

- Played two years of OUA soccer at York University

- Capped eight times by the CMNT and was a member of this summer's Gold Cup side

- Becomes the 11th Canadian named to an MLS All-Star team following Frank Yallop, Geoff Aunger, Pat Onstad, Dwayne De Rosario, Jimmy Brennan, Greg Sutton, Will Johnson, Patrice Bernier, Cyle Larin and Alphonso Davies

 

NEW YORK RED BULLS

Kemar Lawrence
Kemar Lawrence

Kingston, Jamaica

VITALS

  • POSITION
    Left-back
  • AGE
    26
  • YEARS IN MLS
    5

NOTES

- Named to the MLS Best XI last season

- Capped 45 times by Jamaica and was a member of this summer's side at the Gold Cup

- His first international goal was scored against Canada at BMO Field in Toronto in 2014

SEATTLE SOUNDERS

Nicolás Lodeiro
Nicolas Lodeiro

Paysandu, Uruguay

VITALS

  • POSITION
    Midfielder
  • AGE
    30
  • YEARS IN MLS
    4

NOTES

- Product of the Nacional academy

- Named the 2015 MLS Newcomer of the Year

- Joined Ajax in 2010 as one of three Uruguayans in the side alongside Bruno Silva and Luis Suarez and won two Eridivisie titles at the club

- Capped 60 times internationally, playing in a pair of World Cups, the 2012 London Olympics and as a member of the 2011 Copa America-winning side

ATLANTA UNITED

Josef Martinez
Josef Martinez

Valencia, Venezuela

VITALS

  • POSITION
    Striker
  • AGE
    26
  • YEARS IN MLS
    3

NOTES

- Second straight All-Star appearance after having been named MVP in last summer's game against Juventus

- Claimed both the MLS Golden Boot and MVP awards last season with 15 league goals

- Spent six seasons in Europe with Swiss sides Young Boys (2011-14) and Thun (2013-14), as well as Serie A's Torino (2014-2017)

- Capped 50 times by Venezuela

ATLANTA UNITED

Pity Martinez
Pity Martinez

Guaymallen, Argentina

VITALS

  • POSITION
    Midfielder
  • AGE
    26
  • YEARS IN MLS
    1

NOTES

- His arrival marked the second-most expensive transfer fee in MLS history

- Named the 2018 South American Footballer of the Year and the Footballer of the Year in Argentina as part of a Copa Libertadores-winning campaign with River Plate

- Capped twice by the national team

MINNESOTA UNITED

Roman Metanire
Roman Metanire

Metz, France

VITALS

  • POSITION
    Defender
  • AGE
    29
  • YEARS IN MLS
    1

VITALS

- Spent the first seven seasons of his pro career with hometown club Metz

- Won a Ligue 2 title in 2018 with Reims, helping to earn the club promotion to the top flight

- Plays internationally for Madagascar, having been capped nine times by the senior team and was a member of the squad at the African Cup of Nations this summer
 

NEW YORK CITY FC

Maximiliano Moralez
Maxi Moralez

Granadero Baigorria, Argentina

VITALS

  • POSITION
    Midfielder
  • AGE
    32
  • YEARS IN MLS
    3

NOTES

- Product of the Racing youth system

- Spent five seasons in Serie A with Atalanta (2011-2016)

- Was a member of the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup-winning side in Toronto alongside Kun Aguero, Angel Di Maria and Sergio Romero

ORLANDO CITY

Nani
Nani

Amadora, Portugal

VITALS

  • POSITION
    Winger
  • AGE
    32
  • YEARS IN MLS
    1

NOTES

- Product of the Sporting academy

- Won 12 trophies while at Manchester United, including four Premier League titles and the 2008 Champions League title

- Capped 112 times by Portugal, playing in a World Cup and winning the 2016 EURO title

FC DALLAS

Paxton Pomykal
Paxton Pomykal

Lewisville, TX

VITALS

  • POSITION
    Midfielder
  • AGE
    19
  • YEARS IN MLS
    3

NOTES

- Product of the FC Dallas academy

- Second-youngest player to ever be handed a Homegrown contract by the Hoops

- Represented the United States at the FIFA U-20 World Cup this past spring in Poland

