Marco Di Vaio was voted in digitally into the 2013 MLS All-Star Game. Fans scored 73,838 goals as Marco Di Vaio in FIFA 13 and #IMFC fans can be happy to see the star striker start against AS Roma on July 31st. The ex-Lazio player and Romanista will definitly give a nice storyline to the all-star game as he will face Serie A rival Francesco Totti.
Major League Soccer and Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today unveiled Montreal Impact forward Marco Di Vaio as the winner of the AT&T MLS All-Star ‘In the Game' Challenge. Fans around the world scored 73,838 goals with Di Vaio through EA SPORTSTM FIFA Soccer 13 from July 3-July 10 to secure him the final spot on the All-Star Fan XI.
Di Vaio outscored the other 26 eligible MLS forwards with one goal equaling one vote. LA Galaxy forward Robbie Keane finished second in the AT&T MLS All-Star "In the Game" Challenge with 69,797 goals. In total, more than 488,000 goals were scored with the 26 eligible MLS forwards in FIFA Soccer 13 during the week-long period.
"I am very proud and honored to be the first ever player selected to the MLS All-Star team by the millions of FIFA Soccer 13 players around the world," said Marco Di Vaio." I would like to thank all those fans around the world who played FIFA 13. I am proud to represent the Montreal Impact as an MLS All-Star."
This is the first time in any professional sports league that fans used a videogame to determine the outcome of a vote for an All-Star game. Through general voting via MLSsoccer.com, text message and Twitter, 10 other players were previously named All-Stars.
"We are proud of our sponsorship of the 2013 AT&T MLS All-Star Game in Kansas City," said Steve Hahn, president of AT&T Kansas. "The ‘In the Game' challenge is just one of many ways we're giving fans the opportunity to experience the game like never before both onsite and via mobile devices operating on our blazing-fast 4G LTE network."
On Monday, July 15, All-Star Head Coach Peter Vermes of Sporting Kansas City will name his game day roster that will take on AS Roma on July 31 in the 2013 AT&T MLS All-Star Game. The first marquee MLS event to be held at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas, will be broadcast live on ESPN2, UniMas, and in Canada on TSN and RDS, starting at 9 p.m. ET