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

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.
Credit: AP
MLS All-Star players celebrate after FC Dallas forward Ricardo Pepi (24) scored the winning goal in a penalty shoot out against the Liga MX All-Stars during the MLS All-Star soccer match Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

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 1-1. 

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.