TORONTO FC

Alejandro Pozuelo
Alejandro Pozuelo

Sevilla

VITALS

  • POSITION
    Midfielder
  • AGE
    27
  • YEARS IN MLS
    1

VITALS

- Product of the Real Betis academy

- Played in La Liga with Betis (2011-2013) and Rayo Vallecano (2014-2015) and in the Premier League with Swansea City (2013-2014)

- Served as captain at Belgian side Genk for whom he made 177 total appearance over four seasons, scoring 25 times

REAL SALT LAKE

Nick Rimando
Nick Rimando

Montclair, CA

VITALS

  • POSITION
    Goalkeeper
  • AGE
    40
  • YEARS IN MLS
    19

NOTES

- This is his sixth All-Star appearance in his final MLS season

- Owns virtually every goalkeeping record in league history

- Capped 22 times by the USMNT and was a member of the 2014 World Cup squad in Brazil

DC UNITED

Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney

Croxteth, England

VITALS

  • POSITION
    Forward
  • AGE
    32
  • YEARS IN MLS
    2

NOTES

- Won 16 trophies at Manchester United including five Premier League titles, an FA Cup, the 2017 Europa League title and the 2008 Champions League

- He is both United (253) and England's (53) all-time leading scorer

- His 120 caps for England are the most ever by an outfield player

LOS ANGELES FC

Diego Rossi
Diego Rossi

Montevideo

VITALS

  • POSITION
    Forward
  • AGE
    21
  • YEARS IN MLS
    2

NOTES

- Product of the Penarol academy

- Scored the first goal in LAFC history

- Yet to be capped by the Uruguay senior team, but has played at every other level for the national program

CHICAGO FIRE

Bastian Schweinsteiger
Bastian Schweinsteiger

Kobermoor, Germany

VITALS

  • POSITION
    Midfielder
  • AGE
    34
  • YEARS IN MLS
    3

NOTES

Named an All-Star for the second time

- Won 18 trophies with Bayern Munich including eight Bundesliga titles and the 2013 Champions League

- Won the 2016 FA Cup with Manchester United

- Capped 121 by Germany, winning World Cup 2014 and appearing at two more

LOS ANGELES FC

Carlos Vela
Carlos Vela

Cancun, Mexico

VITALS

  • POSITION
    Forward
  • AGE
    30
  • YEARS IN MLS
    2

NOTES

- Named an All-Star for the second time

- Spent 12 seasons in Europe playing for the likes of Osasuna, Arsenal, West Brom and Real Sociedad

- Capped 72 times by El Tri, scoring 19 times

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES

Chris Wondolowski
Chris Wondolowski

Danville, CA

VITALS

  • POSITION
    Forward
  • AGE
    36
  • YEARS IN MLS
    16

NOTES

- Named an All-Star for the fifth time

- A three-time Golden Boot winner (2010, 2011 and 2012) and the 2012 MLS MVP

- Holds the all-time MLS goal-scoring record with 152

- Capped 35 times by the USMNT

LOS ANGELES FC

Walker Zimmerman
Walker Zimmerman

Lawrenceville, GA

VITALS

  • POSITION
    Centre-back
  • AGE
    26
  • YEARS IN MLS
    7

NOTES

- Taken with the seventh overall pick of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft out of Furman

- Won the 2016 Lamar Hunt Open and the 2016 Supporters' Shield with FC Dallas

- Capped 10 times by the USMNT including at this summer's Gold Cup

SPORTING KANSAS CITY

Damir Kreilach Graham Zusi
Graham Zusi

Longwood, FL

VITALS

  • POSITION
    Right-back
  • AGE
    32
  • YEARS IN MLS
    11

NOTES

- Named an All-Star for the seventh time

- Two-time NCAA champion at Maryland

- Won the 2013 MLS Cup and three Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cups (2012, 2015 and 2017)

- Capped 55 times by the USMNT, winning the 2017 Gold Cup