July 26, 2007

SuperLiga Matchday One: No wins for Mexico

After four US-Mexico club games in the spring (CONCACAF Champions Cup), the US record was 1 win, 1 draw, and two losses. Things have flipped in the SuperLiga, with the US clubs winning two and drawing two. I guess that preseason thing is important, huh Pachuca? How do you feel about it América?

DC should've made it three wins for MLS last night, but gave up a golazo late in the second half to ten man Morelia. Neither team played overly well, but DC was the better team on the night and deserved the win. The turf gremlins (or Nationals baseball team, whatever you want to call them) caught up with Luciano Emilio, costing him one clear goal scoring chance. United had others, but couldn't put them away. Marc Burch was a pleasant surprise at left back, but the missing Jaime Moreno was a problem and limited DC's options off the bench. Regardless, you can't give up tying goals to ten man teams. I hope the loss of those two points doesn't come back to haunt them. They have América this weekend, then travel to Houston on Matchday 3.

Nate Jaqua of all people scored the winner for Houston over the Aguilas in the nightcap. He couldn't hit sand if he fell off a camel in LA, but now he's scoring in Houston. Maybe it's the orange jerseys, I don't know. Cabañas looked dangerous at times, but couldn't put the Eagles on the board.

Pachuca travels to Dallas on Saturday night, with Chivas and the Galaxy playing in the LA Coliseum in the nightcap. The Aguilas head up to our nation's capital in the early game Sunday, with Morelia visiting Houston in the late kickoff. Let's see how the results turn out now that the Mexican teams are pissed off.

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