MLS released the fan balloting component of the 2011 All-Star Game voting. Fans have until 11:59pm ET on July 5th, 2011 to vote for their favorite players in hopes they will represent the league against Manchester United on July 27th at Red Bull Arena.
Yay...that's a sarcastic yay since sarcasm tends not to show up well in written form.
I'm not fan off the All-Star Game and I see it as nothing more than a money grab waste of time that leads to little more than injuries and fatigue. It's another one of those uniquely American things that MLS refuses to let go of even though they'd be better off without it. Whatever.
If you're so inclined to vote, you can do so HERE.
Six Dynamo players made the fan ballot so despite my general disinterest with the game itself, congratulations are still in order. Tally Hall, Bobby Boswell, Geoff Cameron, Brad Davis, Cam Weaver and Will Bruin.
Wait a second...where the hell is Andre Hainault? He's only been the best defender on the team all season and the the"prestigious" panel of media members that nominated a total of 108 players for this ballot left him off. As if the game isn't pointless enough, they can't even get the damn ballot right. Given the coverage given to MLS by the mainstream media, I find it hard to believe that the all the people receiving the ballot have a clue who half the players they voted for even are. If they did, Hainault would be on it.