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Superliga 2010 Update: New England, Morelia Advance With Group A Set To Conclude On Wednesday

A pair of 1-0 results in Tuesday's Superliga action sent the New England Revolution into the next round on top of Group B, Morelia finishing second after the teams' match in Foxborough.

The result meant Pumas had to score five goals against Chicago (and beat the Fire by four) to advance, but with their loss at Toyota Park, UNAM finishes last in the group.

For New England, it was Marko Perovic (for the second consecutive match) capitalizing on an error in defense to score the match's only goal.  Morelia defender Adrián García's attempted clearance from inside his own area was meekly hit from the spot to the left of the area, where Perovic was able to run-unto a 12-yard shot that beat Yair Urbina far post.

It was the third consecutive 1-0 victory for New England, winning them Group B with nine points.  

The one goal loss for Morelia meant Monarcas had virtually clinched second place, and with Wilman Conde's header in the first half converting a corner kick in Chicago's match against Pumas, the Fire had enough to climb out of last place and give Morelia their berth in the next round.

Tonight group play wraps-up, with Houston hosting Puebla and Pachuca visiting Chivas USA in Group A play.  Puebla sits atop the group with six points and needs only a draw to secure first place, while a win for Houston would put them atop Group B with seven points.  

Should the Dynamo get a point, they would eliminate Chivas USA, who need a Dynamo loss and a win over Pachuca to pull even on points and give themselves a chance to advance on a tie-breaker.

Group A
Rk Team G W D L GF GA P
1 Puebla 2 2 0 0 5 2 6
2 Houston 2 1 1 0 3 2 4
3 Chivas USA 2 0 1 1 2 3 1
4 Pachuca 2 0 0 2 2 5 0
Group B
Rk Team G W D L GF GA P
1 New England
3 3 0 0 3 0 9
2 Morelia
3 1 1 1 7 4 4
3 Chicago 3 1 0 2 2 6 3
4 Pumas 3 0 1 2 2 4 1
July 15, Houston 2, Pachuca 1
July 15, Puebla 2, Chivas USA 1
July 18, Houston 1, Chivas USA 1
July 18, Puebla 3, Pachuca 1
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, New England 1, Chicago 0
July 17, Morelia 2, Pumas 2
July 20, New England 1, Morelia 0
July 20, Chicago 1, Pumas 0
Joseph Ngwenya, Houston
Mario Ortiz, Puebla
Marko Perovic, New England
Luis Angel Rey, Morelia

Franco Arizala, Pachuca
Leandro Augusto, Pumas
Wilman Conde, Chicago
Javier Cortés, Pumas
Hugo Droguett, Morelia
Álvaro González, Puebla
Elias Hernández, Morelia
Steven Kinney, Chicago
Jaime Lozano, Morelia
Damian Manso, Pachuca
Rafael Marquez, Morelia
Nicolás Olivera, Puebla
Jesús Padilla, Chivas USA
Lovel Palmer, Houston
Gabriel Pereyra, Puebla
Miguel Sabah, Morelia
Zack Schilawski, New England
Michael Umaña, Chivas USA