MLS triumphs in professional competition

MLS triumphs in professional competition

On the eve of the All-Star Game, which pits the best players from Major League Soccer (MLS) against those from Liga MX, the invited players began hostilities during the skills competition. The Garber circuit finally prevailed.

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The MLS stars have won three of the five events, including the last to get their hands on that honorary title a year after the Mexican circuit’s representatives triumphed.

In the “Crossbar Challenge,” which involves hitting the bar from 40 yards, Nashville SC midfielder Hany Mukhtar made his teammates jump by hitting the target.

Earlier, Mukhtar had also led his team to victory in the Touch Challenge. He brilliantly redirected balls he received in the air to targets and MLS won that round 106-68.

The other league victory from the United States and Canada came in the “Shooting Challenge,” in which contestants had the objective of knocking over targets from the “penalty” spot. Mexican Hector Herrera has betrayed his compatriots by leading the charge for MLS, he who plays with Houston Dynamo.

Liga MX, meanwhile, triumphed in the Passing Challenge and Cross & Volley Challenge events.

The long-awaited star match between the two circuits takes place on Wednesday evening and will be broadcast on TVA Sports.

Keep in mind that the only CF Montreal player who will take part is Canada international Kamal Miller, who plays as a defender.