2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup

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2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup
CONCACAF Championship
2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup logo.svg
2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup official logo
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
DatesJune 6–24
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions United States (4th title)
Runners-up Mexico
Tournament statistics
Matches played25
Goals scored64 (2.56 per match)
Attendance921,464 (36,859 per match)
Top scorer(s)Honduras Carlos Pavón
(5 goals)
Best player(s)Canada Julian De Guzman
Best goalkeeperGuadeloupe Franck Grandel
Fair play award Honduras
2005
2009

The 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the ninth edition of the Gold Cup, the football championship of North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF), and was won by the United States over Mexico. It was contested in the United States from June 6 to 24, 2007.

This competition was the third overall edition of the tournament without guests (for the first time since 1993) from other confederations; as the winner, the United States represented CONCACAF at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.[note 1]

Qualified teams[edit]

A total of 12 teams qualified for the tournament. Three berths were allocated to North America, five to Central America, and four to the Caribbean.

Team Qualification Appearances Previous best performance
North American zone
 United States (TH) Automatic 9th Champions (1991, 2002, 2005)
 Mexico Automatic 9th Champions (1993, 1996, 1998, 2003)
 Canada Automatic 8th Champions (2000)
Caribbean zone qualified through the 2010 Caribbean Cup
 Haiti Winners 3rd Quarterfinals (2002)
 Trinidad and Tobago Runners-up 7th Third Place (2000)
 Cuba Third Place 5th Quarterfinals (2003)
 Guadeloupe Fourth Place 1st Debut
Central American zone qualified through the 2011 Copa Centroamericana
 Costa Rica Winners 8th Runners-up (2002)
 Panama Runners-up 3rd Runners-up (2005)
 Guatemala Third Place 8th Fourth Place (1996)
 El Salvador Fourth Place 5th Quarterfinals (2002, 2003)
 Honduras Fifth Place 8th Runners-up (1991)

Venues[edit]

Miami Carson Foxborough
Miami Orange Bowl The Home Depot Center Gillette Stadium
Capacity: 72,319 Capacity: 27,000 Capacity: 68,756
Orange Bowl.jpg HomeDepotCenter1.jpg Gillette Stadium02.jpg
East Rutherford Houston Chicago
Giants Stadium Reliant Stadium Soldier Field
Capacity: 80,042 Capacity: 71,500 Capacity: 61,500
NY Red Bulls vs LA Galaxy.jpg Reliantstadium.jpg UsavsHonduras.JPG

Squads[edit]

The 12 national teams involved in the tournament were required to register a squad of 23 players; only players in these squads were eligible to take part in the tournament.

Competition format[edit]

The twelve teams that qualified were divided into three groups; the top two teams in each group advanced to the knockout stage along with the best two of the third-place teams, filling out the knockout field of eight.

If teams were level on points, they were ranked on the following criteria in order:

  1. Head to head matches between the tied teams (if applicable)
  2. Greatest goal difference in group matches
  3. Greatest number of goals scored in the three group matches
  4. If teams are still tied, CONCACAF will hold a drawing of lots

Group stage[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners, runners-up, and best two third-placed teams advance to the quarter-finals

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Canada 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
 Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Guadeloupe 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Haiti 3 0 2 1 2 4 −2 2


Costa Rica 1–2 Canada
Centeno Goal 56' Report De Guzmán Goal 57'73'
Attendance: 17,420
Referee: Enrico Wijngaarde (Suriname)
Guadeloupe 1–1 Haiti
Fiston Goal 54' Report Chéry Goal 36' (pen.)
Attendance: 17,420
Referee: Terry Vaughn (United States)

Canada 1–2 Guadeloupe
Gerba Goal 35' Report Angloma Goal 10'
Fleurival Goal 37'
Attendance: 22,529
Referee: Neal Brizan (Trinidad and Tobago)
Haiti 1–1 Costa Rica
Boucicaut Goal 71' Report Centeno Goal 62'
Attendance: 22,529
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)

Costa Rica 1–0 Guadeloupe
Centeno Goal 14' Report
Attendance: 15,892
Referee: Enrico Wijngaarde (Suriname)
Haiti 0–2 Canada
Report De Rosario Goal 31'35' (pen.)
Attendance: 15,892

