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Football News ; MLS beat Liga MX 3-2 on penalties to win All-Star Game

New England goalkeeper Matt Turner made two penalty kick saves and FC Dallas' Ricardo Pepi converted the final chance to lift the MLS team past a team of Liga MX stars in the MLS All-Star Game on Wednesday night (25 August). The MLS team won the shootout 3-2 after finishing regulation tied 1-1. Liga MX MVP Jonathan Rodriguez scored in the 20th minute of regular time, and Jesus Murillo evened it on a header off a cross from Los Angeles FC teammate Eduard Atuesta early in the second half. The penalty shootout was a thriller: Turner won the game's MVP award by stopping shots by Rogelio Funes Mori and Salvador Reyes, and Pepi - an 18-year-old Mexican-American prodigy from Texas - finally ended it on MLS' fifth attempt. The goal wrapped up an entertaining evening for the All-Star teams representing North America’s two biggest soccer leagues at Los Angeles FC’s sold-out Banc of California Stadium in the heart of a cosmopolitan city with a vibrant Mexican flavor.

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  • Released : 27-Aug-2021

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