Superliga Recap: New England defeat Morelia, Chicago beat Pumas

Superliga Recap: New England defeat Morelia, Chicago beat Pumas

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Superliga Recap: New England defeat Morelia, Chicago beat Pumas

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The New England Revolution clinched the top spot in Superliga group A with their 1-0 victory over Monarcas Morelia. 

Marko Perovic scored in the 62nd minute giving the Revolution their seventh straight win over Mexican clubs during Superliga competition. The match was an even one early, but Morelia was unable to put one away.

The Revolution capitalized in the 62nd when Morelia defender Adrian Garcia was unable to clear a header allowing Perovic to fire in his third goal in four matches. 

Prior to the match, the club honored retiring midfielder Steve Ralston, who was unable to play a role in the game due to paper league issues. The Revolution will host their next Superliga match in early August against either Chivas USA, Mexican club Puebla or the Houston Dynamo who are in the running for the second place position in Group B.

CONDE ALLOWS FIRE TO BEAT UNAM

A Wilman Conde goal was the difference as the Chicago Fire defeated Pumas UNAM and earned their first victory in the month of July.

In the 35th minute, a corner from Marco Pappa connected with an unmarked Conde who fired in the header to give Chicago the lead. Pumas appeared lathargic throughout the match, but after going down a goal, the Mexican giants pressured till the bitter end earning a number of chances. No chance was better than in the 90th minute, a Martin Bravo bicycle kick nearly deflected off a Fire defender and into the net.

The Fire's victory eliminated Pumas as Chicago ends Superliga with a 1-2-0 record in three group games and will resume MLS play on August 1st against the Los Angeles Galaxy. The Mexican club will now focus on the start of the Mexican Primera on Sunday against Toluca. 

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