Clint Dempsey, Ignacio Piatti and Jermaine Jones have been named, among others, as coach’s picks by San Jose Earthquakes head coach Dominic Kinnear for the 2016 MLS-Star Game (July 28, Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif.) against Arsenal, MLS announced on Sunday.
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Midfielders Mauro Diaz (FC Dallas) and Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake) were also added to the 26-man roster as commissioner Don Garber’s annual roster picks for the gameday roster.
FULL 2016 MLS ALL-STAR ROSTER (indicates Fan XI selection)
Goalkeeper: Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union), David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes)
Defenders: Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Laurent Ciman (Montreal Impact), Keegan Rosenberry (Philadelphia Union), Brandon Vincent (Chicago Fire), Liam Ridgewell (Portland Timbers), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), Kendall Waston (Vancouver Whitecaps), Andrew Farrell (New England Revolution)
Midfielders: Kaka (Orlando City SC), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Andrea Pirlo (New York City FC), Giovani dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Jermaine Jones (Colorado Rapids), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC), Sacha Kljestan (New York Red Bulls), Ignacio Piatti (Montreal Impact), Mauro Diaz (FC Dallas), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake)
Forwards: Didier Drogba (Montreal Impact), Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC), David Villa (New York City FC), Cyle Larin (Orlando City SC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)