Atlanta United’s Parkhurst selected to 2017 MLS All-Star Game roster

Atlanta United defender Michael Parkhurst (3) and New York City FC forward David Villa (7), of Spain, go for the ball during the first half of a Major League Soccer game Sunday, May 7, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Atlanta United defender Michael Parkhurst (3) and New York City FC forward David Villa (7), of Spain, go for the ball during the first half of a Major League Soccer game Sunday, May 7, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Atlanta United defender Michael Parkhurst was one of 13 MLS stars added to the 2017 MLS All-Star Game roster on Tuesday.

Parkhurst will join Atlanta midfielder Miguel Almirón and defender Greg Garza who were two of the All-Star Fan XI selected on July 7 to play Real Madrid in the 2017 MLS All-Star Game on Aug. 2 at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Two of Tuesday’s selections were chosen by MLS Commissioner Don Garber and 11 were chosen by All-Star and Chicago Fire head coach Veljko Paunović.

The 2017 MLS All-Star Game will kick off at 8:30 p.m. EST on FS1, Univision, TSN and TVA Sports.

The 13 selections added on Tuesday for the All-Star Game can be read below:

Goalkeeper: Stefan Frei (Seattle Sounders FC)

Defenders: Hernán Grana (FC Dallas), Matt Hedges (FC Dallas), Johan Kappelhof (Chicago Fire), Michael Parkhurst (Atlanta United), Jelle Van Damme (LA Galaxy)

Midfielders: Giovani dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Dax McCarty (Chicago Fire), Ignacio Piatti (Montreal Impact), Diego Valeri (Portland Timbers)
Forwards:Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC)

Commissioner Picks: Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas),  Dom Dwyer (Sporting Kansas City)

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