2008 Chivas USA season

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Chivas USA
2008 season
Owner Jorge Vergara
Manager Preki
MLS Conference: 2nd
Overall: 5th
MLS Cup Playoffs Conference Semifinal vs Real Salt Lake
U.S. Open Cup Third round vs Seattle Sounders
CONCACAF Champions League Preliminary Round vs Tauro
Top goalscorer League: Three Players (5)
All: Sacha Kljestan (6)
Home colors
Away colors

The 2007 Chivas USA season was the club's third season of existence, and their third in Major League Soccer, the top flight of American soccer. The club competed in the MLS's Western Conference, where they finished in first place, in their Conference, qualifying for the Playoffs for the second time.

Season review[edit]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Number Position Player Previous Club Fee/Notes Ref
December 20, 2007 24 FW Saint Kitts and Nevis Atiba Harris Real Salt Lake Trade [1]
January 18, 2008 7 FW United States Alecko Eskandarian Real Salt Lake Trade
January 18, 2008 22 MF United States Keith Savage SuperDraft Round four
January 22, 2008 3 DF United States Jim Curtin Chicago Fire Trade [2]
January 24, 2008 37 MF United States Kraig Chiles San Diego State Aztecs Supplemental Round one
January 24, 2008 FW United States Javier Ayala-Hill University of California Supplemental Round two
January 24, 2008 MF Ivory Coast El-Hadj Cissé NC State Wolfpack Supplemental Round three
January 24, 2008 DF United States André Sherard North Carolina Tar Heels Supplemental Round four
February 4, 2008 8 MF Switzerland Raphaël Wicky Switzerland Sion Free Transfer [3]
March 26, 2008 31 MF United States Daniel Paladini San Fernando Valley Quakes
March 27, 2008 34 MF United States Gerson Mayen Chivas USA U-18 Promoted
March 2008 17 FW United States Justin Braun Olympique Montreux
April 9, 2008 1 GK United States Dan Kennedy Chile Deportes Iquique
May 9, 2008 12 DF United States Carey Talley Real Salt Lake Trade
July 16, 2008 20 FW Mexico Roberto Nurse Mexico Querétaro [4]
August 2, 2008 28 GK United States Zach Thornton New York Red Bulls Trade [5]
September 15, 2008 18 MF United States Sasha Victorine Kansas City Wizards Trade
September 2008 29 MF Brazil Dejair Brazil ABC
21 GK United States Lance Parker Colorado Rapids U-23
39 MF United States Eric Ebert Houston Dynamo

Out[edit]

Date Number Position Player New Club Fee/Notes Ref
November 21, 2007 21 DF United States Jason Hernandez San Jose Earthquakes 2007 Expansion Draft
November 26, 2007 22 GK United States Preston Burpo San Jose Earthquakes Trade
March 28, 2008 12 FW England John Cunliffe San Jose Earthquakes
August 1, 2008 18 GK United States Brad Guzan England Aston Villa [6]
41 GK United States Justin Myers Puerto Rico Islanders
3 DF United States Carlos Llamosa Waived
5 DF United States Desmond Brooks
27 DF United States Eder Robles
77 DF United States Orlando Perez Waived
8 MF Honduras Ramón Núñez Honduras Olimpia
17 MF United States Rodrigo López Ventura County Fusion Waived
28 MF Mexico Erasmo Solórzano Bakersfield Brigade Waived
30 MF United States Carlos Borja Mexico Tapatio
31 MF United States Rene Corona Bakersfield Brigade Waived
33 MF United States Mohammed Sethi
10 FW France Laurent Merlin Republic of Ireland St Patrick's Athletic
14 FW United States David Arvizu Waived

Roster[edit]

No. Name Nationality Position Date of birth (Age) Signed from Signed in Contract ends Apps. Goals
Goalkeepers
1 Dan Kennedy United States GK (1982-07-22)22 July 1982 (aged 26) Chile Municipal Iquique 2008 10 0
21 Lance Parker United States GK (1985-08-19)19 August 1985 (aged 23) Colorado Rapids U-23 2008 0 0
28 Zach Thornton United States GK (1973-10-10)10 October 1973 (aged 35) New York Red Bulls 2008 10 0
Defenders
2 Claudio Suárez Mexico DF (1968-12-17)17 December 1968 (aged 39) Mexico Tigres UANL 2006
3 Jim Curtin United States DF (1979-06-23)23 June 1979 (aged 29) Chicago Fire 2008 21 1
4 Shavar Thomas Jamaica DF (1981-01-29)29 January 1981 (aged 27) LA Galaxy 2007 48 0
12 Carey Talley United States DF (1976-08-26)26 August 1976 (aged 32) Real Salt Lake 2008 23 1
13 Jonathan Bornstein United States DF (1984-11-07)7 November 1984 (aged 24) UCLA Bruin 2006
14 Bobby Burling United States DF (1984-11-07)7 November 1984 (aged 24) LA Galaxy 2007 22 0
23 Alex Zotincă Romania DF (1977-01-22)22 January 1977 (aged 31) Kansas City Wizards 2007 30 0
25 Lawson Vaughn United States DF (1984-04-11)11 April 1984 (aged 24) Tulsa Golden 2006
Midfielders
5 Paulo Nagamura Brazil MF (1983-03-02)2 March 1983 (aged 25) Toronto 2007 53 4
6 Francisco Mendoza Mexico MF (1985-04-29)29 April 1985 (aged 23) Mexico Guadalajara 2005
8 Raphaël Wicky Switzerland MF (1977-04-26)26 April 1977 (aged 31) Switzerland Sion 2008 6 0
15 Jesse Marsch United States MF (1973-11-08)8 November 1973 (aged 35) Chicago Fire 2006
16 Sacha Kljestan United States MF (1985-09-09)9 September 1985 (aged 23) Seton Hall Pirates 2006
18 Sasha Victorine United States MF (1978-02-03)3 February 1978 (aged 30) Kansas City Wizards 2008 4 2
22 Keith Savage United States MF (1985-08-09)9 August 1985 (aged 23) Central Florida Kraze 2008 7 0
29 Dejair Brazil MF (1977-12-14)14 December 1977 (aged 30) Brazil ABC 2008 4 1
31 Daniel Paladini United States MF (1984-11-11)11 November 1984 (aged 23) San Fernando Valley Quakes 2008 9 1
34 Gerson Mayen United States MF (1989-02-09)9 February 1989 (aged 19) Chivas USA Academy 2008 0 0
37 Kraig Chiles United States MF (1984-05-14)14 May 1984 (aged 24) San Diego State Aztecs 2008 5 0
39 Eric Ebert United States MF (1984-08-27)27 August 1984 (aged 24) Houston Dynamo 2008 8 0
Forwards
7 Alecko Eskandarian United States FW (1982-07-09)9 July 1982 (aged 26) Real Salt Lake 2008 14 5
9 Ante Razov United States FW (1974-03-02)2 March 1974 (aged 34) New York Red Bulls 2006
11 Maykel Galindo Cuba FW (1981-01-28)28 January 1981 (aged 27) Seattle Sounders 2007 40 13
17 Justin Braun United States FW (1987-03-31)31 March 1987 (aged 21) Olympique Montreux 2008 28 5
19 Jorge Flores United States FW (1989-09-16)16 September 1989 (aged 19) Chivas USA Academy 2007 14 3
20 Roberto Nurse Mexico FW (1983-12-16)16 December 1983 (aged 24) Mexico Querétaro 2008 7 1
24 Atiba Harris Saint Kitts and Nevis FW (1985-01-09)9 January 1985 (aged 23) Real Salt Lake 2008 31 3
32 Anthony Hamilton United States FW (1985-08-26)26 August 1985 (aged 23) Orange County Blue Star 2007 10 0
Left Chivas USA
18 Brad Guzan United States GK (1984-09-09)9 September 1984 (aged 23) Generation Adidas 2005
22 Preston Burpo United States GK (1972-09-26)26 September 1972 (aged 35) Seattle Sounders 2006

North American SuperLiga[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

Competitions[edit]

MLS[edit]

League table[edit]

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)


Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld Pts W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD
0 0 0 0 0 0 0  0 0 0 0 0 0  0 0 0 0 0 0  0

Last updated: October 16, 2007
Source: ESPNSoccernet.com
Pld = Matches played; Pts = Points; W = Matches won; T = Matches tied; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference

Results[edit]

MLS Cup Playoffs[edit]

Main article: 2008 MLS Cup Playoffs

CONCACAF Champions League[edit]

