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Monarcas Crowned King of SuperLiga, Beat Revolution in Finals

Monarcas Morelia won its first trophy since the club won the Copa Pachuca in 2001. Courtesy Kevin Koczwara

By Kevin Koczwara

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Revolution defender Kevin Alston scored his first professional goal against Mexican team Monarcas Morelia in the SuperLiga final, but his goal wasn’t enough to help the Revolution win the tournament for the second time in three years. Morelia won, 2-1, its first SuprLiga title with two goals from striker Miguel Sabah in the second half.

The Revolution’s loss to Monarcas is the first time the Revs have lost a game to a Mexican team in SuperLiga play (7-1-1). Monarcas’ win makes them the third Mexican team to win the SuperLiga championship in its four years of existence — the Revolution are the only MLS team to be crowned champions of the tournament, 2008.

Neither New England or Monarcas were able to break the deadlock and find the back of their opponents net in the first half. The Mexican side enjoyed much of the possession on the first half as the Revolution came out of the gates slow and Monarcas came close to capitalizing, twice.

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Revs Unbeaten Streak Ends In a Fire

New England Revolution defender Darrius Barnes heads a ball against the Chicago Fire last week. The Revs fell to the Fire, 2-1, to end an eight-game unbeaten streak. (Photo Courtesy Getty Images/RevolutionSoccer.net)

By Kevin Koczwara
The last time the New England Revolution lost a game in any competition was an embarrassing 5-0 defeat to Real Salt Lake on July 2, just before the Major League Soccer All-Star break, at Rio Tinto Stadium in Salt Lake City.

But, like most good things, the Revs’ winning streak had to come to an end at some point.

The Revolution lost two games in the past week as it made a road trip through Chicago and Kansas City.

The Revs lost a tough game on Wednesday to the Chicago Fire, 2-1. The game could have gone either way as both teams tenaciously battled for the much desired three points. If the Revolution had earned the desired result, it would have leapt over the Fire and into fourth place in the Eastern Conference and made up some ground in the Wild Card race for the MLS Playoffs.

What made the loss to the Fire so difficult was the way the Revolution lost the match. It took an 85th minute goal from a virtually unknown forward to seal the match for Chicago and a series of missed calls from the referee to keep the Revs out of the Fire’s net.
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