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Benny Feilhaber, Matt Besler and Graham Zusi named 2015 MLS All-Stars

Benny Feilhaber gets his first ever All Star Game nod as three Sporting KC players are headed to Colorado to play Tottenham.

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Sporting Kansas City will have three all-star representatives in the July 29 game against Tottenham, with Benny Feilhaber getting his first ever All Star game nod.

Matt Besler and Graham Zusi will join Feilhaber in Colorado.

"It's special; obviously it is my first All Star game," Feilhaber said. "I've heard a lot of fun things from the guys who have been able to experience that before so it's an exciting time and I am sure I will have fun there."

Sporting Kansas City had four all-stars in 2014, with Dom Dwyer and Aurelien Collin joining Besler and Zusi. This year, Feilhaber calls it his best year as a professional, helping lead Sporting Kansas City both as an attacking midfielder and as a holding midfielder when called upon. He has nine assists, already three more than his career high, and five goals in 2015.

"I think this is my best year as a professional so it only makes sense that it is my first. I'll cherish it but obviously we have a lot to do here at Sporting," Feilhaber said. "If I am lucky enough then I can continue to repeat these kinds of performances and maybe I will get these kinds of opportunities in the future.

This is Besler's fourth All-Star game and third in a row. He made his first all-star game in 2011.

"I am excited and thankful to all the fans who voted for me," Besler said. "I take the All Star game very seriously, we have been able to get some decent results in the last few years. I am looking forward to teaming up with the guys and seeing if we can do it again this year."

Graham Zusi will be playing in his fourth All Star game as well, stretching back every season since 2012. He was injured in the 2013 All Star game at Sporting Park but managed to finish the season.

The relative large number of Sporting KC players voted in by the fans may say something about Kansas City's ballot stuffing abilities. Four Kansas City Royals players were voted into the 2015 All Star game starting lineup, with three more added as reserves.

"It's a great time to be a sports fan in Kansas City right now," Feilhaber said. "We won the title two years ago, the Royals went to the World Series last year and they are in first place in the American league and we aren't in first place but we are in first place in points-per-game and we have like ten games in hand or something like that."