The Peruvian goalkeeper avoided Nashville's goal in a penalty shootout and, with it, Orlando City qualified for the semifinals of the US Open Cup
Pedro Gallese saved Nashville's seventh penalty and gave Orlando City the qualification. (Screenshot: Orlando City)
Pedro Gallese's importance to Orlando City is confirmed in every game. It is common for the Peruvian to have one or more saves and avoid a goal against the 'Lions'. Wednesday night was no different. The 'Octopus' showed off with an intervention in the penalty shootout against Nashville and the 'Lions' qualified for the semifinals of the US Open Cup.
The goalkeeper of the Peruvian national team denied Eric Miller the possibility of a goal, with a great reaction. It was the rival team's seventh penalty and thus ended the series at Exploria Stadium. After the 1-1 that lasted until extra time, the definition from the twelve steps ended with 6-5 in favor of the Gallese team.
The save, as expected, caused the emotion of the thousands of fans who came to support Orlando City. At the celebration, Gallese grabbed his cell phone and recorded how the fans cheered him. “This is for everyone, for everyone,” repeated the doorman, jumping for joy.
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