Fan Voting for the 2017 Major League Soccer all-star game Fan XI will be available through the free MLS app and the EA SPORTS™“More Than a Vote” Challenge.
Fans can continue to vote their favorite players to the Fan XI via online ballot on MLSsoccer.com starting on June 3 at 10 a.m. ET. Fan voting will run until June 30.
The MLS all-stars are set to take on Real Madrid at Soldier Field in Chicago on Aug. 2 in the MLS All-Star Game. The match will air at 9 p.m. ET on FS1, UniMás, TSN and TVA Sports domestically as well as across 170 countries globally.
To create the fan ballot, media members nominated 176 players – eight from each MLS team. Ten players – one goalkeeper, three defenders, four midfielders and two forwards – with the highest combined votes will be named to the 2017 MLS All-Star Game Fan XI presented by Target.
The 11th player – a forward – will be determined by the EA SPORTS™ “More Than a Vote” Challenge. Fans have the opportunity to vote one forward into the all-star game by scoring goals in EA SPORTS FIFA 17 on Xbox One, PlayStation®4, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system through June 30. The forward with the most votes – one goal equals one vote – on June 30 will occupy the final forward spot on the 2017 MLS All-Star Game Fan XI.
Twenty-four players will be named all-stars per the collective bargaining agreement. Media, fans, the All-Star coach, Veljko Paunovic of the Chicago Fire, and MLS commissioner Don Garber all contribute in the selection process.
The 24 players named 2017 MLS All-Stars will be selected in three phases:
- Ballot creation: Media members determined the field of players – eight players per team – who are most deserving of consideration for this year’s MLS All-Star Game presented by Target. Those players are eligible for fan voting.
- Fan voting: From May 30 through June 30, fans will select the Fan XI. Fans can vote via the free MLS app starting on May 30 and on MLSsoccer.com beginning June 3.
- Via the EA SPORTS “More than a Vote” Challenge: Starting on May 30, fans will score as many goals as possible with their favorite MLS All-Star forward candidate in FIFA 17 , with one goal equaling one vote. The forward with the most votes will occupy one of the forward spots on the Fan XI.
- Team selection: The MLS all-star head coach will select the gameday roster from the pool of eligible players determined by the media as well as Garber’s two selections.