USMNT optimists DeAndre Yedlin, Jesus Ferreira appointed to 2022 MLS All-Star Game squad

Diandre Yedlin, Jesus Ferreira, Walker Zimmerman, Jordan Morris, Paul Ariola, Aaron Long and Sean Johnson, as well as current MLS award winners Valentin Castellano and Carls Gill, are among the 26 players nominated for the 2022 MLS. . Tuesday -Star Game.

For the second year in a row, the MLS All-Star Game will take place on August 10 at Minnesota United FC’s Allianz Field, this time against the Mexican topflight Liga MX.

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USMNT and Inter Miami CF defender Yedlin will play in his third All-Star Game, returning to the MLS earlier this season after a seven-year career across Europe.

Nashville SC and USMNT center-back Zimmerman are also returning to the All-Star Game for the third time. He is the only player in league history to have won the MLS Defender of the Year award in a straight season.

FC Dallas striker Ferreira scored four goals for USMNT in last month’s 5-0 win over Grenada in the CONCACAF Nations League. At 21, he is the first home-appointed player in FC Dallas history.

The list includes Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union), Dan St. Clair (Minnesota United FC), Julian Araujo (LA Galaxy), Alexander Calens (New York City FC), Luciano Acosta (FC Cincinnati), Sebastian (Sebastian). , Aaron Long (New York Red Bull), Kamal Miller (CF Montreal), Diego Palacio (LAFC), Kai Wagner (Philadelphia Union), Hani Mukhtar (Nashville SC), Darlington Ngbe (Columbus Crew), Emanu (Emmanu) (LAFC), Paul Ariola (FC Dallas), TaxiArchis Fountain (DC United), Raul Ruidiaz (Seattle Sunders FC), Carlos Vela (LAFC), Javier Hernandez (LA Galaxy), Jordan Moser.

Julio Firch (Atlas), Andre-Pierre Gignac (Tigres), Jordan Carillo (Santos Laguna), Heriberto Jurado (Necaxa), Luis Chavez (Pachuca), Angel Mena (Leon). ), Aldo Rocha (Atlas), Kevin Alvarez (Pachuka), Diego Barbosa (Atlas), Hugo Nervo (Atlas), William Tesilo (Leon), Oscar Ustari (Pachuka) and Camilo Vargas (Atlas).

Following the news that Minnesota United’s Adrian Heath will train the MLS all-star roster, the 19,600-seat stadium was unveiled as an interleague exhibition venue last October.

The 2022 All-Star Game (kickoff scheduled for 8:30 pm ET) will be broadcast live in English on ESPN in the United States, as well as in Spanish on ESPN throughout Mexico and Latin America.

In the first All-Star Game meeting between MLS and Liga MX last August, MLS won a small penalty in LAFC’s Bank of California Stadium.

After a 1-1 draw in regulation time, MLS claimed a 3-2 shootout victory, thanks to a penalty-winning goal from then-FC Dallas and current US men’s national team striker Ricardo Pepe.

Since the partnership was announced in 2018, Liga MX and MLS have worked together not only through the All-Star Games but also through collaborations such as the Champions Cup and the Leagues Cup.

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