Aboubacar Keita - 7.30.19 - MLS Homegrown Game

Keita starts at centerback as Homegrowns top Chivas in PKs

Defender Aboubacar Keita earned the start at centerback and featured for the full first half as the 2019 MLS Homegrown Team topped Chivas de Guadalajara’s Under-20 Team 2-2 (3-0 PKs) on Tuesday, July 30 as part of the 2019 MLS All-Star Week in Orlando, Fla.

New York Red Bulls' Omir Fernandez scored in the second minute and Toronto FC midfielder Noble Okello scored in second-half stoppage time to equalize at 2-2 before San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski made two shootout saves to help lift the Homegrowns to their first victory in the game since it was first contested in 2014.

► PHOTOS: For Keita, first the U-20 World Cup, now the MLS Homegrown Game

  • 1' - CHV - Irving Marquez | WATCH
  • 2' - MLS - Omir Fernandez | WATCH
  • 71' - CHV - Sebastian Martinez | WATCH
  • 94' - MLS - Noble Okello | WATCH

Following Wednesday's All-Star Match against Atletico Madrid, regular-season MLS action returns to the fold as the Crew head to San Jose to take on the fourth-place Earthquakes on Saturday, Aug. 3 at 10 p.m. ET at Avaya Stadium.


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