Javier Hernandez led Major League Soccer and defeated Liga MX 2-1 in the All-Star Game

Major League Soccer secured bragging rights against their Mexican counterparts when Javier Hernandez led the team to victory in the 2022 All-Star Game.

A packed audience filled Allianz Field as the best players from North America’s premier competitions squared off at Minneapolis-Saint Paul.

It was the second straight season that MLS faced Liga MX and the hosts triumphed again, with ex-Arsenal forward Carlos Vela and Seattle Sounders forward Raul Ruidiaz earning a 2-1 win.

MLS had already won the Skills Challenge the night before and took an early lead on Wednesday when Diego Palacios crossed to LAFC teammate Vela within three minutes to head home.

Liga MX pushed for an equalizer in the first half and Juan Dinenno was denied by Minnesota United goaltender Dayne St. Clair just before the break.

The visitors had more chances but Ruidiaz struck from the penalty spot after former Aston Villa midfielder Carles Gil was brought down in the box, meaning Kevin Alvarez’s superb performance was only a belated consolation.

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/major-league-soccer-allstar-game-javier-hernandez-seattle-sounders-minneapolis-b2142774.html Javier Hernandez led Major League Soccer and defeated Liga MX 2-1 in the All-Star Game

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