MLS defeats Liga MX in All-Star Match with a Ricciardo Pepe decisive kick


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Ricardo Pepe played the decisive kick in Major League Soccer’s victory over Liga MX on penalties to win the first historic match between the two leagues in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, after LAFC’s Edward Atoista and Orlando City’s Nani missed their penalty. Chances are, Pepi – the 18-year-old domestic striker for FC Dallas – rose to victory. “I was confident,” Bibi said. “I felt like everything was set up for me to win the match.” New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner – who saved twice in the penalty shootout – was named Player of the Game. Turner will undoubtedly be named to the US squad for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers starting September 2 in El Salvador, but what remains is whether recent performances in the MLS, CONCACAF Gold Cup and now the MLS-Liga MX All-Star Game make him consider starting in Greg Berhalter scored for Greg Berhalter as Jonathan Rodriguez (playing with Cruz Azul) gave Liga MX All-Stars an early lead with his 20th minute goal. In the second half, when his LAFC teammates Atoista and Jesus David Murillo combined in the 53rd to tie the match 1-1. 1. Murillo headed in a corner kick for Atoista to equalize directly in front of a famous 3,252 fans at Bank of California Stadium, and the match was interrupted after only 10 minutes due to the use of anti-gay chants, as the players gathered for the match. The midfield, as the announcer of the stadium’s public discourse, gave a warning to the fans in attendance. The combined All-Star Game (and Tuesday Night Skills Challenge) is the latest step in the growing relationship between Major League Soccer and Liga MX. The All-Star Game marks the third supporting event for the two leagues, joining the League Cup – which opened play last week – and the Campeones Cup – which will be played between Columbus Crew and 2020 MLS Cup winners Cruz Azul, the League Cup winners. 2021 Campeón de Campeones, on September 29th at Lower.com Field.


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