Vela, just at minute 2, and Raul Ruidiaz, on a penalty at minute 73, scored the goals for the MLS team, while Kevin Alvarez scored for the Liga MX team at minute 84, but it was not enough to equalize, and the team of Mexican stars was once again outplayed.
LAFC star opened the scoring with a speedy goal
The MLS All-Stars repeated the dose to the Liga MX All-Stars and won 2-1 in the All-Star Game that took place at the Allianz Field in Minnesota, where Carlos Vela contributed with a goal for the United States team. Vela, just at minute 2, and Raul Ruidiaz, on a penalty at minute 73, scored the goals for the MLS team, while Kevin Alvarez scored for the Liga MX team at minute 84, but it was not enough to equalize, and the team of Mexican stars was once again outplayed. With Chicharito Hernandez and Carlos Vela starting, it was the LAFC star who opened the scoring with a speedy goal, just after 2 minutes.
After a play of several touches on the left sector, Vela received a precise cross from Diego Palacios; the Mexican player rose and, with an accurate header, beat Camilo Vargas for the 1-0 lead that took them to the break.
The MLS team tried to reach dangerously or extend the lead
The blow was hard for the Liga MX team, who gradually settled on the field and began to dominate the match and had goal opportunities, the first two with headers by Julio Furch. Still, neither of them had the expected direction, and both were wasted. Although the MLS team tried to reach dangerously or extend the lead, their attempts were easily controlled by the rival defence. Juan Escobar and Fernando Beltrán were other players who had dangerous chances for the Liga MX side, but their shots went wide. In addition to the failures of the Mexican soccer players, the performance of goalkeepers Andre Blake and Dayne St. Clair was decisive for their team to go to halftime with the lead. The latter made a great save from Dinneno’s header, who came on after the first half hour of play.
In matches like this, there are too many changes, but the intensity did not change. With players like Alexis Vega, Uriel Antuna and German Berterame, Liga MX looked for the equalizer but couldn’t score. And when they were at their closest, a penalty kick was awarded to the MLS side. Raul Ruidiaz took it perfectly, fooled goalkeeper Acevedo and made it 2-0, which seemed definitive. In the final stretch, Kevin Alvarez scored a right-footed shot that was impossible for goalkeeper Sean Johnson, a goal that added excitement to the final moments, but the MLS team was solid and once again took the victory over the Mexican soccer stars. The goal came too late. And once again, the question remains in the air: is MLS better than Liga MX?