MLS All-Star Fan Ballots Is Open: Marco Di Vaio and Patrice Bernier among 6 Montreal Impact Players eligible

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Six Montreal Impact players are eligible for the MLS All Star Game Fan Ballots. Could we expect to see at least Bleus among the MLS All Stars that will face AS Roma on July 31st, at Sporting Park?

Troy Perkins, Matteo Ferrari, Felipe Martins, Patrice Bernier, Justin Mapp and Marco Di Vaio are among the 6 eligible Montreal Impact players for fan voting for the 2013 MLS All Star Game. Who among the 6, if any, will be voted on to face the Serie A side, AS Roma.

The debates have already started on twitter with the inclusion of Felipe Martins' name on the list. The Brazilian has been playing better lately but is a shadow of his 2012 version.

The selection process for the 2013 MLS All Star Game goes as follows (via MLSSoccer.com)


Fans can choose from a pool of 115 players, who were nominated by members of the media.

The 10 players with the highest combined votes from the three traditional voting methods will be named to the All-Star Fan XI.

The 11th player - a forward - will be decided after the general voting window closes on July 2, as part of what is called the AT&T MLS All-Star "In the Game" Challenge. Among remaining forwards on the ballot, the player with whom fans score the most goals in EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer 13 Ultimate Team from July 3-July 10 will be named to the Fan XI.

The first 10 players voted to the Fan XI will be announced on Sunday, July 7, on ESPN during halftime of the Chicago Fire-Sporting Kansas City match that kicks off at 3 p.m. ET. The AT&T MLS All-Star "In the Game" Forward will be unveiled on July 11, after the play-in period finishes.

The rest of the MLS All-Star team will be selected by the coach, Sporting KC's Peter Vermes, and MLS Commissioner Don Garber, who is allotted two Commissioner picks each year.

Vermes will select the gameday roster and starting XI for the July 31 match at Sporting Park in Kansas City (9 p.m. ET | ESPN2 and Unimas in the US | TSN and RDS in Canada).

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