Dean Ashton and David Beckham look like turning from team-mates to opponents in the Major League Soccer All-Star Game in Toronto on 24 July.
Ashton will hope to figure in the West Ham United attack while England colleague Beckham is leading the way in the MLS online supporters' poll. The MLS All-Stars are picked by a combination of fans, players, coaches and media, with votes cast by each of the four groups accounting for 25 per cent of the overall ballot. US fans can take part by visiting mlsnet.com until the deadline on 2 July.
The MLS All-Stars that take to the BMO Field, the home of Toronto FC, at 7pm local time in Canada will consist of one goalkeeper, three defenders, five midfielders and two forwards. Beckham has been in good form for LA Galaxy this season, with four goals and five assists, and could be providing the ammunition for his club-mate and US international Landon Donovan and another former Premier League player in Danny Dichio.
Other names in the frame including the Mexcio midfielder Cuauhtemoc Blanco, now of Chicago Fire, and Houston Dynamo's leading Canadian international Dwayne DeRosario - with each renowned for their creative play. In defence, Columbus Crew - who will take on Alan Curbishley's side in a high-profile friendly four days before on 20 July, have several contenders including veteran Frankie Hejduk, who played at Wembley for the US last month, and promising young talent Marvell Wynne.
The manager of the MLS All-Stars will be determined by which club has the most points on the 30 June deadline day with the likes of the Galaxy's Ruud Gullit sure to be in with a shout. West Ham United will learn the names of the All Star side on 10 July, with the squad players following five days later. whufc.com will keep you posted on all the latest news but for more information, click here