Real Madrid, reigning champions of most club competitions currently available on earth, have earned a rare privilege that was made official today:
On August 2nd in Chicago, they get to face David Villa.
For the third straight year, New York City FC’s captain takes a starring role for Major League Soccer’s All-Stars, prevailing in the public vote for the Fan XI. Manager Veljko Paunovic and Commissioner Don Garber will fill out the rest of the roster in due time. When that day comes, we’ll have our fingers crossed for Jack Harrison, Alex Ring, and Maxime Chanot.
But for now, there’s time enough for the Guaje, fresh off his 53rd goal as an MLS player, to take yet another victory lap.
2017 MLS ALL-STAR FAN XI
GK: Tim Howard (Colorado)
DEF: Greg Garza (Atlanta), Graham Zusi (Sporting KC), DaMarcus Beasley (Houston)
MID: Bastian Schweinsteiger (Chicago), Kaka (Orlando City), Miguel Almiron (Atlanta), Michael Bradley (Toronto)
FWD: #GuajeGod, Nemanja Nikolic (Chicago), Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto)