Here are five notable moments from the 2022 MLS All-Star Game with Liga MX

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Much like the U.S. men's national team's four-match unbeaten streak against Mexico, Major League Soccer now has bragging rights of its own against Liga MX.

The 2022 MLS All-Stars sealed a second straight win over the Liga MX All-Stars with a 2-1 win Wednesday night at Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Los Angeles FC's Carlos Vela and Seattle Sounder FC forward Raúl Ruidíaz scored the goals for MLS. Pachuca defender Kevin Álvarez scored the lone goal for Liga MX.

Here are five notable moments from the 2022 All-Star Game.

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Aug 10, 2022; Saint Paul, MN, USA; MLS midfielder Hany Mukhtar (95) of Nashville SC moves the ball during the MLS All-Star Game at Allianz Field.
Aug 10, 2022; Saint Paul, MN, USA; MLS midfielder Hany Mukhtar (95) of Nashville SC moves the ball during the MLS All-Star Game at Allianz Field.

6:50 p.m. - Walker Zimmerman starts

MLS All-Star coach Adrian Heath (Minnesota United) named Nashville SC's Walker Zimmerman in his starting lineup against Liga MX. Zimmerman also started in the 2021 All-Star Game.

Here's the full starting lineup for the MLS All-Stars:

  • Andre Blake (goalkeeper, Philadelphia Union)

  • Walker Zimmerman (center back, Nashville SC)

  • Kamal Miller (center back, CF Montréal)

  • Diego Palacios (left back, LAFC)

  • Julian Araujo (right back, LA Galaxy)

  • Sebastian Driussi (midfielder, Austin FC)

  • Darlington Nagbe (midfielder, Columbus Crew)

  • Emanuel Reynoso (midfielder, Minnesota)

  • Jordan Morris (forward, Seattle Sounders FC)

  • Carlos Vela (forward, LAFC)

  • Javier Hernandez (forward, captain, LA Galaxy)

Liga MX All-Stars and Atlas FC coach Diego Cocca announced the following starters:

  • Camilo Vargas (goalkeeper, Atlas)

  • Juan Escobar (defender, Cruz Azul)

  • Lisandro López (defender, Club Tijuana)

  • Hugo Nervo (defender, Atlas)

  • Brayan (defender, Toluca)

  • Guido Pizarro (midfielder, Tigres)

  • Fernando Beltrán (midfielder, Chivas)

  • Avilés Hurtado (midfielder, Pachuca)

  • Julián Quiñones (midfielder, Atlas)

  • Luis Quiñones (winger, Tigres)

  • Julio Furch (forward Atlas)

7:50 p.m. - MLS 1, Liga MX 0

It took the MLS All-Stars just two minutes and 14 seconds to break the deadlock. LAFC and former Mexican National Team forward Carlos Vela headed the ball a few yards from goal to make it 1-0.

LAFC left back Diego Palacios split to Liga MX defenders, before lobbing a cross over the penalty box clutter into Vela for the score.

8:22 p.m. - Hany Mukhtar alert

Aug 10, 2022; Saint Paul, MN, USA; MLS midfielder Hany Mukhtar (95) of Nashville SC moves the ball against Liga MX midfielder Luis Chavez (24) of CF Pachuca during the MLS All-Star Game at Allianz Field.
Aug 10, 2022; Saint Paul, MN, USA; MLS midfielder Hany Mukhtar (95) of Nashville SC moves the ball against Liga MX midfielder Luis Chavez (24) of CF Pachuca during the MLS All-Star Game at Allianz Field.

Nashville SC's Hany Mukhtar made his first MLS All-Star appearance, substituting into the game for Vela in the 32nd minute.

Rather than his popular No. 10 jersey, Mukhtar is wearing No. 95, since New England Revolution's Carles Gil is wearing No. 10.

9:24 p.m. - MLS 2, Liga MX 0

Gil drew a penalty in the 72nd minute, but Seattle's Raúl Ruidíaz converted from the spot in the 73rd minute in front of the Wonderwall supporters' section in the south end.

9:35 p.m. - MLS 2, Liga MX 1

Liga MX All-Star and Pachuca right back Kevin Álvarez cut his team's deficit in half in the 84th minute with a laser strike from 20 yards out, piercing the bottom left corner of the net.

9:39 p.m. - Fans shouting discriminatory chant

The MLS and Liga MX All-Stars played in front of 19,107. A large contingent of Mexican fans were heard shouting a homophobic slur that nearly led to postponement of the match.

The "p*to" chant occurs when opposing goalkeepers take goal kicks. Beginning in the 86th minute, chants rang throughout the stadium and the public announcer subsequently warned the fans play would be suspended if the chant resumed.

The stadium production crew began to play music when MLS goalkeeper Sean Johnson kicked the ball long.

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