Stoppage Time – International Football Blog

SuperLiga: Morelia claim first title (+video)

Posted in North and Central American Football by peterbein on September 2, 2010

New England Revolution’s attempts at winning the North American SuperLiga title for a second time were dashed on Wednesday as they were defeated at home by Mexican opponents Monarcas Morelia by two goals to one in front of a disappointing 10,000 crowd. The Revs had previously won the competition two years earlier having beaten compatriots Houston Dynamo in a penalty shoot-out but any repeat of that triumph was put to the sword after Morelia left the American hosts with too much to do after taking a two goal lead in this game. Miguel Sabah scored midway through the second half from the penalty spot after Colombian striker Luis Gabriel Rey was brought down by New England’s Darrius Barnes. Ten minutes later Monarcas had doubled their lead thanks once again to Sabah whose beautiful left-footed volley gave keeper Matt Reis no chance. New England reduced the arrears in the 79th minute after Kevin Alston calmly slotted the ball home to provide the game with a grandstand finish but Morelia held out to win their maiden title and increase Mexico’s lead over the United States in terms of titles to 3-1.


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