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The 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the 11th edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup competition and 21st CONCACAF regional championship overall in CONCACAF's fifty years of existence. The United States was the host nation.

2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Copa de Oro de la CONCACAF 2011 (in Spanish)
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Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
DatesJune 5–25
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)13 (in 13 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Mexico (6th title)
Runners-up United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played25
Goals scored80 (3.2 per match)
Attendance1,140,602 (45,624 per match)
Top scorer(s)Mexico Javier Hernández
(7 goals)[1]
Best player(s)Mexico Javier Hernández[1]
Best goalkeeperHonduras Noel Valladares
Fair play award Mexico
2009
2013

The competition started on June 5, 2011 at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, and ended with the final on June 25, 2011 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California,[2] with Mexico beating the United States 4-2.

This competition was the fifth tournament without guests from other confederations. Mexico won their sixth Gold Cup, and ninth CONCACAF Championship overall. It was the third consecutive Gold Cup final and second consecutive win also.

As winner of the tournament, Mexico qualified for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil as the representative from CONCACAF.[3][4]

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 FIFA Ranking
North American zone
  United States Automatic 11th Champion (1991, 2002, 2005, 2007) 22
  Mexico (TH) Automatic 11th Champions (1993, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2009) 28
  Canada Automatic 10th Champions (2000) 77
Caribbean zone qualified through the 2010 Caribbean Cup
  Jamaica Winners 8th Third Place (1993) 55
  Guadeloupe Runners-up 3rd Semifinals (2007) N/A
  Cuba Third Place 6th Quarterfinals (2003) 81
  Grenada Fourth Place 2nd Group stage (2009) N/A
Central American zone qualified through the 2011 Copa Centroamericana
  Honduras Winners 10th Runners-up (1991) 43
  Costa Rica Runners-up 10th Runners-up (2002) 56
  Panama Third Place 5th Runners-up (2005) 67
  El Salvador Fourth Place 7th Quarterfinals (2002, 2003) 87
  Guatemala Fifth Place 9th Fourth Place (1996) 124

VenuesEdit

The set of thirteen venues – the same number as the 2009 Gold Cup – was announced on December 16, 2010.[5] Each stadium hosted a doubleheader, except the Rose Bowl which hosted the final.

Group stage
Arlington Carson Detroit Charlotte Miami
Cowboys Stadium The Home Depot Center Ford Field Bank of America Stadium FIU Stadium
Capacity: 80,000 Capacity: 27,000 Capacity: 65,000 Capacity: 73,778 Capacity: 18,000
June 5 June 6 June 7 June 9 June 10
         
Tampa Chicago Harrison Kansas City
Raymond James Stadium Soldier Field Red Bull Arena Livestrong Sporting Park
Capacity: 68,857 Capacity: 61,500 Capacity: 25,189 Capacity: 18,500
June 11 June 12 June 13 June 14
       
Knockout stage
Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
East Rutherford Washington, D.C. Houston Pasadena
New Meadowlands Stadium RFK Stadium Reliant Stadium Rose Bowl
Capacity: 82,566 Capacity: 45,596 Capacity: 71,500 Capacity: 91,136
June 18 June 19 June 22 June 25
     

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.

Suspension of Mexican playersEdit

On June 9, 2011, the names of five Mexican players were released announcing Christian Bermúdez, Édgar Dueñas, Guillermo Ochoa, Francisco Javier Rodríguez and Sinha, all tested positive for clenbuterol prior to the start of the 2011 Gold Cup. They were withdrawn from the squad a few days after their June 5 Gold Cup starting match and 5-0 win against El Salvador.[6] Mexican officials said they believed the positive tests were caused by eating meat tainted with the drug.[7] CONCACAF General Secretary Chuck Blazer said a meeting of the confederation's national teams committee, which also serves as the organizing committee of the Gold Cup, was to be convened on June 10 to consider the situation, including possibly allowing Mexico to replace the five players. However, the meeting was postponed to allow for more information to be gathered.[8] The Mexican Football Federation said on June 14 that the "B" samples of those five involving players were negative.[9] The CONCACAF Gold Cup Organizing Committee announced on June 19 that Mexico would be allowed to replace the suspended players.[10]

