Veljko Paunovic may have a couple of familiar faces in his Starting XI when he leads the 2017 MLS All-Stars against Real Madrid (August 2, Soldier Field).
Two of the Chicago Fire manager's leading stars are currently among the leading vote-getters for the Fan XI. Nemanja Nikolic is Major League Soccer's top goal-scorer (12) and its top vote-getter among forwards while Bastian Schweinsteigerranks No. 2 among MLS midfielders.
Nikolic also stands fifth in the EA SPORTS "More Than A Vote Challenge," which counts votes via goals scored by the player in EA SPORTS FIFA 17 and will be used to determine the third and final forward.
You can vote oncer per day for every eligible member of the Men In Red, including midfielders Dax McCarty, David Accam and Juninho as well as defenders Brandon Vincent and Johan Kappelhof, by clicking here!
The online fan ballot consists of 176 players (eight per team) who were nominated by media members. The "Fan XI" designation next to a player's name below means he is on the provisional matchday roster. The Fan XI presented by Target consists of one goalkeeper, three defenders, four midfielders, and three forwards. All voting ends on June 30 at midnight PT.
See the latest rankings below:
- ALMIRON, Miguel [Fan XI]
- SCHWEINSTEIGER, Bastian [Fan XI]
- KAKÁ [Fan XI]
- BRADLEY, Michael [Fan XI]
- ACOSTA, Kellyn
EA SPORTS "More Than a Vote" challenge
The third forward in the Fan XI:
- GIOVINCO, Sebastian [Fan XI]
- VILLA, David
- dos SANTOS, Giovani
- ALTIDORE, Jozy
- NIKOLIC, Nemanja
- MARTINEZ, Josef
MLS All-Star head coach, Veljko Paunovic (Chicago Fire), will select the gameday roster from the pool of eligible players determined by the media as well as the 2017 MLS All-Star Game Fan XI presented by Target and MLS Commissioner Don Garber’s two selections.