LOS ANGELES (Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021) – Major League Soccer announced today that LA Galaxy forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and defender Julian Araujo were named to the 28-man roster for the 2021 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target.

During the 2021 campaign, Hernandez has notched 10 goals and one assist in 10 games played (10 starts) for the Galaxy, sitting in second place in the race for the MLS Golden Boot presented by Audi. Across two seasons with the Galaxy, Chicharito has posted 12 goals and one assist in 22 appearances (17 starts). Internationally, Hernandez is Mexico’s all-time leading goal scorer (52) in 109 games played (83 starts).

In three seasons with LA since signing from the club’s academy in 2019, Araujo has registered one goal and eight assists in 50 regular-season appearances (44 starts) for the Galaxy. During the 2021 campaign, Araujo is tied for the team-lead in assists (4) in 15 games played (15 starts). At the international level, Araujo made his first appearance for the U.S. Men’s National Team, starting and tallying an assist in 74 minutes of action in a 6-0 friendly win over El Salvador on Dec. 9, 2020.

Hernandez was added to the MLS All-Star via the fan vote, while Araujo was selected by MLS All-Star head coach Bob Bradley.

MLS clubs planned special moments to alert the stars of their All-Star honors by enlisting the help of the players’ closest friends and relatives to present them with a customized MLS x adidas All-Star Game jersey. In one example, Chicharito’s family surprised him with the news after travelling to Los Angeles from Mexico.

The history-making match against the best of LIGA MX will take place on August 25 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on FS1, Univision, TSN and TVA Sports. Tickets are available at MLSsoccer.com/AllStar21.

The roster was determined through a combination of fan, player and media voting (13 players), designations by All-Star Head Coach Bob Bradley (13 players) and a pair of selections by MLS Commissioner Don Garber. The Commissioner’s Picks for 2021 are Tajon Buchanan (age 22) and Cade Cowell (age 17).

Fifteen clubs are represented on this year’s All-Star Game roster: Atlanta United, Columbus Crew, FC Dallas, LA Galaxy, Los Angeles Football Club, Minnesota United FC, Nashville SC, New England Revolution, New York City FC, Orlando City SC, Philadelphia Union, Real Salt Lake, San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders FC and Sporting Kansas City. The players have ties to 14 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, El Salvador, Hungary, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Spain, United States and Uruguay.

2021 ML All-Star Game Roster

Last Name
First Name
Club
Position
All-Star Game No.
Araujo
Julian
LA Galaxy
RB
2
Atuesta
Eduard
Los Angeles Football Club
DM
20
Bou
Gustavo
New England Revolution
W
7
Buchanan
Tajon
New England Revolution
W
18
Cowell
Cade
San Jose Earthquakes
FW
44
Callese
Pedro
Orlando City SC
GK
1
Gil
Carles
New England Revolution
AM
22
Gomez Andrade
Yeimar
Seattle Sounders FC
CB
28
Hernandez
Javier 'Chicharito'
LA Galaxy
FW
14
Kreilach
Damir
Real Salt Lake
CM
8
Murillo
Jesus
Los Angeles Football Club
CB
94
Nani
Orlando City SC
W
17
Nouhou
Seattle Sounders FC
LB
5
Paulo
João
Seattle Sounders FC
DM
6
Pepi
Ricardo
FC Dallas
FW
24
Reynoso
Emanuel
Minnesota United FC
AM
33
Robinson
Miles
Atlanta United
CB
12
Roldan
Alex
Seattle
RB
13
Roldan
Christian
Seattle
CM
23
Rossi
Diego
Los Angeles Football Club
W
21
Ruidíaz
Raúl
Seattle
FW
9
Salloi
Daniel
Sporting Kansas City
W
19
Sands
James
New York City FC
CB
16
Turner
Matt
New England Revolution
GK
30
Vela
Carlos
Los Angeles Football Club
W
10
Wagner
Kai
Philadelphia Union
LB
27
Zelarayan
Lucas
Columbus Crew
AM
11
Zimmerman
Walker
Nashville SC
CB
25