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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.[1] 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.

2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Copa de Oro de la CONCACAF 2009 (in Spanish)
2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup logo.svg
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
DatesJuly 3–26
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)13 (in 13 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Mexico (5th title)
Runners-up United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played25
Goals scored66 (2.64 per match)
Attendance860,046 (34,402 per match)
Top scorer(s)Mexico Miguel Sabah (4 goals)
Best player(s)Mexico Giovani dos Santos
Best goalkeeperCosta Rica Keylor Navas
Fair play award United States
2007
2011

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 10th Champion (1991, 2002, 2005, 2007)
  Mexico Automatic 10th Champions (1993, 1996, 1998, 2003)
  Canada Automatic 9th Champions (2000)
Caribbean zone qualified through the 2010 Caribbean Cup
  Jamaica Winners 7th Third Place (1993)
  Grenada Runners-up 1st Debut
  Guadeloupe Third Place 2nd Semifinals (2007)
  Haiti Fifth Place[pn 1] 4th Quarterfinals (2002)
Central American zone qualified through the 2009 Copa Centroamericana
  Panama Winners 4th Runners-up (2005)
  Costa Rica Runners-up 9th Runners-up (2002)
  Honduras Third Place 9th Runners-up (2005)
  El Salvador Fourth Place 6th Quarterfinals (2002, 2003)
  Nicaragua Fifth Place 1st Debut

Notes:

  1. ^ 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.[2][3] 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.[4]

VenuesEdit

The set of thirteen venues–the largest number ever used to stage the Gold Cup–was announced on March 9.[2][5][6][7]

Carson Seattle Columbus Oakland Washington
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
         
Houston Miami Foxborough Glendale
Reliant Stadium FIU Stadium Gillette Stadium University of Phoenix Stadium
Capacity: 71,500 Capacity: 18,000 Capacity: 68,756 Capacity: 63,400
       
Philadelphia Arlington Chicago East Rutherford
Lincoln Financial Field Cowboys Stadium Soldier Field Giants Stadium
Capacity: 68,532 Capacity: 80,000 Capacity: 61,500 Capacity: 80,242
       

SquadsEdit

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.[8]

Match officialsEdit

Group stageEdit

The twelve teams that qualified were divided into three groups. The draw for the Group Stage was announced on 2 April 2009.[9] 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

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Canada 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
  Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
  Jamaica 3 1 0 2 1 2 −1 3
  El Salvador 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3

Canada  1–0  Jamaica
Gerba   75' Report

Costa Rica  1–2  El Salvador
Granados   64' Report Romero   19'87'

Jamaica  0–1  Costa Rica
Report Borges   64'

El Salvador  0–1  Canada
Report Gerba   32'

Costa Rica  2–2  Canada
Herrón   23'
Centeno   35'
Report Bernier   25'
De Jong   28'
Attendance: 17,269

El Salvador  0–1  Jamaica
Report Cummings   70'

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  United States 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 7
  Honduras 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
  Haiti 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
  Grenada 3 0 0 3 0 10 −10 0

Honduras  1–0  Haiti
Costly   76' Report
Attendance: 15,387

Grenada  0–4  United States
Report Adu   7'
Holden   31'
Rogers   60'
Davies   69'
Attendance: 15,387

Haiti  2–0  Grenada
Noël   14'
Marcelin   79'
Report

United States  2–0  Honduras
Quaranta   74'
Ching   79'
Report

United States  2–2  Haiti
Arnaud   6'
Holden   90+2'
Report Sirin   46'
Chéry   49'

Honduras  4–0  Grenada
Martínez   2'
Espinoza   25'
Valladares   56'
Costly   67'
Report

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Mexico 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7
  Guadeloupe 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
  Panama 3 1 1 1 6 3 +3 4
  Nicaragua 3 0 0 3 0 8 −8 0

Panama  1–2  Guadeloupe
Barahona   68' Report Loval   33'
Fleurival   43'

Nicaragua  0–2  Mexico
Report Noriega   45' (pen.)
Barrera   86'

Guadeloupe  2–0  Nicaragua
Auvray   57'
Gotin   59'
Report
Attendance: 47,713

Mexico  1–1  Panama
Sabah   10' Report Pérez   29'
Attendance: 47,713

Panama  4–0  Nicaragua
Pérez   35'
Gómez   56'
Tejada   76'88'
Report

Mexico  2–0  Guadeloupe
Torrado   42'
Sabah   85'
Report

Ranking of third-placed teamsEdit

Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
C   Panama 3 1 1 1 6 3 +3 4
B   Haiti 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
A   Jamaica 3 1 0 2 1 2 −1 3

Knockout stageEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
18 July – Philadelphia
 
 
  Canada0
 
23 July – Chicago
 
  Honduras1
 
  Honduras0
 
18 July – Philadelphia
 
  United States2
 
  United States (a.e.t.)2
 
26 July – East Rutherford, New Jersey
 
  Panama1
 
  United States0
 
19 July – Arlington
 
  Mexico5
 
  Guadeloupe1
 
23 July – Chicago
 
  Costa Rica5
 
  Costa Rica1 (3)
 
19 July – Arlington
 
  Mexico (a.e.t. p.s.o.)1 (5)
 
  Mexico4
 
 
  Haiti0
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

Canada  0–1  Honduras
Report Martínez   36' (pen.)

