2008 North American SuperLiga


2008 North American SuperLiga
2008 SuperLiga
2008 North American SuperLiga
Tournament details
Host country  USA
Dates July 12 - August 5
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 7 host cities)
Final positions
Champions United States New England Revolution
Runners-up United States Houston Dynamo
Tournament statistics
Matches played 14
Goals scored 32 (2.29 per match)
Attendance 185,172 (13,227 per match)
Top scorer(s) Grenada Shalrie Joseph
United States Stuart Holden
United States Ante Razov (3 goals)

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

Contents

Qualification

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

From United States Major League Soccer[3]

From Mexico La Primera División

Group stage

The competition will consist of an initial group stage with the top two teams from each groups advancing to the semifinals.

Tie-breaking criteria

If two teams are equal on points, the following criteria are applied to determine the rankings:[4]

  1. Head-to-Head Results (points only)
  2. Goal Differential
  3. Goals Scored
  4. Coin Toss

In the event that three or more teams are equal on points and no one team has defeated the other two (Head-to-Head Results), then the remaining tiebreakers are employed to advance a single team. The tiebreakers are applied again between the teams that failed to advance if it is necessary to determine a second-place team.

If the tiebreakers fail to advance a single team, the tiebreakers are then used to eliminate one of the three teams.


Group A

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
United States Houston Dynamo 6 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5
Mexico Atlante 6 3 2 0 1 5 6 -1
Mexico Guadalajara 6 3 2 0 1 3 3 0
United States D.C. United 0 3 0 0 3 4 8 -4

Fixtures

2008-07-12
20:00 EDT
D.C. United 1 – 2 Guadalajara RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 22,453
Referee: Walter Quesada (Costa Rica)
Emilio Goal 76' Report Arellano Goal 23'
PinedaGoal 72'
2008-07-12
22:00 EDT
Houston Dynamo 4 – 0 Atlante Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX
Attendance: 13,105
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)
De Rosario Goal 20' Red card 44'
Holden Goal 21' Goal 29'
Mullan Goal 54'
Report Mustafá Red card 45'

2008-07-15
20:00 EDT
D.C. United 2 – 3 Atlante RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 12,122
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)
Doe Goal 28'
Emilio Goal 79'
Report Gabriel Rey Goal 15' Goal 44'
Bermudez Goal 49'
2008-07-15
22:00 EDT
Houston Dynamo 0 – 1 Guadalajara Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX
Attendance: 28,723
Referee: Enrico Wijngaarde (Suriname)
Report Arellano Goal 71'

2008-07-19
20:00 EDT
D.C. United 1 – 3 Houston Dynamo RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 12,893
Referee: Alex Prus (United States)
Doe Goal 76' Report Clark Goal 12'
Boswell Goal 29'
Holden Goal 84'
2008-07-19
22:00 EDT
Atlante 2 – 0 Guadalajara Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
Attendance: 10,370
Referee: Hugo Leon Guajardo (Mexico)
Maldonado Goal 42'
Espinoza Goal 88'
Report

Group B

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

Fixtures

2008-07-13
20:00 EDT
New England Revolution 1 – 0 Santos Laguna Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
Attendance: 10,118
Referee: Enrico Wijngaarde (Suriname)
Dube Goal 70' Report Rodriguez Red card 40'
2008-07-13
22:00 EDT
Chivas USA 1 – 2 Pachuca Home Depot Center, Carson, CA
Attendance: 14,528
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)
Razov Goal 16' Report Marioni Goal 23'
Caballero Goal 42'

2008-07-16
20:00 EDT
New England Revolution 1 – 0 Pachuca Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
Attendance: 9,614
Referee: Walter Quesada (Costa Rica)
Smith Goal 90+6' (pen.) Report
2008-07-16
22:00 EDT
Chivas USA 1 – 0 Santos Laguna Home Depot Center, Carson, CA
Attendance: 16,343
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)
Razov Goal 73' Report

2008-07-20
20:00 EDT
Chivas USA 1 – 1 New England Revolution Titan Stadium,[5] Fullerton, CA
Attendance: 4,738
Referee: Abiodun Okulaja (United States)
Razov Goal 59' Report Joseph Goal 78'
2008-07-20
22:00 EDT
Santos Laguna 1 – 1 Pachuca Pizza Hut Park, Frisco, TX
Attendance: 6,157
Referee: German Arredondo (Mexico)
Benítez Goal 72' Report Álvarez Goal 4'

