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The 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the 12th CONCACAF Gold Cup competition and the 22nd CONCACAF regional championship overall in CONCACAF's fifty years of existence. The United States was the host nation.

2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup
2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.svg
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
Dates7–28 July
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)13 (in 13 host cities)
Final positions
Champions United States (5th title)
Runners-up Panama
Tournament statistics
Matches played25
Goals scored67 (2.68 per match)
Attendance907,208 (36,288 per match)
Top scorer(s)United States Landon Donovan
Panama Gabriel Torres
United States Chris Wondolowski
(5 goals each)
Best player(s)United States Landon Donovan
Best goalkeeperPanama Jaime Penedo
Fair play award Panama
2011
2015

The competition began on 7 July 2013 at the Rose Bowl,[1] and ended with the final on 28 July 2013 at Soldier Field,[2] with the United States defeating Panama 1–0. In this edition of the Gold Cup, Mexico participated with an alternative squad due to the main players competing at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup prior to the Gold Cup. Despite not playing with their full squad, they successfully reached the semi-finals where they lost to eventual runners-up Panama with a score of 1–2.

United States won the tournament, which qualified them for a play-off match against the champions of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, to decide which team would represent CONCACAF in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.[3] The playoff was played in a single match held on 10 October 2015, which Mexico won 3–2.

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 12th Champions (1991, 2002, 2005, 2007) 22
  Mexico (TH) Automatic 12th Champions (1993, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2011) 20
  Canada Automatic 11th Champions (2000) 88
Caribbean zone qualified through the 2012 Caribbean Cup
  Cuba Winners 7th Quarterfinals (2003) 82
  Trinidad and Tobago Runners-up 8th Semi-finals (2000) 87
  Haiti Third Place 5th Quarter-finals (2002, 2009) 69
  Martinique Fourth Place 4th Quarter-finals (2002) N/A
Central American zone qualified through the 2013 Copa Centroamericana
  Costa Rica Winners 11th Runners-up (2002) 39
  Honduras Runners-up 11th Runners-up (1991) 55
  El Salvador Third Place 8th Quarterfinals (2002, 2003, 2011) 94
  Belize Fourth Place 1st Debut 130
  Panama Fifth Place 6th Runners-up (2005) 51

Bold indicates that the corresponding team was hosting the event.

VenuesEdit

Thirty venues across the United States participated in the start of the stadium selection process with Soccer United Marketing, the event partner for the CONCACAF Gold Cup.[4]

CONCACAF announced the 13 host cities and venues for the tournament on 23 January 2013.[5] Each venue will host two matches, with the final being held at Chicago's Soldier Field:

Pasadena Arlington Denver Miami Gardens Atlanta
Rose Bowl AT&T Stadium Sports Authority Field at Mile High Hard Rock Stadium Georgia Dome
Capacity: 92,542 Capacity: 80,000 Capacity: 76,125 Capacity: 74,918 Capacity: 71,228
Group A Semi-finals Group A Group B Quarter-finals
         
Baltimore
Seattle
M&T Bank Stadium CenturyLink Field
Capacity: 71,008 Capacity: 67,000
Quarter-finals Group A
 
Chicago East Hartford
Soldier Field Rentschler Field
Capacity: 61,500 Capacity: 40,000
Final Group C
   
Harrison Houston Portland Sandy
Red Bull Arena BBVA Compass Stadium Jeld-Wen Field Rio Tinto Stadium
Capacity: 25,189 Capacity: 22,039 Capacity: 20,438 Capacity: 20,213
Group B Group B Group C Group C
       

SquadsEdit

Each team can register a squad of 23 players; 3 of them must be goalkeepers. Any team that qualifies for the knockout stage may replace up to four players in the squad after completion of the group stage, where the new players must come from a provisional list of 35 players chosen before the tournament.[6][7]

Match officialsEdit

Each CONCACAF federation submitted a list of match officials to the CONCACAF Referee's Commission for the 2013 Gold Cup Tournament.

