Team celebration - Sporting KC vs. Austin FC - June 12, 2021

Major League Soccer has launched fan voting for the 2021 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target. The annual summer showcase will see the MLS All-Stars face the LIGA MX All-Stars on Aug. 25 at Banc of California in Los Angeles, delivering a must-see spectacle for soccer supporters throughout North America.

Occupying second place in the Supporters’ Shield standings with an impressive 8-3-2 record, Sporting Kansas City boasts a number of players worthy of All-Star inclusion. Fans can cast their votes through July 21 by clicking here.

Statistics only tell part of Sporting’s success story thus far, but they are especially useful to illustrate why the club’s players deserve your vote.

Check out the numbers below for every eligible vote getter on Sporting's roster and be sure to submit your All-Star picks in the coming days.

FORWARDS

DANIEL SALLOI

  • 10 combined goals and assists (4th in MLS)
  • 7 goals (3rd in MLS)
  • 4 match-winning goals (leads MLS)
  • 36 shots (6th in MLS)
  • 72 touches in opponent’s box (2nd in MLS)
  • 20 chances created (1st among MLS forwards)
  • 8-1-2 record as a starter

ALAN PULIDO

  • 6 goals (5th in MLS)
  • One of three MLS players with six goals in each of the last two seasons
  • Led MLS during the month of May with five goals and six combined goals and assists
  • 41 shots (4th in MLS)
  • 84.6% passing accuracy (best among MLS players with at least 5 goals)
  • 107 successful passes in attacking third (2nd among MLS forwards)

JOHNNY RUSSELL

  • 7 big chances created (2nd in MLS)
  • 1 goal and 3 assists (tied for team lead in assists)
  • 19 chances created (3rd among MLS forwards)

KHIRY SHELTON

  • 1 goal and 3 assists (tied for team lead in assists)
  • 2 game-winning assists
  • 71 duels won (2nd on the team)

MIDFIELDERS

GIANLUCA BUSIO

  • Has started all 13 matches for 2nd-place team in Supporters’ Shield standings
  • Leads team in minutes (1,152), chances created (20), tackles won (22), duels won (76) and recoveries (97)
  • 2 goals and 3 assists from defensive midfield position
  • MLS Goal of the Week winner for his free kick on May 29
  • Youngest player on the U.S. MNT Gold Cup roster

ROGER ESPINOZA

  • 8-1-2 record as a starter
  • 19 tackles won (2nd on the team)
  • Tackle success rate of 73.1% (3rd best in MLS among players with at least 19 tackles won)

GADI KINDA

  • 3 goals and 1 assist in 8 appearances
  • 2 game-winning goals and 1 game-tying goal

REMI WALTER

  • 5-2-2 record when he plays
  • 85.7% passing accuracy

GOALKEEPER AND DEFENDERS

TIM MELIA (GOALKEEPER)

  • 6-1-1 record as a starter with two shutouts
  • Six wins (3rd in MLS) and 1.00 goals against average

ANDREU FONTAS

  • Leads MLS in touches (1,178), passes (1,038), successful passes (933), and passes into the attacking third (110)
  • Tackle success rate of 85.0% (3rd best in MLS among players with at least 15 tackles won)
  • 89.9% passing accuracy (leads team)
  • Played the full 90 minutes of 12 of Sporting’s 13 matches

LUIS MARTINS

  • Started all 13 matches at left back
  • Second on team in minutes played (1,122)
  • 2nd in MLS in touches (939)
  • 19 passes into penalty area (7th in MLS)
  • 51 crosses from open play (5th in MLS)

JAYLIN LINDSEY

  • 2 goals and 1 assist from the right back position
  • His 2 goals are tied for 2nd most among MLS defenders
  • Scored or assisted in three straight starts from May 22 to June 23
  • 85% passing accuracy

ILIE SANCHEZ

  • Started 9 matches at center back, away from his normal defensive midfield position
  • 2nd in MLS in passes (905) and successful passes (801)