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Pacific Championship

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

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 finished third in the tournament and Suwon Bluewings won the trophy after a 4-2 penalty shootout win over the Galaxy.



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


February 18, 2009
17:30 UTC-8
Suwon Bluewings 1 – 0 Shandong Luneng
Cho Goal 81' Report

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

Third-place match

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


February 21, 2009
20:00 UTC-8
Los Angeles Galaxy 1 – 1 Suwon Bluewings
Magee Goal 89' (pen.) Report Franklin Goal 39' (o.g.)
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


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 also

2012 Hawaiian Islands Invitational


  1. ^ "Asia's Top Teams to Compete in the Second Edition of the Pan-Pacific Championship" (Press release).  

External links

  • Official website (English)
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