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The 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the sixth edition of the Gold Cup, the association football championship of North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF).

2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup
CONCACAF Championship
2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup logo.png
2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup official logo
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
DatesJanuary 18 – February 2
Teams12 (from 3 confederations)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions United States (2nd title)
Runners-up Costa Rica
Third place Canada
Fourth place South Korea
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored39 (1.95 per match)
Top scorer(s)United States Brian McBride
(4 goals)
Best player(s)United States Brian McBride
Best goalkeeperCanada Lars Hirschfeld
Fair play award Costa Rica
2000
2003

The tournament was once again held in the United States, in Miami and Pasadena. The format of the tournament stayed the same as in 2000: twelve teams were split into four groups of three. The top two teams in each group would advance to the quarterfinals. Ecuador and South Korea were invited from outside CONCACAF.

Canada, who rode the coin toss all the way to winning the 2000 Cup, needed luck once again, as all games in Group D ended with a 2-0 result. Lots were drawn, with Canada and Haiti moving on to the next round; Ecuador did not. But the Canadian team's luck ran dry in the semifinals, as the U.S. beat them on penalties after tying 0-0. The United States then met Costa Rica in the final and topped them 2-0 behind goals by Josh Wolff and Jeff Agoos for their first tournament win since 1991.

During the tournament, Cuban players Alberto Delgado and Rey Angel Martinez defected from Cuba to the United States.

Contents

Qualified teamsEdit

Team Qualification Appearances Previous best performance
North American zone
  Mexico Automatic 6th Champions (1993,1996,1998)
  United States Automatic 6th Champions (1991)
  Canada (TH) Automatic 5th Champions (2000)
Caribbean zone qualified through the 2001 Caribbean Cup
  Trinidad and Tobago Winners 5th Third place (1993)
  Haiti Runners-up 2nd Group Stage (2000)
  Martinique Third Place 2nd Group Stage (1993)
  Cuba Playoff 2nd Group Stage (1998)
Central American zone qualified through the 2001 UNCAF Nations Cup
  Guatemala Winners 5th Fourth Place (1996)
  Costa Rica Runners-up 5th Third place (1993)
  El Salvador Third Place 3rd Group stage (1996,1998)
Other
  Ecuador Invitation 1st Debut
  South Korea Invitation 2nd Group stage (2000)

Qualification play-offEdit

A qualification playoff was held in July and August 2001.

VenuesEdit

Pasadena, California Miami, Florida
Rose Bowl Orange Bowl
Capacity: 93,000 Capacity: 74,000
   

SquadsEdit

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.

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Mexico 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 6
  El Salvador 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 3
  Guatemala 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 0
El Salvador  0–1  Mexico
Report García   31'
Attendance: 42,117
Referee: Rogger Zambrano (Ecuador)

Mexico  3–1  Guatemala
Bautista   28'
Garcés   38'
Ochoa   90'
Report Plata   36'
Attendance: 31,244

Guatemala  0–1  El Salvador
Report Cabrera   58'
Attendance: 12,906
Referee: Rogger Zambrano (Ecuador)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  United States 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2 6
  South Korea 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
  Cuba 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1
United States  2–1  South Korea
Donovan   36'
Beasley   90'
Report Song Chong-Gug   38'
Attendance: 42,117
Referee: Samuel Richard (Dominican Republic)

Cuba  0–1  United States
Report McBride   22'
Attendance: 31,244
Referee: José Pineda (Honduras)

South Korea  0–0  Cuba
Report
Attendance: 12,906
Referee: Noel Bynoe (Trinidad and Tobago)

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Costa Rica 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4
  Martinique 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1 3
  Trinidad and Tobago 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
Martinique  0–2  Costa Rica
Report Medford   38'
Fonseca   55'
Attendance: 14,508
Referee: Gilberto Alcalá (Mexico)

Costa Rica  1–1  Trinidad and Tobago
Fonseca   56' Report John   90'
Attendance: 12,253

