Sounders Ljungberg, Keller are All-Stars

Jul 13, 2009, 4:36 PM | Updated: Apr 5, 2011, 9:50 am

Midfielder Freddie Ljungberg and hometown goalkeeper Kasey Keller of the expansion Seattle Sounders FC are Major League Soccer All-Stars.

The league announced Monday that Ljungberg and Keller are among seven first-time All-Stars, as determined by voting from the league’s fans, players and media.

The 11-man team will play Everton FC of the English Premier League on July 29 in Sandy, Utah.

The 39-year-old Keller, from Lacey, Wash., returned home to eventually retire after playing 17 seasons in Europe. He set an MLS record for the longest shutout streak to start a season, 457 minutes, and is 7-1-7 as Seattle’s starting keeper.

The 32-year-old Ljungberg has two goals in five assists for the second-place team in the Western Conference.

The Swedish midfielder and former star for Arsenal in England signed in 2008 as Seattle’s star designated player.

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