2009 Chivas USA season

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Chivas USA
2009 season
Owner Jorge Vergara
Manager Preki
MLS Conference: 4th
Overall: 6th
MLS Cup Playoffs Conference Semifinals vs LA Galaxy
U.S. Open Cup Third Round vs Charleston Battery
Top goalscorer League: Eduardo Lillingston (8)
All: Eduardo Lillingston (8)
Average home league attendance 15,725[1]
Home colors
Away colors

The 2009 Chivas USA season was the fifth season of the team's existence. It began on March 21 with a 2-1 home win over the Colorado Rapids, and ended with a 3-2 aggregate loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy in the first round of the playoffs.

Season review[edit]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Number Position Player Previous Club Fee/Notes Ref
January 15, 2009 27 MF Sierra Leone Michael Lahoud Wake Forest Demon Deacons SuperDraft Round one
January 15, 2009 FW United States Kyle Christensen Denver Pioneers SuperDraft Round three
January 15, 2009 MF United States Jamie Franks Wake Forest Demon Deacons SuperDraft Round four
January 15, 2009 6 DF Canada Ante Jazić LA Galaxy Trade [2]
March 12, 2009 99 FW Mexico Eduardo Lillingston Mexico Tecos Undisclosed [3]
March 19, 2009 8 MF Mexico Mariano Trujillo Mexico Atlante Undisclosed [4]
March 27, 2009 23 MF Serbia Bojan Stepanović Serbia Srem Free [5]
June 24, 2009 7 MF Canada Kevin Harmse Canada Toronto Trade
July 17, 2009 55 MF Brazil Marcelo Saragosa FC Dallas Trade
August 14, 2009 45 DF Colombia Yamith Cuesta Colombia Expreso Rojo Loan
August 18, 2009 10 FW Mexico Jesús Padilla Mexico Guadalajara Loan [6]
August 21, 2009 29 FW Brazil Maicon Brazil Bonsucesso Loan

Out[edit]

Date Number Position Player New club Fee/Notes Ref
November 28, 2008 23 DF Romania Alex Zotincă Waived
January 13, 2009 20 FW Mexico Roberto Nurse Mexico Veracruz Free
January 16, 2009 6 MF Mexico Francisco Mendoza Mexico Guadalajara Free [2]
February 10, 2009 31 MF United States Daniel Paladini Carolina RailHawks Free
February, 2009 22 MF United States Keith Savage Portland Timbers Free
February, 2009 32 FW United States Anthony Hamilton Ventura County Fusion
February, 2009 37 MF United States Kraig Chiles
March 3, 2009 8 MF Switzerland Raphaël Wicky Retired
July 1, 2009 7 FW United States Alecko Eskandarian LA Galaxy Trade [7]
July 17, 2009 20 FW Saint Kitts and Nevis Atiba Harris FC Dallas Trade
August, 2009 25 DF United States Lawson Vaughn D.C. United Waived
September 11, 2009 14 DF United States Bobby Burling San Jose Earthquakes Trade [8]
9 FW United States Ante Razov
29 MF Brazil Dejair
39 MF United States Eric Ebert
MF United States Jamie Franks Wilmington Hammerheads
FW United States Kyle Christensen

