2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup
The 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the tenth edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup competition, and the twentieth soccer championship of North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF). It was played from July 3 to 26, 2009 in the United States. This competition was the fourth tournament without guests from other confederations. Mexico won their fifth Gold Cup, and eighth CONCACAF Championship overall, after beating the United States 5–0 in the final. It was the second consecutive Gold Cup final and fourth overall to feature Mexico and the United States and the third won by Mexico.
|Copa de Oro de la CONCACAF 2009 ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)|
|Host country||United States|
|Teams||12 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||13 (in 13 host cities)|
|Champions||Mexico (5th title)|
|Goals scored||66 (2.64 per match)|
|Attendance||860,046 (34,402 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Miguel Sabah (4 goals)|
|Best player(s)||Giovani dos Santos|
|Best goalkeeper||Keylor Navas|
|Fair play award||United States|
|Team||Qualification||Appearances||Previous best performance|
|North American zone|
|United States (TH)||Automatic||10th||Champion (1991, 2002, 2005, 2007)|
|Mexico||Automatic||10th||Champions (1993, 1996, 1998, 2003)|
|Caribbean zone qualified through the 2010 Caribbean Cup|
|Jamaica||Winners||7th||Third Place (1993)|
|Guadeloupe||Third Place||2nd||Semifinals (2007)|
|Haiti||Fifth Place[pn 1]||4th||Quarterfinals (2002)|
|Central American zone qualified through the 2011 Copa Centroamericana|
|Costa Rica||Runners-up||9th||Runners-up (2002)|
|Honduras||Third Place||9th||Runners-up (2005)|
|El Salvador||Fourth Place||6th||Quarterfinals (2002, 2003)|
- Cuba finished fourth at the Caribbean Championship, but withdrew from the Gold Cup due to issues related to player development and the ability to field a competitive team. Haiti and Trinidad and Tobago, 3rd place in Group I and Group J, respectively, as the two highest finishing teams in the Caribbean Championship not already qualified for the Gold Cup, were placed in a draw by the CFU to determine who would replace Cuba, and Haiti won the draw.
|The Home Depot Center||Qwest Field||Columbus Crew Stadium||Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum||Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium|
|Capacity: 27,000||Capacity: 67,000||Capacity: 22,555||Capacity: 63,026||Capacity: 56,692|
|Reliant Stadium||FIU Stadium||Gillette Stadium||University of Phoenix Stadium|
|Capacity: 71,500||Capacity: 18,000||Capacity: 68,756||Capacity: 63,400|
|Lincoln Financial Field||Cowboys Stadium||Soldier Field||Giants Stadium|
|Capacity: 68,532||Capacity: 80,000||Capacity: 61,500||Capacity: 80,242|
Participating teams selected a squad of 23 players (including three goalkeepers), except the United States, who were given an expanded 30-player roster due to their participation in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.
The twelve teams that qualified were divided into three groups. The draw for the Group Stage was announced on 2 April 2009. 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.
|Key to colours in group tables|
|Group winners, runners-up, and best two third-placed teams advance to the quarter-finals|
|Costa Rica||1–2||El Salvador|
|Granados 64'||Report||Romero 19', 87'|
De Jong 28'
|Barahona 68'||Report||Loval 33'
|Report||Noriega 45' (pen.)
|Sabah 10'||Report||Pérez 29'|
Tejada 76', 88'
Ranking of third-placed teamsEdit
|18 July – Philadelphia|
|23 July – Chicago|
|18 July – Philadelphia|
|United States (a.e.t.)||2|
|26 July – East Rutherford, New Jersey|
|19 July – Arlington|
|23 July – Chicago|
|Costa Rica||1 (3)|
|19 July – Arlington|
|Mexico (a.e.t. p.s.o.)||1 (5)|
|Report||Martínez 36' (pen.)|
|United States||2–1 (a.e.t.)||Panama|
Cooper 106' (pen.)
|Alphonse 64'||Report||Borges 3'
Saborío 16', 71'
|Sabah 23', 63'
Dos Santos 42'
|Costa Rica||1–1 (a.e.t.)||Mexico|
|Ledezma 90+3'||Report||Franco 88'|
- 4 goals
- 3 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
|2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup Winners|
|Golden Boot Award||Most Valuable Player Award||Best Goalkeeper Award||Fair Play Award|
|Miguel Sabah||Giovani dos Santos||Keylor Navas||United States|
The All-Tournament Team was selected by the CONCACAF Technical Study Group. The player selections were made from the eight teams that reached the quarterfinals of the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
|2||United States (H)||6||4||1||1||12||8||+4||13||Runners-up|
|9||El Salvador||3||1||0||2||2||3||−1||3||Eliminated in|
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In Australia, the tournament was broadcast by Setanta Sports
In Brazil, the tournament was broadcast by Multisports
In Honduras, Televicentro was broadcasting in three of their channels, MegaTV, Tele Sistema, Canal 7y4.
In Panama, the tournament was broadcast by RPC TV Canal 4 and TV Max.
In Malaysia, the tournament was broadcast by Astro Supersports.
In the United States, English language coverage of games involving the USA, as well as one game from each round of the knockout stages even if the USA was not involved, was on Fox Soccer Channel. All tournament games received Spanish language coverage split between Galavision, TeleFutura, Univision.
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