Superliga 2010 got off to an embarrassing start for the Chicago Fire, with last year's finalists losing 5-1 to Morelia at Toyota Park. The hosts yielded a goal within four minutes to Elias Hernández, with goals by Luis Angel Rey and Miguel Sabah putting the Monarcas up 3-0 at halftime. A Steven Kinney goal early in the second half was immediately answered by Rafael Márquez, with new Monarch Jaime Lozano's 70th minute goal giving Morelia a 5-1 win to open Group B play.
For Major League Soccer faithful, the result reversed a strong start to the night that saw the New England earn three points from Pumas. A flying, left-footed finish from Zack Schilawski on an early corner kick gave the Revolution the match's only goal. The questionable waving-off of a second-half equalizer from Martín Bravo helped maintain the Revolution's 1-0 victory to open Superliga.
Today, Group A opens play, with Houston hosting Pachuca while Puebla visits Chivas USA. Group B will resume play on Saturday, with Chicago hosting New England prior to Morelia and Pumas - a doubleheader at Toyota Park in Bridgeview.
|July 15, Houston vs. Pachuca
July 15, Chivas vs. Puebla
July 18, Houston vs. Chivas USA
July 18, Pachuca vs. Puebla
July 21, Houston vs. Puebla
July 21, Chivas USA vs. Pachuca
|July 14, New England 1, Pumas 0
July 14, Morelia 5, Chicago 1
July 17, Chicago vs. New England
July 17, Morelia vs. Pumas
July 20, New England vs. Morelia
July 20, Chicago vs. Pumas
Elias Hernández, Morelia
Steven Kinney, Chicago
Jaime Lozano, Morelia
Rafael Marquez, Morelia
Luis Angel Rey, Morelia
Miguel Sabah, Morelia
Zack Schilawski, New England