Miguel Sabah scored twice to help Mexico's Monaracas Morelia win the SuperLiga championship with a 2-1 victory over the New England Revolution on Wednesday night.
Sabah scored on a penalty kick in the 65th minute and made it 2-0 in the 75th minute on a spectacular volley. Kevin Alston scored the Revolution in the 79th minute.
"We worked hard in the first half and had a lot of shots on goal," Monaracas coach Tomas Boy said. "In the second half, we became more precise."
With Monaracas dominating possession with sound passing and timely runs, Sabah scored on the penalty kick after Luis Gabriel Rey was pulled down inside the box.
Revolution coach Steve Nicol responded by making offensive-minded substitutions, with Zach Schilawski, the team leader in goals, among them.
But Sabah again.
"It was a beautiful goal," Boy said. "Sabah is an unpredictable goalscorer. He can score any kind of goal."
New England finally broke through on Alston's goal. Schilawski sent a pass to Alston near the corner of the box, where the second-year defender sent it through.
"It was bittersweet," Alston said. "It feels good to score, but we lost, so it really doesn't mean much."
(This version CORRECTS Replaces second paragraph to correct to 65th minute.)