Chris Wondolowski: After rising from the anonymity deservedly bestowed upon a player who tallied a total of 7 goals in his first five MLS seasons, Chris Wondolowski burst into the public consciousness with a stunning 18 goal campaign last season that saw him collect the MLS Golden Boot. Narrowing missing out to FC Dallas midfielder David Ferreira on being named MLS MVP, Wondolowski capped off his remarkable year by scoring the last 10 goals for the Earthquakes and leading his team into the postseason. In the first round of the MLS Cup playoffs, he scored the aggregate series winner against New York in a 3-1 victory at Red Bull Arena. His selection as a forward to the MLS All-Star game First XI as voted on by the public - the first invite of his career - comes as Wondolowski again leads his team in scoring with 8 goals and recently completed a spell with the U.S. National Team at the 2011 Gold Cup.
Bobby Convey: Only 28 years old, Bobby Convey started his MLS career in 2000 with DC United before spending five seasons with Reading FC in the top two tiers of English football. Upon his return to MLS in 2009, Convey has become a fixture for the Earthquakes on the left side, splitting his time between the wing and the outside back position. A solid 2010 season, which saw Convey score 1 goal and tally 10 assists, earned the Philadelphia native the MLS Comeback Player of the Year award. His selection as a defender by coach Hans Backe to the All-Star roster marks the fourth time he as been selected to play in the MLS summer classic, and is the second straight season the Earthquakes highest priced player has made the team. In last season's first round playoff series against New York, Convey had his most complete game of his Earthquakes tenure, notching two goals in the second leg at Red Bull Arena as San Jose advanced to the Eastern Conference Final.