Group stageEdit

CONCACAF announced the groups, where the twelve teams were divided into three groups of four teams, and the match schedule for the 2013 Gold Cup on 13 March 2013.[2][8]

In the group stage, if two or more teams are equal on points (including among third-placed teams in different groups), the ranking of teams will be determined as follows:[6]

  1. Greater goal difference in all group matches
  2. Greater number of goals scored in all group matches
  3. Greatest number of points obtained in group matches between the teams concerned (applicable only to ranking in each group)
  4. Drawing of lots by the Gold Cup Organizing Committee

This was changed from previous tournaments, where head-to-head record was used as the primary tiebreaker.[7]

Key to colors in group tables
Teams that advance to the quarter-finals

All times given are US Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−4)

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Panama 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 7
  Mexico 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
  Martinique 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
  Canada 3 0 1 2 0 3 −3 1
Canada  0–1  Martinique
Report Reuperné   90+3'
Attendance: 56,822
Referee: Marcos Brea (Cuba)
Mexico  1–2  Panama
Fabián   45+2' Report G. Torres   7' (pen.)48'
Attendance: 56,822

Panama  1–0  Martinique
G. Torres   85' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 28,354
Referee: Armando Castro Oviedo (Honduras)
Mexico  2–0  Canada
R. Jiménez   42'
Fabián   57' (pen.)
Report
Attendance: 28,354

Panama  0–0  Canada
Report
Martinique  1–3  Mexico
Parsemain   43' (pen.) Report Fabián   21'
Montes   34'
Ponce   90'

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Honduras 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
  Trinidad and Tobago 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
  El Salvador 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
  Haiti 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3
El Salvador  2–2  Trinidad and Tobago
Zelaya   22'69' Report Daniel   11'
K. Jones   73'
Attendance: 20,000
Haiti  0–2  Honduras
Report R. Martínez   4'
M. Chávez   78'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Hugo Cruz Alvarado (Costa Rica)

Trinidad and Tobago  0–2  Haiti
Report J. Maurice   16'53'
Attendance: 28,713
Referee: Jeffrey Solis Calderón (Costa Rica)
Honduras  1–0  El Salvador
Claros   90+2' Report
Attendance: 28,713
Referee: Jair Marrufo (United States)

El Salvador  1–0  Haiti
Zelaya   76' Report
Attendance: 21,783
Referee: Javier Santos (Puerto Rico)
Honduras  0–2  Trinidad and Tobago
Report K. Jones   48' (pen.)
Molino   67'

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  United States 3 3 0 0 11 2 +9 9
  Costa Rica 3 2 0 1 4 1 +3 6
  Cuba 3 1 0 2 5 7 −2 3
  Belize 3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 0
Costa Rica  3–0  Cuba
Barrantes   52'77'
Arrieta   71'
Report
Attendance: 18,724
Referee: Elmer Bonilla (El Salvador)
Belize  1–6  United States
Gaynair   40' Report Wondolowski   12'37'41'
Holden   58'
Orozco   72'
Donovan   76' (pen.)
Attendance: 18,724
Referee: Héctor Rodríguez (Honduras)

United States  4–1  Cuba
Donovan   45+2' (pen.)
Corona   57'
Wondolowski   66'85'
Report Alfonso   36'
Attendance: 17,597
Referee: David Gantar (Canada)
Costa Rica  1–0  Belize
Eiley   49' (o.g.) Report
Attendance: 17,597

Cuba  4–0  Belize
Martínez   38'61'84'
Márquez   90+3'
Report
United States  1–0  Costa Rica
Shea   82' Report
Attendance: 25,432
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)

Ranking of third-placed teamsEdit

Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
B   El Salvador 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
C   Cuba 3 1 0 2 5 7 −2 3
A   Martinique 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3

Knockout stageEdit

In the knockout stages, if a match is level at the end of normal playing time, extra time shall be played (two periods of 15 minutes each) and followed, if necessary, by penalty shoot-out to determine the winners.[6]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
20 July – Georgia Dome
 
 
  Mexico1
 
24 July – AT&T Stadium
 
  Trinidad and Tobago0
 
  Mexico1
 
20 July – Georgia Dome
 
  Panama2
 
  Panama6
 
28 July – Soldier Field
 
  Cuba1
 
  Panama0
 
21 July – M&T Bank Stadium
 
  United States1
 
  Honduras1
 
24 July – AT&T Stadium
 
  Costa Rica0
 
  Honduras1
 
21 July – M&T Bank Stadium
 
  United States3
 
  United States5
 
 
  El Salvador1
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

Panama  6–1  Cuba
G. Torres   25' (pen.)37'
C. Rodríguez   68'
B. Pérez   78'88'
Jiménez   85'
Report Alfonso   21'
Attendance: 54,229

Mexico  1–0  Trinidad and Tobago
R. Jiménez   84' Report
Attendance: 54,229

United States  5–1  El Salvador
Goodson   21'
Corona   29'
E. Johnson   60'
Donovan   78'
Diskerud   83'
Report Zelaya   39' (pen.)

