New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner was the hero because the MLS All-Stars defeated their counterparts from Mexico’s Liga-MX on penalties to win Main League Soccer’s All-Star recreation on Wednesday.
US worldwide Turner pulled off excellent saves from Liga-MX duo Rogeli Funes Mori and Salvador Reyes within the shoot-out at hand the MLS All-Star crew their first victory within the showpiece since 2015.
Turner’s show earned him Most Useful Participant honors and follows a blinding efficiency for the USA of their CONCACAF Gold Cup victory earlier this month.
FC Dallas teenager Ricardo Pepi struck the profitable spot-kick for the MLS line-up after an entertaining recreation at Los Angeles’s Banc of California Stadium completed deadlocked at 1-1 after 90 minutes.
The MLS line-up had gone near taking the lead early within the first half when Los Angeles FC’s Diego Rossi discovered house within the space and lofted the ball over advancing goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.
Nonetheless Liga MX defender Jorge Sanchez did brilliantly to disclaim Rossi, lunging acrobatically to hook a clearance off the goal-line.
Liga-MX then took the lead within the twentieth minute, when Uruguayan worldwide Jonathan Rodriguez chested down a cross on the far submit, misplaced his marker Alex Roldan with ease and fired previous Pedro Gallese.
Gallese’s substitute, Jamaican worldwide Andre Blake, then stored the MLS All-Stars within the recreation with a advantageous save to disclaim Santiago Gimenez simply earlier than half-time, advancing off his line to pluck the ball away from the Cruz Azul ahead’s ft.
The MLS All-Stars levelled on 53 minutes with a objective that got here courtesy of Los Angeles duo Eduard Atuesta and Colombian compatriot Jesus Murillo.
Atuesta’s inviting nook was met by Murillo who headed residence to make it 1-1 and arrange the late penalty drama.