Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Morelia books a final date with Revs
by Ridge Mahoney, August 6th, 2010 7AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  houston dynamo, superliga

MOST COMMENTED

[SUPERLIGA] There will not be an all-MLS rematch of the 2008 SuperLiga final. Instead, Morelia will meet 2008 winner New England. The Revs eliminated Puebla on penalty kicks Tuesday night; on Wednesday a lobbed goal by Miguel Sabah carried Morelia past Houston, 1-0, at Robertson Stadium to deprive the Dynamo a chance to atone for its loss two years ago in the final.

Sahah scored just after halftime when Rafael Marquez Lugo’s bounding through ball enticed goalkeeper Tally Hall to charge out of his goal. Sabah reached out to tap the bottom of the ball with his right foot and the shot floated over Hall and bounced over the line with Sabah and a teammate in pursuit just to make sure.

On the final play of the first half Dynamo forward Cam Weaver’s header had hit the goalpost. Houston rarely came that close again to scoring, though in the final minutes Morelia went down to 10 men when defender Adrian Aldrete pushed down Brian Ching a yard outside the penalty area and went off with a second caution. In the last minute of stoppage time a deflected shot off the foot of Lovel Palmer skipped inches wide of the post.

In the 70th minute a shoving match ensued that produced cautions for Morelia’s Jaime Lozano and Houston’s Mike Chabala.

Midfielder Geoff Cameron, sidelined since April 24 with a knee injury, came on as a sub midway through the second half. Hall replaced Pat Onstad, who is sidelined with by torn abdominal muscles. Midfielder Danny Cruz and attacker Joseph Ngwenya sat out with suspensions.

Morelia will play New England in the final at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 24, 25 or 26. Morelia beat the Revs, 1-0, in the final game of group play July 20.

SuperLiga, Semifinal

Aug. 5 in Houston
Houston 0, Morelia 1.
Goal: Sabah 47.
Houston – Hall; Hainault, Boswell, Cochrane (Robinson, 46), Chabala, Palmer, Obodai (Cameron, 71), Ashe, Mullan (Mulrooney, 71), Oduro, Weaver (Ching, 46).
Morelia – Vilar; Perez, Silva, Romero, Aldrete, Noriega, Ramirez (Hernandez, 46), Lozano, Droguett, Marquez Lugo (Garcia, 87), Sabah (Rey, 59).
Referee: Walter Quesada.
Att.: 7,641.



0 comments
  1. Christopher Camille
    commented on: August 6, 2010 at 8:36 a.m.
    "Morelia beat the Revs, 1-0, in the final game of group play July 20." Wrong. The Revs beat Morelia 1-0. Marko Perovic scored.


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
The Good, The Bad and -- the Beyonce    
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Fans and celebrities alike were treated to a fantastic UEFA Champions league game ...
What They're Saying: Bruce Arena    
"First of all, we haven't won anything, so right now we don't stack up with anybody. ...
Report: Ownership group primed to buy LA team    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The ownership group that's almost certain to acquire Chivas USA from MLS and move ...
'Clinical' PSG punishes Barca weaknesses    
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Tuesday] No Zlatan Ibrahimovic? No Thiago Silva? No problem for Paris St. Germain ...
USL PRO final outdraws college football in Sacramento    
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] Saturday's USL PRO final won by Sacramento Republic FC averaged a 1.6 ...
Klinsmann has lots of choices for October friendlies    
[USA MEN] The pair of international friendlies against Ecuador Oct. 10 and Honduras Oct. 14 should ...
Where to Watch European Soccer    
Here are 329 places Soccer America readers recommend where you should go to watch soccer for ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25    
[COLLEGE RANKINGS] Defending champion Notre Dame is back on top in the Soccer America Men's Top ...
Soccer America Women's Top 25    
[COLLEGE RANKINGS] Despite its 1-1 tie at Arizona State, defending champion UCLA held on to the ...
Mario Goetze's beautiful backward nutmeg on Brecko    
[VIDEO PICK: Skills] Mario Goetze, Germany's World Cup final hero, not only has a nose for ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives