MLS vs. Liga MX All-Stars outcome, highlights: MLS wins first-ever matchup in penalty shootout

Within the first-ever matchup between All-Stars from rival leagues MLS and Liga MX, it was the MLS squad that gained bragging rights, taking a penalty-kick shootout 3-2 following a 1-1 draw throughout regulation.

Liga MX took the lead on a sensational strike by Cruz Azul ahead Jonathan “Cabecita” Rodriguez within the first half. MLS equalized on a second half corner-kick header by Jesus Murillo, who scored in entrance of his LAFC supporters at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles.

Neither aspect was capable of finding the again of the online for the remainder of the match, though it was the MLS group that appeared most certainly to attain within the latter phases. The match went straight to penalty kicks after regulation, and within the shootout United States nationwide group goalkeeper Matt Turner got here up with two saves as Liga MX solely transformed two of their 5 spot kicks. Turner, who was named the perfect goalkeeper on the CONCACAF Gold Cup, gained the sport’s MVP award.

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It was 18-year-old All-Star Ricardo Pepi who gained the shootout for MLS, changing the fifth and ultimate try.

Pepi, an FC Dallas ahead and product of the membership’s academy, can be set to earn his first-ever USMNT call-up for World Cup qualifying on Thursday, in line with a report by Fox Sports activities analyst Stu Holden.

The match provides to an growing variety of showdowns between not solely MLS and Liga MX, but additionally the U.S. and Mexican nationwide groups. Simply this summer time, the USA gained two main finals in opposition to Mexico’s senior group (Nations League and Gold Cup). On the membership degree, Liga MX has the higher hand to this point on MLS within the CONCACAF Champions League and Leagues Cup. The Philadelphia Union and Seattle Sounders are MLS’s solely hope relating to each these competitions. The champions of each leagues — Columbus Crew (MLS) and Cruz Azul (Liga MX) — will face off in a single-game Campeones Cup on Sept. 29 in Columbus.

MLS vs. Liga MX ultimate rating

  1H 2H Last PKs
MLS 0 1 1 3
Liga MX 1 0 1 2

LMX: Jonathan ‘Cabecita’ Rodriguez (Jorge Sanchez) — twenty first minute
MLS: Jesus Murillo (Eduard Atuesta) — 53rd minute

(All instances Japanese)

Penalty kick shootout (MLS wins 3-2 in PK shootout)

Rd 5 — MLS: And Ricardo Pepi scores!!! MLS wins it on the ultimate kick! (LMX 2, MLS 3)

Rd 5 — Liga MX: Luis Romo scores and ties it up for Liga MX. (LMX 2, MLS 2)

Rd 4 — MLS: Nani skies it! Liga MX with hope! (LMX 1, MLS 2)

Rd 4 — Liga MX: Turner blocks one other shot by Salvador Reyes! (LMX 1, MLS 2)

Rd 3 — MLS: Eduard Atuesta what are you doing? He went for the finesse shot and Nahuel stopped it (LMX 1, MLS 2)

Rd 3 — Liga MX: Erik Lira skies it! Horrible kick! (LMX 1, MLS 2)

Rd 2 — MLS: Daniel Salloi scores his penalty. No shot for Nahuel (LMX 1, MLS 2)

Rd 2 — Liga MX: Rogelio Funes Mori’s shot is stopped by Matt Turner! (LMX 1, MLS 1)

Rd 1 — MLS: Damir Kreilach additionally scores down the center (LMX 1, MLS 1)

Rd 1 — Liga MX: Rubens Sambueza is up first, and scores down the center (LMX 1, MLS 0)

Stand by for a kick-by-kick rundown of the penalties as they occur.

Regulation: MLS All-Stars 1, Liga MX All-Stars 1

92nd min.: And that is it! We’re heading to penalty kicks. It is Liga MX ‘keeper Nahuel Guzman up in opposition to PK specialist Matt Turner.

ninetieth min.: MLS’s Daniel Salloi with a header that is extensive of the goal. It wasn’t sturdy sufficient to trigger any hazard. Pepi chased it down, nevertheless it goes out of play. We’re into the 2 minutes of stoppage time.

87th min.: Yellow card! It is Luis Romo getting cautioned for shoving Sebastian Lletget within the again for no cause in any respect! Liga MX gamers do not appear pleased to be going to penalty kicks.

eighty fifth min.: MLS’s Ricardo Pepi fires from 30 yards out and Guzman provides up the rebound. Then Pepi will get one other shot off, however cannot discover the goal. Penalty kicks simply minutes away.

eightieth min.: Todd Gurley in the home:

79th min.: Liga MX brings on its final two subs — Victor Guzman (for Alexis Vega) and Erik Lira (for Javier Salas).

