2009 Pan-Pacific Championship

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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.

2009 Pan-Pacific Championship
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
DatesFebruary 18 – February 21
Teams4 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
ChampionsSouth Korea Suwon Bluewings (1st title)
Runners-upUnited States Los Angeles Galaxy
Third placeJapan Oita Trinita
Tournament statistics
Matches played4
Goals scored8 (2 per match)

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.



February 18 – Carson
  Los Angeles Galaxy2
February 21 – Carson
  Oita Trinita0
  Los Angeles Galaxy1(2)
February 18 – Carson
  Suwon Bluewings1(4)
  Suwon Bluewings1
  Shandong Luneng0
Third place
February 21 – Carson
  Oita Trinita2
  Shandong Luneng1


Los Angeles Galaxy  2 – 0  Oita Trinita
Buddle   44'
Kirovski   53' (pen.)
Report[permanent dead link]
Attendance: TBA
Referee: TBA

Third-place matchEdit

Oita Trinita  2 – 1  Shandong Luneng
Takamatsu   28'
Ueslei   42'
Report Mrdaković   45' (pen.)
Attendance: TBA
Referee: TBA


Los Angeles Galaxy  1 – 1  Suwon Bluewings
Magee   89' (pen.) Report Franklin   39' (o.g.)
2 – 4   Edu
Attendance: TBA
Referee: TBA
Pan-Pacific Championship
2009 Winners

Suwon Samsung Bluewings
First title


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


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

See alsoEdit

2012 Hawaiian Islands Invitational


  1. ^ "Asia's Top Teams to Compete in the Second Edition of the Pan-Pacific Championship" (Press release). Major League Soccer and Los Angeles Galaxy. January 9, 2009. Retrieved February 23, 2009.

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