Major League Soccer has opened voting for the 2021 MLS All-Star Game that will be held at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles on August 25.
Twenty-six players will be chosen to participate in the game:
- 12 will be selected through a voting process by MLS players, fans, and media (each of the three groups will get 1⁄3 of the total vote)
- 12 will be selected by MLS All-Star head coach and host team head coach Bob Bradley
- 2 will be selected by MLS Commissioner Don Garber
This year, MLS has categorized players based on where they are typically utilized, which means players can be selected in seven specific positions for the first time in MLS All-Star voting history: goalkeeper, right back, center back, left back, defensive midfielder, attacking midfielder, and forward/winger.
Players, fans, and reporters will select 11 players: one goalkeeper, one right back, two center backs, one left back, one defensive midfielder, two attacking midfielders, three forwards/wingers. The 12th player will be the one with the next-highest number of overall votes.
To qualify for the ballot, players must have appeared in at least 50% of matches this season when the ballot was created. If a player did not qualify for the ballot, they are still eligible for selection by Bradley or Garber.
Fan voting begins today at MLSsoccer.com or through the MLS app and runs until Wednesday, July 21 at 11:59 p.m. P.T.