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 27) Chile Municipal Iquique 2008 10 0
21 Lance Parker United States GK (1985-08-19)19 August 1985 (aged 24) Colorado Rapids U-23 2008 5 0
28 Zach Thornton United States GK (1973-10-10)10 October 1973 (aged 36) New York Red Bulls 2008 39 0
Defenders
2 Claudio Suárez Mexico DF (1968-12-17)17 December 1968 (aged 40) Mexico Tigres UANL 2006
3 Jim Curtin United States DF (1979-06-23)23 June 1979 (aged 30) Chicago Fire 2008 25 1
4 Shavar Thomas Jamaica DF (1981-01-29)29 January 1981 (aged 28) LA Galaxy 2007 66 0
6 Ante Jazić Canada DF (1976-02-26)26 February 1976 (aged 33) LA Galaxy 2009 14 0
12 Carey Talley United States DF (1976-08-26)26 August 1976 (aged 33) Real Salt Lake 2008 53 1
13 Jonathan Bornstein United States DF (1984-11-07)7 November 1984 (aged 25) UCLA Bruin 2006
45 Yamith Cuesta Colombia DF (1989-04-17)17 April 1989 (aged 20) loan from Colombia Expreso Rojo 2009 2010 11 0
Midfielders
5 Paulo Nagamura Brazil MF (1983-03-02)2 March 1983 (aged 26) Toronto 2007 83 8
7 Kevin Harmse Canada MF (1984-07-04)4 July 1984 (aged 25) Toronto 2009 0 0
8 Mariano Trujillo Mexico MF (1977-05-19)19 May 1977 (aged 32) Mexico Atlante 2009 21 0
15 Jesse Marsch United States MF (1973-11-08)8 November 1973 (aged 36) Chicago Fire 2006
16 Sacha Kljestan United States MF (1985-09-09)9 September 1985 (aged 24) Seton Hall Pirates 2006
18 Sasha Victorine United States MF (1978-02-03)3 February 1978 (aged 31) Kansas City Wizards 2008 15 2
19 Jorge Flores United States MF (1989-09-16)16 September 1989 (aged 20) Chivas USA Academy 2007 24 3
23 Bojan Stepanović Serbia MF (1983-01-11)11 January 1983 (aged 26) Serbia Srem 2009 17 1
24 Gerson Mayen United States MF (1989-02-09)9 February 1989 (aged 20) Chivas USA Academy 2008 12 0
27 Michael Lahoud Sierra Leone MF (1986-09-15)15 September 1986 (aged 23) Carolina Dynamo 2009 19 1
28 César Zamora United States MF (1991-05-27)27 May 1991 (aged 18) Chivas USA Academy 2009 0 0
Forwards
9 Ante Razov United States FW (1974-03-02)2 March 1974 (aged 35) New York Red Bulls 2006
10 Jesús Padilla Mexico FW (1987-05-03)3 May 1987 (aged 22) loan from Mexico Guadalajara 2009 2010 13 1
11 Maykel Galindo Cuba FW (1981-01-28)28 January 1981 (aged 28) Seattle Sounders 2007 65 18
17 Justin Braun United States FW (1987-03-31)31 March 1987 (aged 22) Olympique Montreux 2008 45 8
29 Maicon Brazil FW (1984-04-18)18 April 1984 (aged 25) loan from Brazil Bonsucesso 2009 2010 12 2
77 Chukwudi Chijindu United States FW (1986-02-20)20 February 1986 (aged 23) Connecticut Huskies 2009 12 1
99 Eduardo Lillingston Mexico FW (1977-12-23)23 December 1977 (aged 31) Mexico Tecos 2009 27 8
Left Chivas USA
7 Alecko Eskandarian United States FW (1982-07-09)9 July 1982 (aged 27) Real Salt Lake 2008 21 6
14 Bobby Burling United States DF (1984-11-07)7 November 1984 (aged 25) LA Galaxy 2007 26 0
20 Atiba Harris Saint Kitts and Nevis FW (1985-01-09)9 January 1985 (aged 24) Real Salt Lake 2008 46 5
25 Lawson Vaughn United States DF (1984-04-11)11 April 1984 (aged 25) Tulsa Golden 2006

Management[edit]

Position Staff
Vice President of Soccer Operations United States Stephen Hamilton
Head Coach United States Preki
Assistant Coach United States Carlos Llamosa
Goalkeeper Coach Uruguay Leo Percovich
Head Athletic trainer United States Josh Beaumont
Assistant Athletic trainer United States Anthony Garcia
Equipment manager Mexico Raúl Guerreroz

Last updated: April 18, 2009
Source: Chivas USA

North American SuperLiga[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Mexico UANL 3 2 0 1 5 5 0 6
United States Chicago Fire 3 2 0 1 3 2 1 6
Mexico San Luis 3 1 1 1 4 3 1 4
United States Chivas USA 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1

Competitions[edit]

MLS[edit]

League table[edit]

