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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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Reis’s Stop Boosts Revs

Courtesy Revolutionsoccer.net

By Ryan Fleming

When Matt Reis took his place in goal Tuesday night to face Puebla’s fourth penalty taker, Edgar Lugo, he not only stepped in to give the New England Revolution a great chance at advancing to the SuperLiga final for the second time in three years, he attempted to stop another blockade on an aging season that has been anything but normal for the Revolution.
Reis ended up standing his ground long enough and dove to his right just at the last second to slap away Lugo’s shot and handing Kenny Mansally the clinching chance to continue the team’s impressive six-game unbeaten streak that the Revs have somehow conjured together. Mansally converted, pushing the Revs ahead on an even 1-1 score, but 5-3 on PKs.
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Revolution Advance to SuperLiga Final

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By Kevin Koczwara

Foxborough, Mass. — The New England Revolution continued their SuperLiga dominance and extended their unbeaten streak to six games after a beating Mexican Primera División club Puebla F.C. in dramatic fashion. Neither team could break the 1-1 draw after 90 minutes, but the Revolution prevailed in penalty kicks by beating the Mexican side 5-3, pushing the Revs into their second SuperLiga final in 3 years — the team won the tournament in 2008.

New England started the match off on their heels as Puebla attacked and controlled much of the possession early. The Mexican side looked to be in control and comfortable at Gillette field. Puebla’s best chance come in the 6th minute when Joaquin Velasquez’s found space in the Revolution’s box and guided a header just over the crossbar from eight yards out.

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Revs Take Top Spot in Group B with Win Over Monaracas Morelia

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By Melissa Turtinen

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – With a 1-0 win over Monaracas Morelia on July 20, the New England Revolution secured the top spot in Group B in the SuperLiga.

The Revolution only needed a tie to advance to the semifinal round in the tournament, but after winning the group stage they have secured a home game in early August.

“It’s huge,” Revolution coach Steve Nicol said about gaining home-field advantage in the semi-final round. “Obviously, it’s good to win, but certainly it means more games, and the fact that we’re at home will give us more juice for the MLS games.”

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Revolution Keep It Going

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By Kevin Koczwara

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Revolution opened their SuperLiga campaign on a high note by beating Mexican side Pumas UNAM, 1-0, at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday night. It was the Revolution’s second shutout victory in a row in all competitions — they defeated MLS’s top team, Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday night, 2-0, in league play.
New England put themselves into a good position in Group B’s standings with the win over PUMAS. The Revolution are second in the group, trailing Mexican side Morelia (1-0-0, 3 pts.) because of goal differential after the Monarcas beat Chicago Fire, 5-1.

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