Socceroo superstar Tim Cahill has capped off a stellar 12 months with New York Red Bulls after being named in the MLS All-Star squad to tackle Bayern Munich.
The selection comes just days after Cahill was named the best MLS player at the prestigious ESPY awards beating the likes of LA Galaxy superstar Robbie Keane and Montreal Impact’s Marco Di Vaio.
It has capped a superb return to club football for the Socceroo talisman after a successful World Cup where he scored twice, including a volley against Holland rated by many as the tournament’s best.
It is Cahill's second selection in the MLS All-Star team after being named in 2013 and is joined in the squad by Red Bulls teammates Thierry Henry and Bradley Wright-Phillips.
Other big names selected include English superstar Jermain Defoe , USA legend Landon Donovan and LA Galaxy striker Robbie Keane.
The MLS All-Stars will face 2013-2014 German Bundesliga Champion F.C. Bayern Munich on Wednesday, August 6 at Providence Park in Portland.
The European powerhouse could field a host of superstars from the FIFA World Cup including Thomas Muller, Arjen Robben, Phillip Lahm and Mario Gotze.
2014 MLS All-Star Roster
Goalkeepers: 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)
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