Honduras  1–0  Costa Rica
Najar   49' Report
Attendance: 70,540
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)

Semi-finalsEdit

United States  3–1  Honduras
E. Johnson   11'
Donovan   27'53'
Report Medina   52'

Panama  2–1  Mexico
B. Pérez   13'
R. Torres   61'
Report Montes   26'
Attendance: 81,410
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)

FinalEdit

United States  1–0  Panama
Shea   69' Report
Attendance: 57,920

StatisticsEdit

AwardsEdit

WinnersEdit

 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup Winners 
 
United States
Fifth title

Individual awardsEdit

State Farm Fair Play Award Sprint Golden Glove[9] Santander Golden Boot[10] 1 Miller Lite Golden Ball[11]
  Panama   Jaime Penedo   Gabriel Torres   Chris Wondolowski   Landon Donovan   Landon Donovan
Notes

1 Award is shared between the three players. It was the third time that Landon Donovan has been the competition's top scorer and also the third time he has shared the award with others.

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 6 0 0 20 4 +16 18 Champions
2   Panama 6 4 1 1 11 4 +7 13 Runners-up
3   Mexico 5 3 0 2 8 5 +3 9 Eliminated in
Semi-finals
4   Honduras 5 3 0 2 5 5 0 9
5   Costa Rica 4 2 0 2 4 2 +2 6 Eliminated in
Quarter-finals
6   Trinidad and Tobago 4 1 1 2 4 5 −1 4
7   El Salvador 4 1 1 2 4 8 −4 4
8   Cuba 4 1 0 3 6 13 −7 3
9   Haiti 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3 Eliminated in
Group stage
10   Martinique 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
11   Canada 3 0 1 2 0 3 −3 1
12   Belize 3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 0
Updated to match(es) played on 28 July 2013. Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.

Official songEdit

"Cups" by actress Anna Kendrick (from the film Pitch Perfect) is the official song of the tournament.[12]

BroadcastersEdit

MarketingEdit

In December 2012, Traffic Sports USA were awarded the rights to manage the marketing of the tournament, which continued a relationship between CONCACAF and the parent company Traffic Sports Marketing.[14] In 2015, this business deal led to charges in the 2015 FIFA corruption case, which identified bribes given from top Traffic officials to CONCACAF chairman, Jeffrey Webb.[15]

Game notesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gold Cup to open with Mexico at Rose Bowl". CONCACAF.com. 20 February 2013. Archived from the original on 11 March 2013. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Gold Cup groups, schedule unveiled". CONCACAF.com. 13 March 2013. Archived from the original on 16 March 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Gold Cup Winner to Qualify to FIFA Confederations Cup™ Playoff Match". CONCACAF.com. 5 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Thirty venues mull Gold Cup". CONCACAF.com. 13 March 2012. Archived from the original on 17 March 2012.
  5. ^ "CONCACAF Announces 2013 Gold Cup Host Cities and Venues". CONCACAF.com. 23 January 2013. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013.
  6. ^ a b c "Regulations in English: CONCACAF Gold Cup 2013" (PDF). CONCACAF.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 July 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Changes to CONCACAF Gold Cup Regulations". CONCACAF.com. 4 April 2013. Archived from the original on 10 April 2013. Retrieved 5 April 2013.
  8. ^ "CONCACAF unveils groups and complete schedule for 2013 Gold Cup". mlssoccer.com. 13 March 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  9. ^ "Panama's Penedo captures Golden Glove award". concacaf.com. 28 July 2013. Archived from the original on 1 August 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  10. ^ "Three share Golden Boot award". concacaf.com. 28 July 2013. Archived from the original on 1 August 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  11. ^ "Donovan named Golden Ball winner". concacaf.com. 28 July 2013. Archived from the original on 1 August 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  12. ^ Sam Wilbur (2 April 2013). "Anna Kendrick, 'Cups' – New Song". AOL Radio Blog. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  13. ^ "Concacaf Main | CONCACAF Home | CONCACAF Media | Confederation News | Confederation News | Univision Deportes and CONCACAF enter partnership". Concacaf.com. Archived from the original on 6 April 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  14. ^ Quarstad, Brian (1 December 2012). "Traffic Sports Win Marketing Rights to 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup". IMSoccer News. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  15. ^ Viswanatha, Aruna; Robinson, Joshua; Morse, Andrew; Matthews, Christopher M. (27 May 2015). "FIFA Rocked as U.S. Charges 14 in Corruption Investigation". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  16. ^ David Zahniser, Mariachi Guinness World Record broken at Rose Bowl, Los Angeles Times, 7 July 2013

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