BRIDGEVIEW, IL - JULY 14: Patrick Nyarko #14 of the Chicago Fire is defended by Jun Marques Davidson #27 of the Vancouver Whitecaps in an MLS match on July 14, 2012 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
The Chicago Fire will have a representative when the MLS All-Star team faces Chelsea later this month.
The MLS All-Stars will face English Premier League team Chelsea on July 25 at Philadelphia's PPL Park, but the Chicago Fire will not be sending a representative. The Fire had powered a "Pick Pat" campaign for forward/midfielder Patrick Nyarko, but commissioner Don Garber and coach Ben Olson didn't choose the Nyarko. One of Garber's selection was Ramiro Corrales of the San Jose Earthquakes, the last remaining active player from MLS' inaugural season in 1996.
The MLS All-Stars will feature an 18-man roster, with the 11 starters being voted on by the fans.
The 26-year old Nyarko has two goals and three assists in 19 starts for the Fire this season. The Ghana native was the seventh pick in the 2008 MLS Draft.