Revolution beats Puebla on penalty kicks

Revolution beats Puebla on penalty kicks

FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts New EnglandRevolution beat Puebla 5-3 on penalties to reach the SuperLiga finalafter their semifinal match finished in a 1-1 draw on Wednesday.Striker Kenny Mansally scored in regulation timeand converted the last penalty in the shootout for New England, whichextended its winning run against Mexican teams to seven matches overthree years.The Revolution will host the final later thismonth, when it will be bidding for its second SuperLiga title againstthe winner of Thursday's other semifinal in Houston between MLS clubDynamo and Monarcas Morelia.-- The Associated Press

Nikolic, Solignac score in Fire's 2-1 win over Revolution

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Nikolic, Solignac score in Fire's 2-1 win over Revolution

Nemanja Nikolic and Luis Solignac scored and the Chicago Fire handed the New England Revolution their first home loss of the season, 2-1 on Saturday night.

Nikolic scored his MLS-leading 13th goal in the 18th minute, beating an offside trap and, after having his initial shot blocked by goalie Cody Cropper, firing in the rebound.

Three quick passes found Solignac in front of the goal as he finished from close range in the 61st for his fourth goal.

New England scored in the 70th when Juan Agudelo kept the ball alive with a header off a cross with Antonio Mlinar Delamea then heading in the ball for his first MLS goal.

New England, which outshot Chicago 24-8, spent the remaining minutes on the attack but failed to get the equalizer despite several frantic moments in front of Chicago's net.

New England (5-6-5) had five wins and two draws at home before the loss. Chicago (9-3-4) is unbeaten in eight matches.