New England Revolution Wipes Out Puebla FC On Penalty Kicks

Roberto Alvarez-Galloso@AlvarezGallosoChief Writer IAugust 5, 2010

FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 04:  Joaquin Velasquez #23 of Puebla FC and Kenny Mansally #7 of the New England Revolution battle for the ball during the SuperLiga 2010 on August 4, 2010 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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The Superliga 2010 Semifinals between the New England Revolution and Puebla FC was a classic clash of the football/soccer titans of North America. The result was a 1-1 tie between the two teams in regular time with the game determined by penalty kicks.

The first goal was scored by Mansally for the Revs at 55 minutes with a left-foot kick into the left lateral area of the net. The response of Puebla was fast with Olivera scoring an equalizer with a right-footed kick from distance toward the center of the goal.

Before the goals, the game was lacking in excitement as both teams measured their strength. Afterward, the game was then a struggle for possession of the game between the two teams as they attempted to score another goal.

It was not to be as the game went into penalties with both teams scoring goals until Lugo failed to score for Puebla. Mansally finally scored the winning goal with another left-footed kick into the goal and New England made Superliga 2010 history by advancing to the finals.

New England will face either the winner of the Houston Dynamos and Morelia Monarcas in the finals.

New England Revolution 1 (5) - 1 (3) Puebla FC on Penalty kicks

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