77th min.: Nice play by James Sands to clear a ball off the foot of Rogelio Funes Mori for a nook. Luis Romo’s header on the nook is true at goalkeeper Matt Turner.

76th min.: And there is Nani approaching for Quakes teenager Cade Cowell. He has a penchant for dramatic finishes in MLS. Let’s examine if he finds a method to get it achieved right here. This sport may use a spark once more.

73rd min.: Bob Bradley confirms that Nani goes to return on to assist resolve this sport. He needs to keep away from penalty kicks. The 3252 is having a superb time it doesn’t matter what:

67th min.: A verify on the Liga MX lineup (4-3-3): Nahuel — Reyes, Tesillo, Aguilar, Escobar — Sambueza, Salas, Romo — Canelo, Funes Mori, Vega

66th min.: Large block by MLS’s Miles Robinson on Alexis Vega and the ball goes out for a nook. That was a harmful probability for Liga MX. There is a sense the match is heating up at Banc of California.

sixtieth min.: Here is the MLS lineup with the sixtieth minute adjustments (4-3-3): Turner — Bello, Robinson, Sands, Araujo — Kreilach, Atuesta, Lletget — Salloi, Pepi, Cowell.

53rd min.: Reminder that it goes straight to penalty kicks if the groups are deadlocked after 90 minutes.

53rd min.: Objective MLS! After an awesome mixture by Cowell and Salloi results in an MLS nook kick, LAFC middle again Jesus Murillo heads house the Atuesta nook kick in entrance of his house supporters. We’re tied up at 1-1.

fiftieth min.: Ricardo Pepi, who’s on the sector as an 18-year-old to start out the second half for the MLS All-Stars, is about to have himself a memorable day tomorrow:

forty sixth min.: Second half is underway. Tons of adjustments on each side.

Halftime: MLS All-Stars 0, Liga MX All-Stars 1

Halftime: It was a primary half of spurts and Liga MX was probably the most harmful on their moments, an indication of the standard on that group. The MLSers had been depending on Lucas Zelarayan to start out after which Gustavo Bou, however these two did not get a lot assist. It’s going to need to be Nani, Ricardo Pepi or Daniel Salloi to assist the MLS group get an equalizer within the second half.

forty fifth min.: Moments after Fernando Gorriaran barely misses the goal, it is Bou once more on the opposite finish creating havoc however his ball into the Liga MX field crosses the face of the purpose. No teammates in proximity.

forty first min.: And on the opposite finish of the sector Andre Blake makes an awesome cease, diving to take the ball off the ft of Santi Gimenez who was operating in on purpose. Nice play by the veteran.

fortieth min.: And Bou once more for MLS, however the ball will get away from him as he was breaking in on purpose! He could not reap the benefits of a giveaway and Talavera scoops it up.

thirty eighth min.: Gustavo Bou with the cleanest shot of the primary half for the MLS group to this point. Nevertheless it does not hassle Talavera.

thirtieth min.: SUBS — MLS is thrashing Liga MX within the subs division. 5 adjustments: Rodolfo Pizarro (for Zelarayan), Cade Cowell (Ruidiaz), Kai Wagner (Nouhou), Jesus Murillo (for Yeimar) and goalkeeper Andre Blake (Pedro Gallese).

twenty eighth min.: SUBS — First three subs from the Liga MX aspect: Alfredo Talavera in for Ochoa in purpose, Orbelin Pineda in for Angel Mena and Santi Gimenez is available in for Ibanez at ahead.

twenty second min.: The purpose got here in opposition to the run of play. Workforce MLS was probing, nevertheless it by no means truly threatened the Liga MX aspect.

twenty first min.: Objective for Liga MX! Cross is available in from the suitable and Cabecita Rodriguez takes it down expertly off his chest and fires house. Stylish purpose.

eleventh min.: The homophobic chant is heard coming from the stands and the referee Armando Villarreal instantly holds up play. The gamers are on the middle circle ready for his cue to restart. The motion resumes after a couple of minute.

eighth min.: Seconds later Jorge Sanchez clears a certain MLS purpose off the road! What an acrobatic play! MLS’s Diego Rossi robbed!

seventh min.: Followers desire a penalty kick known as for a foul within the MLS field on Liga MX’s Diego Valdes, however the ref guidelines that he was the one who dedicated a handball.

third min.: The Univision reporter says that every participant on the Liga MX aspect will get 25 minutes on this sport.

1st min.: We’re off! Liga MX kicks off and the primary foul comes after 45 seconds! Gustavo Bou dedicated the infraction.

9:36 p.m.: Up-close take a look at the helicopter flyover:

9:32 p.m.: Groups are out and we’re getting each nationwide anthems.

