2008 North American SuperLiga

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The 2008 North American SuperLiga was the second edition of the SuperLiga competition. The top four Major League Soccer teams by point totals at the end of the 2007 season earned qualification.[1] All games of the tournament were broadcast live on Fox Sports World in Canada (English), Telefutura in the United States (Spanish), and Televisa and TV Azteca in Mexico (both Spanish).

2008 SuperLiga
2008 North American SuperLiga
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
DatesJuly 12 – August 5
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)7 (in 7 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsUnited States New England Revolution (1st title)
Runners-upUnited States Houston Dynamo
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored36 (2.4 per match)
Attendance194,414 (12,961 per match)
Top scorer(s)Grenada Shalrie Joseph
United States Stuart Holden
United States Ante Razov (3 goals)
2007
2009

QualificationEdit

The eight teams in the 2008 edition were selected based on qualification rules set by their respective leagues. The 2008 SuperLiga contestants were:[2]

From   Major League Soccer[3]

From   La Primera División

Group stageEdit

There were two groups of four teams. Each group contained two clubs from each league with the top two teams from each groups advancing to the semifinals.

Group AEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Houston Dynamo 6 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5
  Atlante 6 3 2 0 1 5 6 -1
  Guadalajara 6 3 2 0 1 3 3 0
  D.C. United 0 3 0 0 3 4 8 -4
D.C. United1 – 2Guadalajara
Emilio   76' Report Arellano   23'
Pineda  72'
Houston Dynamo4 – 0Atlante
De Rosario   20'   44'
Holden   21'   29'
Mullan   54'
Report Mustafá   45'
Attendance: 13,105
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)

D.C. United2 – 3Atlante
Doe   28'
Emilio   79'
Report Gabriel Rey   15'   44'
Bermudez   49'
Houston Dynamo0 – 1Guadalajara
Report Arellano   71'
Attendance: 28,723

D.C. United1 – 3Houston Dynamo
Doe   76' Report Clark   12'
Boswell   29'
Holden   84'
Attendance: 12,893
Referee: Alex Prus (United States)
Atlante2 – 0Guadalajara
Maldonado   42'
Espinoza   88'
Report
Attendance: 10,370
Referee: Hugo Leon Guajardo (Mexico)

Group BEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  New England Revolution 7 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2
  Pachuca 4 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
  Chivas USA 4 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
  Santos Laguna 1 3 0 1 2 1 3 -2
New England Revolution1 – 0Santos Laguna
Dube   70' Report Rodriguez   40'
Chivas USA1 – 2Pachuca
Razov   16' Report Marioni   23'
Caballero   42'
Attendance: 14,528

New England Revolution1 – 0Pachuca
Smith   90+6' (pen.) Report
Chivas USA1 – 0Santos Laguna
Razov   73' Report
Attendance: 16,343

Chivas USA1 – 1New England Revolution
Razov   59' Report Joseph   78'
Attendance: 4,738
Referee: Abiodun Okulaja (United States)
Santos Laguna1 – 1Pachuca
Benítez   72' Report Álvarez   4'
Attendance: 6,157
Referee: German Arredondo (Mexico)

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
29 July - Robertson Stadium
 
 
  Houston Dynamo2
 
5 August - Gillette Stadium
 
  Pachuca 0
 
  Houston Dynamo2 (5)
 
30 July - Gillette Stadium
 
  New England Revolution2 (6)
 
  New England Revolution1
 
 
  Atlante 0
 

SemifinalsEdit

Houston Dynamo2 – 0Pachuca
Boswell   77'
Ashe   87'
Report
Attendance: 16,679
Referee: Neal Brizan (Trinidad & Tobago)
New England Revolution1 – 0Atlante
Joseph   30'
Heaps   90+'
Report Rey   85'
Zamora   90+'  
Vilar   90+'  
Mustafá   90+'
Venegas   90+'

FinalEdit

New England Revolution2 – 2 (a.e.t.)Houston Dynamo
Ralston   41'
Joseph   82'
Joseph   102'
Report Davis   14'
Jaqua   18'
Kamara   98'
Penalties
Ralston  
Reis  
Joseph  
Twellman  
Smith  
Larentowicz  
Tierney  
Albright  
6 – 5   Waibel
  Wondolowski
  De Rosario
  Ching
  Clark
  Barrett
  Kamara
  Ashe
Attendance: 9,242
Referee: Howard Webb (England)
SuperLiga
2008 Champion
 
New England Revolution
First Title

GoalscorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Game First' initiatives enhance on-field product". 2007-04-02. Archived from the original on 2007-10-09. Retrieved 2007-10-15.
  2. ^ "SuperLiga 2008 teams, schedule announced". 2008-03-13. Archived from the original on 2008-03-21. Retrieved 2008-03-13.
  3. ^ "MLS unveils 2008 schedule with broadcasts". 2008-02-07. Archived from the original on 2008-02-10. Retrieved 2008-02-07.
  4. ^ http://www.revolutionsoccer.net/news/index.cfm?ac=latestnewsdetail&pid=32348&pcid=115

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