Bracket

  Semi-finals Final
29 July - Robertson Stadium
  United States Houston Dynamo 2  
  Mexico Pachuca 0  
 
5 August - Gillette Stadium
      United States Houston Dynamo 2 (5)
    United States New England Revolution 2 (6)
30 July - Gillette Stadium
  United States New England Revolution 1
  Mexico Atlante 0  

Semifinals

2008-07-29
22:00 EDT
Houston Dynamo 2 – 0 Pachuca Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX
Attendance: 16,679
Referee: Neal Brizan (Trinidad & Tobago)
Boswell Goal 77'
Ashe Goal 87'
Report
2008-07-30
20:00 EDT
New England Revolution 1 – 0 Atlante Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
Attendance: 8,302
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)
Joseph Goal 30'
Heaps Red card 90+'
Report Rey Red card 85'
Zamora Yellow cardRed card 90+'
Vilar Yellow cardRed card 90+'
Mustafá Red card 90+'
Venegas Red card 90+'

Final

2008-08-05
20:00 EDT
New England Revolution 2 – 2 Houston Dynamo Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
Attendance: 9,242
Referee: Howard Webb (England)
Ralston Goal 41'
Joseph Booked in the 82nd minute 82'
Joseph Goal 102'
Report Davis Booked in the 14th minute 14'
Jaqua Goal 18'
Kamara Goal 98'
  Penalties  
Ralston Scored
Reis Missed (miss)
Joseph Scored
Twellman Scored
Smith Missed (saved)
Larentowicz Scored
Tierney Scored
Albright Scored
6 – 5 Scored Waibel
Scored Wondolowski
Missed (saved) De Rosario
Missed (saved) Ching
Scored Clark
Scored Barrett
Scored Kamara
Missed (miss) Ashe

Champion

SuperLiga
2008 Champion
United States
New England Revolution
First Title

Top scorers

Rank Player Team Goals
1 United States Stuart Holden United States Houston Dynamo 3
United States Ante Razov United States Chivas USA
Grenada Shalrie Joseph United States New England Revolution
4 Mexico Omar Arellano Mexico Guadalajara 2
United States Bobby Boswell United States Houston Dynamo
Liberia Francis Doe United States D.C. United
Brazil Luciano Emilio United States D.C. United
Colombia Luis Gabriel Rey Mexico Atlante
United States Corey Ashe United States Houston Dynamo
10 Argentina Damián Ariel Álvarez Mexico Pachuca 1
Ecuador Cristian Benítez Mexico Santos Laguna
Mexico Christian Bermudez Mexico Atlante
Mexico Gabriel Caballero Mexico Pachuca
United States Ricardo Clark United States Houston Dynamo
Canada Dwayne De Rosario United States Houston Dynamo
Zimbabwe Kheli Dube United States New England Revolution
Mexico Gerardo Espinoza Mexico Atlante
Venezuela Giancarlo Maldonado Mexico Atlante
Argentina Bruno Marioni Mexico Pachuca
United States Brian Mullan United States Houston Dynamo
Mexico Gonzalo Pineda Mexico Guadalajara
Bermuda Khano Smith United States New England Revolution
United States Nate Jaqua United States Houston Dynamo
United States Steve Ralston United States New England Revolution
Sierra Leone Kei Kamara United States Houston Dynamo

Aggregate Table

Pos Team Pts Pld W L T GF GA GD PPG
1 New England Revolution 13 5 4 0 1 6 3 +3 2.600
2 Houston Dynamo 9 5 3 2 0 11 4 +7 1.800
3 Guadalajara 6 3 2 1 0 3 3 0 2.000
4 Atlante 6 4 2 2 0 5 7 -2 1.500
5 Chivas USA 4 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 1.333
6 Pachuca 4 4 1 2 1 3 5 -2 1.000
7 Santos Laguna 1 3 0 2 1 1 3 -2 0.333
8 D.C. United 0 3 0 3 0 4 8 -4 0.000

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