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Three FC Dallas players earn 2017 All-Star nominations

FC Dallas will be well represented at this year’s friendly against Real Madrid.

MLS: Houston Dynamo at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Kellyn Acosta, Matt Hedges and Hernan Grana will represent Major League Soccer against Spanish superpower Real Madrid in the 2017 MLS All-Star Game on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at Soldier Field.

Acosta was one of two picks made by MLS Commissioner Don Garber. Hedges and Grana were two of the 11 selections made by All-Star and Chicago Fire head coach Veljko Paunović.

FC Dallas is one of four teams to have three or more players named to the team this year.

The full MLS roster is a mix of 16 all-star veterans as well as eight all-star newcomers, representing 13 MLS clubs and hailing from 13 different countries, the most diverse group in all-star history. Additionally, 20 of the 24 players named to the roster have represented their countries at the full national team level.

Full Roster by Position:

Goalkeeper: Stefan Frei (Seattle Sounders FC), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids)

Defenders: DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo), Greg Garza (Atlanta United), Hernán Grana (FC Dallas), Matt Hedges (FC Dallas), Johan Kappelhof (Chicago Fire), Michael Parkhurst (Atlanta United), Jelle Van Damme (LA Galaxy), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City).

Midfielders: Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Miguel Almirón (Atlanta United), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Giovani dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Kaká (Orlando City SC), Dax McCarty (Chicago Fire), Ignacio Piatti (Montreal Impact), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Chicago Fire), Diego Valeri (Portland Timbers).

Forwards: Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Dom Dwyer (Sporting Kansas City), Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC), Nemanja Nikolić (Chicago Fire), David Villa (New York City FC).