Camilo will be joining names like Robbie Keane, Thierry Henry and Chris Wondolowski at the MLS All-Star game later this month, as he was named to the team today.
Camilo was the only Whitecap named to the team, much like last season when Jay Demerit took the honors for Vancouver. It would have been a massive slight if Camilo hadn't been named to the squad, considering his league leading 12 goals on the season, and the fact he's been the most dangerous striker in MLS for about a month now.
While Kenny Miller and Russell Teibert have been having unbelievable seasons, it's understandable why they were left off the roster. Miller has missed far too much time with injury, and Teibert didn't become a prominent member of the roster until recently. Defensive rock Andy O'Brien could also have mounted a case, but he too has missed time with injury.
The All-Star game is July 29th, in Kansas City.
According to MLS, the all-star roster is as follows:
Forwards: Marco Di Vaio (Montreal Impact), Robbie Keane (Los Angeles Galaxy), Camilo Sanvezzo (Vancouver Whitecaps), Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes).
Midfielders: Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Will Johnson (Portland Timbers), Mike Magee (Chicago Fire), Graham Zusi (Sporting KC), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Patrice Bernier (Montreal Impact), Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls)*.
Defenders: Omar Gonzalez (Los Angeles Galaxy), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Aurelien Collin (Sporting Kansas City), Corey Ashe (Houston Dynamo), Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders)*.
Goalkeepers: Raul Fernandez (FC Dallas), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake).
For more proof on why Camilo deserves the honor, check out some of these goals from this season. He may have saved his best for this weekend though, when he scored an absolute beauty versus Chicago.
In addition, Camilo was named Player of the Week for his performance against the Fire. He, of course, scored two goals in the match to launch the Whitecaps to a 3-1 victory. Amazingly, it's the fourth time in five weeks that a Whitecap has gotten the honor, and the second time this season it's been Camilo.
So, to recap; Today Camilo was named player of the week, was named to the all-star team, and oh yeah, is also up for goal of the week. I must say, not a bad day at the office.