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2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup
CONCACAF Championship
Tournament details
Host country  United States
Dates June 6 – June 24
Teams 12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  United States (4th title)
Runner-up  Mexico
Tournament statistics
Matches played 25
Goals scored 64 (2.56 per match)
Attendance 921,464 (36,859 per match)
Top scorer(s) Honduras Carlos Pavón
Best player Canada Julian De Guzman
2005
2009

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 June 24, 2007.

This competition was the third tournament without guests from other confederations. As the winner, the United States represented CONCACAF at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.[note 1]

Contents

Participating nations

Map of participating nations

North American zone qualified automatically:

Caribbean zone qualified through Caribbean Nations Cup 2007:

  • Winners:  Haiti (3rd Gold Cup appearance)
  • Runners-Up:  Trinidad and Tobago (7th Gold Cup appearance)
  • 3rd Place:  Cuba (5th Gold Cup appearance)
  • 4th Place:  Guadeloupe (1st Gold Cup appearance)

Central American zone qualified through UNCAF Nations Cup 2007:

  • Winners:  Costa Rica (8th Gold Cup appearance)
  • Runners-Up:  Panama (3rd Gold Cup appearance)
  • 3rd Place:  Guatemala (8th Gold Cup appearance)
  • 4th Place:  El Salvador (5th Gold Cup appearance)
  • 5th Place:  Honduras (8th Gold Cup appearance)

Squads

For a complete list of participating squads see: 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup squads

Venues

Miami Carson Foxborough
Miami Orange Bowl The Home Depot Center Gillette Stadium
Capacity: 74,476 Capacity: 27,000 Capacity: 68,756
Orange Bowl 021.jpg HomeDepotCenter1.jpg Gillette Dec 08.jpg
East Rutherford Houston Chicago
Giants Stadium Reliant Stadium Soldier Field
Capacity: 80,042 Capacity: 71,500 Capacity: 61,500
Giants Stadium aerial.jpg Soldierfield.jpg

Competition format

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

First Round

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners, runners-up, and best two third-placed teams advance to the quarter-finals
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Group A

Canada finished as group leaders, but were beaten by Guadeloupe, who also drew with Haiti before suffering a defeat in their last match against Costa Rica. That win sent the Ticos through to the next round;Guadeloupe also qualified as one of the best two third-place finishers. Haiti, the current Caribbean Nations Cup champions, were knocked out at the group stage. All games were played at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida.

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
2007-06-06
19:00 EDT
Costa Rica  1 – 2  Canada Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 17,420
Referee: Enrico Wijngaarde (Suriname)
Centeno Goal 56' Report de Guzmán Goal 57', Goal 73'

2007-06-06
21:00 EDT
Guadeloupe  1 – 1  Haiti Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 17,420
Referee: Terry Vaughn (UNITED STATES)
Fiston Goal 54' Report Chery Goal 36' (pen)

2007-06-09
19:00 EDT
Canada  1 – 2  Guadeloupe Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 22,529
Referee: Neal Brizan (Trinidad & Tobago)
Gerba Goal 35' Report Angloma Goal 10'
Fleurival Goal 37'

2007-06-09
21:00 EDT
Haiti  1 – 1  Costa Rica Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 22,529
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)
Boucicaut Goal 71' Report Centeno Goal 62'

2007-06-11
19:00 EDT
Costa Rica  1 – 0  Guadeloupe Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 15,892
Referee: Enrico Wijngaarde (Suriname)
Centeno Goal 14' Report

2007-06-11
21:00 EDT
Haiti  0 – 2  Canada Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 15,892
Referee: Marco Rodriguez (Mexico)
Report De Rosario Goal 31', Goal 35' (pen)

Group B

The group was won by the host and defending Gold Cup champion United States side, who achieved the best first-round record of any team with three wins, during which it scored a total of seven goals without conceding. Guatemala finished in second place, despite an early loss to the U.S., by beating fellow Central Americans El Salvador, and then drawing with Trinidad and Tobago. El Salvador and Trinidad and Tobago failed to advance. All games were played at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California and Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

