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The 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the first edition of the Gold Cup, the football (soccer) championship of North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF), and the eleventh overall CONCACAF tournament. The last time the CONCACAF Championship was held was 1971, from that point on the first-place finishers of World Cup qualifying were considered continental champions.[1] [2]

1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup
CONCACAF Championship
1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup logo.jpg
1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup official logo
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
DatesJune 28 – July 7
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions United States (1st title)
Runners-up Honduras
Third place Mexico
Fourth place Costa Rica
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored50 (3.13 per match)
Attendance356,021 (22,251 per match)
Top scorer(s)Mexico Benjamín Galindo
(4 goals)
Best player(s)Mexico Jorge Campos
1993

The tournament was held in the United States, in California cities Los Angeles and Pasadena. The eight teams were broken up into two groups of four; the top two teams of each group would advance to the semifinals. The Gold Cup was won by the United States, who eliminated Mexico in the semi-finals match, and went on to beat Honduras on penalties after tying them in the final 0–0.

Contents

Qualified teamsEdit

Team Qualification Appearances Previous best performance
Qualified through the 1989 CONCACAF Championship
  Costa Rica Winners 1st Debut
North American zone
  United States Automatic 1st Debut
  Mexico Automatic 1st Debut
  Canada Automatic 1st Debut
Caribbean zone qualified through the 1991 Caribbean Cup
  Jamaica Winners 1st Debut
  Trinidad and Tobago Runners-up 1st Debut
Central American zone qualified through the 1991 UNCAF Nations Cup
  Honduras Runners-up 1st Debut
  Guatemala Third Place 1st Debut

VenuesEdit

Los Angeles Pasadena
Memorial Coliseum Rose Bowl
Capacity: 93,607 Capacity: 92,542
   

SquadsEdit

The 8 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.

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Honduras 3 2 1 0 10 3 +7 7
  Mexico 3 2 1 0 8 3 +5 5
  Canada 3 1 0 2 6 9 -3 2
  Jamaica 3 0 0 3 3 12 -9 0
Canada  2–4  Honduras
Mitchell   66'80' Report Bennett   28' (pen.)
Espinoza   34'
Cálix   41'
Flores   51'
Mexico  4–1  Jamaica
Galindo   28'54' (pen.)
Zague   36'
Hermosillo   58'
Report Reid   39'

Jamaica  0–5  Honduras
Report Cálix   27'51'
Anariba   31'
Bennett   69'
Yearwood   89'
Canada  1–3  Mexico
Lowery   83' Report Hermosillo   3'
de la Torre   40'
Galindo   89' (pen.)

Jamaica  2–3  Canada
Wright   42'
Reid   63'
Report Mitchell   34'
Miller   54'
Limniatis   60'
Mexico  1–1  Honduras
Hermosillo   57' Report Anariba   9'

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  United States 3 3 0 0 8 3 +5 6
  Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 2
  Trinidad and Tobago 3 1 0 2 3 4 –1 2
  Guatemala 3 1 0 2 1 5 –4 2
Costa Rica  2–0  Guatemala
R. Gómez   14'
Flores   17'
Report
Attendance: 18,435
Referee: Mike Siefert (Canada)
United States  2–1  Trinidad and Tobago
Murray   85'
Balboa   87'
Report Lewis   67'
Attendance: 18,435

Trinidad and Tobago  2–1  Costa Rica
Lewis   38'
Thomas   89'
Report Medford   6'
Attendance: 6,344
Guatemala  0–3  United States
Report Murray   11'
Quinn   46'
Wynalda   52'

Trinidad and Tobago  0–1  Guatemala
Report Espel   89'
United States  3–2  Costa Rica
Vermes   6'
Pérez   49' (pen.)
Marchena   59' (o.g.)
Report Arguedas   30'
Jara   33'

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
July 5 – Memorial Coliseum
 
 
  Honduras2
 
July 7 – Memorial Coliseum
 
  Costa Rica0
 
  United States0 (4)
 
July 5 – Memorial Coliseum
 
  Honduras0 (3)
 
  United States2
 
 
  Mexico0
 
Third place
 
 
July 7 – Memorial Coliseum
 
 
  Mexico2
 
 
  Costa Rica0

Semi-finalsEdit

Honduras  2–0  Costa Rica
Bennett   37'
Flores   79'
Report

United States  2–0  Mexico
Doyle   48'
Vermes   64'
Report

Third place play-offEdit

Mexico  2–0  Costa Rica
Farfán   9'
Galindo   89'
Report

FinalEdit

StatisticsEdit

AwardsEdit

WinnersEdit

 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup Winners 
 
United States
First title

Final rankingEdit

Per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-out are counted as draws.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1   United States (H) 5 4 1 0 10 3 +7 13 Champions
2   Honduras 5 3 2 0 12 3 +9 11 Runners-up
3   Mexico 5 3 1 1 10 5 +5 10 Third Place
4   Costa Rica 5 1 0 4 5 9 −4 3 Fourth Place
5   Trinidad and Tobago 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3 Eliminated in
Group stage
6   Canada 3 1 0 2 6 9 −3 3
7   Guatemala 3 1 0 2 1 5 −4 3
8   Jamaica 3 0 0 3 3 12 −9 0
Updated to match(es) played on 25 July 1993. Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Michael Lewis (1970-01-01). "When USA won the inaugural Gold Cup: 'Soccer was a lot different back then' | Football". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-07-27.
  2. ^ http://www.teletica.com/deportes/94452-Historia-de-Costa-Rica-en-la-Copa-Oro-1991.note.aspx

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