Western Conference
Pos Club Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
1 Los Angeles Galaxy 48 30 12 6 12 36 31 +5
2 Houston Dynamo 48 30 13 8 9 39 29 +10
3 Seattle Sounders FC 47 30 12 7 11 38 29 +9
4 Chivas USA 45 30 13 11 6 34 31 +3
5 Real Salt Lake 40 30 11 12 7 43 35 +8
6 Colorado Rapids 40 30 10 10 10 42 38 +4
7 FC Dallas 39 30 11 13 6 50 47 +4
8 San Jose Earthquakes 30 30 7 14 9 36 50 −14
2009 MLS Cup Playoffs
2009 MLS Cup Playoffs (Wild Card)



Pos
Team
Pts
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 Columbus Crew (SS) (E1) 49 30 13 7 10 41 31 +10 2010–11 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage 2
2 LA Galaxy (W1) 48 30 12 6 12 36 31 +5 2010–11 CONCACAF Champions League Preliminary Round 2
3 Houston Dynamo 48 30 13 8 9 39 29 +10 2010 North American SuperLiga 3
4 Seattle Sounders FC 47 30 12 7 11 38 29 +9 2010–11 CONCACAF Champions League Preliminary Round 2
5 Chicago Fire 45 30 11 7 12 39 34 +5 2010 North American SuperLiga 3
6 Chivas USA 45 30 13 11 6 34 31 +3
7 New England Revolution 42 30 11 10 9 33 37 −4
8 Real Salt Lake 40 30 11 12 7 43 35 +8 2010–11 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage 2
9 Colorado Rapids 40 30 10 10 10 42 38 +4
10 D.C. United 40 30 9 8 13 43 44 −1
11 FC Dallas 39 30 11 13 6 50 47 +3
12 Toronto FC 39 30 10 11 9 37 46 −9 2009–10 CONCACAF Champions League Preliminary Round 1
13 Kansas City Wizards 33 30 8 13 9 33 42 −9
14 San Jose Earthquakes 30 30 7 14 9 36 50 −14
15 New York Red Bulls 21 30 5 19 6 27 47 −20

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
30 45 13 11 6 34 31  +3 9 3 3 25 14  +11 4 8 3 9 17  −8

Last updated: October 25, 2009
Source: Major League Soccer
Pld = Matches played; Pts = Points; W = Matches won; T = Matches tied; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference

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 H A H A H H A H H A A H A A A H A A H H H A H H A H
Result W W W T W L W W W T T L W L L L L L W W L L W T T W W T L L

Last updated: October 25, 2009.
Source: Chivas USA
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: T = Tie; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Results[edit]

MLS Cup Playoffs[edit]

Main article: 2009 MLS Cup Playoffs

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Statistics[edit]

As of Match played November 8, 2008

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total MLS Playoffs U.S. Open Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2 DF Mexico Claudio Suárez 5 0 1+4 0 0 0 0 0
3 DF United States Jim Curtin 4 0 2+1 0 0 0 1 0
4 DF Jamaica Shavar Thomas 18 0 17 0 1 0 0 0
5 MF Brazil Paulo Nagamura 30 4 25+2 4 2 0 1 0
6 DF Canada Ante Jazić 14 0 13 0 1 0 0 0
8 MF Mexico Mariano Trujillo 21 0 18+3 0 0 0 0 0
10 FW Mexico Jesús Padilla 13 1 10+1 1 1+1 0 0 0
11 FW Cuba Maykel Galindo 25 5 15+7 4 0+2 1 1 0
12 DF United States Carey Talley 30 0 27 0 2 0 1 0
13 DF United States Jonathan Bornstein 28 0 26 0 2 0 0 0
15 MF United States Jesse Marsch 24 1 21+2 0 0 0 1 1
16 MF United States Sacha Kljestan 27 5 24+1 5 2 0 0 0
17 FW United States Justin Braun 17 3 14+1 3 2 0 0 0
18 MF United States Sasha Victorine 11 0 4+6 0 0 0 1 0
19 MF United States Jorge Flores 10 0 3+4 0 0+2 0 1 0
22 GK United States Zach Thornton 29 0 27 0 2 0 0 0
21 GK United States Lance Parker 5 0 3+1 0 0 0 1 0
23 MF Serbia Bojan Stepanović 17 1 7+9 1 0 0 1 0
24 MF United States Gerson Mayen 12 0 5+7 0 0 0 0 0
27 MF Sierra Leone Michael Lahoud 19 1 9+7 1 2 0 0+1 0
29 FW Brazil Maicon 12 1 8+2 1 2 0 0 0
45 DF Colombia Yamith Cuesta 11 0 9 0 2 0 0 0
55 MF Brazil Marcelo Saragosa 9 0 7+1 0 1 0 0 0
77 FW United States Chukwudi Chijindu 12 1 4+7 1 0 0 1 0
99 FW Mexico Eduardo Lillingston 27 8 15+10 8 1 0 1 0
Players away from Chivas USA on loan:
Players who left Chivas USA during the season:
7 FW United States Alecko Eskandarian 7 1 2+5 1 0 0 0 0
14 DF United States Bobby Burling 4 0 1+2 0 0 0 0+1 0
20 FW Saint Kitts and Nevis Atiba Harris 15 2 13+1 2 0 0 1 0

