With Wednesday’s results, nine Liga MX and 19 MLS teams are still in the tournament and waiting to see what happens in the rest of this phase.
On the first day of the round of 32 for the Leagues Cup, all of the MLS teams won. Houston Dynamo, LAFC, and FC Dallas eliminated the champion Pachuca, FC Juárez, and Mazatlán FC. Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami also beat Orlando City.
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Mazatlan FC lost 1-2. Mazatlán FC, the Liga MX team that surprised everyone by beating FC Juárez and Austin FC to win first place in the South 1 group, lost to FC Dallas in the first round of direct elimination.
Alan Velasco scored the first goal for the American team from the penalty spot at the 48-minute mark. Andrés Montao tied the score at the 57-minute mark, but Eugene Anash broke the tie at the 75-minute mark.
Pachuca lost 3-0 to 5-0. Dynamo de Houston
The MX League champion was automatically put into the round of 16 by his team. Still, he was surprised to finish second in the South 3 sector, which sent him home in a penalty shootout after 90 minutes without the nets moving.
With youth squad player Tuzo Héctor Herrera as the 90-minute starter and scorer of the third penalty shootout, Houston Dynamo controlled the game and dominated the opponent. However, both teams fought to the end, and the Texan team won because Francisco Figueroa missed in the fourth round.
Inter Miami moved on in the Leagues Cup after beating Orlando City in the Clásico del Sol. Lionel Messi scored twice, and Josef Martnez scored once.
Next Sunday, Inter Miami will play its first game away from home since Lionel Messi joined the team. It will be in Frisco, Texas, against FC Dallas, which knocked out Mazatlán FC.
LAFC beat FC Juarez 7-1.
LAFC’s first game in the Leagues Cup was a 7-1 loss to FC Juárez, a team that played well in the group stage but had no answers for the MLS Supporters’ Shield winner of 2022.
The team from Juarez was only out there for half an hour before the storm hit. Ryan Hollingshead opened the door at 31′ for Carlos Vela to score twice (33′ and 61′). Denis Bouanga retired with a hat trick (52′, 66′, 78′), and Nathan Ordaz finished the show at 90′.