MLS announces First XI for All-Star Game

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New York - United States star Landon Donovan highlighted a list of four Los Angeles Galaxy players named to Major League Soccer's All- Star First XI on Tuesday.

L.A.'s Edson Buddle, Omar Gonzalez and Donovan Ricketts were also selected to the team, which will be filled out by 10 coaches' picks and two Commissioner's selections to be announced Monday.

The MLS All-Stars will face English Premier League giant Manchester United on July 28 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas at 8:30 p.m. (ET).

Donovan, who helped the U.S. win its group in the FIFA World Cup last month in South Africa, has been selected as an All-Star in each of his 10 years in the league.

Due to international competitions, the MLS All-Star Game Day roster will be 23 players as opposed to the 18 players used in the past. No Seattle Sounders FC players will be available for the game day roster, but can be named All-Stars.

Los Angeles Galaxy manager Bruce Arena will coach the MLS All-Stars.

The First XI, consisting of one goalkeeper, three defenders, five midfielders and two forwards, received the most votes at their respective positions from four groups - fans, players, media, and coaches/general managers.

Following is the complete 2010 MLS All-Star First XI:

Goalkeeper: Donovan Ricketts (Los Angeles Galaxy).

Defenders: Omar Gonzalez (Los Angeles Galaxy), Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew), Jamison Olave (Real Salt Lake).

Midfielders: Dwayne De Rosario (Toronto FC), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Marco Pappa (Chicago Fire), Javier Morales (Real Salt Lake), Guillermo Barros Schelotto (Columbus Crew).

Forwards: Edson Buddle (Los Angeles Galaxy), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy).


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