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He has shown his quality in the tough matches for the Peruvian team in the Copa America and the qualifiers, and in a New York City jersey, he confirms it whenever he can. He is safe when defending and scores goals too. Alexander Callins continues to write success stories for the New York team.
On Tuesday evening, the Peruvian defender scored the decisive goal in the penalty shootout and gave his team the victory over the New England Revolution, in the MLS Eastern Conference semi-finals. The result, of course, led the “pigeons” to the final.
As usual, Callins was a key player in the team led by Ronnie Della and stayed on the field for 120 minutes. The result was a two-way tie. For ‘Citizens’, Santiago Rodriguez (3′) and Valentin Castellanos (107′) scored twice, while Adam Buxa (9′) and Tajon Buchanan (118′).
Since equality was maintained at the end of the overtime, everything was decided from twelve steps. Callins, who with his powerful left foot overcame the resistance of goalkeeper Matthew Turner and decreed 5-3 for New York City, appeared at Gillette Stadium.
Alexander Callins and his cohorts won’t have much time to celebrate because, one day, New York City will face the Philadelphia Union, to determine the Eastern Conference champion. The winner of that showdown will face the winner of the showdown between Portland Timbers and Real Salt Lake, the Western Conference finalists.