The pre-All Star Game show between Liga MX and MLS took place this Tuesday at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
The American league won the Skills Challenge for the first time, thanks to the outstanding participation of two Mexicans, Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, LA Galaxy striker, and Hector Herrera, Houston Dynamo’s new franchise player.
Liga MX won this competition a year ago, while MLS won the All-Star game. However, it was the representatives of the United States teams who demonstrated greater precision in: shooting, dribbling, technique, and other soccer player skills.
Camilo Vargas, Carlos Acevedo, Luis Reyes, Luis Chávez, Uriel Antuna, lvaro Fidalgo, Avilés Hurtado, Germán Berterame, Alexis Vega, and Julián Quiones are all Liga MX players.
Sebastián Druissi, Jess Ferreira, Carles Gil, Sean Johnson, Hany Mukhtar, Dayne St. Clair, Lorenzo Insigne, Héctor Herrera, Javier Hernández, and Brandon Vázquez are among the MLS players.
The test began with three MLS players: Emmanuel Reynoso of Minnesota United, Jesus Ferreira of FC Dallas, and Hector Herrera, who set a new record for this test by scoring 64 points out of a possible 136. Germán Berterame of Monterrey, Uriel Antuna of Cruz Azul, and Julian Quiones of Atlas competed for Liga MX, accumulating 74 points and losing the series.
Liga MX sent America midfielder lvaro Fidalgo and Atlas defender Luis Reyes to the Touch Challenge, where they were defeated by MLS midfielders Carles Gil of the New England Revolution and Hany Mukhtar of Nashville SC, who scored 106 points to win the series.
Germán Berterame combined with Emmanuel Reynoso to put Monterrey ahead in Liga MX. Later, Luis Chávez beat Héctor Herrera with great technical skill to earn Mexico’s second point and tie the series in the Skills Challenge.
Javier Hernandez started for MLS in the crosses and volleys test, scoring 45 points. Chivas forward Alexis Vega scored 60 points to defeat Chicharito. The remainder of the challenge featured FC Cincinnati forward Brandon Vazquez, who finished with 75 points for his team, and Pachuca forward Avilés Hurtado, who finished with three’scissors’ to give the Mexican team a 120-point victory.