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MLS All Star Fan XI Includes Controversial Names

There were no Revs players on the Fan XI, but there was plenty of controversial names.

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

The MLS All Star Fan XI was announced Monday night and as expected there were no representatives from the New England Revolution.

Ten of the players included on the list were voted in by supporters while the final name--the Seattle Sounders' Obafemi Martins--was selected because fans used him to score the most goals in FIFA.

While no current Revolution players were named, there were two from the past in Benny Feilhaber and Clint Dempsey. Feilhaber presently hones his skills with Sporting KC and is having a season that some believe is MVP worthy. Meanwhile, Dempsey is on a tear for both club and country.

Joining those included in the Fan XI are Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, both picked by Commissioner Don Garber. These inclusions have ignited great debate as neither individual has played in an official MLS match yet. Several MLS players voiced their disdain for the picks on Twitter, including former Rev Michael Parkhurst.

The final 22-man roster for the MLS All Star Game will be announced on Saturday, July 18. Those named will be led by Colorado Rapids head coach Pablo Mastroeni to face Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday, July 29 at 9 pm ET.