SuperLiga: Matchday Four (Your Running Commentary)


Good evening folks. SuperLiga is under way tonight, with New England taking on Pachuca (8pm, Telefutura) and Chivas USA playing Santos Laguna (10pm, Telefutura).

If you are watching tonight’s matches, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the matches.

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79 Responses to SuperLiga: Matchday Four (Your Running Commentary)

  1. Jacob says:

    Revs look a little better in the first half. Some pretty decent long range shots gave Calero a problem or two. 0-0 at the half.

  2. Justin O says:

    I would really appreciate it if someone could explain to me what the point of the “I am Swedish, I am Irish, I am whatever…” public service announcement?

  3. Jacob says:

    I don’t watch them. I start a countdown on my phone for 14 minutes, close the window, and pay no attention to it during halftime.

  4. Jacob says:

    Coming out of halftime, Calero comes out 2 minutes late, and then jogs a third of the way down the field towards the wrong goal until his teammates finally get his attention.

    Good work from Mansally to Dube gets the quick shot that requires a good reaction save from Calero.

  5. timpramas says:

    Good first half for the Revs, especially considering all of the players out of this game due to injury (Twellman, Cristman, Castro, Ralston, Larentowicz, and Albright). Joseph was superb, lots of tackles in the open field and great outlet passes to create scoring chances). Phelan also played his best half this season so far. I would like to see Dube and Mansally, when they receive the ball with their back to the goal at the top of the box, turn and try to beat a defender rather than being so quick to play a back pass to a midfielder.

  6. Johnny says:

    I wish that Sharlie Joseph was from the USA so that he could play in out midfield.

    HE IS AWESOME! Can’t we just naturalize this guy like the rest of the world does with Brazilians or is he already cap tied with the soccer powerhouse Grenada?

  7. MK says:

    Wow – both keepers are making huge saves.

  8. Julio says:

    I really can’t stand MExican teams…they are so arrogant. Kind of like all Mexican National Team players. When the hell did they win the World Cup that they walk around with this Arrogance!?!! God I hate those F**$ers.

  9. Julio says:

    Can these guys have more corny names…LA CHILINDRINA…I mean BRO what the hell is that?!!?!??!

  10. Jacob says:

    Johnny, he had the chance to play for the US, as he moved here when he was 14, but the USSF kind of let it slip through the cracks and he ended up cap tied a few years back for Bermuda.

  11. Julio says:

    These Mexican get happy because for the last 50 or whatever years they dominated the CONCACAFF. Well look what happens when you wake up the Americans and keep acting like arrogant S.O.B they start kicking your @ss and you can’t dominate the CONCACAFF anymore, it’s why these punks are not going to the Olympics. I think I hate the Mexican teams more than the NY Yankees.

  12. timpramas says:

    Joseph is cap tied to Grenada, the nation where he was born, not Bermuda (that is Khano Smith’s country). In fairness to the USSF, Joseph was cap tied to Grenada before he was even a Revolution starter. No one realized, until it was too late, that Joseph was that good.

  13. MK says:

    I agree with you on most Mexican teams, but in the last several tourneys Pachuca’s shown a lot of class and respect for American teams. Not too many other teams are willing to exchange jerseys and admit an honest defeat when they lose to an MLS side.

  14. Jacob says:

    Grenada, not Bermuda. I knew that. And yeah, like I said, just slipped through the cracks. No real bad blame.

  15. Tony in Quakeland says:

    I just turned it on – who is hurt?

  16. MK says:

    It looked like Big Red was talking and moving his feet so hopefully this is just precautionary.

  17. Chuck says:

    That looks really bad. Not even a thumbs up

  18. timpramas says:

    Phelan. Nyassi and his head collided trying to clear a cross.

  19. Jacob says:

    Scary scary moment.

  20. Tony in Quakeland says:

    Thanks. All my thoughts to him. That looks scary

  21. MK says:

    I’m watching on Telefutura but I could have sworn that was Larentowitz.

  22. Jacob says:

    Larentowitz did not play due to injury.

