All-Star Voting Heating Up

All-Star Voting Heating Up

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On June 16, 2008
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  • Alejandro Moreno, Amado Guevara, Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Danny Dichio, David Beckham, Dwayne De Rosario, Frankie Hejduk, Greg Sutton, Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Jeff Cunningham, Jim Brennan, Jimmy Conrad, Jon Busch, Juan Pablo Angel, Landon Donovan, Marvell Wynne, Matt Reis, MLS All-Star Game

With only a couple weeks left to vote, fans are starting to pile on the votes for their favorite players in Major League Soccer for this summer’s All-Star game in Toronto.

Not a lot of changes at the top of the overall voting list.In fact that top three remain:

  1. David Beckham
  2. Landon Donovan
  3. Cuauhtemoc Blanco

Once you get by the top three the positions break down pretty easily. You can also tell which fan groups are voting like crazy here for this game. Mostly the home fans in Toronto wanting their own in the line up as the All-Stars take on West Ham United. Its also interesting to see Toronto’s main rival Columbus have a few players on this list. The Crew are having a solid season so far and their players deserve the nod in my book.

Goalkeepers:

  • Greg Sutton
  • Jon Busch
  • Matt Reis

Defenders:

  • Frankie Hejduk
  • Marvell Wynne
  • Jim Brennan
  • Jimmy Conrad

Midfielders:

  • David Beckham
  • Cuauhtemoc Blanco
  • Amado Guevara
  • Dwayne De Rosario
  • Guillermo Barros Schelotto

Forwards:

  • Landon Donovan
  • Danny Dichio
  • Juan Pablo Angel
  • Jeff Cunningham
  • Alejandro Moreno

Am I surprised by any of this news? Not really. The one shocker to me may be Juan Pablo Angel getting the votes. He was the MVP in last year’s game but he has been hampered by injuries and clearly isn’t as effective as last year because of those injuries.

Other than that I’m not totally surprised by it. I would like to see Kenny Cooper or Edson Buddle get some votes.

Some are still asking for my line-up, that will come later on once voting is complete on July 2. Remember, the online fan voting will comprise one quarter of the All-Star First XI selections, with coaches and general managers (25 percent), players (25 percent) and media (25 percent) all getting a say in who is named to the First XI, which will consist of one goalkeeper, three defenders, five midfielders and two forwards.

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