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FC Cincinnati midfielder Luciano Acosta has been named a 2022 MLS All-Star, Major League Soccer announced today. Acosta, the MLS leader in assists (10) and total goal contributions (16), was a coach’s selection for the 2022 MLS All-Star Roster by Adrian Heath, Head Coach of the All-Star team and Minnesota United FC, who will host the 2022 All-Star Game presented by Target on August 10.

Acosta’s honor marks the first-ever MLS All-Star selection for FC Cincinnati in the club’s history. It’s also the first of Acosta’s career, in his sixth year in MLS. Acosta will join the MLS All-Star team in Minnesota for a three-day event, from Aug. 8-10 at Allianz Field.

The Orange and Blue’s captain has produced a goal and or an assist in all seven of FC Cincinnati’s wins this season. His selection comes after he became the first player in club history to earn MLS Player of the Month honors when he was recognized league-wide in June for his four goal contributions in just 137 minutes. A 2018 MLS Best XI selection, Acosta has 37 goals and 55 assists in his MLS career.

Acosta is the all-time club leader with 20 assists in MLS competition, more than double any other player in FCC history. Since joining the Orange and Blue prior to the start of the 2021 season, his 50 regular season appearances for the club are more than any other player.

For the second consecutive season, the MLS All-Stars will take on the best of LIGA MX on August 10 at 8:30 p.m. ET at Allianz Filed in Minnesota and will be broadcast live on ESPN and Univision in the U.S., TSN and TVA Sports in Canada, on ESPN throughout Mexico and Latin America, and in more than 190 countries around the world. Tickets are available at MLSsoccer.com/All-Star or by clicking here.

The roster was selected through a combination of fan, player, and media voting (12 players), designations by All-Star head coach Adrian Heath of host club Minnesota United FC (12 players), and a pair of selections by MLS Commissioner Don Garber.

Sixteen clubs are represented on this year’s All-Star Game roster: Austin FC, FC Cincinnati, Columbus Crew, D.C. United, FC Dallas, Inter Miami CF, LA Galaxy, LAFC, Minnesota United FC, CF Montréal, Nashville SC, New England Revolution, New York Red Bulls, NYCFC, Philadelphia Union, and Seattle Sounders FC. The players have ties to 10 different countries: Argentina (four players), Canada (two), Ecuador (one), Germany (two), Greece (one), Jamaica (one), Mexico (three), Peru (two), Spain (two), and the United States (eight). Additionally, 14 of the 26 players will be making their MLS All-Star Game presented by Target debut.

The full All-Star roster is below:

2022 MLS All-Star Roster
Name
Club
Position
Luciano Acosta
FC Cincinnati
Midfielder
Julián Araujo
LA Galaxy
Defender
Paul Arriola
FC Dallas
Forward
Andre Blake
Philadelphia Union
Goalkeeper
Alexander Callens
New York City FC
Defender
Taty Castellanos
New York City FC
Forward
Sebastián Driussi
Austin FC
Midfielder
Jesús Ferreira
FC Dallas
Forward
Taxi Fountas
D.C. United
Forward
Carles Gil
New England Revolution
Midfielder
Chicharito
LA Galaxy
Forward
Sean Johnson
New York City FC
Goalkeeper
Aaron Long
New York Red Bulls
Defender
Kamal Miller
CF Montréal
Defender
Jordan Morris
Seattle Sounders FC
Forward
Hany Mukhtar
Nashville SC
Midfielder
Darlington Nagbe
Columbus Crew
Midfielder
Diego Palacios
LAFC
Defender
Emanuel Reynoso
Minnesota United FC
Midfielder
Raúl Ruidíaz
Seattle Sounders FC
Forward
Ilie Sánchez
LAFC
Midfielder
Dayne St. Clair
Minnesota United FC
Goalkeeper
Carlos Vela
LAFC
Forward
Kai Wagner
Philadelphia Union
Defender
DeAndre Yedlin
Inter Miami CF
Defender
Walker Zimmerman
Nashville SC
Defender