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2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Tournament details
Host countriesUnited States
Canada
Dates7–26 July
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)14 (in 14 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Mexico (7th title)
Runners-up  Jamaica
Third place  Panama
Fourth place  United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played26
Goals scored62 (2.38 per match)
Attendance1,090,396 (41,938 per match)
Top scorer(s) Clint Dempsey
(7 goals)
Best player(s) Andrés Guardado
Best young player Jesús Manuel Corona
Best goalkeeper Brad Guzan
Fair play award  Jamaica
2013
2017

The 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the 13th edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup competition and the 23rd CONCACAF regional championship overall in the organization's fifty-four years of existence. It was held in the United States, with two matches being played in Canada, marking the first time the CONCACAF Gold Cup was played in that country.[1]

Mexico won the competition after surviving both the quarterfinals and semifinals in controversial circumstances,[2][3][4][5][6] defeating Jamaica – the first Caribbean nation to reach such a stage – in the final.[7] Of the co-hosts, Canada was eliminated in the group stage, while the United States, the defending champions, lost in the semifinals to Jamaica. The competition included a third place match for the first time since 2003,[8] in which Panama defeated the United States.

Qualification for other tournaments

The 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup was used for qualification for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, to be played in Russia, and the Copa América Centenario, to be played in the United States in 2016.

FIFA Confederations Cup

As champions of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Mexico qualified for a one-off play-off match against the United States, the champion of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, to decide which team will represent CONCACAF in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. Mexico won the match 3-2 after extra time.[9]

Copa América Centenario

In addition, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, and Cuba, being the top four teams in the tournament not already qualified, qualified for play-offs which determined the remaining two teams to participate in the Copa América Centenario in 2016.[10] The United States, Mexico, Costa Rica (winners of the 2014 Copa Centroamericana), and Jamaica (winners of the 2014 Caribbean Cup) had already qualified before the tournament, with Panama and Haiti rounding out the six representatives CONCACAF sent to the Copa América Centenario following their play-off victories over Cuba and Trinidad and Tobago, respectively.

2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Qualification for other tournaments articles: 12

Qualified teams

A total of 12 teams qualified for the tournament. Three berths were allocated to North America, four to Central America, and four to the Caribbean. For the first time, the two overall fifth-placed teams of the Caribbean zone and the Central American zone competed for the final berth of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Previously, five berths were allocated to Central America and four were allocated to the Caribbean.[11]

Team Qualification Appearances Previous best performance FIFA Ranking
North American zone
 United States (TH) Automatic 13th Champions (1991, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2013) 27
 Mexico Automatic 13th Champions (1993, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2011) 23
 Canada Automatic 12th Champions (2000) 109
Central American zone qualified through the 2014 Copa Centroamericana
 Costa Rica Winners 12th Runners-up (2002) 14
 Guatemala Runners-up 10th Fourth Place (1996) 93
 Panama Third Place 7th Runners-up (2005, 2013) 54
 El Salvador Fourth Place 9th Quarterfinals (2002, 2003, 2011, 2013) 89
Caribbean zone qualified through the 2014 Caribbean Cup
 Jamaica Winners 9th Third Place (1993) 65
 Trinidad and Tobago Runners-up 9th Third Place (2000) 67
 Haiti Third Place 6th Quarterfinals (2002, 2009) 76
 Cuba Fourth Place 8th Quarterfinals (2003, 2013) 107
Play-off winner between Caribbean zone fifth place and Central American zone fifth place
 Honduras Play-off 12th Runners-up (1991) 75

Bold indicates that the corresponding team was hosting the event.