Group stageEdit

All Times are U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−4) (Local Times in parentheses)

Key to colors in group tables
Teams that advanced to the quarterfinals

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Mexico 3 3 0 0 14 1 +13 9
  Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 7 5 +2 4
  El Salvador 3 1 1 1 7 7 0 4
  Cuba 3 0 0 3 1 16 −15 0
Costa Rica  5–0  Cuba
Ureña   7'46'
Saborío   41'
Mora   47'
Campbell   71'
Report
Attendance: 80,108
Mexico  5–0  El Salvador
Juárez   55'
De Nigris   58'
J. Hernández   60'67'90+5' (pen.)
Report

Costa Rica  1–1  El Salvador
Brenes   90+5' Report Zelaya   45'
Cuba  0–5  Mexico
Report J. Hernández   35'76'
Dos Santos   63'68'
De Nigris   65'

El Salvador  6–1  Cuba
Zelaya   13'71'
Romero   29'
Blanco   69'
Álvarez   84'
Quintanilla   90+4'
Report Márquez   83'
Mexico  4–1  Costa Rica
Márquez   17'
Guardado   19'26'
Barrera   38'
Report Ureña   69'
Attendance: 62,000

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Jamaica 3 3 0 0 7 0 +7 9
  Honduras 3 1 1 1 7 2 +5 4
  Guatemala 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 4
  Grenada 3 0 0 3 1 15 −14 0
Jamaica  4–0  Grenada
Shelton   21'
Johnson   39'
Phillips   79'
O. Daley   84'
Report
Honduras  0–0  Guatemala
Report

Jamaica  2–0  Guatemala
Phillips   66'76' Report
Attendance: 18,057
Grenada  1–7  Honduras
Murray   20' Report Bengtson   26'37'
Costly   28'67'71'
W. Martínez   88'
Mejía   90+3'
Attendance: 18,057
Referee: Dave Gantar (Canada)

Guatemala  4–0  Grenada
del Aguila   16'
Pappa   22'
Ruiz   54'
Gallardo   59'
Report
Honduras  0–1  Jamaica
Report Johnson   36'
Attendance: 25,000

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Panama 3 2 1 0 6 4 +2 7
  United States 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
  Canada 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4
  Guadeloupe 3 0 0 3 2 5 −3 0
Panama  3–2  Guadeloupe
Pérez   29'
Tejada   31'
Gómez   57' (pen.)
Report Jovial   65'78'
Attendance: 28,209
United States  2–0  Canada
Altidore   15'
Dempsey   62'
Report
Attendance: 28,209

Canada  1–0  Guadeloupe
De Rosario   51' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 27,731
United States  1–2  Panama
Goodson   66' Report Goodson   19' (o.g.)
Gómez   36' (pen.)
Attendance: 27,731

Canada  1–1  Panama
De Rosario   62' (pen.) Report Tejada   90+1'
Guadeloupe  0–1  United States
Report Altidore   9'

Ranking of third-placed teamsEdit

Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
B   Guatemala 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 4
A   El Salvador 3 1 1 1 7 7 0 4
C   Canada 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4

Knockout stageEdit

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
          
 
June 19 – Washington
 
 
  Jamaica0
 
June 22 – Houston
 
  United States2
 
  United States1
 
June 19 – Washington
 
  Panama0
 
  Panama (pen.)1 (5)
 
June 25 – Pasadena
 
  El Salvador1 (3)
 
  United States2
 
June 18 – East Rutherford
 
  Mexico4
 
  Costa Rica1 (2)
 
June 22 – Houston
 
  Honduras (pen.)1 (4)
 
  Honduras0
 
June 18 – East Rutherford
 
  Mexico (a.e.t.)2
 
  Mexico2
 
 
  Guatemala1
 

All times U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−4) (Local times in parentheses)

QuarterfinalsEdit

Costa Rica  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Honduras
Marshall   56' Report Bengtson   49'
Penalties
Borges  
Ruiz  
Saborío  
Campbell  
2–4   Costly
  Bernárdez
  Palacios
  Bengtson