  23. MK says:


  24. Chuck says:

    bad call

  25. Jacob says:

    WOW!!!!! HANDBALL IN THE BOX IN THE 94th-ish MINUTE!!!!! PK REVS!!!!

    Kano Smith to take it…

  26. MK says:

    Gotcha – had me (and the Spanish announcers) fooled with the hair!

  27. MK says:


  28. Jacob says:


    THAT’S HOW THE CRAP YOU TAKE A PENALTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. MK says:

    Khano was lucky Calero picked the other side – that shot was definitely saveable.

  30. Mike says:

    Even if it was a weak penalty, justice was served. The Revs first goal was incorrectly called offside.

  31. MK says:

    And that’s a win for the ‘Mercans!

  32. Mike says:

    Notice that Calero was about 6 yards off his line when Khano struck…

  33. spencer says:

    Dude there is a rarely such a thing as a non lucky pk. Because half of the kicks could be saved if the goalie picked the right way. Very few actually sink it right into the corner.

  34. timpramas says:

    Good defending from the Revs throughout the game. Pachuca was pressured all over the field and the Revs won lots of 50/50 balls.

  35. Jacob says:

    And welcome to a packed Home Dep-oh, wait, uhhh, yeah, there’s apparently a soccer game here tonight.

  36. Justin O says:

    Jacob – I don’t get it. That’s a good crowd.

  37. dave says:

    horrible miss by santos laguna, haha

  38. golfstrom says:

    si si si si si si…



  39. EssEff says:

    The Mexican teams are just way ahead of MLS teams in their technical ability. The only MLS team IMO that comes close is Houston, who plays a precise, entertaining style. I’m not a Mexican “fan”, but am objective about things. Even their keepers are coming up huge in this tournament and that’s supposed to be our strong suit. That guy Calero (?) for Pachuca is a beast.

  40. Ricardo says:

    I really think that Bornstein and Mendoza should switch on the left side. Panchito looks far more comfortable taking guys on from the outside and Bornstein is better in back. Just think that the old combo was more effective.

  41. John says:

    Curtin does not look good right now. He seems a few steps off the pace of the game. If the Santos attack was finishing this game would already be over.

  42. dave says:

    agreed Ricardo

  43. Rich says:

    What the FU@# kind of call was that! Garbage yellow. Yeah he came from behind but he clearly made contact with the ball first.

  44. Jacob says:

    Yeah, Justin, on third look they look much better than the first couple camera angles of pregame.

  45. SonicDeathMonkey says:

    Is it just me, or is that Nurse guy have NO pace whatsoever?

  46. Danielito says:

    What an entertaining half of football. Fast paced, tons of action, a little chippy…this is exactly what the SuperLiga was designed for. Will not having Guzan come to haunt Chivas?

  47. Jacob says:

    Yeah, Justin, the crowd looks much better than the first couple of camera angles in pregame, and I jumped the gun. My b.

  48. SonicDeathMonkey says:

    0-0 HT

  49. chrisfian says:

    julio seriously, at leasf try to be less transparent with your stupid bias against the mexican teams.

    it’d be nice if some of you guys didn’t turn fhis into a US vs Mexico thing because in reality it’s far from that.

  50. chrisfian says:

    julio seriously, at leasf try to be less transparent with your stupid bias against the mexican teams.

    it’d be nice if some of you guys didn’t turn fhis into a US vs Mexico thing because in reality it’s far from that.

  51. MK says:

    While I love that the US – Mexico rivalry has a chance to come in this tournament, the games look more like Mexico vs US, South & Central America, the Caribbean, and Western Africa.

  52. MK says:

    Here comes Sueno!

  53. MK says:

    Nagamura just got clotheslined by the ref – nice!

  54. MK says:


  55. Jacob says:

    Is Ante Rozav the hottest player in the continent? In the world? Jeez. Great ball from Sacha. Strong finish by Ante. Well done.

  56. combo breaker karma says:

    lol max bretos is making so many errors in his mlsnet streaming commentary.

    his mouth moves quicker than his brain >.>

  57. Jacob says:

    link to

    That’s the article on Sacha and his father Bretos was talking about. Really good read, the American dream at it’s best.

