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MLS edges Liga MX on penalty kicks at MLS All-Star Game

MLS All Star Game Soccer
Posted at 9:36 AM, Aug 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-26 12:36:08-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New England goalkeeper Matt Turner made two penalty kick saves and FC Dallas’ Ricardo Pepi scored off the underside of the crossbar to seal the MLS team’s victory over a team of Liga MX stars in the MLS All-Star Game.

The MLS team won the shootout 3-2 after finishing regulation tied at 1.

Liga MX MVP Jonathan Rodríguez scored in the 20th minute of regular time and Jesús Murillo evened it on a header off a cross from Los Angeles FC teammate Eduard Atuesta early in the second half.

Pepi finally scored on MLS’ fifth attempt to end an entertaining evening for the All-Star teams representing North America’s two biggest soccer leagues.