Chicago Fire midfielder Harry Shipp was one of 22 players selected for the 2015 Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game, the league announced Monday.
Shipp, who signed with the Men in Red on Jan. 9, 2014, is making his second straight appearance after earning a call-up to play in last year's inaugural event. LA Galaxy and U.S. national team legend Landon Donovan will coach the MLS Homegrowns, who will face Club América's Under-20 side at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo., on Tuesday, July 28 at 8 p.m. CT as a preamble to the 2015 AT&T MLS All-Star Game the following evening.
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A member of the Fire Academy from 2009-10, the Lake Forest, Ill. native became the first Homegrown player to appear in a MLS match for the Fire when he started against the Portland Timbers on March 16, 2014. Shipp, who notched seven goals and a team-leading six assists in 33 matches last year, finished a close second in Rookie of the Year voting, losing out to FC Dallas forward Tesho Akindele.
In 2015, the Notre Dame standout has started all 19 league games for the Fire, playing a total of 1,662 minutes and logging two goals and five assists in the process, earning MLS Team of the Week honors to boot.
2015 Chipotle MLS Homegrown Roster
Goalkeepers (2): Matt Lampson (Columbus Crew SC), Jesse Gonzalez (FC Dallas)
Defenders (6): Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake), Shane O’Neill (Colorado Rapids), Eric Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City), Jalen Robinson (D.C. United), Oscar Sorto (LA Galaxy), Tyler Turner (Orlando City SC)
Midfielders (10): Jordan Allen (Real Salt Lake), Jay Chapman (Toronto FC), Sean Davis (New York Red Bulls), Zach Pfeffer (Philadelphia Union), Memo Rodriguez (Houston Dynamo), Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids), Harry Shipp (Chicago Fire), Ben Swanson (Columbus Crew SC), Russell Teibert (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Alex Zendejas (FC Dallas)
Forwards (4): Coy Craft (FC Dallas), Kianz Froese (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Anthony Jackson-Hamel (Montreal Impact), Tommy Thompson (San Jose Earthquakes)