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Sounders’ Yedlin named an MLS All-Star

DeAndre Yedlin, at right, has started 13 of the Sounders' 17 matches this season. (AP)

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Sounders defender DeAndre Yedlin, the team’s first “Homegrown Player,” was named to the MLS All-Star roster Monday.

The 20-year-old defender is the Sounders’ lone representative on the All-Star team this season. An alum of O’Dea High School, he played in the Sounders FC Academy and U-23 programs.

Yedlin has started 13 of the Sounders’ 17 matches in 2013, logging 1,180 minutes on the pitch.

The MLS All-Stars will play AS Roma at Sporting Park in Kansas City on July 31.

The Sounders are 7-7-3 and are tied for seventh place in the nine-team MLS Western Conference with 24 points. Their next match is 1 p.m. Saturday at home against the Colorado Rapids.