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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 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

Qualifying play-offEdit

A playoff between Panama (fourth place of 2001 UNCAF Cup) and Cuba (fourth place of 2001 Caribbean Cup) was held to determine who will participate the Gold Cup.

Panama  0–0  Cuba

Cuba  1–0  Panama
Serguei Prado   79'

Cuba won 1–0 on aggregate.


SquadsEdit

VenuesEdit

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

First roundEdit

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 RoundEdit

 
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)

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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)

Results and awardsEdit

 2002 Gold Cup Winners 
 
United States
Second title

Top scorersEdit

AwardsEdit

Team statisticsEdit

Team GP W D L GF GA Dif
F   United States 5 4 1 0 9 1 +8
F   Costa Rica 5 3 1 1 8 5 +3
S   Canada 5 2 2 1 5 4 +1
S   South Korea 5 0 2 3 3 7 -4
Q   Mexico 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3
Q   Martinique 3 1 1 1 2 3 -1
Q   Haiti 3 1 0 2 3 4 -1
Q   El Salvador 3 1 0 2 1 5 -4
1   Ecuador 2 1 0 1 2 2 0
1   Trinidad and Tobago 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1
1   Cuba 2 0 1 1 0 1 -1
1   Guatemala 2 0 0 2 1 4 -3

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