2008 Real Salt Lake season

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Real Salt Lake
2008 season
Owner SCP Worldwide
Coach Jason Kreis
Highest home attendance 26,391
(vs Chivas USA, 20 September)
Lowest home attendance 10,333
(vs San Jose Earthquakes, 18 May)
Average home league attendance 16,174[1]
Home colors
Away colors

The 2008 Real Salt Lake Season was the fourth season of the team's existence. It was the first season that the team made it to the MLS Cup Playoffs, thanks to some last minute heroics by Yura Movsisyan. After defeating Chivas USA in the first round of the playoffs, Real Salt Lake lost to New York Red Bulls in the Western Conference finals. The 2008 season was also the last season that Real Salt Lake played at Rice-Eccles Stadium, as they moved to the soccer-specific Rio Tinto Stadium on October 9, 2008.

Squad[edit]

First Team[edit]

As of November 15, 2008 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Chris Seitz
2 United States DF Tony Beltran
3 United States DF Robbie Russell
4 Colombia DF Jamison Olave
5 United States MF Kyle Beckerman (Captain)
6 United States DF Nat Borchers
8 Canada MF Will Johnson
9 Argentina FW Fabian Espindola
10 United States FW Robbie Findley
11 Argentina MF Javier Morales
12 United States MF Nathan Sturgis
13 United States DF Ian Joy
14 Armenia FW Yura Movsisyan
No. Position Player
15 United States MF Kenny Cutler
16 Scotland FW Kenny Deuchar
17 United States DF Chris Wingert
18 United States GK Nick Rimando
21 Ukraine MF Dema Kovalenko
24 United States GK Kyle Reynish
25 United States FW Tino Nuñez
27 Argentina DF Matias Mantilla
28 United States DF Dustin Kirby
33 United States DF David Horst
77 Jamaica MF Andy Williams
84 United States MF Clint Mathis

Formation[edit]

Starting XI vs. New York on November 15, 2008

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United States
Rimando
United States
Russell
Colombia
Olave
United States
Borchers
United States
Wingert
Ukraine
Kovalenko
Argentina
Morales
United States
Beckerman
Canada
Johnson
United States
Mathis
Armenia
Movsisyan

Results[edit]

League Table[edit]

Conference

Western Conference
Pos Club Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
1 Houston Dynamo 51 30 13 5 12 45 32 +13
2 Chivas USA 43 30 12 11 7 40 41 –1
3 Real Salt Lake 40 30 10 10 10 40 39 +1
4 Colorado Rapids 38 30 11 14 5 44 45 –1
5 FC Dallas 36 30 8 10 12 45 41 +4
6 LA Galaxy 33 30 8 13 9 55 62 –7
7 San Jose Earthquakes 33 30 8 13 9 32 38 –6
2008 MLS Cup Playoffs
2008 MLS Cup Playoffs (Wild Card)


Overall

Pos Club Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
1 Columbus Crew (E1) 57 30 17 7 6 50 36 +14
2 Houston Dynamo (W1) 51 30 13 5 12 45 32 +13
3 Chicago Fire (E2) 46 30 13 10 7 44 33 +11
4 New England Revolution (E3) 43 30 12 11 7 40 43 –3
5 Chivas USA (W2) 43 30 12 11 7 40 41 –1
6 Kansas City Wizards 42 30 11 10 9 37 39 –2
7 Real Salt Lake (W3) 40 30 10 10 10 40 39 +1
8 New York Red Bulls3 39 30 10 11 9 42 48 –6
9 Colorado Rapids 38 30 11 14 5 44 45 –1
10 D.C. United3 37 30 11 15 4 43 51 –8
11 FC Dallas 36 30 8 10 12 45 41 +4
12 Toronto FC1 2 35 30 9 13 8 34 43 –9
13 LA Galaxy 33 30 8 13 9 55 62 –7
14 San Jose Earthquakes 33 30 8 13 9 32 38 –6
MLS Supporters' Shield, 2008 MLS Cup Playoffs, 2009 U.S. Open Cup, 2009–10 CONCACAF Champions League3
2008 MLS Cup Playoffs, 2009 U.S. Open Cup, CONCACAF Champions League 2009–10
2008 MLS Cup Playoffs, 2009 U.S. Open Cup, SuperLiga 2009
2008 MLS Cup Playoffs
  • ^Note 1 - Toronto FC cannot qualify for the U.S. Open Cup, as it is a Canadian-based team.
    If they had qualified for an automatic berth into the U.S. Open Cup, the next highest placed team not already qualified would have qualified.


Summary[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Ground H A H A A H H A A H H A H H A H H A H A A H A A H A A H H A
Result T L W L L T W L L W T W T L L T W T W L L W T L L W T T W T

Last updated: October 25, 2010.
Source: MLS Results & League table
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: T = Tie; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Regular Season[edit]

MLS Playoffs[edit]

Kits[edit]

Home
Away
Special
Type Shirt Shorts Socks First appearance / Info
Home Claret / Cobalt Cobalt Cobalt
Away White White White
Special Green White White US Open Cup, April 30 against San Jose → Green Awareness Game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USA Major League Soccer - Attendance - 2008". ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved October 23, 2010. 

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/team/stats?teamId=4771&season=2008&cc=5901&leagueId=19&league=usa.1&seasontype=1

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