Mexico  2–1  Guatemala
De Nigris   48'
J. Hernández   66'
Report Ruiz   5'

Jamaica  0–2  United States
Report Jones   49'
Dempsey   79'

Panama  1–1 (a.e.t.)  El Salvador
Tejada   90' Report Zelaya   78' (pen.)
Penalties
Barahona  
Rentería  
Godoy  
Henríquez  
Tejada  
5–3   Alas
  Romero
  Zelaya
  Flores

SemifinalsEdit

United States  1–0  Panama
Dempsey   76' Report
Attendance: 70,627

Honduras  0–2 (a.e.t.)  Mexico
Report De Nigris   93'
J. Hernández   99'
Attendance: 70,627

FinalEdit

United States  2–4  Mexico
Bradley   8'
Donovan   23'
Report Barrera   29'50'
Guardado   36'
Dos Santos   76'
Attendance: 93,420

StatisticsEdit

AwardsEdit

WinnersEdit

 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup Winners 
 
Mexico
Sixth title

Individual awardsEdit

Golden Boot Award Most Valuable Player Award Best Goalkeeper Award Fair Play Award
  Javier Hernández   Javier Hernández   Noel Valladares[11]   Mexico

The Fair Play Award was awarded to Mexico because they accumulated the fewest cards.

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 6 0 0 22 4 +18 18 Champions
2   United States (H) 6 4 0 2 9 6 +3 12 Runners-up
3   Panama 5 2 2 1 7 6 +1 8 Eliminated in
Semi-finals
4   Honduras 5 1 2 2 8 5 +3 5
5   Jamaica 4 3 0 1 7 2 +5 9 Eliminated in
Quarter-finals
6   Costa Rica 4 1 2 1 8 6 +2 5
7   El Salvador 4 1 2 1 8 8 0 5
8   Guatemala 4 1 1 2 5 4 +1 4
9   Canada 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4 Eliminated in
Group stage
10   Guadeloupe 3 0 0 3 2 5 −3 0
11   Grenada 3 0 0 3 1 15 −14 0
12   Cuba 3 0 0 3 1 16 −15 0
Updated to match(es) played on 25 June 2011. Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Gio chosen as Gold Cup MVP Archived June 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Cherry, Gene (July 21, 2010). "Rose Bowl to host 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup final". Reuters.com. Reuters. Archived from the original on August 24, 2010. Retrieved August 12, 2010. Southern California's Rose Bowl will host CONCACAF's 2011 Gold Cup final next June 25, the confederation announced on Wednesday.
  3. ^ "West Ham's Pablo Barrera scores twice to help Mexico to Gold Cup glory". Guardian. June 26, 2011. Archived from the original on July 29, 2011. Retrieved June 27, 2011.
  4. ^ "In an Early 2-0 Hole, Mexico Storms Back to Win the Gold Cup". New York Times. June 26, 2011. Retrieved June 27, 2011.
  5. ^ "Gold Cup to visit new cities, stadiums in 2011". concacaf.com. CONCACAF. December 16, 2010. Archived from the original on March 3, 2011. Retrieved March 30, 2011.
  6. ^ "Mexico suspends five players". CONCACAF.com. June 9, 2011. Archived from the original on June 12, 2011.
  7. ^ "Mexican team insists doping was accident". CONCACAF.com. June 10, 2011. Archived from the original on June 13, 2011.
  8. ^ "Meeting on Mexican suspensions postponed". CONCACAF.com. June 11, 2011. Archived from the original on June 13, 2011.
  9. ^ "Mexican "B" samples test negative". concacaf.com. June 15, 2011. Archived from the original on June 18, 2011. Retrieved June 15, 2011.
  10. ^ "Gold Cup Organizing Committee authorizes Mexico to replace up to five players". CONCACAF.com. June 20, 2011. Archived from the original on June 22, 2011.
  11. ^ [1]
  12. ^ "CONCACAF". Archived from the original on March 17, 2012. Retrieved July 3, 2011.
  13. ^ "CONCACAF". Archived from the original on March 17, 2012. Retrieved July 3, 2011.

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