FC Cincinnati’s Brandon Vazquez replaces Taty Castellanos on MLS All-Star roster

Major League Soccer has announced the addition of FC Cincinnati striker Brandon Vazquez to the roster for the All-Star Game against Liga MX next week.

Vazquez replaces Valentin Castellanos, who left reigning champions New York City FC to join La Liga side Girona recently.

It’s taken six seasons for Vazquez to earn an All-Star call-up but, this year, it’s well deserved, with the 23-year-old scoring 13 goals and assisting another four in 22 MLS appearances so far – only Austin FC’s Sebastian Driussi has scored more (14).

Alongside his All-Star recognition, there are now increasing calls for USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter to give Vazquez a look during the September friendlies against Japan and Saudi Arabia – the Stars and Stripes’ final fixtures before the 2022 World Cup.

The All-Star Game will be just another opportunity for Vazquez to prove himself worthy of that national team chance.

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