  58. Jacob says:

    I was a big Sacha fan before, but now I’ll never stop rooting for him after his performance here in this tournament and after learning where his heritage come from.

  59. Robert says:

    Who needs Guzan? Kennedy for prez. Wow.

  60. combo breaker karma says:

    lol camera switches to the coach for Santos, who at that moment decides to really go after that hard to reach booger in his nose.

    camera switches away promptly

    Oh man, he really went after that thing.

  61. Robert says:

    Sacha rules. I hope he gets picked up by a European team. Any leads on that?

  62. MK says:

    What was the call? I saw nothing wrong with that play… not that I wouldn’t mind the ref erring in MLS’s favor.

  63. Robert says:

    Controversy… Mexicans will whine now (note: I’m not American).

  64. Jacob says:

    MK, I’m thinking that’s exactly what happened.

    Also, I’m certain Sacha’s gone. To whom, who knows?

    As of now, all signs apparently point to Monaco.

  65. MK says:

    They have every right to whine about that one.

  66. EssEff says:

    That was a totally “stopped in rush hour traffic” search for booger.

    Yeah, Santos got ripped off on that goal.

  67. Joamiq says:

    Wow . . . this refereeing crew is horrible.

    Also, chrisfian, sorry, but this is completely a US vs. Mexico thing. In case you haven’t noticed, that’s what this whole tournament is about . . .

  68. MK says:

    If Sanchez weren’t in goal for them I would feel bad.

  69. Jacob says:

    Well, it prolly wasn’t right, but I guess I’ll have to take it.

  70. Robert says:

    Justice. FMF won last night. MLS wins tonight. SuperLiga suddenly looks interesting (and I’m not a fan of the tourney).

  71. MK says:

    Groups A and B look the same after the first two rounds. No one is officially out of it yet, though it looks pretty bad for DC.

  72. Alejandro Ruiz says:

    “Also, chrisfian, sorry, but this is completely a US vs. Mexico thing. In case you haven’t noticed, that’s what this whole tournament is about . . .”

    Except it’s dumb to bring it up during club play. Have you not noticed, the Mexican league teams are full of non-Mexicans. It’s like the Latino premier league in that sense.

  73. Alejandro Ruiz says:

    “It is a life that appears almost out of thin air. In November 1980, Slavko Kljestan, an immigrant from Yugoslavia, sneaked across the U.S.-Canada border, hidden in the trunk of a car.”

    Sacha’s dad is wetback! Just like mine…sweet! Weird how no one pointed this out in the thread.

    (SBI- Sorry Alejandro, but I had to cut your post short. Copyright issues and such.)

  74. spencer says:

    the funny thing about razov’s goal was that it might not have went in if it wouldn’t have been for the unintentional hand ball by the defender.

  75. anon says:

    sacha is good.

    the refs? at least 3 missed calls against santos, including a beauty goal. horrible.

    and i was rooting for chivas.

  76. Haig says:

    Shalrie is a total New Yorker: Crown Heights, Parade Grounds/Prospect Park, Brooklyn Italians, Wingate HS, St. John’s. And he could certainly play in Europe, with his skill, intelligence and strength. He’s one of the best players MLS has ever produced.

  77. Adam (Joliet, IL) says:

    I was very impressed by Khano Smith of the Revs in the first half. I didn’t get to see the second half so I was glad to see he scored a pk. Disappointed to find out he is from Bermuda rather than the states.

  78. Paul says:

    What’s the news this morning on Phelan? That looked pretty scary last night.

  79. soccerFan says:

    I was reading the thread and came accross a comment about mexican teams being full players from other countries. There is actually a limit of how many foreign players can be in each club. There is also a rule which mandates teams to play (debut) young players and play them for a certain amount of time. Failure to do so results in loss of points. Which could lead to the team desending to the lower division.

    Just another remark. Most of the “foreign players” become citizens, get married, have kids, stay and live in mexico. For example, Zinha. Doesn’t this sound similar to what happens in the U.S?

    Rivalries are great. Makes the games entertaining. Just remain imformed, and respectful.

    Thank You