The pandemic crisis forced the suspension of all soccer activities in the world, including the United States. However, last Wednesday, despite the controversy over the increase in infections and deaths, the United States Soccer Federation gave the green light for the restart of the tournament with the meeting between Orlando City, a club known to Peruvians who have passed by there, and Inter Miami.
Major League Soccer was suspended after having played only two dates. For its restart, a series of conditions were raised. First, the parties would only have one venue; In this case, the Wide World of Sports complex, located in Walt Disney World, was chosen and the public was prohibited from entering. Also, the 26 teams that make up the league were divided into 6 groups, which during their stay and concentrations in Florida will undergo strict security protocols.
The first meeting of this special edition took place between Orlando City, a team in which Pedro Gallese, the starting goalkeeper of the Peruvian National Team, and Inter Miami, a team belonging to the English star David Beckham, play. The party ended with the victory of the purple ones by 2 to 1. Chris Mueller and Nani scored for the one who served as local, while Agudelo discounted for the visit.
Recall that the Orlando team has housed selected Peruvians in its ranks such as Yoshimar Yotún, who was later sold to Cruz Azul; Carlos Ascues, current player of Alianza Lima and Pierre Da Silva, who now plays the second division. It is necessary to note that other Peruvian players will play this league: Raúl Ruidiaz with Seattle Sounders, Edison Flores with DC United, Andy Polo with Portland Timbers, Marcos López with San Jose Earthquakes and Alexander Callens with New York City.