Major League Soccer today unveiled the selection process for the 2021 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target, which includes voting by you the fans.
Of the 26 players to make up the MLS All-Star Game roster, the selection breakdown is as follows:
- 12 will be determined by a vote of MLS fans, players, and media. Each of the three voting groups will represent one-third of the combined vote.
- 12 will be selected by MLS All-Star head coach Bob Bradley of host team Los Angeles Football Club.
- 2 will be selected by MLS Commissioner Don Garber.
Fan can cast their votes for 11 players: one goalkeeper, one right back, two center backs, one left back, one defensive midfielder, two attacking midfielders, and three forwards/wingers. Click here to cast your vote now through July 21.
Chicago Fire FC players on the ballot include: Boris Sekulić, Francisco Calvo, Miguel Navarro, Mauricio Pineda, Johan Kappelhof, Jonathan Bornstein, Wyatt Omsberg, Robert Berić, Fabian Herbers, Ignacio Aliseda, Chinonso Offor, Elliot Collier, Bobby Shuttleworth, Álvaro Medrán, Przemyslaw Frankowski, Luka Stojanović, Gastón Giménez, and Brian Gutiérrez.
The top players in each position from the combined vote will be named All-Stars. The 12th player honored will be the one with the next-highest amount of votes overall. To qualify for the ballot, players must have appeared in at least 50 percent of matches this season at the time the ballot was created on July 10. Players who did not qualify for the ballot are still eligible for selection by Bradley or Commissioner Garber.
The 2021 MLS All-Star Game will take place August 25 in Los Angeles between the MLS All-Stars and the Liga MX All-Stars.
LIGA MX All-Stars Selection Process
In addition, LIGA MX today unveiled its selection process.
The LIGA MX All-Star team that will take the field in the 2021 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target will be comprised of 26 standouts from across the league.
With the best talent from the previous season, the core of the team will be made up of the 14 players nominated to the 2020-2021 Balón de Oro Awards in different positions: goalkeeper, defender, fullback, defensive midfielder, attacking midfielder, and forward, including the top two rookies. The Balón de Oro will be broadcast on Univision/TUDN on Saturday, July 17 at 11 p.m. CT/9 p.m. PT.
The team's coach will be the winner of the Balón de Oro’s Best Head Coach and he will select 11 additional players to complete the best roster to face the MLS All-Stars. To round out the roster, the 26th player will be determined through a selection process led by LIGA MX BBVA Executive President Mikel Arriola.