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Bill Hamid named to 2014 MLS All-Star Game

The homegrown player and DC local will get to face the mighty Bayern Munich August 6 in Portland.

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While earlier in the week MLS released the fan voting for All-Stars to face vaunted Bundesliga team Bayern Munich for the All-Star game in Portland on August 6, MLS All-Star (and Portland Timbers coach) Caleb Porter named the squad that will be facing the Germans, and goalkeeper Bill Hamid being the sole representative for D.C. United, a first (I believe) for the Homegrown system of MLS.

While Porter wanted to pick a representative group for the League against Bayern, one could consider that the lack of fellow D.C. teammates like Bobby Boswell or Fabian Espindola (or even Perry Kitchen) could be an outrage, one that I hope continues in the comments. But it is worth noting that D.C. would be on the road against Real Salt Lake that Saturday, so while Ben Olsen and Porter may have had a talk, the fact that Porter may have wanted to stick the second place team in the West with an 'as full strength as can be' United squad cannot be overlooked.

The full squad follows:

Goalkeeper:Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
Defenders:Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Aurélien Collin (Sporting Kansas City), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Chad Marshall (Seattle Sounders FC), Michael Parkhurst (Columbus Crew), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)
Midfielders:Osvaldo Alonso (Seattle Sounders FC), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Will Johnson (Portland Timbers), Diego Valeri (Portland Timbers), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
Forwards:Jermain Defoe (Toronto FC), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls), Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy), Obafemi Martins (Seattle Sounders FC), Erick Torres (Chivas USA), Bradley Wright-Phillips (New York Red Bulls)


What do we think? Attaboys? Outrages? Rabbles?