June 28, 2011
Former Fighting Irish All-American Matt Besler is on this season’s Major League Soccer (MLS) All-Star ballot. Fans can vote online for their own MLS All-Star starting lineup to face Manchester United on July 27 at Red Bull Arena.
Besler, a defender, has started 13 matches this season for Sporting Kansas City. There are 108 players on the 2011 AT&T MLS All-Star Ballot and fan voting will determine the first 11 players to be named all-stars.
Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on July 5, 2011.
Besler played at Notre Dame from 2005-08 and earned first team All-America honors during his senior campaign. He was a three-time all-BIG EAST honoree and was named the 2008 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Besler was selected by Kansas City in the first round of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft.