2008 CONCACAF Champions' Cup

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2008 CONCACAF Champions' Cup
Tournament details
Dates 11 March – 30 April
Teams (from 6 associations)
Final positions
Champions Mexico C.F. Pachuca (3rd title)
Runners-up Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa
Tournament statistics
Matches played 14
Goals scored 34 (2.43 per match)
Attendance 291,563 (20,826 per match)
Top scorer(s) Mexico Luis Montes
United States Devon McTavish
(3 goals)
2007
2008–09 (Champions League)

The 2008 CONCACAF Champions' Cup was the 43rd edition of the annual international club football competition held in the CONCACAF region (North America, Central America and the Caribbean), the CONCACAF Champions' Cup. It was the final edition under this name and format, being replaced by the CONCACAF Champions League starting from the 2008–09 season.

It determined that year's club champion of association football in the CONCACAF region. The tournament was also a qualifying event for the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup.

CONCACAF held the draw on December 18, 2007 to establish the matchups and bracket.[1]

Qualified teams[edit]

North American zone[edit]

Mexico C.F. Pachuca - 2007 Clausura champion
Mexico Atlante F.C. - 2007 Apertura champion
United States Houston Dynamo - 2007 MLS Cup champion
United States D.C. United - 2007 MLS Supporters' Shield winner

Central American zone[edit]

Honduras CD Motagua - 2007 Interclubes UNCAF winners
Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa - 2007 Interclubes UNCAF runner-up
Guatemala CSD Municipal - 2007 Interclubes UNCAF third place

Caribbean zone[edit]

Jamaica Harbour View - 2007 CFU Club Championship winner

Bracket[edit]

(Complete Bracket)

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                 
 Guatemala CSD Municipal 0 1 1  
 United States Houston Dynamo 0 3 3  
   United States Houston Dynamo 0 0 0  
   Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa 0 3 3  
 Mexico Atlante 2 0 2
   Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa 1 3 4  
     Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa  1  1  2
   Mexico Pachuca  1  2  3
   Honduras Motagua 0 0 0  
 Mexico Pachuca 0 1 1  
 Mexico Pachuca 2 1 3
   United States D.C. United 0 2 2  
 Jamaica Harbour View 1 0 1
   United States D.C. United 1 5 6  


Quarterfinals[edit]

2008-03-12
20:10 CT
Municipal Guatemala 0 – 0 United States Houston Dynamo
(Report)
Estadio Mateo Flores
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Attendance: 22,250
Referee: Edgar Rodriguez (Costa Rica)
2008-03-19
19:40 CT
Houston Dynamo United States 3 – 1 Guatemala Municipal
De Rosario Goal 47'69' (pen.)
Wondolowski Goal 75'
(Report) Ramírez Goal 86' (pen.)
Robertson Stadium
Houston, United States
Attendance: 14,348
Referee: Mauricio Mejia (México)

Houston Dynamo advance 3-1 on aggregate.


2008-03-13
21:05 CT
Atlante Mexico 2 – 1 Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa
Pereyra Goal 40'
Bermúdez Goal 70'
(Report) Centeno Goal 27'
2008-03-20
20:10 CT
Deportivo Saprissa Costa Rica 3 – 0 Mexico Atlante
Muñoz Goal 18' (o.g.)
Alonso Goal 40'
Castillo Goal 67' (o.g.)
(Report)
Estadio Ricardo Saprissa
San Jose, Costa Rica
Attendance: 23,000
Referee: Alex Prus (United States)

Deportivo Saprissa advance 4-2 on aggregate.


2008-03-11
18:15 CT
Motagua Honduras 0 – 0 Mexico Pachuca
(Report)
Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Attendance: 35,846
Referee: Elmar Rodas (Guatemala)
2008-03-19
21:10 CT
Pachuca Mexico 1 – 0 Honduras Motagua
Montes Goal 43' (Report)
Estadio Hidalgo
Pachuca, Mexico
Attendance: 33,000
Referee: Ricardo Salazar (United States)

Pachuca advances 1-0 on aggregate.


2008-03-12
19:10 CT
Harbour View Jamaica 1 – 1 United States D.C. United
Palmer Goal 85' (Report) McTavish Goal 45'+
Harbour View Stadium
Kingston, Jamaica
Attendance: 6,985
Referee: Philip Jordan (Trinidad & Tobago)
2008-03-18
18:40 CT
D.C. United United States 5 – 0 Jamaica Harbour View
McTavish Goal 26', 68'
Emilio Goal 63', 66'
Fred Goal 88'
(Report)
RFK Stadium
Washington, D.C., USA
Attendance: 12,394
Referee: German Arredondo (México)

D.C. United advance 6-1 on aggregate.

Semifinals[edit]

2008-04-02
22:06 ET
Houston Dynamo United States 0 – 0 Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa
(Report)
Robertson Stadium
Houston, USA
Attendance: 10,260
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)

Deportivo Saprissa advances 3-0 on aggregate.


2008-04-01
22:10 ET
Pachuca Mexico 2 – 0 United States D.C. United
Montes Goal 63', 81' (Report)
Estadio Hidalgo
Pachuca, Mexico
Attendance: 18,642
Referee: Roberto Moreno (Panama)
2008-04-09
19:40 ET
D.C. United United States 2 – 1 Mexico Pachuca
Dyachenko Goal 85'
Niell Goal 90'
(Report) Álvarez Goal 76'
RFK Stadium
Washington, D.C., USA
Attendance: 17,329
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)

Pachuca advances 3-2 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

First leg[edit]

2008-04-23
20:30 CT
Deportivo Saprissa Costa Rica 1 – 1 Mexico C.F. Pachuca
Cordero Goal 89' (Report) Rey Goal 47'

Second leg[edit]

2008-04-30
20:30 CT
C.F. Pachuca Mexico 2 – 1 Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa
Gimenez Goal 3'
Rey Goal 53'
(Report) Arrieta Goal 90'+3'
Estadio Hidalgo
Pachuca, Mexico
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Mauricio Navarro (Canada)

C.F. Pachuca wins 2008 CONCACAF Champions' Cup 3-2 on aggregate,
advance to 2008 FIFA Club World Cup.

Champion[edit]

CONCACAF Champions' Cup
2008 Winners
Mexico
C.F. Pachuca
Third Title

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 United States Devon McTavish United States D.C. United 3
Mexico Luis Montes Mexico C.F. Pachuca 3
3 Costa Rica Jairo Arrieta Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa 2
Costa Rica Armando Alonso Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa 2
Canada Dwayne DeRosario United States Houston Dynamo 2
Brazil Luciano Emilio United States D.C. United 2
Colombia Luis Gabriel Rey Mexico C.F. Pachuca 2
8 Various Various 1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "2008 CONCACAF Champions’ Cup fixtures set". The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football. 2007-12-18. Archived from the original on 2007-12-20. Retrieved 2007-12-18. 

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