Tottenham Hotspur will play against the best of Major League Soccer later this month, and they'll be going up against some very familiar faces. Former EPL legends Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard, both of whom recently signed with MLS clubs, were both named the MLS All-Star squad. The first 13 members of the roster were released to the public on Monday.
MLS All-Star Roster (first 13 selections)
|GK||Nick Rimando||Real Salt Lake||Fan XI|
|D||DaMarcus Beasley||Houston Dynamo||Fan XI|
|D||Matt Besler||Sporting Kansas City||Fan XI|
|D||Omar Gonzalez||LA Galaxy||Fan XI|
|M||Michael Bradley||Toronto FC||Fan XI|
|M||Benny Feilhaber||Sporting Kansas City||Fan XI|
|M||Steven Gerrard||LA Galaxy||Commissioner Pick|
|M||Kaká||Orlando City SC||Fan XI|
|M||Frank Lampard||New York City FC||Commissioner Pick|
|M||Graham Zusi||Sporting Kansas City||Fan XI|
|F||Clint Dempsey||Seattle Sounders FC||Fan XI|
|F||Obafemi Martins||Seattle Sounders FC||"More than a Vote"|
|F||David Villa||New York City FC||Fan XI|
MLS, like in many American sports leagues, picks its players in part through popular fan vote. Gerrard and Lampard were selected by MLS Commissioner Don Garber, while Obafemi Martins ("More than a Vote") was selected in part through fans playing and scoring with him on FIFA 15. The rest of the 22-man roster will be announced by MLS on Saturday.
Also, check out the MLS All-Star jerseys, which were leaked yesterday as well. SASHES FOR EVERYONE!
The MLS All-Stars will play against Tottenham on Wednesday, July 29 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Denver, Colorado, home to MLS's Colorado Rapids. Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m. Mountain Time (9:00 p.m. ET, 1:00 a.m. Thursday in the UK)