NEW YORK – Within the framework of the Balón de Oro awards which took place Saturday evening, the names of 25 players who will represent the LIGA MX All-Star Team were announced Monday.

The Mexican-based players from across the league will face the best of Major League Soccer in the 2021 MLS All-Star Game Aug. 25 at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT).

The first 14 selections were the winners and nominees for the Balón de Oro awards within the categories of best goalkeeper, fullback, defender, defensive midfielder, attacking midfielder, rookie and forward.

Cruz Azul’s Juan Reynoso, upon being chosen as the best head coach of the season, also selected 11 players to complement the squad.

The 26th player will be selected by LIGA MX executive president Mikel Arriola through a process that will be announced soon.

 

LIGA MX All-Star Team

Goalkeepers:

  • José de Jesús Corona, Cruz Azul (Best Goalkeeper winner)
  • Alfredo Talavera, Pumas UNAM (Best Goalkeeper nominee)
  • Guillermo Ochoa, América (Selected by LIGA MX All-Star Team Head Coach Juan Reynoso)

Defenders:

  • Matheus Doria, Santos Laguna (Best Defender winner)
  • Pablo Aguilar, Cruz Azul (Best Defender nominee)
  • Víctor Guzmán, Club Tijuana (Best Rookie)
  • César Montes, Monterrey (Selected by LIGA MX All-Star Team Head Coach Juan Reynoso)
  • William Tesillo, León (Selected by LIGA MX All-Star Team Head Coach Juan Reynoso)

Fullbacks:

  • Fernando Navarro, León (Best Fullback winner)
  • Salvador Reyes, Puebla (Best Fullback nominee)
  • Juan Marcelo Escobar, Cruz Azul (Selected by LIGA MX All-Star Team Head Coach Juan Reynoso)
  • Jesús Gallardo, Monterrey (Selected by LIGA MX All-Star Team Head Coach Juan Reynoso)

Midfielders:

  • Luis Romo, Cruz Azul (Best Defensive Midfielder winner)
  • Luis Montes, León (Best Attacking Midfielder winner)
  • Fernando Gorriarán, Santos Laguna (Best Defensive Midfielder nominee)
  • Rubens Sambueza, Toluca (Best Attacking Midfielder nominee)
  • Guido Pizarro, Tigres UANL (Selected by LIGA MX All-Star Team Head Coach Juan Reynoso)
  • Pedro Aquino, América (Selected by LIGA MX All-Star Team Head Coach Juan Reynoso)
  • Diego Valdés, Santos Laguna (Selected by LIGA MX All-Star Team Head Coach Juan Reynoso)
  • Ángel Mena, León (Selected by LIGA MX All-Star Team Head Coach Juan Reynoso)

Forwards:

  • Jonathan Rodríguez, Cruz Azul (Best Forward winner)
  • Pedro Canelo, Toluca (Best Forward nominee)
  • Santiago Muñoz, Santos Laguna (Best Rookie nominee)
  • André-Pierre Gignac, Tigres UANL (Selected by LIGA MX All-Star Team Head Coach Juan Reynoso)
  • Rogelio Funes Mori, Monterrey (Selected by LIGA MX All-Star Team Head Coach Juan Reynoso)

Head Coach:

Juan Reynoso, Cruz Azul (Best Head Coach winner)