Christian Benteke has been selected in the All-Star team of Major League Soccer (MLS), the North American football championship, which will face Arsenal on July 19 in a gala match in Washington, announced the MLS on Tuesday. .
Christian Benteke, 32, is the third Belgian player to make the MLS All-Star team after Jelle Van Damme and Laurent Ciman .
Arrived in August 2022 at DC United, the former Red Devil is playing his second season in MLS. This season, he has compiled 8 goals and 2 assists in 19 games. DC United currently sits 9th in the Eastern Conference.
In the All-Star team, Christian Benteke will notably find his teammate Tyler Miller but also the Swiss goalkeeper Roman Bürki (St. Louis City, ex-Dortmund), the American defender Matt Miazga (FC Cincinnati, ex-Anderlecht) or the Mexican midfielder Hector Herrera (Houston Dynamo).
The team will be coached by Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney, the current coach of Christian Benteke at DC United.