Former French international star Thierry Henry was among ten players named Sunday as members of the Major League Soccer (MLS) All-Star squad that will face Serie A side Roma in the MLS All-Star Game on 31 July at Sporting Park in Kansas City.
Henry, a 35-year-old striker for New York Red Bulls who helped France to the 1998 FIFA World Cup™, has six goals in 17 matches this year for Red Bulls. He was a former Arsenal, Juventus and Barcelona standout before his 2010 move to MLS.
Peru goalkeeper Raul Fernandez of FC Dallas, Canadian national team midfielder Will Johnson and France defender Aurelien Collin of Sporting Kansas City were the other non-US players voted into the lineup by MLS supporters.
Chicago Fire midfielder Mike Magee, who has ten goals this season, was joined on the select squad by five fellow Americans from the USA national team - San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski, Houston Dyanmo midfielder Brad Davis, Los Angeles Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez and Kansas City's midfielder Graham Zusi and defender Matt Besler.
MLS All-Star coach Peter Vermes and MLS commissioner Don Garber will select other players for the MLS line-up, with Vermes deciding which players are on the final 18-man game roster that will face the Serie A squad.