The 2015 AT&T MLS All-Star Game showcases three Sporting KC players among the 23-man roster set to take on English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night.
Matt Besler, Benny Feilhaber, and Graham Zusi will suit up and represent MLS in what is the 11th consecutive matchup against a European opponent for the MLS All-Stars. The match will air live from Dick’s Sporting Goods Park at 8:00 p.m. CT on Fox Sports 1 and UniMás.
Wednesday night’s contest will feature players from 14 different MLS teams and several big-name transfers from this season, including David Villa, Kaka and Sebastian Giovinco. However, only three teams, including Sporting KC, have three players featured on the roster. Besler and Zusi will be appearing in their fourth All-Star game alongside first-time honoree Benny Feilhaber. All three players were voted into the All-Star Fan XI earlier this month.
The All-Stars will take on Tottenham Hotspur, who finished their 2014-15 season in fifth place and only one spot shy of Champion’s League qualification. Tottenham is headlined by the team’s leading goal scorer from last season Harry Kane, reigning Danish Football Player of the Year Christian Eriksen and recent MLS export and ex-Sounders man Deandre Yedlin.
Yedlin will be entering his second season under manager Mauricio Pochettino and looks to solidify a spot for the second year manager as European competition nears. He will be reunited with former teammate Clint Dempsey, and Chad Marshall, as well as other national team members including Besler, Zusi, Omar Gonzalez, Nick Rimando and Gyasi Zardes.
The trio of Sporting KC stars arrived in Denver, Colorado, on Sunday to participate in the MLS All-Star Experience before training began. Besler, Feilhaber and Zusi participated in several events including a timed lap in a sports car — an event that Besler won — and a special Q&A with Sporting KC Twitter followers. Feilhaber also took over the MLS Snapchat account on Monday.