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July 8, 2012 at 1:33 PM

No Sounders on the MLS All-Star First XI

allstar 2012.jpgThe MLS All-Star First XI, based on a fan vote, was revealed Sunday, and no Sounders made the cut. Forward Fredy Montero appeared to be the closest as one of the leading vote-getters at forward.

Listed below is the First XI, which doesn’t necessarily equate to the league’s starting lineup in the July 25 exhibition against Chelsea FC at PPL Park. That decision will be up to coach Ben Olsen upon the completion of the active roster.

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Goalkeeper: Jimmy Nielsen (Sporting Kansas City)

Defenders: Steven Beitashour (San Jose Earthquakes), Aurelien Collin (Sporting Kansas City), Jay DeMerit (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Heath Pearce (New York Red Bulls)

Midfielders: David Beckham (LA Galaxy), Dwayne De Rosario (D.C. United), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

Forwards: Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

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What do you think of the First XI? And which Sounders do you feel are most deserving of an All-Star selection? My votes would go to midfielder Osvaldo Alonso and perhaps forward Eddie Johnson.

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