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How many Sounders FC players were selected for the MLS All-Star game?

The 2021 All-Star game kicks off at 9pm ET (6pm PT) on Wednesday, 25 August at the Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles, home of LAFC.

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How many Sounders FC players were selected for the MLS All-Star game?
STEPHEN BRASHEAR AFP

The 2021 All-Star game kicks off at 9pm ET (6pm PT) on Wednesday, 25 August at the Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles, home of LAFC.

This year's All-Star Game will be the 25th edition of the event, but the first time ever that the MLS side will play an All-Star side from the LIGA MX.

The game was originally scheduled to take place on July 29, 2020, during the 2020 season, but was postponed on May 19, 2020, due to the covid-19 pandemic.

The MLS All-Star game was originally played out between all-star teams from the Western and Eastern conferences, before later being contested against European clubs during their preseason tours.

Seattle representation in All-Star MLS squad

The Seattle Sounders are the MLS club with the highest amount of selected players to play in the 2021 All-Star Game with Sounders' six selections tied for the second-most in league history. D.C. United’s 2006 squad holds the record with eight selections, while the San Jose Earthquakes and FC Dallas also had six in 2002 and in 2005 respectively.

The player selection process was was determined by a a combination of fan, player and media voting (13 players), selections by All-Star and LAFC Head Coach Bob Bradley (13 players) and a pair of selections by MLS Commissioner Don Garber.

The six selected players from the Seattle franchise are: Raúl Ruidíaz, João Paulo, Yeimar Gómez Andrade, Nouhou, Alex Roldan and Cristian Roldan

MLS: Leagues Cup Quarterfinals-Seattle Sounders FC vs Tigres UANLAug 10, 2021; Seattle, WA, USA; Tigres UANL defender Jorge Torres (6) collides with Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Joao Paulo (6) during the second half at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

MLS All-Stars

Goalkeepers: Matt Turner (New England Revolution), Pedro Gallese (Orlando City)

Defenders: Julian Araujo (LA Galaxy), Jesus David Murillo (LAFC), Nouhou (Seattle Sounders), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United), Alex Roldan (Seatlle Sounders), James Sands (NYFC), Kai Wagner (Philadelphia Union), Yeimar (Seattle Sounders), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC)

Midfielders: Eduard Atuesta (LAFC), Carles Gil (New England Revolution), Damir Kreilach (Real Salt Lake), João Paulo (Seattle Sounders), Emanuel Reynoso (Minnesota United), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders), Lucas Zelarayán (Columbus Crew)

Forwards: Gustavo Bou (New England Revolution), Tajon Buchanan (New England Revolution), Cade Cowell (San Jose Earthquakes), Javier Hernandez (LA Galaxy), Nani (Orlando City), Ricardo Pepi (FC Dallas), Diego Rossi (LAFC), Raúl Ruidíaz (Seattle Sounders), Dániel Sallói (Sporting Kansas City), Carlos Vela (LAFC).