The commissioner of Major League Soccer has selected New York Red Bulls forward Juan Agudelo and Sporting Kansas City striker Omar Bravo for the All-Star squad that will face English Premier League champion Manchester United later this month.

Commissioner Don Garber’s two picks were announced by MLS on Saturday.

The 18-year-old Agudelo is the first player from the league’s Homegrown Player initiative to be named an All-Star. He has four goals in 14 games with New York this season.

Bravo leads Sporting KC with four goals and has two assists in 12 games. The 31-year-old is in his first season in MLS after starring at Chivas Guadalajara.

The July 27 exhibition against Man United will be at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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