Three New York City FC players were named to the 2022 MLS All-Star Game roster, Major League Soccer announced on Tuesday.

Goalkeeper and captain Sean Johnson was joined on the 26-man roster by striker Taty Castellanos, and first-time all-star defender Alex Callens. The threesome has been in fine form this season and played its part in helping the defending MLS Cup champions sit near the top of the Eastern Conference standings.

For the second consecutive season, MLS will take on the best of LIGA MX on August 10 at 8:30 p.m. ET at Allianz Filed in Minnesota. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN and Univision in the U.S., TSN and TVA Sports in Canada, on ESPN throughout Mexico and Latin America, and in more than 190 countries around the world. Tickets are available at or by clicking here.

NYCFC and LAFC have a league-high three players on the roster. Johnson was selected by commissioner Don Garber.

LAFC’s honorees included Carlos Vela, six-year MLS veteran Ilie Sánchez, and 22-year-old Ecuadorian international Diego Palacios.

The roster was selected through a combination of fan, player, and media voting (12 players), designations by All-Star head coach Adrian Heath of host club Minnesota United FC (12 players), and two selections by Garber.

The commissioner’s picks included Johnson and CF Montréal standout defender Kamal Miller, a Canadian international.

The 2021 MLS Cup MVP, Johnson is tied for the MLS lead with eight shutouts, including six consecutive shutouts from May 1-28. Miller, a first-time All-Star selection, has played a leading role in CF Montréal’s success, starting 15 games and playing over 1,300 minutes on the club’s defensive line.

NYCFC was one of sixteen clubs represented on this year’s All-Star Game roster alongside: Austin FC, FC Cincinnati, Columbus Crew, D.C. United, FC Dallas, Inter Miami CF, LA Galaxy, LAFC, Minnesota United FC, CF Montréal, Nashville SC, New England Revolution, Red Bulls, Philadelphia Union, and Seattle Sounders FC. The players have ties to 10 different countries: Argentina (four players), Canada (two), Ecuador (one), Germany (two), Greece (one), Jamaica (one), Mexico (three), Peru (two), Spain (two), and the United States (eight). Additionally, 14 players will be making their MLS All-Star Game debut.

2022 MLS All-Star Roster
Last Name First Name Club Position
Acosta Luciano FC Cincinnati AM
Araujo Julián LA Galaxy RB
Arriola Paul FC Dallas FW
Blake Andre Philadelphia Union GK
Callens Alexander New York City FC CB
Castellanos Valentín New York City FC FW
Driussi Sebastián Austin FC AM
Ferreira Jesús FC Dallas FW
Fountas Taxiarchis D.C. United FW
Gil Carles New England Revolution AM
Hernández Javier LA Galaxy FW
Johnson Sean New York City FC GK
Long Aaron New York Red Bulls CB
Miller Kamal CF Montréal DEF
Morris Jordan Seattle Sounders FC FW
Mukhtar Hany Nashville SC AM
Nagbe Darlington Columbus Crew DM
Palacios Diego LAFC LB
Reynoso Emanuel Minnesota United FC AM
Ruidíaz Raúl Seattle Sounders FC FW
Sánchez Ilie LAFC DM
St. Clair Dayne Minnesota United FC GK
Vela Carlos LAFC FW
Wagner Kai Philadelphia Union LB
Yedlin DeAndre Inter Miami CF RB
Zimmerman Walker Nashville SC CB

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