2008 North American SuperLiga

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2008 SuperLiga
2008 North American SuperLiga
Tournament details
Host country USA
Dates July 12 - August 5
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 7 host cities)
Final positions
Champions United States New England Revolution
Runners-up United States Houston Dynamo
Tournament statistics
Matches played 14
Goals scored 32 (2.29 per match)
Attendance 185,172 (13,227 per match)
Top scorer(s) Grenada Shalrie Joseph
United States Stuart Holden
United States Ante Razov (3 goals)
2007
2009

The 2008 North American SuperLiga was the second edition of the SuperLiga competition. The top four Major League Soccer teams by point totals at the end of the 2007 season earned qualification.[1] All games of the tournament were broadcast live on Fox Sports World in Canada (English), Telefutura in the United States (Spanish), and Televisa and TV Azteca in Mexico (both Spanish).

Qualification[edit]

The eight teams in the 2008 edition were selected based on qualification rules set by their respective leagues. The 2008 SuperLiga contestants were:[2]

From United States Major League Soccer[3]

From Mexico La Primera División

Group stage[edit]

There were two groups of four teams. Each group contained two clubs from each league with the top two teams from each groups advancing to the semifinals.

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
United States Houston Dynamo 6 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5
Mexico Atlante 6 3 2 0 1 5 6 -1
Mexico Guadalajara 6 3 2 0 1 3 3 0
United States D.C. United 0 3 0 0 3 4 8 -4
2008-07-12
20:00 EDT
D.C. United 1 – 2 Guadalajara
Emilio Goal 76' Report Arellano Goal 23'
PinedaGoal 72'
RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 22,453
Referee: Walter Quesada (Costa Rica)
2008-07-12
22:00 EDT
Houston Dynamo 4 – 0 Atlante
De Rosario Goal 20' Red card 44'
Holden Goal 21' Goal 29'
Mullan Goal 54'
Report Mustafá Red card 45'
Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX
Attendance: 13,105
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)

2008-07-15
20:00 EDT
D.C. United 2 – 3 Atlante
Doe Goal 28'
Emilio Goal 79'
Report Gabriel Rey Goal 15' Goal 44'
Bermudez Goal 49'
RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 12,122
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)
2008-07-15
22:00 EDT
Houston Dynamo 0 – 1 Guadalajara
Report Arellano Goal 71'
Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX
Attendance: 28,723
Referee: Enrico Wijngaarde (Suriname)

2008-07-19
20:00 EDT
D.C. United 1 – 3 Houston Dynamo
Doe Goal 76' Report Clark Goal 12'
Boswell Goal 29'
Holden Goal 84'
RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 12,893
Referee: Alex Prus (United States)
2008-07-19
22:00 EDT
Atlante 2 – 0 Guadalajara
Maldonado Goal 42'
Espinoza Goal 88'
Report
Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
Attendance: 10,370
Referee: Hugo Leon Guajardo (Mexico)

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
United States New England Revolution 7 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2
Mexico Pachuca 4 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
United States Chivas USA 4 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
Mexico Santos Laguna 1 3 0 1 2 1 3 -2
2008-07-13
20:00 EDT
New England Revolution 1 – 0 Santos Laguna
Dube Goal 70' Report Rodriguez Red card 40'
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
Attendance: 10,118
Referee: Enrico Wijngaarde (Suriname)
2008-07-13
22:00 EDT
Chivas USA 1 – 2 Pachuca
Razov Goal 16' Report Marioni Goal 23'
Caballero Goal 42'
Home Depot Center, Carson, CA
Attendance: 14,528
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)

2008-07-16
20:00 EDT
New England Revolution 1 – 0 Pachuca
Smith Goal 90+6' (pen.) Report
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
Attendance: 9,614
Referee: Walter Quesada (Costa Rica)
2008-07-16
22:00 EDT
Chivas USA 1 – 0 Santos Laguna
Razov Goal 73' Report
Home Depot Center, Carson, CA
Attendance: 16,343
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)

2008-07-20
20:00 EDT
Chivas USA 1 – 1 New England Revolution
Razov Goal 59' Report Joseph Goal 78'
Titan Stadium,[4] Fullerton, CA
Attendance: 4,738
Referee: Abiodun Okulaja (United States)
2008-07-20
22:00 EDT
Santos Laguna 1 – 1 Pachuca
Benítez Goal 72' Report Álvarez Goal 4'
Pizza Hut Park, Frisco, TX
Attendance: 6,157
Referee: German Arredondo (Mexico)

Knockout Stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
29 July - Robertson Stadium
  United States Houston Dynamo 2  
  Mexico Pachuca 0  
 
5 August - Gillette Stadium
      United States Houston Dynamo 2 (5)
    United States New England Revolution 2 (6)
30 July - Gillette Stadium
  United States New England Revolution 1
  Mexico Atlante 0  

Semifinals[edit]

2008-07-29
22:00 EDT
Houston Dynamo 2 – 0 Pachuca
Boswell Goal 77'
Ashe Goal 87'
Report
Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX
Attendance: 16,679
Referee: Neal Brizan (Trinidad & Tobago)
2008-07-30
20:00 EDT
New England Revolution 1 – 0 Atlante
Joseph Goal 30'
Heaps Red card 90+'
Report Rey Red card 85'
Zamora Yellow cardRed card 90+'
Vilar Yellow cardRed card 90+'
Mustafá Red card 90+'
Venegas Red card 90+'
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
Attendance: 8,302
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)

Final[edit]

SuperLiga
2008 Champion
United States
New England Revolution
First Title

Goalscorers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Game First' initiatives enhance on-field product". 2007-04-02. Archived from the original on 2007-10-09. Retrieved 2007-10-15. 
  2. ^ "SuperLiga 2008 teams, schedule announced". 2008-03-13. Archived from the original on 2008-03-21. Retrieved 2008-03-13. 
  3. ^ "MLS unveils 2008 schedule with broadcasts". 2008-02-07. Archived from the original on 2008-02-10. Retrieved 2008-02-07. 
  4. ^ http://www.revolutionsoccer.net/news/index.cfm?ac=latestnewsdetail&pid=32348&pcid=115

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