All-Star First XI to be Announced Tuesday
Houston, we have a roster.
We are just a day away from learning this year's MLS All-Star First XI ahead of the summer classic that will see the league's best take on the mighty Manchester United on July 28 in Houston.
The stars chosen to represent MLS will be revealed LIVE on Tuesday, July 13, in an exclusive announcement on ESPNews at 3:40 p.m. ET.
The First XI was selected by a combined vote of fans, league coaches and GMs, players, and media. The full 23-man All-Star roster will be revealed on Friday.
This is the 15th edition of the MLS summer classic, and the seventh time the All-Stars have faced an international opponent. Last year the All-Stars took on Tim Howard and Everton FC, battling to a 1-1 tie in extra time before falling to the Toffees in a PK shootout. The All-Stars boast a 5-0-1 record against international teams.
Los Angeles Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena has already been confirmed as the All-Star coach. He has chosen the Houston Dynamo's Dominic Kinnear to be his assistant.
Manchester United kick off their North American tour on Monday. Their traveling roster includes a mixture of veterans, such as Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Edwin van der Saar, and young talent. Mexican international star Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez is scheduled to appear at the tail end of the tour in Houston.
The 2010 AT&T MLS All-Star Game takes place at Reliant Stadium in Houston. Kick off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast LIVE on ESPN2.