Sabah leads Monaracas Morelia to SuperLiga title
Miguel Sabah scored twice to help Mexico’s Monaracas Morelia win
the SuperLiga championship with a 2-1 victory over the New England
Revolution on Wednesday night.
Sabah converted a penalty in the 65th minute and made it 2-0 in
the 75th with a spectacular volley. Kevin Alston scored the
Revolution in the 79th.
”We worked hard in the first half and had a lot of shots on
goal,” Monaracas coach Tomas Boy said. ”In the second half, we
became more precise.”
Sabah took the penalty kick after Luis Gabriel Rey was pulled
down inside the box.
Revolution coach Steve Nicol responded by making some attacking
substitutions, with Zach Schilawski among them.
But Sabah struck again.
”It was a beautiful goal,” Boy said. ”Sabah is an
unpredictable goalscorer. He can score any kind of goal.”
New England finally broke through when Alston latched on to
Schilawski’s pass to the corner of the box.
”It was bittersweet,” Alston said. ”It feels good to score,
but we lost, so it really doesn’t mean much.”