Major League Soccer unveiled its All-Star First XI on Tuesday, but they won't necessarily be
Arena has latitude to adjust the group based on injuries and tactical considerations. After all, no one around MLS wants to see the league's brightest lights torn apart by the talented men of Man U -- which is exactly what would happen if a team overly stacked with attackers is thrown out there willy-nilly.
The First XI was selected in voting by fans, league coaches and general managers, players and media. Arena will make the rest of the selections along with two commissioner's picks to fill out the 23-man roster. (Surely, MLS commissioner
The rest of the roster will be announced Monday. Here's who we'd like to see in addition to the 11 "starters" named Tuesday:
Two goalkeepers generally are put to work at these contests, so starter
The All-Star starting defenders (
Elsewhere in the midfield
Another Texan, FC Dallas'
Philadelphia Union revelation
Arena could use a player like that, especially as starters
Our picks to fill out the 23-man MLS All-Star roster:
GK Jimmy Nielsen, Kansas City