From Earthquakes Media Relations, SJEarthquakes.com.
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Major League Soccer today announced that Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski and goalkeeper David Bingham are among 26 players named to the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Gameday Roster set to compete against Arsenal at Avaya Stadium in San Jose on Thursday, July 28. The Earthquakes are one of six clubs, and one of just two in the Western Conference, to send multiple players to the annual event, and are the only club with two American-born All-Stars. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. PT, live on ESPN, UniMás, UDN, TSN, and RDS.
Bingham, 26, has been selected to his first MLS All-Star Game. The Castro Valley-native currently ranks fifth in saves percentage (74.1%), tied for sixth in saves (60) and tied for ninth in shutouts (4) among all keepers in the league. Bingham holds a 23-20-15 career record with 16 shutouts. His 16 shutouts since the start of last season are tied for the second most in the league over that timespan. He also recently earned his first cap with the U.S. National Team, keeping a clean sheet in a 1-0 victory over Canada in February.
The 26-man Gameday Roster is made up of 24 players chosen by Earthquakes and All-Star coach Dominic Kinnear, taking into consideration the All-Star Fan XI and player voting, and the two Commissioner’s Picks. The Gameday Roster includes representation from 19 MLS clubs and is a mix of 16 All-Star newcomers and 10 All-Star veterans.
2016 MLS All-Star Game Roster by Position
Goalkeeper: David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union)
Defenders: Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), Laurent Ciman (Montreal Impact), Andrew Farrell (New England Revolution), Liam Ridgewell (Portland Timbers), Keegan Rosenberry (Philadelphia Union), Brandon Vincent (Chicago Fire), Kendall Waston (Vancouver Whitecaps FC)
Midfielders: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Mauro Diaz (FC Dallas), Giovani dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Jermaine Jones (Colorado Rapids), Kaká (Orlando City SC), Sacha Kljestan (New York Red Bulls), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Andrea Pirlo (New York City FC), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC)
Forwards: Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Didier Drogba (Montreal Impact), Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC), Cyle Larin (Orlando City SC), Ignacio Piatti (Montreal Impact), David Villa (New York City FC), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)
DAVID BINGHAM BIO
Goalkeeper San Jose Earthquakes Nationality: USA Born: October 19, 1989
Bingham started all 34 regular season games for the Quakes in the 2015 season, his first as a full-time starter. He finished fourth in the league with 105 saves, and earned a call up to the U.S. senior national team as a result where he received his first cap and shutout in a February friendly victory over Canada. This season, Bingham has twice won MLS Save of the Week honors in weeks six and eight of the season.
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