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DC, Houston Advance

In perhaps the least entertaining match of the Superliga, Houston defeated DC United to win Group B and advance to the semifinals. The second match between Moriela and Club America on the other hand was very entertaining. The papers back in Mexico City have been exceedingly critical of America’s poor performance in this tournament. Moriela was reduced to ten men when a penalty was called in the box which gave America a 2-0 lead, but Moriela as has been the case throughout this tournament rallied and scored two quick goals down a man. Late in the match Federico Insua beat the ten man Moriela side to secure the win for America’ 3-2. Despite the result, and the failure to advance Moriela’s grit and determination (and 3 shorthanded goals) have to be considered one of the stories of Superliga 2007. Later today I’ll have my thoughts on what Superliga needs to do to improve as an event for 2008 and beyond.

About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC. View all posts by Kartik Krishnaiyer →
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