Frequent playoff opponents New England and Chicago are set for a SuperLiga semifinal meeting following the conclusion of group play last weekend. Kenny
's goal Sunday at Gillette Stadium carried the Revs to a 1-0 win over Altas, which hit the woodwork twice in the second half but finished the tournament without a goal and with a
record of 0-1-2.Kheli Dube
's dribble and pass at the edge of the penalty area set up the chance for Mansally, whose low shot took a deflection on its way into the net.
That result meant Kansas City (0-1-2) needed only a tie against Santos Laguna to reach the semifinals, but Santos (1-1-1) romped to a 3-1 victory to capture second place. Agustin
broke open a goalless game in the 61st minute, Matias Vuoso
added a second goal with a header from a cross by Osmar Mares
, and after Claudio
's swerving free kick cut the deficit in half with 10 minutes left, Juan Pablo Rodriguez
added a Santos third in stoppage time.
As the winner of Group B,
New England (2-0-1) hosts Chicago (2-1-0) in the semifinals at Gillette Stadium on July 15. The Fire lost its finale to UNL (Tigres), 2-1, Saturday at Toyota Park, and needed a penalty kick from
to avoid the two-goal defeat that would have eliminated it. Armando Pulido
scored twice for UNL for a 2-0 lead, but Patrick
drew the foul for the penalty kick that Blanco converted in the 85th minute. Both Chicago and UNL finished play in Group A with 2-1-0 records but the Fire held all tiebreaker
advantages and so won Group A.
UNL, however, had to wait for the outcome of the second game Saturday at Home Depot Center to learn its fate.
A late goal by
forged a 1-1 tie for Chivas USA with San Luis and eliminated both teams from the semifinal round. That was the only point earned by Chivas USA (0-2-1) in three games; San
Luis (1-1-1) would have advanced with a win. Alfredo Moreno
converted a penalty kick to give San Luis a 1-0 lead in the 53rd minute. Carey Talley
nearly equalized a few minutes later but his shot hit the post, and Harris hit the side netting in the 83rd minute before nailing home Bojan Stepanovic
's corner kick two minutes
later. In stoppage time a Moreno goal that would have put San Luis through was waved off.
The second semifinal of a July 15 doubleheader at Gillette Stadium matches up Santos Laguna with
UNL. The final will be played Aug. 5 at a location to be determined.