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Galaxy's Jelle Van Damme, Giovani dos Santos named to MLS all-star team

Galaxy's Jelle Van Damme, Giovani dos Santos named to MLS all-star team

Galaxy forward Giovani dos Santos and defender Jelle Van Damme were selected Tuesday for the MLS All-Star team that will play Spanish superclub Real Madrid on Aug. 2 in Chicago.

They were named to the team by Chicago Fire head coach Veljko Paunović, supplementing players chosen for the game in a vote of fans.

In addition, MLS Commissioner Don Garber added Kellyn Acosta of FC Dallas and Dom Dwyer of Sporting Kansas City to the 24-man roster.

Left off the team, however, were arguably the Galaxy’s two best players in the first half of the season — left back Ashley Cole and midfielder Romain Alessandrini.

Cole, 36, has been a rock on the backline for the injury-plagued...

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