6/12/08

David Beckham leads MLS All-Star fan balloting

David Beckham is the overwhelming leader in fan voting for the 2008 MLS All-Star Game, almost a month into online balloting.

The fan voting accounts for 25 percent of the MLS All-Star first team selections. Coaches and general managers (25 percent), players (25 percent) and media (25 percent) also having a say on which players are named for the team. The voting closes July 2.

The 13th annual MLS All-Star Game will take place in Toronto, July 24, against Premiership club West Ham United.

Teammate Landon Donovan, top scorer of the league with nine goals, leads the group of forwards.

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