2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Qualified teams articles: 19

Venues

A total of 14 venues were used for the tournament. CONCACAF announced the host cities and venues for the tournament on December 16, 2014.[1] Apart from the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia which hosted the final and the PPL Park in Chester which hosted the third place match (both located in the Philadelphia metropolitan area), the other 12 venues hosted two matches. The assignment of matches for the knockout round and the awarding of the final were announced on March 12, 2015.[12]

East Rutherford Charlotte Atlanta Baltimore Philadelphia
MetLife Stadium Bank of America Stadium Georgia Dome M&T Bank Stadium Lincoln Financial Field
Capacity: 82,566 Capacity: 74,455 Capacity: 74,228 Capacity: 71,008 Capacity: 69,176
Quarter-finals Group C Semi-finals Quarter-finals Final
Foxborough
Chicago
Gillette Stadium Soldier Field
Capacity: 68,756 Capacity: 63,500
Group A Group C
Glendale Carson, California
University of Phoenix Stadium StubHub Center
Capacity: 63,400 Capacity: 30,510
Group C Group B
Houston Toronto Frisco Chester, Pennsylvania Kansas City
BBVA Compass Stadium BMO Field Toyota Stadium PPL Park Sporting Park
Capacity: 22,039 Capacity: 30,991 Capacity: 20,500 Capacity: 18,500 Capacity: 18,467
Group B Group B Group A 3rd Place Match Group A

2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Venues articles: 29

Draw

The seeded teams which headed up each group was announced on December 16, 2014: United States (Group A), Costa Rica (Group B), and Mexico (Group C).[1] Seeded teams were determined based on November 27, 2014 FIFA rankings (shown in brackets).[13]

Seeded Unseeded

 Costa Rica (16)
 Mexico (20)
 United States (28)

 Trinidad and Tobago (54)
 Panama (56)
 Haiti (68)

 Jamaica (71)
 Honduras (72)
 Guatemala (73)

 Cuba (79)
 El Salvador (93)
 Canada (110)

The composition of the groups and the schedule of the tournament were announced by CONCACAF on March 12, 2015.[12]

Overview of "FIFA World Rankings" article

Squads

An initial provisional list of 35 players had to be submitted to CONCACAF before June 7, 2015. A final list containing 23 players was to have been submitted for June 27, 2015. Three of the players named in the final list had to be goalkeepers.[14] The players named in the final list had to wear shirts numbered 1 to 23, with number 1 reserved for a goalkeeper.

Teams qualifying for the quarter-final stage were permitted to replace up to six players. The replacements had to have been named on the provisional list and would be given a shirt numbered between 24 and 29.

An injured player from the final list could be replaced by another from provisional list 24 hours before his national team's first game.

Match officials

Referees
Assistant referees

2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Match officials articles: 18

Group stage

The top two teams from each group and the two best third-placed teams qualify for the quarter-finals. All match times listed are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

Tiebreakers

The ranking of each team in each group will be determined as follows:

  1. Greatest number of points obtained in group matches
  2. Goal difference in all group matches
  3. Greatest number of goals scored in all group matches
  4. Greatest number of points obtained in group matches between the teams concerned;
  5. Drawing of lots by the Gold Cup Committee.[14]

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States (H) 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7 Advance to knockout stage
2  Haiti 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
3  Panama 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
4  Honduras 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
Source: CONCACAF
(H) Host.
Panama  1–1  Haiti
Quintero  55' Report Nazon  85'
Attendance: 22,357
United States  2–1  Honduras
Dempsey  25'64' Report Discua  69'
Attendance: 22,357
Referee: César Ramos (Mexico)

Honduras  1–1  Panama
Najar  81' Report Tejada  21'
Attendance: 46,720
Referee: Marlon Mejía (El Salvador)
United States  1–0  Haiti
Dempsey  47' Report
Attendance: 46,720
Referee: Ricardo Montero (Costa Rica)

Haiti  1–0  Honduras
Nazon  13' Report
Attendance: 18,467
Panama  1–1  United States
Pérez  34' Report Bradley  55'
Attendance: 18,467

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Jamaica 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7 Advance to knockout stage
2  Costa Rica 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
3  El Salvador 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
4  Canada (H) 3 0 2 1 0 1 −1 2
Source: CONCACAF
(H) Host.
Costa Rica  2–2  Jamaica
Miller  33'
Ramírez  37'
Report McCleary  13'
McAnuff  48'
Attendance: 22,648
Referee: Fernando Guerrero (Mexico)
El Salvador  0–0  Canada
Report
Attendance: 22,648
Referee: Óscar Moncada (Honduras)

Jamaica  1–0  Canada
Austin  90+2' Report
Attendance: 22,017
Referee: Yadel Martínez (Cuba)
Costa Rica  1–1  El Salvador
B. Ruiz  60' Report Corea  90+2'

