Sabah leads Monarcas Morelia to SuperLiga title

Miguel Sabah scored twice to help Mexico’s Monarcas Morelia win

the SuperLiga championship with a 2-1 victory over the New England

Revolution on Wednesday night.

Sabah scored on a penalty kick in the 65th minute and made it

2-0 in the 75th minute on a spectacular volley. Kevin Alston scored

the Revolution in the 79th minute.

”We worked hard in the first half and had a lot of shots on

goal,” Monarcas coach Tomas Boy said. ”In the second half, we

became more precise.”

With Monarcas dominating possession with sound passing and

timely runs, Sabah scored on the penalty kick after Luis Gabriel

Rey was pulled down inside the box.

Revolution coach Steve Nicol responded by making

offensive-minded substitutions, with Zach Schilawski, the team

leader in goals, among them.

But Sabah 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 on Alston’s goal. Schilawski

sent a pass to Alston near the corner of the box, where the

second-year defender sent it through.

”It was bittersweet,” Alston said. ”It feels good to score,

but we lost, so it really doesn’t mean much.”