Landon Donovan, David Beckham and Thierry Henry among MLS all-star team to face Chelsea

 

Landon Donovan, David Beckham and Thierry Henry highlight the Major League Soccer First XI team to face Chelsea on July 25 in the league's all-star game.

Fans voted for the team, which may not necessarily be the same one that starts the game against the European champions. D.C. United coach Ben Olsen will choose the eventual starting lineup based on game considerations, from among a game-day squad of 18 players.

The rest of the squad will be chosen by Olsen and MLS Commissioner Don Garber.

Those choices will be announced next Sunday during the broadcast of the New York Red Bulls' game against the Seattle Sounders.

MLS First XI:

Goalkeeper: Jimmy Nielsen (Sporting Kansas City)

Defenders: Steven Beitashour (San Jose Earthquakes), Aurelien Collin (Sporting Kansas City), Jay DeMerit (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Heath Pearce (New York Red Bulls)

Midfielders: David Beckham (LA Galaxy), Dwayne De Rosario (D.C. United), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

Forwards: Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

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