Conde added to MLS All-Star Team

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- Chicago Fire defender Wilman Conde was added to the Major League Soccer All-Star roster Monday as the team gears up for a match against English Premier League's Manchester United on July 28 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Conde, who was selected by MLS All-Star Team head coach Bruce Arena of the Los Angeles Galaxy, joins fellow Fire teammate Marco Pappa at this year's event. Pappa was named to the 2010 MLS All-Star First XI last Tuesday for his first All-Star Game appearance.

"I know there are a lot of defenders that have been doing a great job with their respective clubs, and the fact that I was one of the chosen ones ... it's a huge surprise," Conde said.

Conde played in last year's MLS All-Star Game against Everton, marking his first All-Star appearance during the squad's loss in penalty kicks.

Conde has made 13 starts in regular-season play this year. He has been with the Fire since 2007 and has been the backbone of Chicago's central defense alongside C.J. Brown.