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Six Union Players Make MLS All-Star Ballot

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MLS All-Star voting got underway on Monday, and the Union could send several players to this year's game in Kansas City.

Drew Hallowell

On Monday, Major League Soccer released it's ballot for the 2013 All-Star game, and the Philadelphia Union are well represented.

Starting goalkeeper Zac MacMath, center backs Jeff Parke and Amobi Okugo (listed as a midfielder), right back Sheanon Williams, and strikers Jack McInerney and Sebastien Le Toux were selected by a media panel to represent the team. Out of all on roster players in MLS, 115 players were nominated overall and each team has a minimum of six players eligible for the contest (the Chicago Fire have seven due to their acquisition of Mike Magee after the national media selected the nominees back in March).

McInerney, the league's leader in goals scored, seems to be a shoo in, as does Le Toux, who leads the league in assists.

The ballot, available on MLSSoccer.com, allows you to vote for one goalkeeper, and ten "field players". You can vote as many times as you chose up until July 7th, where the All-Star Fan XI will be revealed during ESPN's showing of Chicago Fire vs. Sporting Kansas City at 3 pm.

Head coach Peter Vermes will then select the gameday roster on July 15th.

All the fun finally comes to fruition on July 31st at 9 pm, as MLS's best take on American international Michael Bradley and his Italian club team, AS Roma.

Last year's All-Star game took place at PPL Park, where a crowd of 19,236 watched as Chelsea was defeated 3-2.

Philadelphia has sent four players since the organization's inaugural season. Le Toux was a part of the squad in 2010, Faryd Mondragon in 2011 and Carlos Valdes and Michael Farfan were selected in 2012.