Good news for Jelle and Gio! This morning the league announced the pair were named to the 2017 MLS All-Star roster by Chicago Fire manager Veljko Paunović. The All-Stars will take on Champions League winners Real Madrid Aug. 3rd at Soldier Field, live at 6 p.m. on Fox Sports One and Univision.
Admittedly, Galaxy fans might not be as hyped for this year’s All-Star Game with so many worries at home, but at their best, Jelle and Gio have been worthy contenders.
(And yeah Romain Alessandrini was probably robbed, but you can’t get injured if you’re not playing so the supporters will be fine)
Goalkeepers: Stefan Frei (Seattle Sounders FC), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids)
Defenders: DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo), Greg Garza (Atlanta United FC), Hernán Grana (FC Dallas), Matt Hedges (FC Dallas), Johan Kappelhof (Chicago Fire), Michael Parkhurst (Atlanta United), Jelle Van Damme (LA Galaxy), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
Midfielders: Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Miguel Almirón (Atlanta United FC), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Giovani dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Kaká (Orlando City SC), Dax McCarty (Chicago Fire), Ignacio Piatti (Montreal Impact), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Chicago Fire), Diego Valeri (Portland Timbers)
Forwards: Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Dom Dwyer (Sporting Kansas City), Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC), Nemanja Nikolić (Chicago Fire), David Villa (New York City FC)