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
2007-06-07
18:00 PDT
United States  1 – 0  Guatemala The Home Depot Center, Carson, California
Attendance: 21,334
Referee: José Pineda (Honduras)
Dempsey Goal 26' Report

2007-06-07
20:00 PDT
El Salvador  2 – 1  Trinidad and Tobago The Home Depot Center, Carson, California
Attendance: 21,334
Referee: German Arredondo (Mexico)
Sánchez Goal 38'
Alas Goal 81'
Report Spann Goal 8'

2007-06-09
12:00 PDT
Guatemala  1 – 0  El Salvador The Home Depot Center, Carson, California
Attendance: 27,000
Referee: Javier Jaurequi (Netherlands Antilles)
Contreras Goal 68' Report

2007-06-09
14:00 PDT
Trinidad and Tobago  0 – 2  United States The Home Depot Center, Carson, California
Attendance: 27,000
Referee: Roberto Moreno (Panama)
Report Ching Goal 29'
Johnson Goal 54'

2007-06-12
19:00 EDT
United States  4 – 0  El Salvador Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
Attendance: 26,523
Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico)
Beasley Goal 34', Goal 90'
Donovan Goal 45+' (pen)
Twellman Goal 73'
Report

2007-06-12
21:00 EDT
Trinidad and Tobago  1 – 1  Guatemala Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
Attendance: 26,523
Referee: José Pineda (Honduras)
McFarlane Goal 87' Report Ruiz Goal 83'

Group C

Four-time Gold Cup champion Mexico were defeated 2–1 by eventual group winner Honduras on the second day of group play, but subsequently beat Panama to come second in the group. The controverisal match saw two Canaleros off the game but they still made the quarterfinals by finishing as one of the two best third-place teams. Cuba, initially impressive against Mexico and Panama, finished in last place, after conceding four goals by Honduran striker Carlos Pavón. All games were played at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey and Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. Two members of the Cuban team, striker Lester Moré and midfielder Osvaldo Alonso, defected from the team following a shopping trip in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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
2007-06-08
19:00 EDT
Panama  3 – 2  Honduras Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance: 20,230
Referee: Mauricio Navarro (Canada)
Rivera Goal 33'
B. Pérez Goal 42'
Garcés Goal 83'
Report Guevara Goal 40'
Costly Goal 90+2'

2007-06-08
21:00 EDT
Mexico  2 – 1  Cuba Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance: 20,230
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)
Borgetti Goal 38'
Castillo Goal 56'
Report Alcántara Goal 23'

2007-06-10
16:00 EDT
Honduras  2 – 1  Mexico Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance: 68,123
Referee: Walter Quesada (Costa Rica)
Costly Goal 57', Goal 90' Report Blanco Goal 29' (pen)

2007-06-10
18:00 EDT
Panama  2 – 2  Cuba Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance: 68,123
Referee: Lee Davis (Trinidad & Tobago)
Garcés Goal 14'
B. Pérez Goal 45'
Report Colomé Goal 27'
Alcántara Goal 74'

2007-06-13
19:00 CDT
Cuba  0 – 5  Honduras Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 68,417
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)
Report Pavón Goal 3', Goal 12', Goal 42', Goal 53'
Guevara Goal 90' (pen)

2007-06-13
21:00 CDT
Mexico  1 – 0  Panama Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 68,417
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)
Salcido Goal 60' Report

Ranking of third-placed teams

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 Round

The quarterfinals saw all three North American teams advance, as Canada beat Guatemala, the United States defeated Panama, and Mexico won after extra time against Costa Rica in a controversial match that saw three red cards for the Ticos. Guadeloupe reached the final four with a 2–1 victory over Honduras. Their participation ended in the semifinal against Mexico, as El Tri overcame Guadeloupe to win 1–0 and make the Gold Cup final. The United States won the other semifinal game, defeating Canada 2–1 in a match with a controversial ending, as a late Canadian equalizer by Atiba Hutchinson was ruled offside by referee Benito Archundia.[1][2] The final match between Mexico and the United States, the two highest-ranked teams in CONCACAF, resulted in a 2–1 victory, and a successful title defense, for the United States.

