Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Mexico crowns cup champs

Morelia takes Copa MX title in penalty kicks

In the midst of Champions League football and MLS playoffs was Mexico's Copa MX final last night between Morelia and Atlas, two sides whose trophy cases aren't exactly full.

It was a thrilling 3-3 match that eventually went to penalty kicks but Morelia's Argentine veteran keeper Federico Vilar fended off three shots to give his side its first trophy since the 2001 campaign when they took the league winter title and its first Copa MX trophy.

Meanwhile, Atlas' 45-year dry spell continues. It last participated in a final in 1999 for the winter league championship but lost to Toluca.