Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Blanco slays luckless Revs
by Paul Kennedy, July 16th, 2009 7AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[SUPERLIGA]
Cuauhtemoc Blanco's goal on a 25-yard free kick in the second half gave the visiting Chicago Fire a 2-1 victory over the defending champion New England Revolution and moved it into the final of the 2009 SuperLiga against Tigres, a 3-2 winner over Santos in Wednesday's other semifinal at Gillette Stadium.

The Revs' recent troubles with Chicago continued as it pounded the Fire goal with a season-high 23 shots but could put one goal past Jon Busch --  Lithuanian forward Edgaras Jankauskas' first goal since arriving in New England -- and Sainey Nyassi, Kenny Mansally and Kheli Dube all hit the woodwork.

Blanco set up Brian McBride for the first Fire goal in the first half and scored the winner after McBride was fouled outside the penalty area.

Chicago will host Tigres on Aug. 5 in the final of the third edition of the MLS-FMF competition.

The Revs still haven't beaten Chicago since the 2007 Eastern Conference championship game -- a span of seven games.

Tigres won the nightcap on goals by Jesus Molina, Kikin Fonseca and Itamar Batista.

The Monterrey club features American Edgar Castillo, which is acquired on loan from Club America for the 2009 Apertura.

July 15 in Foxborough, Mass.
New England 2 Chicago 1.
Goals:
CHI -- McBride (Blanco) 34
NE -- Jankauskas (Tierney) 44
CHI -- Blanco 63
New England -- Reis, Tierney (Dube 77), Larentowicz, Barnes, Alston, Mansally, Phelan, Ralston, Nyassi (Thompson 83), Videira (Colaluca 67), Jankauskas
Chicago -- Busch, Woolard, Brown, Soumare, Ward, Pappa (Banner 82), Thorrington, Husidic, Rolfe (Nyarko 70), Blanco, McBride
Referee: Paul Ward
Att.: 7,215.



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
By the Numbers: USA ties Hexagonal records with 6-0 win    
The USA tied a record for the most goals in a game and largest margin of ...
What They're Saying: Christian Pulisic    
"Clint's an easy guy to play with. He's strong, he's technical, he makes good runs and ...
What They're Saying: Bruce Arena    
"Christian is just a natural. The game is easy for him. He's got exceptional skill, vision, ...
Hexagonal: USA gets result it wanted in Port of Spain    
Mexico moved into first place in the Hexagonal with a 2-0 win over Costa Rica, but ...
USA-Honduras: Takeaways from a rare Hexagonal romp    
Well, that was as impressive as it was important. One of the biggest games in the ...
Video Pick: How Clint Dempsey completed his hat trick    
Clint Dempsey, who was sidelined from national team play since last June after being diagnosed with ...
What They're Saying: Bruce Arena    
"We didn't have anyone else." -- U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena on why he started ...
USA-Honduras World Cup Qualifier Player Ratings     
The USA got very good to excellent performances from its entire squad as it got back ...
WCQ: Atlanta's Martinez injured in Venezuela match    
Josef Martinez, who has set MLS by storm with five goals in his first three games ...
What They're Saying: Landon Donovan    
"I am surprised. What surprises me is we don't seem -- in the last five or ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives