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2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup

The 15th edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup

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2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Tournament details
Host countriesUnited States
Costa Rica
Jamaica
Dates15 June – 7 July
Teams16
Venue(s)17 (in 16 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Mexico (8th title)
Runners-up  United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played31
Goals scored96 (3.1 per match)
Attendance1,043,168 (33,651 per match)
Top scorer(s) Jonathan David (6 goals)
Best player(s) Raúl Jiménez
Best young player Christian Pulisic
Best goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa
Fair play award  United States
2017
2021

The 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the 15th edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the biennial international men's football championship of the North, Central American, and Caribbean region organized by CONCACAF. The tournament was primarily hosted in the United States, with Costa Rica and Jamaica hosting double-headers in the first round of matches in groups B and C, respectively.

The United States were the defending champions, having won the 2017 tournament. With the abolition of the FIFA Confederations Cup, the CONCACAF Cup was annulled and the Gold Cup did not qualify the winner to a major tournament for the first time since 2009.

In February 2018, CONCACAF announced that the tournament would expand to 16 teams from 12.[1][2]

Mexico won their eighth Gold Cup title (their eleventh CONCACAF championship) with their 1–0 victory over the United States in the final.[3]

Qualified teams

  Team qualified as WCQ Hexagonal
  Country qualifed as CNLQ
  Team failed to qualify

The qualification system was changed and no longer divided into Central American and Caribbean zones. Among the 16 teams, six qualified directly after participating in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying Hexagonal, while the other 10 teams qualified through the 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League qualifying.[4]

Bermuda and Guyana made their Gold Cup debuts.

Team Qualification[A] Date of
qualification
Gold Cup appearances
(+ CONCACAF Championship)
Last appearance Previous best Gold Cup performance[B]
(+ CONCACAF Championship)
FIFA Ranking
at start of event[5]
CONCACAF Ranking
at start of event[6]
 Mexico Hex 1st place 7 March 2018[C] 15th (23rd) 2017 Champions (1993, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2015)
Champions (1965, 1971, 1977)
18 1
 Costa Rica (co-hosts) Hex 2nd place 7 March 2018[D] 14th (20th) 2017 Runners-up (2002)
Champions (1963, 1969, 1989)
39 3
 Panama Hex 3rd place 7 March 2018[D] 9th (10th) 2017 Runners-up (2005, 2013) 75 5
 Honduras Hex 4th place 7 March 2018[E] 14th (20th) 2017 Runners-up (1991)
Champions (1981)
61 4
 United States
(title holders & co-hosts)
Hex 5th place 7 March 2018[E] 15th (17th) 2017 Champions (1991, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2017)
Runners-up (1989)
30 2
 Trinidad and Tobago Hex 6th place 7 March 2018[D] 10th (16th) 2015 Semi-finals (2000)
Runners-up (1973)
92 11
 Haiti CNLQ 1st place 24 March 2019 7th (14th) 2015 Quarter-finals (2002, 2009)
Champions (1973)
101 10
 Canada CNLQ 2nd place 24 March 2019 14th (17th) 2017 Champions (2000)
Champions (1985)
78 6
 Martinique CNLQ 3rd place 23 March 2019 6th (6th) 2017 Quarter-finals (2002) N/A[F] 12
 Curaçao CNLQ 4th place 23 March 2019 2nd (6th) 2017 Group stage (2017)
Third place (1963, 1969)
79 15
 Bermuda CNLQ 5th place 24 March 2019 1st (1st) None Debut 174 20
 Cuba CNLQ 6th place 24 March 2019 9th (11th) 2015 Quarter-finals (2003, 2013, 2015)
Fourth place (1971)
175 13
 Guyana CNLQ 7th place 23 March 2019 1st (1st) None Debut 177 22
 Jamaica (co-hosts) CNLQ 8th place 23 March 2019 11th (13th) 2017 Runners-up (2015, 2017) 54 7
 Nicaragua CNLQ 9th place 24 March 2019 3rd (5th) 2017 Group stage (2009, 2017)
Sixth place (1967)
129 14
 El Salvador CNLQ 10th place 24 March 2019 11th (17th) 2017 Quarter-finals (2002, 2003, 2011, 2013, 2017)
Runners-up (1963, 1981)
69 9
  1. ^ Hex indicates 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying Hexagonal, CNLQ indicates 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League qualifying.
  2. ^ Bold indicates that the corresponding team was hosting the event.
  3. ^ Confirmed as Gold Cup participants on 7 March 2018, but qualified for the Hexagonal on 29 March 2016.
  4. ^ a b c Confirmed as Gold Cup participants on 7 March 2018, but qualified for the Hexagonal on 2 September 2016.
  5. ^ a b Confirmed as Gold Cup participants on 7 March 2018, but qualified for the Hexagonal on 6 September 2016.
  6. ^ Martinique are not a FIFA member, and so do not have a FIFA Ranking.

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Venues

In May 2018, CONCACAF confirmed that matches would be held in Central America and the Caribbean in addition to the United States.[1][2][7] This was the first time that the Gold Cup was held in the Caribbean, with all previous matches having taken place in the United States, Mexico, or Canada.

United States

In May 2018, CONCACAF announced the 15 venues in the United States which would host matches.[8] Soldier Field in Chicago was announced on 27 September 2018 as the venue of the final.[9]

Pasadena, California
(Los Angeles area)[7]
Denver[10][7] Houston[11][7]
Rose Bowl Broncos Stadium at Mile High NRG Stadium BBVA Stadium
Capacity: 90,888 Capacity: 76,125 Capacity: 71,795 Capacity: 22,039
Charlotte[7]
Bank of America Stadium
Capacity: 75,525
Philadelphia[7]
Lincoln Financial Field
Capacity: 69,176
Nashville[7]
Nissan Stadium
Capacity: 69,143
Cleveland[12][7] Glendale, Arizona
(Phoenix area)[7]
Chicago[13][7] Harrison, New Jersey
(New York City area)[14][7]
FirstEnergy Stadium State Farm Stadium Soldier Field Red Bull Arena
Capacity: 67,895 Capacity: 63,400 Capacity: 61,500 Capacity: 25,000
Los Angeles[15][7] Frisco, Texas
(Dallas/Fort Worth area)[16][7]
Saint Paul, Minnesota
(Minneapolis–Saint Paul area)[17][7]
Kansas City, Kansas
(Kansas City area)[18][7]
Banc of California Stadium Toyota Stadium Allianz Field Children's Mercy Park
Capacity: 22,000 Capacity: 20,500 Capacity: 19,400 Capacity: 18,467

Costa Rica

On 26 November 2018, CONCACAF announced that Costa Rica would host a double-header in the first round of matches of Group B on 16 June 2019, taking place at the Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica in San José.[19]

San José
Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica
Capacity: 35,175

Jamaica

On 2 April 2019, CONCACAF announced that Jamaica would host a double-header in the first round of matches of Group C on 17 June 2019, taking place at the Independence Park in Kingston.[20]

Kingston
Independence Park
Capacity: 35,000

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Seeding and schedule

On 31 August 2018, CONCACAF announced that the top four teams of the September 2018 CONCACAF Ranking Index were seeded for the group stage of the tournament:[21]

Rank Seeded team Pts[22]
1  Mexico 2,042
2  United States 1,872
3  Costa Rica 1,798
4  Honduras 1,632

The groups and full match schedule were revealed on 10 April 2019, 18:00 EDT (15:00 local time, PDT), in Los Angeles, California, United States.[23][24][25]

2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Seeding and schedule articles: 2

Squads

Each team had to submit a list of 23 players (3 must be goalkeepers).[26]

Officials

Match officials were announced on 15 May 2019.[27]

Referees
Assistant Referees
  • Micheal Barwegen
  • Kedlee Powell
  • Juan Carlos Mora
  • William Arrieta
  • Helpys Feliz
  • Gerson López
  • Humberto Panjoj
  • Christian Ramírez
  • Walter López
  • Nicholas Anderson
  • Alberto Morin
  • Miguel Hernández
  • Henri Pupiro
  • Taleb Al Marri
  • Saoud Al Maqaleh
  • Juan Francisco Zumba
  • David Morán
  • Zachari Zeegelaar
  • Caleb Wales
  • Frank Anderson
  • Ian Anderson
  • Corey Parker
  • Kyle Atkins
Targeted advanced referee program (TARP)
  • Keylor Herrera
  • Randy Encarnacion
  • Reon Radix
  • Oshane Nation
  • Diego Montaño
  • Oliver Vergara
  • Jose Kellys
  • José Torres

2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Officials articles: 24

Group stage

The match dates and the assignments were announced by CONCACAF on 9 October 2018.[28] The quarter-final pairings were later amended on 12 October 2018.[29] The top two teams from each group qualified for the quarter-finals.[26]

All match times listed are EDT (UTC−4), as listed by CONCACAF. If the venue is located in a different time zone, the local time is also given.

Tiebreakers

The ranking of teams in the group stage was determined as follows:[26]

  1. Points obtained in all group matches (three points for a win, one for a draw, none for a defeat);
  2. Goal difference in all group matches;
  3. Number of goals scored in all group matches;
  4. Points obtained in the matches played between the teams in question;
  5. Goal difference in the matches played between the teams in question;
  6. Number of goals scored in the matches played between the teams in question;
  7. Fair play points in all group matches (only one deduction could be applied to a player in a single match):
    • Yellow card: −1 points;
    • Indirect red card (second yellow card): −3 points;
    • Direct red card: −4 points;
    • Yellow card and direct red card: −5 points;
  8. Drawing of lots.

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Mexico 3 3 0 0 13 3 +10 9 Advance to knockout stage
2  Canada 3 2 0 1 12 3 +9 6
3  Martinique 3 1 0 2 5 7 −2 3
4  Cuba 3 0 0 3 0 17 −17 0
Source: CONCACAF
Canada  4–0  Martinique
Report
Attendance: 65,527[30]
Referee: Said Martínez (Honduras)
Mexico  7–0  Cuba
Report
Attendance: 65,527[31]
Referee: John Pitti (Panama)

Cuba  0–3  Martinique
Report
Mexico  3–1  Canada
Report

Canada  7–0  Cuba
Report
Attendance: 59,283[34]
Referee: Armando Villarreal (United States)
Martinique  2–3  Mexico
Report
Attendance: 59,283[35]
Referee: Iván Barton (El Salvador)

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Haiti 3 3 0 0 6 2 +4 9 Advance to knockout stage
2  Costa Rica (H) 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 6
3  Bermuda 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3
4  Nicaragua 3 0 0 3 0 8 −8 0
Source: CONCACAF
(H) Host.
Haiti  2–1  Bermuda
Report
Attendance: 19,140[36]
Referee: Daneon Parchment (Jamaica)
Costa Rica  4–0  Nicaragua
Report
Attendance: 19,140[37]
Referee: Marco Ortiz (Mexico)

Nicaragua  0–2  Haiti
Report
Attendance: 7,000[38]
Referee: Mario Escobar (Guatemala)
Costa Rica  2–1  Bermuda
Report
Attendance: 7,000[39]
Referee: Yadel Martinez (Cuba)

Bermuda  2–0  Nicaragua
Report
Attendance: 20,044[40]
Referee: Adonai Escobedo (Mexico)
Haiti  2–1  Costa Rica
Report

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Jamaica (H) 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 5 Advance to knockout stage
2  Curaçao 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
3  El Salvador 3 1 1 1 1 4 −3 4
4  Honduras 3 1 0 2 6 4 +2 3
Source: CONCACAF
(H) Host.
Curaçao  0–1  El Salvador
Report
Jamaica  3–2  Honduras
Report

El Salvador  0–0  Jamaica
Report
Attendance: 22,395[44]
Referee: John Pitti (Panama)
Honduras  0–1  Curaçao
Report
Attendance: 22,395[45]
Referee: Juan Gabriel Calderón (Costa Rica)

Jamaica  1–1  Curaçao
Report
Attendance: 22,503[46]
Referee: Marco Ortíz (Mexico)
Honduras  4–0  El Salvador
Report
Attendance: 22,503[47]
Referee: Fernando Guerrero (Mexico)

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States (H) 3 3 0 0 11 0 +11 9 Advance to knockout stage
2  Panama 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
3  Guyana 3 0 1 2 3 9 −6 1
4  Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 1 2 1 9 −8 1
Source: CONCACAF
(H) Host.
Panama  2–0  Trinidad and Tobago
Report
Attendance: 19,418[48]
Referee: Adonai Escobedo (Mexico)
United States  4–0  Guyana
Report
Attendance: 19,418[49]
Referee: Iván Barton (El Salvador)

Guyana  2–4  Panama
Report
Attendance: 23,921[50]
Referee: Daneon Parchment (Jamaica)
United States  6–0  Trinidad and Tobago
Report
Attendance: 23,921[51]
Referee: Said Martínez (Honduras)

Trinidad and Tobago  1–1  Guyana
Report
Attendance: 17,037[52]
Referee: Juan Gabriel Calderón (Costa Rica)
Panama  0–1  United States
Report

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