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2008 Trade ledger

Posted on 18 February 2009 by ASN Staff

A look back at the Red Bulls’ personnel moves in 2008.

Before the season even started, the new head coach said he was “working very hard to finalize three acquisitions.” Those acquisitions would remain in flux for more than half the season. Not until June did reports about Jorge Rojas begin to surface in the Venezuelan press. By that time help was badly needed. Jozy Altidore had left for Villareal, Claudio Reyna was in his perpetual state of injured-ness,

Finally, in July, Diego Jimenez was signed to a developmental contract and Rojas and Juan Pietravallo came onboard (though Red Bulls fans would soon wish they hadn’t, particularly Pietravallo, who soon picked up the nickname Pietrafoulo). That same month, Claudio Reyna finally put Red Bulls fans out of their misery by retiring.

In the interim, Andrew Boyens was signed (to replace Hunter Freeman, though Freeman would not officially depart the team until September) and Danny Cepero was loaned to USL second division side Harrisburg City Islanders. Hard to believe that Cepero was barely a footnote for the team’s fans at that time. It would not remain that way.

In September, Osorio and Jeff Agoos sought to round out the roster with young players while cutting loose some dead weight. Matthew Mbuta, who as a member of Crystal Palace Baltimore had previously impressed the team by scoring against them in a U.S. Open Cup tie, was brought on in exchange for Chris Megaloudis. Finally, Macoumba Kandji, was brought in on loan in September, before his transfer was made permanent this off season.

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Match Log

Posted on 26 September 2008 by ASN Staff

03/29 Colorado 4, LA Galaxy 0
04/03 LA Galaxy 2, SJ Earthquakes 0
04/13 Toronto FC 3, LA Galaxy 2
04/19 LA Galaxy 2, Houston Dynamo 2
04/26 LA Galaxy 5, Chivas USA 2
05/03 LA Galaxy 2, Real Salt Lake 2
05/10 NY Red Bulls 2, LA Galaxy 1
05/13 Vancouver Whitecaps 2, LA Galaxy 1 (exhibition)
05/18 LA Galaxy 5, FC Dallas 1
05/24 LA Galaxy 3, KC Wizards 1
05/27 Colorado Rapids 1, LA Galaxy 0 (USOC)
05/31 Toronto FC 2, LA Galaxy 0
06/07 LA Galaxy 3, Colorado 2
06/14 LA Galaxy 3, SJ Earthquakes 0
06/21 LA Galaxy 3, Columbus 3
06/29 DC United 4, LA Galaxy 1
07/04 New England Revolution 2, La Galaxy 1
07/10 LA Galaxy 1, Chivas USA 1
07/19 LA Galaxy 2, NY Red Bulls 2
07/28 FC Dallas 4, LA Galaxy 0
08/03 SJ Earthquakes 3, LA Galaxy 2
08/14 LA Galaxy 2, Chivas USA 2
08/21 Chicago Fire 1, LA Galaxy 0
08/30 LA Galaxy 2, New England Revolution 2
09/06 LA Galaxy 2, Real Salt Lake 2
09/13 KC Wizards 2, LA Galaxy 0
09/20 LA Galaxy 5, DC United 2

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Match Log

Posted on 21 September 2008 by ASN Staff

05/04 Colorado 2, DCU 0
05/08 Chicago Fire 2, DCU 0
05/17 Chivas USA 3, DCU 1
05/21 Toronto FC 1, DCU 0
05/24 DCU 3, Toronto FC 2
05/29 DCU 2, New England 2
06/14 DCU 4, Red Bulls 1
06/22 DCU 3, San Jose 1
06/29 DCU 4, LA Galaxy 1
07/01 DCU 2, Rochester 0 (US Open Cup)
07/08 DCU 2, Chicago Fire 1 (US Open Cup)
07/12 Chivas de Guadalajara 2, DCU 1 (SuperLiga)
07/16 Atlante 3, DCU 2 (SuperLiga)
07/20 Houston Dynamo 3, DCU 1 (SuperLiga)
07/23 Houston Dynamo 2, DCU 0
08/02 DCU 2, KC Wizards 0
08/10 NY Red Bulls 4, DCU 1
08/12 DCU 3, New England 1 (US Open Cup)
08/16 DCU 1, Chicago Fire 0
08/20 New England 2, DCU 1
08/23 DCU 3, Colorado Rapids 0
08/30 DCU 0, NY Red Bulls 0
09/03 DCU 2, Charleston Battery 1 (USOC final)
09/06 SJ Earthquakes 2, DCU 1
09/13 DCU 2, FC Dallas 2
09/17 CD Saprissa 2, DCU 0 (CCL)
09/20 LA Galaxy 5, DCU 2
09/28 FC Dallas 3, DCU 0
10/04 Chivas USA 3, DCU 0
10/12 DCU 0, Houston Dynamo 0
10/16 DCU 2, New England Revolution 1

