With the WNBA All-Star team picked, it’s now time to vote for your fave soccer players.
Voting for the 2009 WPS All-Star Team begins today on the Women’s Professional Soccer website: http://www.womensprosoccer.com/AllStars.
The 2009 WPS All-Star Game will feature the WPS All-Stars against Swedish league champions Umea IK (Marta’s former team). Anheuser-Busch Soccer Park in Fenton, MO, home of the Athletica, will host the match on Sunday, August 30th with kick-off scheduled for 4:30pm CT.
The game will be televised live nationally on Fox Soccer Channel and regionally on select Fox Sports Net affiliates (check local listings) with a half-hour pre-game show prior to kick-off.
A total of 18 WPS players will take part in the WPS All-Star Game with the Starting XI players selected through voting and the other seven chosen by the WPS Commissioner and the All-Star Game Head Coach. Players voted on to the Starting XI who are not available to play in the WPS All-Star Game will be replaced by the next-highest vote-getters at that position.
In order to be on the All-Star Game Ballot, players need to have played at least 50% of their team’s total minutes this season through June 22. Write-in votes are also accepted.
In a unique twist for the first year of the WPS All-Star Game, the head coach will be voted on collectively by the players.
If you’re voting for the All-Star players, you can select up to one goalkeeper, three defenders, five midfielders and two forwards. By voting you are also automatically entered to win one of three Puma match balls autographed by all 18 players who represent WPS at the WPS All-Star Game in St. Louis.
Voting ends at 8pm ET on July 31 and the WPS All-Star team will be announced the week of August 3rd.
So who will be checked on your ballot?