On Wednesday, the league announced that Atlanta United defender Miles Robinson made the 2021 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target

ATLANTA — Fresh off a breakthrough performance at the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup, Atlanta United defender Miles Robinson was selected to the 2021 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target, the league announced today. Robinson, who will be making his first All-Star Game appearance, was among 28 players honored today as MLS unveiled the complete roster.

The history-making match against the best of LIGA MX will take place on August 25 at 9 p.m. ET at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live in the United States on FS1 and Univision. Tickets are available at MLSsoccer.com/AllStar21. The announcement comes on the heels of the U.S. Men’s National Team defeating the Mexico National Team in the Concacaf Gold Cup Final 1-0 with the game-winning tally coming from Robinson in extra time in the 117th minute. In league play, Robinson has the highest duel success rate at 73.6 percent (min. 50 duels) and is tied for sixth in total blocks (12).

The roster was determined through a combination of fan, player and media voting (13 players), designations by All-Star Head Coach Bob Bradley (13 players) and a pair of selections by MLS Commissioner Don Garber. The Commissioner’s Picks for 2021 are Tajon Buchanan (age 22) and Cade Cowell (age 17).

Fifteen clubs are represented on this year’s All-Star Game roster: Atlanta United, Columbus Crew, FC Dallas, LA Galaxy, Los Angeles Football Club, Minnesota United FC, Nashville SC, New England Revolution, New York City FC, Orlando City SC, Philadelphia Union, Real Salt Lake, San Jose Earthquakes and Seattle Sounders FC and Sporting Kansas City. The players have ties to 14 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, El Salvador, Hungary, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Spain, United States, Uruguay.

2021 MLS All-Star Game Roster
Name
Club
Position
All-Star Game No.
Julian Araujo
LA Galaxy
RB
2
Eduard Atuesta
Los Angeles Football Club
DM
20
Gustavo Bou
New England Revolution
W
7
Tajon Buchanan
New England Revolution
W
18
Cade Cowell
San Jose Earthquakes
FW
44
Pedro Gallese
Orlando City SC
GK
1
Carles Gil
New England Revolution
AM
22
Yeimar Gomez Andrade
Seattle Sounders FC
CB
28
Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez
LA Galaxy
FW
14
Damir Kreilach
Real Salt Lake
CM
8
Jesus Murillo
Los Angeles Football Club
CB
94
Nani
Orlando City SC
W
17
Nouhou
Seattle Sounders FC
LB
5
João Paulo
Seattle Sounders FC
DM
6
Ricardo Pepi
FC Dallas
FW
24
Emanuel Reynoso
Minnesota United FC
AM
33
Miles Robinson
Atlanta United
CB
12
Alex Roldan
Seattle Sounders FC
RB
13
Cristian Roldan
Seattle Sounders FC
CM
23
Diego Rossi
Los Angeles Football Club
W
21
Raúl Ruidíaz
Seattle Sounders FC
FW
9
Daniel Salloi
Sporting Kansas City
W
19
James Sands
New York City FC
CB
16
Matt Turner
New England Revolution
GK
30
Carlos Vela
Los Angeles Football Club
W
10
Kai Wagner
Philadelphia Union
LB
27
Lucas Zelarayan
Columbus Crew
AM
11
Walker Zimmerman
Nashville SC
CB
25
Photos: Miles Robinson named to 2021 MLS All-Star Game
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