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Chula Vista's own Brandon Vazquez has been called up to play in the All-Star game of Major League Soccer. 

Earlier today, Major League Soccer announced that Brandon Vazquez would replace New York City FC's Valentin Castellanos, who left for La Liga's Girona last month. 

Vazquez has been having a brilliant season with FC Cincinnati this year, delivering 13 goals and four assists in just 22 appearances for Cincinnati. 

Cincy’s head coach Pat Noonan has said all along that Vazquez is more than worthy of appearing in an All-Star game due to the goals and assist contributions he's delivered to Cincinnati. 

“Brandon continues to show why he should have been an All-Star in the first place and Brenner has continued to make plays, whether it's goals or assists for us over the past couple of months,” Noonan previously said. “I think the form of those two is certainly strong right now. And we know we have to continue to find ways to get them in good spots to finish plays off like they have been.”

Earlier this year, Vazquez was asked about being an All-Star snub after not being selected to participate in this match, which displays a match-up between the best players on MLS against the very best of Mexico's first division league known as Liga MX. 

"You know, that's the kind of stuff that's out of my control. I can only focus what I can control and that's my attitude, the way I train and the way I play," Vazquez said. "I think that's all I can focus (on). I think everything happens for a reason. Yeah, it's unfortunate I wasn't in it. I would have loved to. I'm gonna keep working and keep proving that I should have been."

And as of today, that goal is no longer a potential scenario, but a reality. 

The match will take place on August 10 at the Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minnesota. 

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