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Match Log

Posted on 13 September 2008 by ASN Staff

Regular Season

04/05 Red Bulls 2, Columbus Crew 0
04/12 FC Dallas 2, Red Bulls 0
04/19 Red Bulls 1, New England 1
04/27 Red Bulls 2, SJ Earthquakes 0
05/01 Red Bulls 1, Toronto FC 1
05/10 Red Bulls 2, L.A. Galaxy 1
05/17 Red Bulls 1, K.C. Wizards 1
05/25 Chicago Fire 5, Red Bulls 1
05/31 Houston Dynamo 1, Red Bulls 0
06/05 Red Bulls 1, Chivas USA 0
06/14 DC United 4, Red Bulls 1
06/18 Red Bulls 1, New England 1
06/21 Red Bulls 1, FC Dallas 0
06/28 Red Bulls 1, Chivas USA 1
07/01 Crystal Palace Baltimore 2, Red Bulls 0*
07/04 Colorado Rapids 4, Red Bulls 0
07/10 KC Wizards 2, Red Bulls 1
07/19 Red Bulls 2, L.A. Galaxy 2
07/27 Red Bulls 1, SJ Earthquakes 1
08/10 Red Bulls 4, DC United 1
08/17 Red Bulls 2, Toronto FC 0
08/24 Red Bulls 3, Houston Dynamo 0
08/30 Red Bulls 0, DC United 0
09/06 Chicago Fire 1, Red Bulls 0
09/13 Red Bulls 2, Real Salt Lake 1
09/18 Columbus Crew 3, Red Bulls 1
10/04 Toronto FC 3, Red Bulls 0
10/18 Red Bulls 3, Columbus Crew 1
*US Open Cup

MLS Playoffs

First round: Red Bulls versus Houston Dynamo
11/01 Red Bulls 1, Dynamo 1
11/09 Red Bulls 3, Dynamo 0
Red Bulls advance 4-1 on aggregate

Western Conference final: Red Bulls at Real Salt Lake

11/15 Red Bulls 1, Real Salt Lake 0

MLS Cup

Home Depot Center, Carson, Calif.
11/23 Columbus Crew 3, Red Bulls 1

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Match Log

Posted on 13 September 2008 by ASN Staff

03/30 Chivas 1, FC Dallas 1
04/05 Chivas 3, Real Salt Lake 1
04/12 Columbus Crew 4, Chivas 3
04/20 FC Dallas 2, Chivas 0
04/26 LA Galaxy 5, Chivas 2
05/03 Chivas 0, Houston 0
05/11 New England 2, Chivas 1
05/17 Chivas 3, DC United 1
05/24 Chivas 2, Colorado 1
05/31 Chivas 2, Columbus 0
06/05 NY Red Bulls 1, Chivas 0
06/14 Real Salt Lake 1, Chivas 0
06/19 Chivas 2, Chicago 0
06/28 Chivas 1, NY Red Bulls 1
07/05 Chivas 1, SJ Earthquakes 0
07/10 Chivas 1, LA Galaxy 1
07/13 Pachuca 2, Chivas 1 (SuperLiga)
07/16 Chivas 1, Santos 0 (SuperLiga)
07/20 Chivas 1, New England 1 (SuperLiga)
08/02 Chicago Fire 1, Chivas 0
08/09 KC Wizards 3, Chivas 2
08/14 Chivas 2, LA Galaxy 2
08/20 Houston Dynamo 4, Chivas 0
08/23 Chivas 0, SJ Earthquakes 0
08/26 Tauro FC 2, Chivas 0 (CCL qualifier)
08/30 Chivas 2, Toronto FC 1
09/02 Tauro FC 1, Chivas 1 (CCL qualifier)
09/06 Chivas 3, Toronto FC 1
09/11 New England Revolution 4, Chivas 0
09/20 Chivas 1, Real Salt Lake 0
09/27 Chivas 2, KC Wizards 1
10/04 Chivas 3, DC United 0
10/12 Chivas 1, SJ Earthquakes 0

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DCU Man of the Match season standings

Posted on 22 July 2008 by ASN Staff

This feature tracked each game’s individual MVP for each team as voted by you, our loyal readers. Each game’s poll will expire the day of the team’s next game, with certain exceptions granted for hung juries or short weeks. A table on the ASN home page tracks the tally for all teams leaguewide. These polls will form the basis for our year-end team MVP and league MVP awards. More on that later in the season.

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Poll Archive

For informational purposes only. Votes will no longer be reflected in the above table.

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Chivas Man of the Match tally

Posted on 06 July 2008 by ASN Staff

This feature tracks each game’s individual MVP for Chivas USA as voted by you, our loyal readers. Each game’s poll will expire the day of the team’s next game. A table on the ASN home page will keep track of each teams’ winners. These polls will form the basis for our year-end team MVP and league MVP awards. More on that later in the season.

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