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2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup

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2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup
CONCACAF Championship
2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup official logo
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
DatesJanuary 18 – February 2
Teams12 (from 3 confederations)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  United States (2nd title)
Runners-up  Costa Rica
Third place  Canada
Fourth place  South Korea
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored39 (1.95 per match)
Top scorer(s) Brian McBride
(4 goals)
Best player(s) Brian McBride
Best goalkeeper Lars Hirschfeld
Fair play award  Costa Rica
2000
2003

The 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the sixth edition of the Gold Cup, the association football championship of North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF).

The tournament was once again held in the United States, in Miami and Pasadena. The format of the tournament stayed the same as in 2000: twelve teams were split into four groups of three. The top two teams in each group would advance to the quarterfinals. Ecuador and South Korea were invited from outside CONCACAF.

Canada, who rode the coin toss all the way to winning the 2000 Cup, needed luck once again, as all games in Group D ended with a 2-0 result. Lots were drawn, with Canada and Haiti moving on to the next round; Ecuador did not. But the Canadian team's luck ran dry in the semifinals, as the U.S. beat them on penalties after tying 0-0. The United States then met Costa Rica in the final and topped them 2-0 behind goals by Josh Wolff and Jeff Agoos for their first tournament win since 1991.

During the tournament, Cuban players Alberto Delgado and Rey Angel Martinez defected from Cuba to the United States.

2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup Intro articles: 13

Qualified teams

Team Qualification Appearances Previous best performance
North American zone
 Mexico Automatic 6th Champions (1993,1996,1998)
 United States Automatic 6th Champions (1991)
 Canada (TH) Automatic 5th Champions (2000)
Caribbean zone qualified through the 2001 Caribbean Cup
 Trinidad and Tobago Winners 5th Third place (1993)
 Haiti Runners-up 2nd Group Stage (2000)
 Martinique Third Place 2nd Group Stage (1993)
 Cuba Playoff 2nd Group Stage (1998)
Central American zone qualified through the 2001 UNCAF Nations Cup
 Guatemala Winners 5th Fourth Place (1996)
 Costa Rica Runners-up 5th Third place (1993)
 El Salvador Third Place 3rd Group stage (1996,1998)
Other
 Ecuador Invitation 1st Debut
 South Korea Invitation 2nd Group stage (2000)

Qualification play-off

A qualification playoff to determine the final Gold Cup entrant was held in July and August 2001.

Panama  0–0  Cuba

Cuba  1–0  Panama
Serguei Prado  79'

Cuba won 1–0 on aggregate.

2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup Qualified teams articles: 6

Venues

Pasadena, California Miami, Florida
Rose Bowl Orange Bowl
Capacity: 93,000 Capacity: 74,000

Squads

The 12 national teams involved in the tournament were required to register a squad of 18 players; only players in these squads were eligible to take part in the tournament.

Group stage

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Mexico 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 6
 El Salvador 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 3
 Guatemala 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 0
El Salvador  0–1  Mexico
Report García  31'
Attendance: 42,117
Referee: Rogger Zambrano (Ecuador)

Mexico  3–1  Guatemala
Bautista  28'
Garcés  38'
Ochoa  90'
Report Plata  36'
Attendance: 31,244

Guatemala  0–1  El Salvador
Report Cabrera  58'
Attendance: 12,906
Referee: Rogger Zambrano (Ecuador)

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2 6
 South Korea 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
 Cuba 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1
United States  2–1  South Korea
Donovan  36'
Beasley  90'
Report Song Chong-Gug  38'
Attendance: 42,117
Referee: Samuel Richard (Dominican Republic)

Cuba  0–1  United States
Report McBride  22'
Attendance: 31,244
Referee: José Pineda (Honduras)

South Korea  0–0  Cuba
Report
Attendance: 12,906
Referee: Noel Bynoe (Trinidad and Tobago)

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Costa Rica 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4
 Martinique 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1 3
 Trinidad and Tobago 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
Martinique  0–2  Costa Rica
Report Medford  38'
Fonseca  55'
Attendance: 14,508
Referee: Gilberto Alcalá (Mexico)

Costa Rica  1–1  Trinidad and Tobago
Fonseca  56' Report John  90'
Attendance: 12,253

Trinidad and Tobago  0–1  Martinique
Report Percin  51'
Attendance: 3,827
Referee: Rodolfo Sibrián (El Salvador)

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Canada 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
 Haiti 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
 Ecuador 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
Haiti  0–2  Canada
Report McKenna  28'48'
Attendance: 14,508
Referee: Roberto Moreno (Panama)

Ecuador  0–2  Haiti
Report Méndez  6' (o.g.)
Alerte  44'
Attendance: 12,253

Canada  0–2  Ecuador
Report Aguinaga  88'90'
Attendance: 3,827

Knockout stage

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
26 January - Miami
 
 
 Costa Rica2
 
30 January - Pasadena
 
 Haiti1
 
 Costa Rica3
 
27 January - Pasadena
 
 South Korea1
 
 Mexico0 (2)
 
February 2 - Pasadena
 
 South Korea0 (4)
 
 Costa Rica0
 
26 January - Miami
 
 United States2
 
 Canada1 (6)
 
30 January - Pasadena
 
 Martinique1 (5)
 
 Canada0 (2)
 
27 January - Pasadena
 
 United States0 (4) Third place
 
 United States4
 
February 2 - Pasadena
 
 El Salvador0
 
 Canada2
 
 
 South Korea1
 

Quarterfinals

Costa Rica  2–1 (asdet)  Haiti
Centeno  2'
Gómez  97'
Report Pierre  62'
Attendance: 14,823
Referee: Alcala (MEX)
Canada  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Martinique
McKenna  73' Report Rogers  63' (o.g.)
Penalties
McKenna
Brennan
De Rosario
Nsaliwa
De Vos
Stalteri
Bent
6–5 Lupon
Clement
DiCanot
Mirande
Reuperne
Heurlie
Lina
Attendance: 14,823
Referee: Batres (GUA)
United States  4–0  El Salvador
McBride  9'11'21'
Razov  72'
Report
Attendance: 31,628
Referee: Richard (DOM)

Semifinals

Costa Rica  3–1  South Korea
Gomez  44'
Wanchope  77'82'
Report Choi Jin-Cheul  81'
Attendance: 7,241
Referee: Sibrian (SLV)

Third place match

Canada  2–1  South Korea
Kim Do-hoon  34' (o.g.)
De Rosario  35'
Report Kim Do-hoon  15'
Attendance: 14,432
Referee: Bynoe (TRI)

Final

United States  2–0  Costa Rica
Wolff  37'
Agoos  63'
Report
Attendance: 14,432
Referee: Batres (GUA)

Statistics

Goalscorers

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Own goals

2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup Venues articles: 33

Awards

 2002 Gold Cup Winners 

United States
Second title

Most Valuable Player

Top Goalkeeper

Fair Play Trophy

Best XI

Reserves

Final ranking

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) 5 4 1 0 9 1 +8 13 Champions
2  Costa Rica 5 3 1 1 8 5 +3 10 Runners-up
3  Canada 5 2 2 1 5 4 +1 8 Third place
4  South Korea 5 0 2 3 3 7 −4 2 Fourth place
5  Mexico 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7 Eliminated in
Quarter-finals
6  Martinique 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4
7  Haiti 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3
8  El Salvador 3 1 0 2 1 5 −4 3
9  Ecuador 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3 Eliminated in
Group stage
10  Trinidad and Tobago 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
11  Cuba 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1
12  Guatemala 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 0
Updated to match(es) played on 27 July 2003. Source:
(H) Host.

2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup Awards articles: 18

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