Jamaica  1–0  El Salvador
McCleary  71' Report
Attendance: 16,674
Canada  0–0  Costa Rica
Report
Attendance: 16,674
Referee: Héctor Rodríguez (Honduras)

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Trinidad and Tobago 3 2 1 0 9 5 +4 7 Advance to knockout stage
2  Mexico 3 1 2 0 10 4 +6 5
3  Cuba 3 1 0 2 1 8 −7 3
4  Guatemala 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
Source: CONCACAF
Trinidad and Tobago  3–1  Guatemala
Bateau  10'
Cato  13'
J. Jones  25'
Report C. Ruiz  61'
Attendance: 54,126
Referee: John Pitti (Panama)
Mexico  6–0  Cuba
Peralta  16'36'61'
Vela  22'
Guardado  43'
G. Dos Santos  75'
Report
Attendance: 54,126

Trinidad and Tobago  2–0  Cuba
Bateau  17'
Boucaud  42'
Report
Guatemala  0–0  Mexico
Report
Attendance: 62,910
Referee: Armando Castro (Honduras)

Cuba  1–0  Guatemala
Reyes  73' Report
Attendance: 55,823
Referee: Elmer Bonilla (El Salvador)
Mexico  4–4  Trinidad and Tobago
Aguilar  32'
Vela  51'
Guardado  88'
K. Jones  90' (o.g.)
Report Cummings  55'67'
K. Jones  58'
Marshall  90+3'

Ranking of third-placed teams

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 A  Panama 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3 Advance to knockout stage
2 C  Cuba 3 1 0 2 1 8 −7 3
3 B  El Salvador 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored; 4) drawing of lots[14]

2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group stage articles: 50

Knockout stage

In the knockout stage, the eight teams play a single-elimination tournament, with the following rules:[14]

  • In the quarter-finals, teams from the same group cannot play each other.
  • In all matches, if tied after 90 minutes, 30 minutes of extra time are played. If still tied after extra time, a penalty shoot-out is used to determine the winner.
 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
18 July – Baltimore
 
 
 United States6
 
22 July – Atlanta
 
 Cuba0
 
 United States1
 
18 July – Baltimore
 
 Jamaica2
 
 Haiti0
 
26 July – Philadelphia
 
 Jamaica1
 
 Jamaica1
 
19 July – East Rutherford
 
 Mexico3
 
 Trinidad and Tobago1 (5)
 
22 July – Atlanta
 
 Panama (pen.)1 (6)
 
 Panama1
 
19 July – East Rutherford
 
 Mexico (a.e.t.)2 Third place playoff
 
 Mexico (a.e.t.)1
 
25 July – Chester
 
 Costa Rica0
 
 United States1 (2)
 
 
 Panama (pen.)1 (3)
 

All match times listed are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

Quarter-finals

United States  6–0  Cuba
Dempsey  4'64' (pen.)78'
Zardes  15'
Jóhannsson  32'
Gonzalez  45'
Report

Haiti  0–1  Jamaica
Report Barnes  6'
Attendance: 37,994
Referee: César Ramos (Mexico)


Mexico  1–0 (a.e.t.)  Costa Rica
Guardado  120+4' (pen.) Report

Semi-finals

United States  1–2  Jamaica
Bradley  47' Report Mattocks  30'
Barnes  35'
Attendance: 70,511
Referee: Ricardo Montero (Costa Rica)

Panama  1–2 (a.e.t.)  Mexico
R. Torres  57' Report Guardado  90+10' (pen.)105+1' (pen.)
Attendance: 70,511

Third place playoff

United States  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Panama
Dempsey  70' Report Nurse  55'
Penalties
Jóhannsson
Dempsey
Johnson
Bradley
Beasley
2–3 R. Torres
Arroyo
Cooper
Cummings
Attendance: 12,598
Referee: Óscar Moncada (Honduras)

Final

Jamaica  1–3  Mexico
Mattocks  78' Report Guardado  31'
Corona  46'
Peralta  60'

2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Knockout stage articles: 26

Statistics

Goalscorers

7 goals
6 goals
4 goals
2 goals
1 goal