Alekzandur's late rally falls short in League Series One quarterfinals

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Sporting Kansas City's FIFA gamer suffered a last-gasp loss on Saturday in the eMLS League Series One quarterfinals.

Alekzandur went wire to wire with top-seeded Austin FC's xbLeU in a two-legged, win-or-go-home battle that wasn't decided until the final seconds of the decisive second match.

After losing the first leg by a 1-0 scoreline, Alekzandur responded with a strong second-leg performance that saw the Kansas City native take the lead on three separate occasions. Trailing 3-2 in stoppage time, xbLeU showed his quality by scoring an equalizer to seal a 4-3 aggregate victory and eliminate Alekzandur from the competition.

Alekzandur reached the League Series One knockout stage this weekend after posting an 8-4-2 record in qualifying matches earlier this month. Two more marquee events await Sporting's FIFA player on the eMLS calendar, with League Series Two slated for Feb. 13-14 and the 2021 eMLS Cup on March 20-21. Both competitions will include qualifying stages as Alekzandur looks to continue his run as one of the country's best FIFA competitors.

League Series One will conclude on Sunday with the semifinals and finals. The action will begin at 2 p.m. CT and stream live on the official MLS Twitch and Twitter pages as well as MLSsoccer.com and the free MLS app.