MLS All-Stars vs. Liga MX All-Stars – Football Match Report – August 10, 2022

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The MLS All-Stars beat their counterparts from Liga MX of Mexico 2-1 right here on Wednesday night time, due to objectives from Carlos Vela and Raul Ruidiaz.

“I’ve been in America now 13 years, and this is the closest [MLS and Liga MX] have been,” MLS and Minnesota United supervisor Adrian Heath mentioned after the match. “I think if you’d have gone back 10 years, I think Liga MX win these types of games.”

It took simply three minutes for the scoring to get underway, with LAFC left-back Diego Palacios standing up a cross to the again put up for membership teammate and former El Tri star Vela to move past the attain of Camilo Vargas of Atlas.

There can be a wait earlier than the second was scored, although.

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Almost 10 minutes into the second half, the MLS facet had the ball at the back of the web to double its benefit, with Brandon Vazquez making a run down the fitting flank and pulling the ball again for FC Dallas winger Paul Arriola to fit residence from the sting of the 6-yard field. The celebrations had been transient, nevertheless, with the linesman ruling that the FC Cincinnati ahead made his right-wing run from an offside place.

The All-Stars from MLS finally discovered a second within the 73rd minute, although, when Raul Ruidiaz slotted a penalty previous Santos Laguna No. 1 Carlos Acevedo. The Seattle Sounders FC frontman took the spot kick after reigning MVP Carles Gil was clumsily introduced down within the space, leaving referee Joe Dickerson no alternative however to award the penalty.

Liga MX pulled a objective again as full-time approached with a thunderous strike from Pachuca right-back Kevin Alvarez from the top of the penalty space to breathe life into his group and energize the gang for the sport’s closing moments.

“Every time the U.S. plays Mexico now, I’m not sure who’s going to win the game,” Heath added. “That speaks volumes of the ownership groups of these clubs in MLS who’ve invested sums of money into the quality that you see on the field.”

The Liga MX common season resumes on Thursday, when Queretaro hosts Atletico San Luis, whereas 24 MLS sides will probably be in motion Saturday with the remaining 4 squaring off Sunday.