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Eight Sounders among top 11 in all-star voting

One week into fans' all-star voting, the Sounders popularity is showing up in the online ballot box.

Seattle goalkeeper Kasey Keller is the overall leader in fan votes. And fellow-Sounders Freddie Ljungberg, Fredy Montero, Osvaldo Alonso, Tyrone Marshall, Steve Zakuani and Jhon Kennedy Hurtado and Sebastian Le Toux have also accumulated high enough totals in the first week of fan voting to be in the top 11.

Fans vote can vote up to 10 times per day through July 6 for one goalkeeper, three defenders, five midfielders and two forwards. The online fan balloting will comprise 25 percent of the total vote for the All-Star First XI, with coaches and general managers, players, and media each holding 25 percent of the vote.

The MLS all-stars will meet Everton of the English Premier League at Rio Tinto Stadiun in Sandy, Utah -- home of Real Salt Lake -- on July 29 at 6:30 p.m. The game will be show on ESPN2.

Here's the full story from the MLS website.