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Revs Beat Chicago, Move On In SuperLiga

Posted on 18 July 2010 by Hank Alexandre

The New England Revolution guaranteed themselves a spot in the SuperLiga 2010 semifinals on Saturday night with a 1-0 win over the Chicago Fire, their first win in Chicago since 2006.

Marko Perovic scored the game winner for the second time in three games as the Revs have now won three in a row without conceding a single goal.

New England will face the Mexican side Monarcas Morelia on Tuesday night at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro in the last match of the group stage. A win or a draw will guarantee the Revolution top seed and home field advantage in the semi-finals. Morelia, who drew 2-2 with UNAM Pumas on Saturday, need at least a draw to advance regardless of other results.

On Sunday, the other MLS vs. MLS clash in the group stage finished even as Houston Dynamo battled Chivas USA to a 1-1 draw. Lovel Palmer’s opener early in the match was canceled out by a Jesus Padilla header in the second half. Later results left Houston in second place with 4 points, and Chivas in third with 1.

Puebla routed 10-man Pachuca 3-1 later that night to guarantee their semi-final place. Gabriel Pereyra opened the scoring and a Mario Ortiz brace finished the job while Pachuca managed a consolation goal from Arizala. This loss knocks Pachuca, who notably feature USA world cup veterans Jose Francisco Torres and Herculez Gomez, out of contention with a game to spare.

Chivas will need to beat Pachuca by a couple of goals to qualify for the semi-finals, but all of that will be determined when group play comes to a conclusion on Wednesday.

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