9:20 p.m.: Scenes from the pregame ceremonies:

9:17 p.m.: An damage stored LAFC’s Carlos Vela out of the sport, however he is at his house stadium and in an interview with TUDN, confirming he is within the final yr of his contract with the MLS membership and will return to Europe:

9:09 p.m.: Wow. Liga MX beginning with Cabecita Rodriguez, Mena and Ibanez up high they usually have the likes of Funes Mori and Alexis Canelo coming off the bench. “We will win” is the interpretation of one of many strains on this tweet:

9:08 p.m.: Diego Rossi getting the beginning for the MLS All-Stars rather than Cade Cowell:

8:30 p.m.: A reminder that Seattle’s Cristian Roldan can be captaining the MLS All-Stars in opposition to Liga MX. Cool evening for him. He’ll additionally get to share the sector together with his brother and fellow Sounder, Alex Roldan:

MLS-Liga MX participant rosters

With 27-man rosters on each side, count on each groups to make use of their full squad with limitless substituted permitted for the match.

MLS All-Stars

MLS coach Bob Bradley (LAFC) will be capable of choose from a 27-man roster of MLS abilities:

Goalkeepers (3): 26-Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union), 1-Pedro Gallese (Orlando Metropolis), 30-Matt Turner (New England Revolution)

Defenders (10): 2-Julian Araujo (LA Galaxy), 3-George Bello (Atlanta United), 28-Yeimar Gomez Andrade (Seattle Sounders), 94-Jesus Murillo (LAFC), 5-Nouhou Tolo (Seattle Sounders), 12-Miles Robinson (Atlanta United), 13-Alex Roldan (Seattle Sounders), 16-James Sands (NYCFC), 27-Kai Wagner (Philadelphia Union), 25-Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC)

Midfielders (7): 20-Eduard Atuesta (LAFC), 8-Damir Kreilach (Actual Salt Lake), 18-Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy), 6-Joao Paulo (Seattle Sounders), 15-Rodolfo Pizarro (Inter Miami), 23-Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders), 11-Lucas Zelarayan (Columbus Crew)

Forwards (7): 7-Gustavo Bou (New England Revolution), 44-Cade Cowell (San Jose Earthquakes), 17-Nani (Orlando Metropolis), 24-Ricardo Pepi (FC Dallas), 21-Diego Rossi (LAFC), 9-Raul Ruidiaz (Seattle Sounders), 19-Daniel Salloi (Sporting Kansas Metropolis)

Liga MX All-Stars

The coach for the Liga MX squad is Juan Reynoso of reigning Mexican champs Cruz Azul, and he’ll have six of his personal gamers to select from on matchnight. The total 27-man squad follows under:

Goalkeepers (3): 1-Nahuel Guzman (Tigres UANL), 13-Guillermo Ochoa (Membership America), 12-Alfredo Talavera (Pumas UNAM)

Defenders (9): 23-Pablo Aguilar (Cruz Azul), 17-Kevin Alvarez (Pachuca), 2-Matheus Doria (Santos Laguna), 24-Juan Escobar (Cruz Azul), 34-Victor Guzman (Membership Tijuana), 4-Cesar Montes (Monterrey), 26-Salvador Reyes (Membership America), 3-Jorge Sanchez (Membership America), 6-William Tesillo (Leon)

Midfielders (7): 5-Pedro Aquino (Membership America), 11-Fernando Gorriaran (Santos Laguna), 18-Erik Lira (Pumas UNAM), 27-Luis Romo (Cruz Azul), 16-Javier Salas (Puebla), 14-Rubens Sambueza (Toluca), 19-Diego Valdes (Santos Laguna)

Forwards (8): 25-Alexis Canelo (Toluca), 7-Rogelio Funes Mori (Monterrey), 29-Santiago Gimenez (Cruz Azul), 9-Nicolas Ibanez (Pachuca), 15-Angel Mena (Leon), 8-Orbelin Pineda (Cruz Azul), 21-Jonathan Rodriguez (Cruz Azul), 10-Alexis Vega (Chivas Guadalajara)

watch MLS vs. Liga MX All-Star Sport

  • Date: Wed., Aug. 25, 2021
  • Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: FS1
  • Spanish-language TV: Univision, TUDN
  • Streaming: fuboTV , Fox Sports activities app, TUDN app, TUDN.television
  • In Canada: TSN, TVA Sports activities

The 2021 MLS-Liga MX All-Star Sport from Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles can be broadcast on FS1 (English) and Univision (Spanish) within the USA. Each networks might be streamed on fuboTV (free 7-day trial) . The match can be streamed on the Fox Sports activities app, TUDN app and TUDN.television, however just for authenticated subscribers.

TSN (English) and TVA Sports activities (French) will carry the match in Canada.

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