Similar to the unbeaten streak of four matches that the United States men’s national team has had against Mexico, Major League Soccer now has bragging rights of its own in comparison to Liga MX.
With a 2-1 win against the MX All-Stars on Wednesday night at Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minnesota, the 2022 MLS All-Stars clinched their second consecutive victory over the Liga MX All-Stars.
Los Angeles FC’s Carlos Vela and Seattle Sounder FC striker Raúl Ruidíaz scored the goals for MLS. Kevin lvarez, a defender for Pachuca, scored the only goal for the Liga MX team.
The following are five noteworthy moments from the 2022 All-Star Game.
Zimmerman Walker takes the mound at 6:50 p.m.
Walker Zimmerman of Nashville SC was selected by MLS playoffs All-Star coach Adrian Heath of Minnesota United to start the match against Liga MX. Heath coaches for Minnesota United. In the 2021 All-Star Game, Zimmerman was again a starting player.
Liga MX 0, MLS 1: 7:50 p.m.
Just two minutes and fourteen seconds were needed for the MLS All-Stars to break the tie and win the game. Carlos Vela, a forward for LAFC and a former member of Mexico’s national team, scored the game’s only goal by heading the ball a few yards away from the goal.
The goal was scored by Carlos Vela as left-back Diego Palacios of LAFC separated two Liga MX defenders and then lobbed a cross over the congestion in the penalty box to Vela.
Mukhtar starts at 8:22 p.m.
Hany Mukhtar, who plays for Nashville SC, participated in his first Major League Soccer All-Star Game by coming in as a substitute for Carlos Vela in the 32nd minute.
Mukhtar is no longer sporting his signature No. 10 shirt; instead, he is wearing No. 95 since Carles Gil of the New England Revolution is sporting No. 10.
9:24 p.m. -Liga MX 0, MLS 2
Gil was able to draw a penalty after 72 minutes played, but Seattle’s Raul Ruidaz converted the penalty in the game’s 73rd minute. This was in front of Wonderwall fans’ section on the south end of the stadium.
Liga MX 1, MLS 2; 9:35 p.m.
Pachuca’s right back together with a Liga MX All-Star In the 84th minute, Kevin Alvarez scored a goal for his side. It was a laser shot from 20 yards out that pierced the bottom left corner of the net. This reduced the team’s deficit in half.
A derogatory slogan was shouted by fans around 9:39 p.m.
There were 19,107 people in attendance for the match between the MLS and Liga MX All-Stars. A significant number of Mexican supporters were overheard yelling a homophobic slur, which almost caused the game to be called off before it started.
When players from the other team’s goalie position take goal kicks, fans yell “p*to”. The stadium was filled with boos that started in the 86th minute. The public speaker afterward warned the crowd that play would be halted if the chanting continued.
The stadium production staff started to play music as MLS goalie Sean Johnson booted the ball long.
Vazquez quickly got involved in the game by holding up and pressing while wearing his usual No. 19. Just before Vazquez’s 17-minute shift was over, he helped Paul Arriola of FC Dallas score a goal, but the goal was called back because Arriola was offside.
However, 62 minutes into the game, Vazquez gave way to Cincinnati’s Acosta Luciano as part of MLS manager Adrian Heath’s plan to switch out several players. Acosta met Vazquez as he came into the game.
Vazquez said on Monday that he was serious about this week, but he may not have had enough time on the field to live up to his high hopes.
Summary & How does this affect the MLS Playoffs?
The 2022 Major League Soccer All-Star game was always going to be a friendly exhibition, but it was important to FC Cincinnati.
Few MLS teams would’ve been happier about Wednesday’s match between the MLS and MX all-star teams at Allianz Field than FC Cincinnati. It used the Game’s stage to go on and celebrate the first-ever players in that league’s annual mid-summer showcasing.
The night ended with MLS beating Liga MX for the second year. It was another exciting part of FC Cincinnati’s season, which is way better than anyone expected. Brandon Vazquez made history when he came in to start the second half.