Revs lose to Morelia, 2-1, in SuperLiga finals

Revs lose to Morelia, 2-1, in SuperLiga finals

By Danny Picard
CSNNE.com

FOXBORO -- Monarcas Morelia got revenge on the New England Revolution, Wednesday night, and left Gillette Stadium as SuperLiga champions, thanks to a 2-1 win over the Revs that certainly didn't lack second-half drama.

After a scoreless first half, Morelia took a 2-0 lead on a pair of goals from forward Miguel Sabah in the 63rd and 75th minutes.

Sabah scored his first on a penalty kick, after Revs defender Darrius Barnes pulled down Sabah in the box. Twelve minutes later, Sabah added another, putting away a rocket from 25 yards out.

The Revolution cut the lead to 2-1 in the 79th minute, thanks to Kevin Alston's first career professional goal, but it wasn't enough.

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Diego Fagundez scores two goals; Revs rally to beat Crew, 2-1

Diego Fagundez scores two goals; Revs rally to beat Crew, 2-1

FOXBORO -- Diego Fagundez scored two goals in 10 minutes and the New England Revolution rallied from an early deficit to beat the Columbus Crew 2-1 on Sunday.

Fagundez has scored all three of his goals this season in the last two games. The Revolution (3-4-4) have back-to-back wins, for the first time this season, after a five-match winless streak.

A 22-year-old homegrown, Fagundez ran onto a free ball on the left flank, sped up and pushed home the finish into the far corner in the 34th minute to cap the scoring.

Just outside the box, Ola Kamara side-netted a running half-volley - off a perfectly placed pass by Wil Trapp from well-beyond midfield - to give Columbus (6-5-1) a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute. After a turnover by the Crew in their own territory, Fagundez tied it moments later. Kelyn Rowe won the ball, tapped it to Lee Nguyen, who hit a streaking Kei Kamara for a one-timer that set up a tap-in half-volley.

Cody Cropper had his second consecutive shutout, including four saves, for New England.

Andrew Farrell was sent off for a stud-up challenge on Waylon Francis in the third minute of injury time.