What looked like an epic duel between the stars of the Major League Soccer and those of Liga MX, it will not have the expected outcomeWell, this Monday MLS confirmed the withdrawal of four players for the duel that will take place next Wednesday at the Banc of California Stadium, including Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández and Carlos Vela, at the time of announcing Rodolfo Pizarro and George Bello as new recruits.
Through a statement, Major League Soccer confirmed the casualties of the Mexican forwards, who along with Carles Gil and Tajon Buchanan, will not be for the duel against the Liga MX figures, while they confirmed Rodolfo Pizarro of Inter Miami, in addition to the defender of Atlanta United, George Bello, as those charged with occupying a place on the American team.
“Major League Soccer today announced the additions of Inter Miami CF midfielder Rodolfo Pizarro and Atlanta United defender George Bello to the roster for the 2021 MLS All-Star Game (…) These updates were made since Javier “Chicharito” Hernández from LA Galaxy, Carlos Vela from LAFC, Carles Gil from New England and Tajon Buchanan from New England are not available for the week of events, ”the statement read.
Vela, Chicharito and Gil suffered injuries with their respective clubs in recent weeks, which will prevent them from returning to the MLS All-Star Game, while the cause of the replacement of Buchanan, who has made a difference with the New England Revolution and recently He was linked to several clubs in Europe, including Chelsea.
With your call, Rodolfo Pizarro becomes the first player in the history of the Inter Miami franchise to be called up to the MLS All Star Game, after brilliant performances in the last two games, in which he scored three goals to give the victory to David Beckham’s team, so he will join the American team and could face some familiar faces of Liga MX.
Rodolfo Pizarro becomes #InterMiamiCF‘s first-ever MLS All-Star! ⭐@Rpizarrot has been selected among the league’s best talents for the 2021 #MLS All-Star Game against the best LIGA MX players (Live on Wednesday, Aug. 25 at 9PM ET on FS1 / Univision).https://t.co/LvxxRXnWxG
– Inter Miami CF (@InterMiamiCF) August 23, 2021
Changes to the Skill Challenge
Changes in the squad list in the MLS team for the All-Star Game, were not the only ones that the American league presented this Monday, as it also announced the addition of Diego Rossi and Andre Blake to the Skills Challenge, which Pizarro will also join and where Pedro Gallese will not appear, despite maintaining the call for the duel that will take place this Wednesday, August 25 at the Banc of California in Los Angeles.