CHICAGO (July 17, 2016) – The Chicago Fire announced Sunday that rookie defender Brandon Vincent has been selected for the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Gameday Roster by MLS All-Star head coach Dominic Kinnear. The MLS All-Stars will take on English side Arsenal FC at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif. on Thursday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m. CT on ESPN and UniMas.
“It’s an unbelievable honor,” said Vincent. “I’m really excited to have been selected but I think the biggest thing is to give credit to the guys, my teammates, the club as a whole, the fans who have been with us through the ups and downs, it’s a huge testament to them. There are a lot of guys who deserve to be recognized and I’m just very happy, lucky and thankful to be the one representing this club and I look forward to it.”
Selected in the first round (fourth overall) of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft after leading the Stanford Cardinals to the 2015 NCAA Men’s College Cup, Vincent made his professional debut when he earned the start in the Fire’s season opener against New York City FC on March 6. Vincent has appeared in 12 total matches for the Men in Red this season and tallied his first career assist on Michael de Leeuw’s goal in a 1-0 win over Sporting Kansas City on July 13.
"When we selected Brandon, we knew that he was an emerging talent,” said Fire general manager Nelson Rodríguez. “We are pleased that his hard work, attitude and outstanding character have been recognized with this great honor."
The Valencia, Calif. native earned his first senior international cap for the United States when he entered in the second half of a 1-0 win over Canada on Feb. 5, 2016.