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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.

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

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]

Contents

Qualified teamsEdit

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)

VenuesEdit

Miami Carson Foxborough
Miami Orange Bowl The Home Depot Center Gillette Stadium
Capacity: 72,319 Capacity: 27,000 Capacity: 68,756
     
East Rutherford Houston Chicago
Giants Stadium Reliant Stadium Soldier Field
Capacity: 80,042 Capacity: 71,500 Capacity: 61,500
     

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.

Competition formatEdit

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

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

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

Group BEdit

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   26' Report
Attendance: 21,334
Referee: José Pineda (Honduras)
El Salvador  2–1  Trinidad and Tobago
Sánchez   38'
Alas   81'
Report Spann   8'
Attendance: 21,334
Referee: German Arredondo (Mexico)

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

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

Group CEdit

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   33'
B. Pérez   42'
Garcés   83'
Report Guevara   40'
Costly   90+2'
Mexico  2–1  Cuba
Borgetti   38'
Castillo   56'
Report Alcántara   23'
Attendance: 20,230
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)

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

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

Ranking of third-placed teamsEdit

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 stageEdit

 
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-finalsEdit

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

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

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

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

Semi-finalsEdit

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

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

FinalEdit

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

StatisticsEdit

GoalscorersEdit