2009 Pan-Pacific Championship

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2009 Pan-Pacific Championship
Tournament details
Host country United States
Dates February 18 – February 21
Teams 4 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions South Korea Suwon Bluewings (1st title)
Runners-up United States Los Angeles Galaxy
Third place Japan Oita Trinita
Tournament statistics
Matches played 4
Goals scored 8 (2 per match)
2008

The 2009 Pan-Pacific Championship was the second edition of the Pan-Pacific Championship. It was held in February 2009 in Carson, California, United States and featured the champions from the Chinese Super League and K-League, J. League Cup winners, and the hosts, Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer.

The Galaxy faced the Japanese representative, Oita Trinita, in the semi-final stage for the second successive year after facing Gamba Osaka in the 2008 competition,[1] and this time they won the match. In the other semi-final, Korean side Suwon Samsung Bluewings beat Shandong Luneng Taishan of China.

Oita Trinita beat Shandong Luneng 2–1 to finish third in the tournament and Suwon Bluewings won the trophy after a 4–2 penalty shootout win over the Galaxy.

Teams[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
February 18 – Carson
 United States Los Angeles Galaxy  2  
 Japan Oita Trinita  0  
 
February 21 – Carson
     United States Los Angeles Galaxy  1(2)
   South Korea Suwon Bluewings  1(4)
Third place
February 18 – Carson February 21 – Carson
 South Korea Suwon Bluewings  1  Japan Oita Trinita  2
 China Shandong Luneng  0    China Shandong Luneng  1

Semifinals[edit]


February 18, 2009
20:00 UTC-8
Los Angeles Galaxy United States 2 – 0 Japan Oita Trinita
Buddle Goal 44'
Kirovski Goal 53' (pen.)
Report
Home Depot Center, Carson, California
Attendance: TBA
Referee: TBA

Third-place match[edit]

February 21, 2009
17:30 UTC-8
Oita Trinita Japan 2 – 1 China Shandong Luneng
Takamatsu Goal 28'
Ueslei Goal 42'
Report Mrdaković Goal 45' (pen.)
Home Depot Center, Carson, California
Attendance: TBA
Referee: TBA

Final[edit]

February 21, 2009
20:00 UTC-8
Los Angeles Galaxy United States 1 – 1 South Korea Suwon Bluewings
Magee Goal 89' (pen.) Report Franklin Goal 39' (o.g.)
  Penalties  
Buddle Penalty missed
Klein Penalty scored
Magee Penalty scored
Patterson Penalty missed
2 – 4 Penalty scored Edu
Penalty scored Yang
Penalty scored Lee
Penalty scored Choi
Home Depot Center, Carson, California
Attendance: TBA
Referee: TBA
Pan-Pacific Championship
2009 Winners

Suwon Samsung Bluewings
First title

Scorers[edit]

Rank Name Club Goals
1 United States Edson Buddle United States Los Angeles Galaxy 1
South Korea Cho Yong-Tae South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings 1
United States Jovan Kirovski United States Los Angeles Galaxy 1
United States Mike Magee United States Los Angeles Galaxy 1
Serbia Miljan Mrdaković China Shandong Luneng 1
Japan Daiki Takamatsu Japan Oita Trinita 1
Brazil Ueslei Japan Oita Trinita 1
Own United States Sean Franklin United States Los Angeles Galaxy (for Suwon) 1

Sponsors[edit]

The following is a list of the official sponsors of the Pan-Pacific Championship 2009.

See also[edit]

2012 Hawaiian Islands Invitational

References[edit]

External links[edit]