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

As of Match played November 7, 2008
No. Pos Nat Player Total MLS Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Champions League
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK United States Dan Kennedy 10 0 8+1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2 DF Mexico Claudio Suárez 15 0 13+1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
3 DF United States Jim Curtin 21 1 15+3 1 1 0 1 0 1 0
4 DF Jamaica Shavar Thomas 23 0 18+1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0
5 MF Brazil Paulo Nagamura 29 2 24 2 2 0 1 0 2 0
6 MF Mexico Francisco Mendoza 33 0 28 0 2 0 0+1 0 2 0
7 FW United States Alecko Eskandarian 14 5 8+3 5 0+1 0 0 0 0+2 0
8 MF Switzerland Raphaël Wicky 6 0 1+4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
9 FW United States Ante Razov 26 5 17+5 5 2 0 0 0 1+1 0
11 FW Cuba Maykel Galindo 10 1 5+5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 DF United States Carey Talley 23 1 18+2 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
13 DF United States Jonathan Bornstein 26 2 19+2 2 2 0 1 0 2 0
14 DF United States Bobby Burling 22 0 18+2 0 0+1 0 0 0 1 0
15 MF United States Jesse Marsch 28 4 24+1 4 2 0 0+1 0 0 0
16 MF United States Sacha Kljestan 27 6 21+1 5 2 1 1 0 2 0
17 FW United States Justin Braun 28 5 12+12 4 1+1 1 1 0 1 0
18 MF United States Sasha Victorine 4 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 FW United States Jorge Flores 13 3 6+5 3 0 0 1 0 0+1 0
20 FW Mexico Roberto Nurse 7 1 2+3 0 0+1 0 0 0 1 1
22 MF United States Keith Savage 7 0 3+3 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
23 DF Romania Alex Zotincă 6 0 4 0 1+1 0 0 0 0 0
24 FW Saint Kitts and Nevis Atiba Harris 31 3 23+5 3 1 0 1 0 1 0
25 DF United States Lawson Vaughn 8 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
28 GK United States Zach Thornton 10 0 7+1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
29 MF Brazil Dejair 4 1 1+2 1 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
31 MF United States Daniel Paladini 9 1 5+3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
32 FW United States Anthony Hamilton 6 0 0+5 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
37 MF United States Kraig Chiles 6 0 2+3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
39 MF United States Eric Ebert 8 0 2+5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Players away from Chivas USA on loan:
Players who left Chivas USA during the season:
14 FW United States David Arvizu 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
18 GK United States Brad Guzan 16 0 15 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
GK United States Preston Burpo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Goal scorers[edit]

Place Position Nation Number Name MLS MLS Cup Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Champions League Total
1 MF United States 16 Sacha Kljestan 5 1 0 0 6
2 FW United States 9 Ante Razov 5 0 0 0 5
FW United States 7 Alecko Eskandarian 5 0 0 0 5
FW United States 17 Justin Braun 4 1 0 0 5
5 MF United States 15 Jesse Marsch 4 0 0 0 4
6 FW Saint Kitts and Nevis 24 Atiba Harris 3 0 0 0 3
FW United States 19 Jorge Flores 3 0 0 0 3
8 DF United States 13 Jonathan Bornstein 2 0 0 0 2
MF United States 18 Sasha Victorine 2 0 0 0 2
MF Brazil 5 Paulo Nagamura 2 0 0 0 2
11 MF Brazil 29 Dejair 1 0 0 0 1
DF United States 3 Jim Curtin 1 0 0 0 1
FW Cuba 11 Maykel Galindo 1 0 0 0 1
DF United States 12 Carey Talley 1 0 0 0 1
MF United States 31 Daniel Paladini 1 0 0 0 1
FW Mexico 20 Roberto Nurse 0 0 0 1 1
TOTALS 40 2 0 1 43

Disciplinary Record[edit]

Number Nation Position Name MLS MLS Cup Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Champions League Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
1 United States GK Dan Kennedy 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2 Mexico DF Claudio Suárez 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
3 United States DF Jim Curtin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
4 Jamaica DF Shavar Thomas 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
5 Brazil MF Paulo Nagamura 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
6 Mexico MF Francisco Mendoza 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
7 United States FW Alecko Eskandarian 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
8 Switzerland MF Raphaël Wicky 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
9 United States FW Ante Razov 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
11 Cuba FW Maykel Galindo 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
12 United States DF Carey Talley 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
13 United States DF Jonathan Bornstein 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 6 1
14 United States DF Bobby Burling 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
15 United States MF Jesse Marsch 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
16 United States MF Sacha Kljestan 7 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 9 1
17 United States FW Justin Braun 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
18 United States GK Brad Guzan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
24 Saint Kitts and Nevis FW Atiba Harris 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
25 United States DF Lawson Vaughn 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
31 United States MF Daniel Paladini 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
39 United States MF Eric Ebert 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
TOTALS 64 6 6 0 1 0 5 1 76 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chivas USA acquires Harris from RSL". www.espnfc.com. ESPN. 20 December 2007. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Chivas USA trades for D Curtin". sports.yahoo.com. Yahoo. 22 January 2008. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Chivas USA signs midfielder Raphael Wicky". usatoday30.usatoday.com. USA Today. 4 February 2008. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Chivas USA ficha al mexicano Roberto Nurse". www.eltiempo.com (in Spanish). eltiempo. 16 July 2008. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Red Bulls trade goalkeeper Zach Thornton to Chivas USA". www.oursportscentral.com. Our Sports Central. 1 August 2008. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Villa Given Guzan Work Permit". www.goal.com. Goal.com. 1 August 2008. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 

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