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The 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the eighth edition of the Gold Cup, the football championship of North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF). It was contested in the United States in July 2005. The United States emerged victorious in the final against an upstart Panama team led by tournament MVP Luis Tejada. After regulation and 30 minutes of extra time ended scoreless, the USA won 3-1 on penalties.

2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup
CONCACAF Championship
2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup logo.svg
2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup official logo
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
DatesJuly 6 – July 24
Teams12 (from 3 confederations)
Venue(s)7 (in 7 host cities)
Final positions
Champions United States (3rd title)
Runners-up Panama
Tournament statistics
Matches played25
Goals scored73 (2.92 per match)
Attendance340,018 (13,601 per match)
Top scorer(s)United States DaMarcus Beasley
United States Landon Donovan
Guatemala Carlos Ruiz
Panama Luis Tejada
Honduras Wilmer Velasquez
(3 goals each)
Best player(s)Panama Luis Tejada
Best goalkeeperPanama Jaime Penedo
Fair play award Honduras
2003
2007

For this edition, the format was switched from four groups of three teams each to the three groups of four teams. As a result, there was one more group stage game for each team, and the likelihood of teams advancing on a coin toss was much less. The top two teams from each group and the two best third-place teams would advance to the quarterfinals.

As usual for the Gold Cup, several of the top teams fielded less than their top squads, including guest teams Colombia and South Africa. Mexico and the United States were missing at least half their usual starters, and a few top name players on smaller nations (Paulo Wanchope and Amado Guevara, among others) also declined to participate. During the tournament, matches in Miami's Group A had to be postponed because of Hurricane Dennis.

Contents

Qualified teamsEdit

Caribbean zone qualified from the 2005 Caribbean Cup:

Central American zone qualified from the UNCAF Nations Cup 2005:

North American zone qualified automatically:

Guests:

VenuesEdit

Foxborough East Rutherford Carson Los Angeles
Gillette Stadium Giants Stadium Home Depot Center Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Capacity: 68,756 Capacity: 80,042 Capacity: 27,000 Capacity: 93,607
       
Miami Seattle Houston
Orange Bowl Qwest Field Reliant Stadium
Capacity: 72,319 Capacity: 67,000 Capacity: 71,500
     

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

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

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Honduras 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
  Panama 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
  Colombia 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 3
  Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 2 1 3 5 −2 2
Colombia  0–1  Panama
Report Tejada   70'
Attendance: 10,311
Trinidad and Tobago  1–1  Honduras
Birchall   28' Report Figueroa   43'
Attendance: 10,311

Panama  2–2  Trinidad and Tobago
Tejada   24'90+1' Report Andrews   17'
Glenn   90'
Attendance: 17,292
Honduras  2–1  Colombia
Velásquez   79'82' Report Moreno   30' (pen.)
Attendance: 17,292

Colombia  2–0  Trinidad and Tobago
Aguilar   77'
Hurtado   79'
Report
Attendance: 8,457
Honduras  1–0  Panama
Caballero   80' Report
Attendance: 8,457

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  United States 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7
  Costa Rica 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
  Canada 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
  Cuba 3 0 0 3 3 9 −6 0
Canada  0–1  Costa Rica
Report Soto   30' (pen.)
Attendance: 15,831
Cuba  1–4  United States
Moré   18' Report Dempsey   44'
Donovan   87'90+2'
Beasley   89'
Attendance: 15,831
Referee: José Pineda (Honduras)

Costa Rica  3–1  Cuba
Brenes   61'85' (pen.)
Soto   81' (pen.)
Report Galindo   72'
Attendance: 15,109
United States  2–0  Canada
Hutchinson   48' (o.g.)
Donovan   90'
(Report)
Attendance: 15,109
Referee: Neal Brizan (Trinidad and Tobago)

United States  0–0  Costa Rica
Report
Attendance: 15,211
Canada  2–1  Cuba
Gerba   69'
Hutchinson   87'
Report Cervantes   90'
Attendance: 15,211
Referee: Roberto Moreno (Panama)

