Okay, so I'm a few days late in posting this link. But nothing has changed much since the story was published.
I took a look back at Chivas USA's 2008 season for MLSnet.com and, really there was just one theme throughout the entire campaign. Injuries destroyed whatever chance Chivas had at gaining and building momentum and thus it was hard to get things going right until the very end.
I also tried to gauge what five big questions faced Chivas ahead of next season... well, some of them point directly towards next year. The "Biggest Moment of '08" really has no bearing on 2009, and was actually difficult to come up with. It wasn't the goal I mentioned but rather what it started.