Christian Benteke is part of the star team in America |  MLS

Christian Benteke is part of the star team in America | MLS

Christian Benteke has been cleared to play with the MLS All-Stars against English powerhouse Arsenal next month. The Belgian striker is in the 26-man selection from the American Football League.

On July 19, the MLS All-Stars will play Leandro Dazzard’s Arsenal in Washington. The North American league’s players are chosen by fans, All-Star coach Wayne Rooney and MLS boss Don Garber.

Christian Benteke was chosen by his coach at DC United on the recommendation of former great striker Wayne Rooney.

The 32-year-old striker has been playing in the US since last year. He has scored 8 goals in 19 matches this season.

MLS All-Star Team

  • Target: Roman Burgi (St. Louis), Tyler Miller (DC United), Djordje Petrovic (New England Revolution)
  • Security: Alvaro Bariel (FC Cincinnati), John Gallagher (Austin FC), Ryan Hollingshead (LAFC), Matt Miaska (FC Cincinnati), Tim Parker (St. Louis), John Tolkien (New York Red Bulls), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville)
  • Midfield: Luciano Acosta (FC Cincinnati), Thiago Almada (Atlanta United), Mathieu Sonnier (CF Montreal), Hector Herrera (Houston Dynamo), Jose Martinez (Philadelphia Union), Aiden Morris (Columbus Crew), Hani Mukhtar (Nashville), (LA Galaxy), Lucas Zeleryan (Columbus Crew)
  • Attack: Christian Benteke (DC United), Denis Bounga (LAFC), Christian Espinoza (San Jose Earthquakes), Jesus Ferreira (FC Dallas), Giorgos Giacomakis (Atlanta United), Kei Kamara (Chicago Fire), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders)
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