Eight Real Salt Lake players named to 2014 AT&T All-Star Fan Ballot

Eight RSL players on fan ballot for 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game

SANDY, Utah – Major League Soccer has announced that it has launched fan voting for the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game online. Fans may now vote online HERE through July 11 at 1:00 p.m. MT and via Twitter from July 2-6 to select the “Fan XI” All-Stars. Real Salt Lake has a total of eight players named to the fan ballot that were chosen by select media members.

The eight Claret-and-Cobalt players on the ballot are GK Nick Rimando, DF Tony Beltran, DF Nat Borchers, DF Chris Schuler, Captain Kyle Beckerman, MF Javier Morales, FW Joao Plata and FW Alvaro Saborio.

Eleven players – one goalkeeper, three defenders, four midfielders and three forwards – with the highest combined votes will be named to the All-Star Fan XI.

The 11th player – a forward – will be determined by the AT&T/EA SPORTS™ “More than a Vote” Challenge. Fans have the opportunity to vote one forward into the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game by scoring goals in EA SPORTS FIFA 14 on the Xbox One, PlayStation®4, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The forward with the most votes – one goal equals one vote – on July 11 will occupy the final forward spot on the All-Star Fan XI.

The 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star game will be held at Providence Park, the home of the Portland Timbers, on August 6 at 7:30 p.m. MT. The MLS All-Stars will be coached by Portland Timbers Head Coach Caleb Porter as they take on Germany’s Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich. The match will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and Unimas.

2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game Voting Timeline

May 28: Fan voting begins

July 2-6: Fan voting – Twitter Window    

July 11: Fan voting closes

July 16: Fan XI unveiled

July 19 or 21: Game day roster and Commissioner’s picks announced

Aug. 6: MLS All-Stars vs. Bayern Munich at Providence Park at 9:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2, UniMas, TSN, RDS)