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2014 MLS All-Star Voting Now Open

Johnson, Espindola, Rolfe, Arnaud, Kitchen, DeLeon, Boswell, Hamid nominated for 2014 All-Star

It’s that time of year again—MLS All-Star Voting is now OPEN! Each team has eight nominees, as voted on by players, coaches and media members. Here are the eight nominees for D.C. United, a few stats, highlights and other fun facts in order of position.

This year, the MLS All-Stars face Bayern Munich at Providence Park in Portland on August 6 (9:30 p.m., ESPN2, UniMas). The voting period begins today, and continues through July 11, so cast your vote now!

Fabián Espíndola: Forward
MLS-Regular Season Career Goals: 50
MLS-Regular Season Career Assists: 24
Regular Season Games-Played: 165 (138 Started)
2014 Goals: 6 (Season high: 10)
2014 Assists: 5 (Season high: 7)
2014 Highlight: Two goals and an assist vs. FC Dallas on April 26. (4-1 W)
What he brings to the table: Attacking flare, relentless defending, a nose for goal, ability to create for others.

Eddie Johnson: Forward
MLS-Regular Season Career Goals: 65
MLS-Regular Season Career Assists: 19
Regular Season Games-Played: 187 (151 Started)
2014 Goals: 1 (Season high: 15)
2014 Assists: 1 (Season high: 6)
2014 Highlight: Game-tying goal against Montreal on May 17
What he brings to the table: Strength and speed, a nose for goal, veteran experience.

Chris Rolfe: Forward
MLS-Regular Season Career Goals: 51
MLS-Regular Season Career Assists: 25
Regular Season Games-Played: 186 (156 Started)
2014 Goals: 3 (Season high: 9)
2014 Assists: 3 (Season high: 8)
2014 Highlight: Scored the lone goal against Philadelphia, securing D.C. United’s first road win since 2012.
What he brings to the table: Attacking creativity, ability to create for others, poise in front of the net, veteran leadership.

Davy Arnaud: Midfield
MLS-Regular Season Career Goals: 50
MLS-Regular Season Career Assists: 43
Regular Season Games-Played: 309 (276 Started)
2014 Goals: 2 (Season high: 9)
2014 Assists: 0 (Season high: 8)
2014 Highlight: Scored the lone goal in 1-0 win over New York in the first leg of the Atlantic Cup at RFK.
What he brings to the table: Veteran leadership both vocally and by example, constant pressure, fearless defending, bite and energy, ability to keep possession in the midfield.

Perry Kitchen: Midfield
MLS-Regular Season Career Goals: 3
MLS-Regular Season Career Assists: 6
Regular Season Games-Played: 106 (105 Started)
2014 Goals: 1 (Season high: 1)
2014 Assists: 1 (Season high: 4)
2014 Highlight: Scored the second goal vs. Chicago Fire—CHI equalized in the 83rd.
What he brings to the table: Poise and composure, great ability to keep possession, constant pressure and relentless defending, work rate, veteran leadership, ability to create for others.

Nick DeLeon: Midfield
MLS-Regular Season Career Goals: 8
MLS-Regular Season Career Assists: 8
Regular Season Games-Played: 64 (59 Started)
2014 Goals: 0 (Season high: 6)
2014 Assists: 3 (Season high: 4)
2014 Highlight: Assisted Espíndola’s lone goal against Columbus (1-1).
What he brings to the table: Ability to beat defenders 1v1, ability to create for others, high work rate, good service into the box, nose for goal.

Bobby Boswell: Defender
MLS-Regular Season Career Goals: 14
MLS-Regular Season Career Assists: 11
Regular Season Games-Played: 269 (266 Started)
2014 Goals: 1 (Season high: 5)
2014 Assists: 2 (Season high: 2)
2014 Highlight: Scored second goal against FC Dallas, putting United up 2-1. Also helped record four shutouts thus far against New England, New York, Philadelphia and Houston.
What he brings to the table: What he brings to the table: Veteran leadership in the back line, organization and communication, great 1v1 defending, dominant in the air, dangerous on attacking free kicks (assisted on Arnaud’s game-winner vs. NY).

Bill Hamid: Goalkeeper
MLS-Regular Season Career Saves: 294
MLS-Regular Season Career Shutouts: 22
Regular Season Games-Played: 94 (94 Started)
2014 Saves: 29 (Season high: 88)
2014 Shutouts: 2 (Season high: 8)
2014 Highlight: Had an incredible double-save against Philadelphia, preserving United’s lead. Also recorded two shutouts thus far against Philadelphia and Houston.
What he brings to the table: Vocal leadership from the goal, great shot-stopper, ability to organize and energize.