Eight New England Revolution players are on the fan ballot for the 2014 MLS All-Star game, released today by MLS. The All-Star Game will be played against German club Bayern Munich on Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Providence Park in Portland, Ore.
Altogether, 32 players will be named All-Stars and 11 players – one goalkeeper, three defenders, four midfielders and three forwards – with the highest combined votes will be named to the All-Star Fan XI.
Portland head coach Caleb Porter will coach the MLS All-Stars and will choose the game day roster and the starting lineup versus Bayern Munich.
The Revolution players on the fan ballot are: Teal Bunbury, Diego Fagundez, Andrew Farrell, Jose Goncalves, Patrick Mullins, Lee Nguyen, Bobby Shuttleworth and A.J. Soares.
Revolution All-Star Nominees
Teal Bunbury is in his first season with the Revolution and his fifth pro season overall. Bunbury has scored two goals and added three assists in the last five games.
Diego Fagundez, the Revolution’s first-ever Homegrown player, scored four goals and added three assists so far this season. Just 19 years old, Fagundez is already the top scoring teenager in league history, and his 20 career goals rank ninth in club history.
Andrew Farrell After the Revolution selected him with the first overall selection in the 2013 MLS Draft, Farrell started at right back in all 32 games he played last year. Since Farrell joined the team, the Revolution has posted 18 shutouts in 46 games.
Jose Goncalves is the reigning MLS defender of the year and helped the Revs return to the playoffs in 2013 for the first time since 2009. He helped the team post a club record 14 shutouts and a 1.12 goals against average, the second-best mark in club history.
Patrick Mullins, drafted 11th overall by the Revs this season, is only the second rookie in league history to score goals in four straight games. Playing as the team’s target forward, he has helped the team score 14 goals in four games.
Lee Nguyen is the team’s leading scorer with five goals. Playing in central midfield, Nguyen has helped the third-leading offense in MLS. He is a perfect 3-for-3 from the penalty spot this year and has two game-winning goals.
Bobby Shuttleworth's 1.00 goals against average is tied for second in MLS, and for first among regular starting keepers. His four shutouts are the second-most in MLS, while his six wins are second in MLS.
A.J. Soares has played every minute of every game as center back and also scored a goal at Philadelphia.