Miles Robinson named to 2021 MLS All-Star Game

Concacaf Gold Cup heroes Miles Robinson (Atlanta United) and Matt Turner (New England Revolution), superstars Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez (LA Galaxy) and Carlos Vela (Los Angeles Football Club), and rising stars Tajon Buchanan (New England Revolution) and Cade Cowell (San Jose Earthquakes) were among the 28 players honored today as Major League Soccer unveiled the complete roster for the 2021 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target.

The history-making match against the best of LIGA MX will take place on August 25 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on FS1, Univision, TSN, and TVA Sports. Tickets are available at MLSsoccer.com/AllStar21. The announcement comes on the heels of the U.S. Men’s National Team defeating the Mexico National Team in the Concacaf Gold Cup Final 1-0 with the game-winning tally coming from Robinson in extra time in the 117th minute.

Western Conference-leading Seattle Sounders FC has the most players on the 2021 roster with six, including brothers Cristian Roldan of the U.S. Men’s National Team and Alex Roldan, who represents El Salvador on the international stage. Of the 28 players named, 24 are first-time MLS All-Stars.

The roster was determined through a combination of fan, player, and media voting (13 players), designations by All-Star Head Coach Bob Bradley (13 players), and a pair of selections by MLS Commissioner Don Garber. The Commissioner’s Picks for 2021 are Buchanan (age 22) and Cowell (age 17) – two of the fastest-rising stars in MLS. Buchanan has recorded three goals and three assists across 12 appearances for New England this season, while Cowell became the first player to tally four goals and four assists at the start of the 2021 season.

MLS clubs planned special moments to alert the stars of their All-Star honors by enlisting the help of the players’ closest friends and relatives to present them with a customized MLS x Adidas All-Star Game jersey. In one example, Chicharito’s family surprised him with the news after traveling to Los Angeles from Mexico.

Fifteen clubs are represented on this year’s All-Star Game roster: Atlanta United, Columbus Crew, FC Dallas, LA Galaxy, Los Angeles Football Club, Minnesota United FC, Nashville SC, New England Revolution, New York City FC, Orlando City SC, Philadelphia Union, Real Salt Lake, San Jose Earthquakes and Seattle Sounders FC and Sporting Kansas City. The players have ties to 14 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, El Salvador, Hungary, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Spain, United States, Uruguay.

2021 MLS All-Star Game Roster

Last Name
 
First Name
 
Club
 
Position
 
All-Star Game No.
 
Araujo
 
Julian
 
LA Galaxy
 
RB
 
2
 
Atuesta
 
Eduard
 
Los Angeles Football Club
 
DM
 
20
 
Bou
 
Gustavo
 
New England Revolution
 
W
 
7
 
Buchanan
 
Tajon
 
New England Revolution
 
W
 
18
 
Cowell
 
Cade
 
San Jose Earthquakes
 
FW
 
44
 
Gallese
 
Pedro
 
Orlando City SC
 
GK
 
1
 
Gil
 
Carles
 
New England Revolution
 
AM
 
22
 
Gomez Andrade
 
Yeimar
 
Seattle Sounders FC
 
CB
 
28
 
Hernandez
 
Javier ‘Chicharito’
 
LA Galaxy
 
FW
 
14
 
Kreilach
 
Damir
 
Real Salt Lake
 
CM
 
8
 
Murillo
 
Jesus
 
Los Angeles Football Club
 
CB
 
94
 
Nani
 

 
Orlando City SC
 
W
 
17
 
Nouhou
 

 
Seattle Sounders FC
 
LB
 
5
 
Paulo
 
João
 
Seattle Sounders FC
 
DM
 
6
 
Pepi
 
Ricardo
 
FC Dallas
 
FW
 
24
 
Reynoso
 
Emanuel
 
Minnesota United FC
 
AM
 
33
 
Robinson
 
Miles
 
Atlanta United
 
CB
 
12
 
Roldan
 
Alex
 
Seattle Sounders FC
 
RB
 
13
 
Roldan
 
Cristian
 
Seattle Sounders FC
 
CM
 
23
 
Rossi
 
Diego
 
Los Angeles Football Club
 
W
 
21
 
Ruidíaz
 
Raúl
 
Seattle Sounders FC
 
FW
 
9
 
Salloi
 
Daniel
 
Sporting Kansas City
 
W
 
19
 
Sands
 
James
 
New York City FC
 
CB
 
16
 
Turner
 
Matt
 
New England Revolution
 
GK
 
30
 
Vela
 
Carlos
 
Los Angeles Football Club
 
W
 
10
 
Wagner
 
Kai
 
Philadelphia Union
 
LB
 
27
 
Zelarayan 
 
Lucas
 
Columbus Crew
 
AM
 
11
 
Zimmerman
 
Walker
 
Nashville SC
 
CB
 
25
 

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