Torres, Valeri named as Commissioner picks for MLS All-Star Game

 

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New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber named Portland midfielder Diego Valeri and Chivas USA forward Erick Torres as his picks for the 2014 MLS All-Star Game as the 23-man roster was unveiled on Saturday.

The MLS All-Stars will face Bayern Munich on Aug. 6 in Portland with the Timbers Caleb Porter serving as head coach of the MLS team.

Porter selected all 11 members of the fan-voted All-Stars, while Torres, Valeri, Bradley Wright-Phillips, Jermain Defoe, Tim Cahill and Robbie Keane were among the other players added on Saturday.

United States international Michael Bradley will be making his first All-Star appearance, while Defoe, Bill Hamid, Obafemi Martins, Torres and Wright- Phillips will join him as first-time participants.

The following is the complete 23-man roster:

Goalkeepers: Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake).

Defenders: Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Aurelien Collin (Sporting Kansas City), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Chad Marshall (Seattle Sounders FC), Michael Parkhurst (Columbus Crew), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC).

Midfielders: Osvaldo Alonso (Seattle Sounders FC), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Will Johnson (Portland Timbers), Diego Valeri (Portland Timbers), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City).

Forwards: Jermain Defoe (Toronto FC), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls), Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy), Obafemi Martins (Seattle Sounders FC), Erick Torres (Chivas USA), Bradley Wright-Phillips (New York Red Bulls).

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