Cahill, Defoe, Keane included in MLS All-Star roster to face Bayern Munich

Tim Cahill, Jermain Defoe and Robbie Keane will participate in the MLS All-Star Game after Portland coach Caleb Porter added them to the 23-man roster on Saturday.


Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter included Tim Cahill, Jermain Defoe and Robbie Keane on his 23-man roster to face Bayern Munich in the MLS All-Star Game next month.

Porter retained all 11 players named in the Fan XI earlier this week and supplemented that group with 10 further selections on Saturday night.

Cahill, Defoe and Keane highlighted a group that also includes Golden Boot leader Bradley Wright-Phillips (New York) and Portland captain Will Johnson. Porter also added Osvaldo Alonso (Seattle), Aurélien Collin (Sporting Kansas City), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Chad Marshall (Seattle) and Michael Parkhurst (Columbus).

MLS commissioner Don Garber used his two selections to name Erick Torres from league-owned Chivas USA and Diego Valeri from the hometown Timbers.

Seattle led all MLS clubs with five All-Star selections, while New York, LA Galaxy and Sporting Kansas City each contributed three players to the squad poised to face the Bundesliga champions at Providence Park on Aug. 6

MLS All-Star roster to face Bayern Munich

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

Defenders: Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Aurélien 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)