Friday, January 4, 2008

InterLiga Group A Doubleheader

Last night, which was a bone chilling cold night, Mexican Soccer came to Robertson Stadium in Houston, Texas, in the form of InterLiga. Last night was a Group A Doubleheader featuring Toluca and Atlas and Club America and Morelia.

The first match was a rather slow paced, nil-nil draw that saw the ball spend most of the 90 minutes in the middle of the field, a match that did very little to warm up the 9000 or so fans that ventured out to take in the matches. Maybe it was the cold that prevented the players from focusing on the task at hand. I note I saw numerous Toluca fans, but can't recall seeing a single Atlas fan.

The second match of the evening was well worth the wait. Club America won it with a goal by Alejandro Arguello in the 12th minute, but I have to give Morelia credit, they never gave up. In fact Morelia may have come away with a win or a tie but for the beautiful goaltending of America's Guillermo Ocha, especially when he saved a penalty kick taken by Mauricio Romero in the 55th minute.

Saturday will feature a Group B doubleheader at Robertson with Pumas, San Luis, Cruz Azul, and Monterrey.

Keep an eye here for more detailed stats on last night's matches and on Saturday's matches.

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