United States  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Panama
Beckerman   49'
Cooper   106' (pen.)
Report Pérez   45'

Guadeloupe  1–5  Costa Rica
Alphonse   64' Report Borges   3'
Saborío   16'71'
Herron   47'
Herrera   89'
Attendance: 85,000

Mexico  4–0  Haiti
Sabah   23'63'
Dos Santos   42'
Barrera   83'
Report
Attendance: 85,000

Semi-finalsEdit

Honduras  0–2  United States
Report Goodson   45'
Cooper   90'
Attendance: 55,173

Costa Rica  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Mexico
Ledezma   90+3' Report Franco   88'
Penalties
Saborío  
Borges  
Ledezma  
Oviedo  
3–5   Franco
  Dos Santos
  Torrado
  Juárez
  Vela
Attendance: 55,173

FinalEdit

United States  0–5  Mexico
Report Torrado   56' (pen.)
Dos Santos   62'
Vela   67'
Castro   79'
Franco   90'

StatisticsEdit

AwardsEdit

WinnersEdit

 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup Winners 
 
Mexico
Fifth title

Individual awardsEdit

Golden Boot Award[10] Most Valuable Player Award[11] Best Goalkeeper Award[12] Fair Play Award[13]
  Miguel Sabah   Giovani dos Santos   Keylor Navas   United States

All-Tournament TeamEdit

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.[14]

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

  Keylor Navas
  Guillermo Ochoa

  Mike Klukowski
  Freddy Fernández
  Fausto Pinto
  Luis Moreno
  Clarence Goodson
  Chad Marshall

  Julián de Guzmán
  Celso Borges
  Stéphane Auvray
  Gerardo Torrado
  Giovani dos Santos
  Stuart Holden

  Álvaro Saborío
  Walter Martínez
  Miguel Sabah
  Kenny Cooper

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   Mexico 6 4 2 0 15 2 +13 14 Champions
2   United States (H) 6 4 1 1 12 8 +4 13 Runners-up
3   Honduras 5 3 0 2 6 4 +2 9 Eliminated in
Semi-finals
4   Costa Rica 5 2 2 1 10 6 +4 8
5   Canada 4 2 1 1 4 3 +1 7 Eliminated in
Quarter-finals
6   Guadeloupe 4 2 0 2 5 8 −3 6
7   Panama 4 1 1 2 7 5 +2 4
8   Haiti 4 1 1 2 4 7 −3 4
9   El Salvador 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3 Eliminated in
Group stage
10   Jamaica 3 1 0 2 1 2 −1 3
11   Nicaragua 3 0 0 3 0 8 −8 0
12   Grenada 3 0 0 3 0 10 −10 0
Updated to match(es) played on 26 July 2009. Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.

Media coverageEdit

In Australia, the tournament was broadcast by Setanta Sports

In Brazil, the tournament was broadcast by Multisports

In Canada, the tournament was broadcast by Rogers Sportsnet and GolTV Canada

In Costa Rica, the tournament was broadcast by Teletica Canal 7, XPERTV 33 and Repretel

In Mexico and Central America, the tournament was broadcast by Televisa and TV Azteca (Mexico and United States Matches) and SKY México

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.

Worldwide, except in the Americas, the tournament was streamed by Omnisport.TV the legal online rights holder working in partnership with CONCACAF, with English commentary and in HDTV quality.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "International Match Calendar 2008–2014" (PDF) (Press release). FIFA. 24 September 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 January 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2008.
  2. ^ a b "CONCACAF expands Gold Cup host cities, Canada plans modest tournament prep". Google News. CP. 10 March 2009. Retrieved 13 March 2009.
  3. ^ "Cubans withdraw from CONCACAF Gold Cup". Trinidad and Tobago Express. 18 March 2009. Archived from the original on 20 June 2009. Retrieved 18 March 2009.
  4. ^ "Haiti team profile" (Press release). CONCACAF. 2009. Archived from the original on 22 March 2009. Retrieved 13 March 2009.
  5. ^ "Gold Cup to be played in record 13 U.S. cities". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. New York City, New York. Sports Network. 9 March 2009. Archived from the original on 20 June 2009. Retrieved 13 March 2009.
  6. ^ "CONCACAF Gold Cup to be played at 13 sites is US". International Herald Tribune. New York City. AP. 9 March 2009. Retrieved 13 March 2009.
  7. ^ "Gold Cup to be played in record 13 different U.S. cities July 3–26" (Press release). New York City: CONCACAF. 9 March 2009. Archived from the original on 20 June 2009. Retrieved 13 March 2009.
  8. ^ Jones, Grahame L. (3 July 2009). "U.S. gets a real man advantage". Los Angeles Times. p. C4. Retrieved 22 June 2019 – via Newspapers.com.  
  9. ^ Costa Rica to face El Salvador on opening night of Gold Cup. New York City: CONCACAF. 2 April 2009. Archived from the original on 20 June 2009. Retrieved 2 April 2009.
  10. ^ "Golden Boot Award" (Press release). CONCACAF. 26 July 2009. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2009.
  11. ^ "Most Valuable Player Award" (Press release). CONCACAF. 26 July 2009. Archived from the original on 8 August 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2009.
  12. ^ "Best Goalkeeper" (Press release). CONCACAF. 26 July 2009. Archived from the original on 8 January 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2009.
  13. ^ "Fair Play Award" (Press release). CONCACAF. 26 July 2009. Archived from the original on 8 January 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2009.
  14. ^ "2009 All-Tournament Team" (Press release). CONCACAF. 26 July 2009. Archived from the original on 26 June 2009. Retrieved 27 July 2009.

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