The Major League Soccer playoffs will feature a special reunion, because during the duel between Sporting Kansas City and San José Earthquakes, Matías Almeyda will meet again with Alan Pulido, player with whom he became champion of Liga MX with Chivas in 2017.
The Argentine coach will now have to try to avoid the attacks of whoever his figure was in that final of the Clausura 2017 tournament, in which the red-and-white box was crowned by the hand of the ‘Pastor’ with a bit of Pulido And now, both will play their first playoff game in MLS, after taking different paths.
Alan Pulido became the player who scored the most goals during Almeyda’s passage through Mexico, then together with Ángel Zaldivar, ‘Puligol ‘scored a total of 20 goals At the hands of the Arentino coach, a figure that only surpasses Chris Wondolowski, who has scored 26 goals since the Argentine’s arrival at San Jose Earthquakes.
Almeyda and Pulido were crowned in the League, Copa MX and in the Concacaf Champions LeagueBefore the Argentine stopped being a coach of the Mexican team, to become the coach of the Californian team, with which he obtained his ticket to the playoffs for the first time.
Before the duel that will take place this Sunday at Sporting Park, the Argentine coach was full of praise for his ex-boyfriend, as the South American assured that Pulido is one of the best forwards in MLS.
“He knows that I have great affection for him as a person and as a player. But he is now in another team and he will want to win, we will want to win. I know the player we face he’s a great player, one of the best attackers in the league and we will try to take the necessary precautions as each striker we face, ”Almeyda commented.
The reunion of Chivas champion
The reunion between Pulido and Almeyda will not be the only one in the duel between Quakes and Kansas, as the Mexican attacker could face Oswaldo Alanís and Carlos Fierro, who were also part of the squad that was consecrated in the Mexican league in the grand final against Tigres.