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
16 June - Foxboro        
  Canada  3
21 June - Chicago
  Guatemala  0  
  Canada  1
16 June - Foxboro
      United States  2  
  United States  2
24 June - Chicago
  Panama  1  
  United States  2
17 June - Houston    
    Mexico  1
  Honduras  1
21 June - Chicago
  Guadeloupe  2  
  Guadeloupe  0
17 June - Houston
      Mexico  1  
  Mexico  1
  Costa Rica (AET)  0  
 

Quarterfinals

2007-06-16
13:00 EDT
Canada  3 – 0  Guatemala Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
Attendance: 22,412
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)
De Rosario Goal 17'
Gerba Goal 33', Goal 44'
Report

2007-06-16
16:00 EDT
United States  2 – 1  Panama Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
Attendance: 22,412
Referee: Neal Brizan (Trinidad & Tobago)
Donovan Goal 60' (pen)
Bocanegra Goal 62'
Report B. Pérez Goal 85'

2007-06-17
14:00 CDT
Mexico  1 – 0 (a.e.t.)  Costa Rica Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 70,092
Referee: Terry Vaughn (UNITED STATES)
Borgetti Goal 97' Report

2007-06-17
17:00 CDT
Honduras  1 – 2  Guadeloupe Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 70,092
Referee: Mauricio Navarro (Canada)
Pavón Goal 70' Report Angloma Goal 17'
Socrier Goal 20'

Semifinals

2007-06-21
18:00 CDT
Canada  1 – 2  United States Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 50,760
Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico)
Hume Goal 76' Report Hejduk Goal 39'
Donovan Goal 45' (pen)

2007-06-21
21:00 CDT
Mexico  1 – 0  Guadeloupe Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 50,760
Referee: Roberto Moreno (Panama)
Pardo Goal 70' Report

Final

2007-06-24
14:00 CDT
United States  2 – 1  Mexico Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)
Donovan Goal 62' (pen)
Feilhaber Goal 73'
Report Guardado Goal 44'

Results and Awards

 2007 CONCACAF
Gold Cup Champions 

United States
Fourth title
Top Scorer: Most Valuable Player: Top Goalkeeper: Fair Play Award:
Honduras Carlos Pavón Canada Julián de Guzmán Guadeloupe Franck Grandel Honduras Honduras

All-star team

The All-Tournament Team was selected by the CONCACAF Technical Study Group and features the “Best XI” along with seven Honourable Mentions. The player selections were made from the eight teams that reached the quarterfinals of the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[3]

All-Star Team
Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

Guadeloupe Franck Grandel

Panama Felipe Baloy
Canada Richard Hastings
United States Frankie Hejduk
Mexico Carlos Salcido

Costa Rica Walter Centeno
Canada Julián de Guzmán
United States Pablo Mastroeni
Mexico Pável Pardo

Honduras Carlos Pavón
Panama Blas Perez

Honorable Mention
Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

Costa Rica Jose Francisco Porras

Honduras Samuel Caballero
Canada Paul Stalteri

United States DaMarcus Beasley
Mexico Andrés Guardado

Guadeloupe Jocelyn Angloma
United States Landon Donovan

Scorers

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Team Statistics

Team Pts GP W T L GF GA Dif Perc
F  United States 18 6 6 0 0 13 3 +10 100.0%
F  Mexico 12 6 4 0 2 7 5 +2 66.7%
S  Canada 9 5 3 0 2 9 5 +4 60.0%
S  Guadeloupe 7 5 2 1 2 5 5 0 50.0%
Q  Honduras 6 4 2 0 2 10 6 +4 50.0%
Q  Panama 4 4 1 1 2 6 7 −1 37.5%
Q  Costa Rica 4 4 1 1 2 3 4 −1 37.5%
Q  Guatemala 4 4 1 1 2 2 5 −3 37.5%
1  El Salvador 3 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4 33.3%
1  Haiti 2 3 0 2 1 2 4 −2 33.3%
1  Trinidad and Tobago 1 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 16.7%
1  Cuba 1 3 0 1 2 3 9 −6 16.7%

Notes

  1. ^ Guadeloupe, an overseas department of France, is not a member of FIFA. Had they won the tournament, the runner-up would have taken their place.[citation needed]

References

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