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 3 0 0 7 0 +7 9
 Guatemala 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
 El Salvador 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4 3
 Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
United States 1–0 Guatemala
Dempsey Goal 26' Report
Attendance: 21,334
Referee: José Pineda (Honduras)
El Salvador 2–1 Trinidad and Tobago
Sánchez Goal 38'
Alas Goal 81'
Report Spann Goal 8'
Attendance: 21,334
Referee: German Arredondo (Mexico)

Guatemala 1–0 El Salvador
Contreras Goal 68' Report
Attendance: 27,000
Referee: Javier Jaurequi (Netherlands Antilles)
Trinidad and Tobago 0–2 United States
Report Ching Goal 29'
Johnson Goal 54'
Attendance: 27,000
Referee: Roberto Moreno (Panama)

United States 4–0 El Salvador
Beasley Goal 34'90'
Donovan Goal 45+1' (pen.)
Twellman Goal 73'
Report
Attendance: 26,523
Trinidad and Tobago 1–1 Guatemala
McFarlane Goal 87' Report Ruiz Goal 83'
Attendance: 26,523
Referee: José Pineda (Honduras)

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Honduras 3 2 0 1 9 4 +5 6
 Mexico 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
 Panama 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
 Cuba 3 0 1 2 3 9 −6 1
Panama 3–2 Honduras
Rivera Goal 33'
B. Pérez Goal 42'
Garcés Goal 83'
Report Guevara Goal 40'
Costly Goal 90+2'
Mexico 2–1 Cuba
Borgetti Goal 38'
Castillo Goal 56'
Report Alcántara Goal 23'
Attendance: 20,230
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)

Honduras 2–1 Mexico
Costly Goal 57'90' Report Blanco Goal 29' (pen.)
Attendance: 68,123
Referee: Wálter Quesada (Costa Rica)
Panama 2–2 Cuba
Garcés Goal 14'
B. Pérez Goal 45'
Report Colomé Goal 27'
Alcántara Goal 74'
Attendance: 68,123
Referee: Lee Davis (Trinidad and Tobago)

Cuba 0–5 Honduras
Report Pavón Goal 3'12'42'53'
Guevara Goal 90' (pen.)
Attendance: 68,417
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)
Mexico 1–0 Panama
Salcido Goal 60' Report
Attendance: 68,417

Ranking of third-placed teams[edit]

Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
C  Panama 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
A  Guadeloupe 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
B  El Salvador 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4 3

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
16 June - Foxboro
 
 
 Canada3
 
21 June - Chicago
 
 Guatemala0
 
 Canada1
 
16 June - Foxboro
 
 United States2
 
 United States2
 
24 June - Chicago
 
 Panama1
 
 United States2
 
17 June - Houston
 
 Mexico1
 
 Honduras1
 
21 June - Chicago
 
 Guadeloupe2
 
 Guadeloupe0
 
17 June - Houston
 
 Mexico1
 
 Mexico1
 
 
 Costa Rica (AET)0
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

Canada 3–0 Guatemala
De Rosario Goal 17'
Gerba Goal 33'44'
Report
Attendance: 22,412
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)

United States 2–1 Panama
Donovan Goal 60' (pen.)
Bocanegra Goal 62'
Report B. Pérez Goal 85'
Attendance: 22,412
Referee: Neal Brizan (Trinidad and Tobago)

Mexico 1–0 (a.e.t.) Costa Rica
Borgetti Goal 97' Report
Attendance: 70,092
Referee: Terry Vaughn (United States)

Honduras 1–2 Guadeloupe
Pavón Goal 70' Report Angloma Goal 17'
Socrier Goal 20'
Attendance: 70,092

Semi-finals[edit]

Canada 1–2 United States
Hume Goal 76' Report Hejduk Goal 39'
Donovan Goal 45' (pen.)
Attendance: 50,760

Mexico 1–0 Guadeloupe
Pardo Goal 70' Report
Attendance: 50,760
Referee: Roberto Moreno (Panama)

Final[edit]

United States 2–1 Mexico
Donovan Goal 62' (pen.)
Feilhaber Goal 73'
Report Guardado Goal 44'
Attendance: 60,000

Statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]