The 2021 season came to an end for Pedro Gallese and Orlando City this Tuesday. The ‘Lions’ lost 3-1 to Nashville SC in the first round of the playoffs of the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer (MLS) and said goodbye to the dream of being champion of the contest.
At Nissan Stadium, Tennessee, Gallese’s team could not maintain the initial advantage, thanks to a goal by Daryl Dike, before the first quarter of an hour (14 ′) is completed. The local cast reacted and found the tie through Hany Mukhtar (21 ′). The first half ended with a 1-1 draw.
In addition, Nashville took the initiative and boy did his attempts to score pay off. Mukhtar himself (74 ′) again tipped the balance in favor of his club. And already at the fourth minute discount, the Venezuelan Jhonder Cádiz put the final 3-1.
Pedro Gallese, who arrived in Orlando City in January 2020, ended the season with 23 games played, all as a starter. In total, the ‘Octopus’ accumulated 2 thousand 70 minutes, thus becoming one of the elements with more activity in the American team.
What will come for Gallese now will surely be a well-deserved rest, after a great campaign and his wonderful interventions with a Peruvian national team shirt. In fact, recently, the goalkeeper was key to achieving the victory (2-1) against Venezuela in Caracas.
For the next double date of the Qatar 2022 Qualifiers, Gallese is one of the fixed ones in Ricardo Gareca’s call. The rivals that come to the ‘Blanquirroja’ are Colombia (January 27) and Ecuador (February 1).
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