Trinidad and Tobago  0–1  Martinique
Report Percin   51'
Attendance: 3,827
Referee: Rodolfo Sibrián (El Salvador)

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Canada 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
  Haiti 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
  Ecuador 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
Haiti  0–2  Canada
Report McKenna   28'48'
Attendance: 14,508
Referee: Roberto Moreno (Panama)

Ecuador  0–2  Haiti
Report Méndez   6' (o.g.)
Alerte   44'
Attendance: 12,253

Canada  0–2  Ecuador
Report Aguinaga   88'90'
Attendance: 3,827

Knockout stageEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
26 January - Miami
 
 
  Costa Rica2
 
30 January - Pasadena
 
  Haiti1
 
  Costa Rica3
 
27 January - Pasadena
 
  South Korea1
 
  Mexico0 (2)
 
February 2 - Pasadena
 
  South Korea0 (4)
 
  Costa Rica0
 
26 January - Miami
 
  United States2
 
  Canada1 (6)
 
30 January - Pasadena
 
  Martinique1 (5)
 
  Canada0 (2)
 
27 January - Pasadena
 
  United States0 (4) Third place
 
  United States4
 
February 2 - Pasadena
 
  El Salvador0
 
  Canada2
 
 
  South Korea1
 

QuarterfinalsEdit

Costa Rica  2–1 (asdet)  Haiti
Centeno   2'
Gómez   97'
Report Pierre   62'
Attendance: 14,823
Referee: Alcala (MEX)
Canada  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Martinique
McKenna   73' Report Rogers   63' (o.g.)
Penalties
McKenna  
Brennan  
De Rosario  
Nsaliwa  
De Vos  
Stalteri  
Bent  
6–5   Lupon
  Clement
  DiCanot
  Mirande
  Reuperne
  Heurlie
  Lina
Attendance: 14,823
Referee: Batres (GUA)
Mexico  0–0 (a.e.t.)  South Korea
Report
Penalties
Noriega  
De Anda  
Sosa  
Hierro  
2–4   Lee Eul-Yong
  Lee Dong-Gook
  Choi Sung-Yong
  Lee Young-Pyo
Attendance: 31,628
Referee: Pineda (HON)
United States  4–0  El Salvador
McBride   9'11'21'
Razov   72'
Report
Attendance: 31,628
Referee: Richard (DOM)

SemifinalsEdit

Costa Rica  3–1  South Korea
Gomez   44'
Wanchope   77'82'
Report Choi Jin-Cheul   81'
Attendance: 7,241
Referee: Sibrian (SLV)
Canada  0–0 (a.e.t.)  United States
Report
Penalties
McKenna  
Stalteri  
De Rosario  
Nsaliwa  
2–4   Donovan
  McBride
  Agoos
  Mathis
Attendance: 7,241
Referee: Prendergast (JAM)

Third place matchEdit

Canada  2–1  South Korea
Kim Do-hoon   34' (o.g.)
De Rosario   35'
Report Kim Do-hoon   15'
Attendance: 14,432
Referee: Bynoe (TRI)

FinalEdit

United States  2–0  Costa Rica
Wolff   37'
Agoos   63'
Report
Attendance: 14,432
Referee: Batres (GUA)

StatisticsEdit

AwardsEdit

 2002 Gold Cup Winners 
 
United States
Second title

Most Valuable Player

Top Goalkeeper

Fair Play Trophy

Best XI

Reserves

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 9 1 +8 13 Champions
2   Costa Rica 5 3 1 1 8 5 +3 10 Runners-up
3   Canada 5 2 2 1 5 4 +1 8 Third place
4   South Korea 5 0 2 3 3 7 −4 2 Fourth place
5   Mexico 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7 Eliminated in
Quarter-finals
6   Martinique 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4
7   Haiti 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3
8   El Salvador 3 1 0 2 1 5 −4 3
9   Ecuador 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3 Eliminated in
Group stage
10   Trinidad and Tobago 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
11   Cuba 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1
12   Guatemala 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 0
Updated to match(es) played on 27 July 2003. Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.

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