Goal scorers[edit]

Place Position Nation Number Name MLS MLS Cup Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Total
1 FW Mexico 99 Eduardo Lillingston 8 0 0 8
2 MF United States 16 Sacha Kljestan 5 0 0 5
FW Cuba 11 Maykel Galindo 4 1 0 5
4 MF Brazil 5 Paulo Nagamura 4 0 0 4
5 FW United States 17 Justin Braun 3 0 0 3
6 FW Saint Kitts and Nevis 20 Atiba Harris 2 0 0 2
Own goal 2 0 0 2
FW Brazil 29 Maicon 1 1 0 2
9 MF Serbia 23 Bojan Stepanović 1 0 0 1
FW United States 77 Chukwudi Chijindu 1 0 0 1
FW United States 7 Alecko Eskandarian 1 0 0 1
FW Mexico 10 Jesús Padilla 1 0 0 1
MF Sierra Leone 27 Michael Lahoud 1 0 0 1
MF United States 15 Jesse Marsch 0 0 1 1
TOTALS 34 2 1 37

Disciplinary Record[edit]

Number Nation Position Name MLS MLS Cup Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Total
YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card
4 Jamaica DF Shavar Thomas 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
5 Brazil MF Paulo Nagamura 8 1 1 0 1 0 10 1
6 Canada DF Ante Jazić 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
7 United States FW Alecko Eskandarian 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
8 Mexico MF Mariano Trujillo 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
11 Cuba FW Maykel Galindo 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 1
12 United States DF Carey Talley 5 1 1 0 0 1 6 2
13 United States DF Jonathan Bornstein 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
15 United States MF Jesse Marsch 5 1 0 0 1 0 6 1
16 United States MF Sacha Kljestan 7 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
17 United States FW Justin Braun 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
18 United States MF Sasha Victorine 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
20 Saint Kitts and Nevis FW Atiba Harris 5 1 0 0 1 0 6 1
22 United States GK Zach Thornton 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
23 Serbia MF Bojan Stepanović 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
27 Sierra Leone MF Michael Lahoud 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
29 Brazil FW Maicon 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
45 Colombia DF Yamith Cuesta 5 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
55 Brazil MF Marcelo Saragosa 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 1
77 United States FW Chukwudi Chijindu 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
99 Mexico FW Eduardo Lillingston 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
TOTALS 65 7 6 0 5 1 76 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USA Major League Soccer – Attendance – 2009". ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved April 28, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Francisco Mendoza Joins Chivas De Guadalajara". www.goal.com. goal.com. 15 January 2009. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Eduardo Lillingston jugará para Chivas USA". www.mediotiempo.com/ (in Spanish). mediotiempo. 12 March 2009. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Chivas USA Sign Mexican Mariano Trujillo". www.goal.com. Goal.com. 19 March 2009. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Chivas signs M Stepanovic". sports.yahoo.com. Yahoo. 27 March 2009. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Chivas USA acquires Padilla from Guadalajara". sbisoccer.com. sbisoccer. 17 August 2009. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Chivas USA ships Eskandarian to Galaxy". sbisoccer.com. 1 July 2009. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Earthquakes Acquire Defender Bobby Burling From Chivas USA". www.oursportscentral.com. Our Sports Central. 11 September 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 

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