Posted on 29 April 2010 by ASN Staff
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Posted on 28 April 2010 by ASN Staff
Major League Soccer and the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF) today unveiled the dates and venues for the 2010 edition of SuperLiga. The fourth installment of the tournament will begin Wednesday, July 14, just three days after the World Cup final.
The first round of the 2010 edition will be staged in an eight day span that will include doubleheader dates at Toyota Park in the Chicago area (July 17) and Robertson Stadium in Houston (July 18). Information for the semifinals and final to be played in August will be announced once teams qualify.
Competitive criteria determined which four teams would represent the United States in the tournament. Based on their 2009 regular season record, the top four MLS teams (who are not competing in the 2010-2011 CONCACAF Champions League) qualified for SuperLiga 2010: Chicago Fire, Chivas USA, Houston Dynamo and New England Revolution. The four invited Mexican clubs participating in this edition of SuperLiga will be known later this spring, following the conclusion of the current tournament.
In its history, SuperLiga has crowned two Mexican champions (Pachuca, 2007 and Tigres, 2009) and one U.S. champion (New England Revolution, 2008). All three championship games have been determined by penalty kicks. During the inaugural edition of SuperLiga, CF Pachuca defeated the Los Angeles Galaxy at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. on Aug. 30, 2007. In 2008, the all-MLS final saw the Revolution defeat the Houston Dynamo at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. In 2009, Tigres UANL of Mexico defeated the Chicago Fire in front of a sell-out crowd at Toyota Park.
Groups and schedule for SuperLiga 2010 will be announced in the spring.
Posted on 21 June 2009 by ASN Staff
A clinical finish by Brian McBride
gave the Chicago Fire the only goal they would need to defeat San Luis in the opening game of the SuperLiga tournament Saturday night at Toyota Park. The win snaps a three-game losing streak for the Fire. ASN's Jeff Tobin reports
and providesplayer ratings for the winning Chicago side