Rimando, Borchers, Beckerman and Saborio all made the ballot for 2012, while Javier Morales returns to the ballot for the first time since 2010. In a telling progression in his career, Tony Beltran made the list for his first time.
The ballot was created through a media panel voting process. Fan voting will take place until July 2. The final team to play under Sporting KC coach Peter Vermes will be composed of the fan-voted eleven (including a forward voted for separately after the initial fan voting — by fans playing FIFA 13, strangely enough), two commissioner's selections, and a selection of players who receive at least two votes from other players during player-voting. (Convoluted enough? I suppose so.)
The remainder of the inactive roster will be named by player voting.
Via an MLS press release, the schedule:
June 10: Fan voting begins
June 20-21: Fan voting Twitter window
July 2: Initial fan voting window closes
July 3: AT&T MLS All-Star ‘In the Game' Challenge begins
July 7: Fan XI announced during halftime of CHI-SKC on ESPN at 3 p.m. ET
July 10: AT&T MLS All-Star ‘In the Game' Challenge ends
July 11: AT&T MLS All-Star ‘In the Game' Forward unveiled
July 15: Commissioner selections and game day roster announced
July 31: MLS All Stars vs. AS Roma at Sporting Park at 9 p.m. ET (ESPN2, UniMas, TSN, RDS)