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Mexico 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4 6
  South Africa 3 1 2 0 6 5 +1 5
  Jamaica 3 1 1 1 7 7 0 4
  Guatemala 3 0 1 2 4 9 −5 1
South Africa  2–1  Mexico
Evans   28'
van Heerden   41'
Report Rodríguez   83'
Attendance: 27,000
Referee: Rodolfo Sibrian (El Salvador)
Guatemala  3–4  Jamaica
Ruiz   11' (pen.)45'87' Report Shelton   3'
Fuller   5'
Williams   45' (pen.)
Hue   57'

Mexico  4–0  Guatemala
Borgetti   5'14'
Galindo   54'
Bravo   65'
Report
Attendance: 30,710
Jamaica  3–3  South Africa
Hue   35'
Stewart   45'
Bennett   80'
Report Raselemane   35'
Ndlela   41'
Nomvethe   56'
Attendance: 30,710

Guatemala  1–1  South Africa
Romero   37' Report Nkosi   45'
Attendance: 45,311
Mexico  1–0  Jamaica
Medina   19' Report
Attendance: 45,311
Referee: Walter Quesada (Costa Rica)

Ranking of third-placed teamsEdit

Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
C   Jamaica 3 1 1 1 7 7 0 4
A   Colombia 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 3
B   Canada 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
16 July - Foxboro
 
 
  Honduras3
 
July 21 - East Rutherford
 
  Costa Rica2
 
  Honduras1
 
16 July - Foxboro
 
  United States2
 
  United States3
 
July 24 - East Rutherford
 
  Jamaica1
 
  United States0 (3)
 
17 July - Houston
 
  Panama0 (1)
 
  Mexico1
 
July 21 - East Rutherford
 
  Colombia2
 
  Colombia2
 
17 July - Houston
 
  Panama3
 
  South Africa1 (3)
 
 
  Panama1 (5)
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

Honduras  3–2  Costa Rica
Velásquez   6'
Turcios   27'
Núñez   30'
Report Bolaños   40'
Ruiz   81'
Attendance: 22,108
Referee: Benito Archundia (MEX)

United States  3–1  Jamaica
Wolff   6'
Beasley   42'   83'
Report Fuller   88'
Attendance: 22,108
Referee: Carlos Alberto Batres (GUA)

Mexico  1–2  Colombia
Pineda   65' Report Castrillón   58'
Aguilar   74'
Attendance: 60,050
Referee: Rodolfo Sibrian (SLV)

South Africa  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Panama
Ndlela   68' Report Jo. Dely Valdés   48'
Penalties
Evans  
Gaxa  
Katza  
Lekgwathi  
3–5   Tejada
  Rodríguez
  Baloy
  Blanco
  Gómez
Attendance: 60,050
Referee: Peter Prendergast (JAM)

Semi-finalsEdit

Honduras  1–2  United States
Guerrero   30' Report O'Brien   86'
Onyewu   90+2'
Attendance: 41,721
Referee: Peter Prendergast (JAM)

Colombia  2–3  Panama
Patiño   63'   89' Report Phillips   11'   73'
Jo. Dely Valdés   26'
Attendance: 41,721
Referee: Rodolfo Sibrian (SLV)

FinalEdit

United States  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Panama
Report
Penalties
Quaranta  
Armas  
Donovan  
Davis  
3–1   Tejada
  Dely Valdés
  Baloy
  Blanco
Attendance: 31,018
Referee: Carlos Alberto Batres (GUA)

StatisticsEdit

AwardsEdit

WinnersEdit

 2005 Gold Cup Winners 
 
United States
Third title

Most Valuable Player

Top Goalkeeper

Fair Play Trophy

Best XI

Honorable Mention

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) 6 4 2 0 11 3 +8 14 Champions
2   Panama 6 2 3 1 7 6 +1 9 Runners-up
3   Honduras 5 3 1 1 8 6 +2 10 Eliminated in
Semi-finals
4   Colombia 5 2 0 3 7 7 0 6
5   Costa Rica 4 2 1 1 6 4 +2 7 Eliminated in
Quarter-finals
6   Mexico 4 2 0 2 7 4 +3 6
7   South Africa 4 1 3 0 7 6 +1 6
8   Jamaica 4 1 1 2 8 10 −2 4
9   Canada 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3 Eliminated in
Group stage
10   Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 2 1 3 5 −2 2
11   Guatemala 3 0 1 2 4 9 −5 1
12   Cuba 3 0 0 3 3 9 −6 0
Updated to match(es) played on 24 July 2005. Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.