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2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup

2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup
CONCACAF Championship
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2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup official logo
Tournament details
Host country United States
Dates 6 June – 24 June
Teams 12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)(in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions 23x15px United States (4th title)
Runners-up 23x15px Mexico
Tournament statistics
Matches played 25
Goals scored 64 (2.56 per match)
Attendance 921,464 (36,859 per match)
Top scorer(s)
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Honduras Carlos Pavón
Best player 23x15px Julian De Guzman
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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 6 June to 24 June 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]

Participating nations

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Map of participating nations
Team Qualification Appearance
in Gold Cup
North American zone
23x15px United States Host 9th
23x15px Mexico Automatic 9th
23x15px Canada Automatic 8th
Caribbean zone qualified through the Caribbean Nations Cup 2007
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Haiti||align=center|Winners||align=center|3rd
23x15px Trinidad and Tobago Runners-Up 7th
23x15px Cuba 3rd Place 5th
23x15px Guadeloupe 4th Place 1st
Central American zone qualified through the 2007 UNCAF Nations Cup
23x15px Costa Rica Winners 8th
23x15px Panama Runners-Up 3rd
23x15px Guatemala 3rd Place 8th
23x15px El Salvador 4thPlace 5th
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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: 72,319 Capacity: 27,000 Capacity: 68,756
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East Rutherford Houston Chicago
Giants Stadium Reliant Stadium Soldier Field
Capacity: 80,042 Capacity: 71,500 Capacity: 61,500
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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

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
23x15px Canada 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
23x15px Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
23x15px Guadeloupe 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
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3 0 2 1 2 4 −2 2


6 June 2007
19:00 UTC−4
Costa Rica 23x15px 1 – 2 23x15px Canada
Centeno Goal 56' Report de Guzmán Goal 57'73'
Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 17,420
Referee: Enrico Wijngaarde (Suriname)

6 June 2007
21:00 UTC−4
Guadeloupe 23x15px 1 – 1 #REDIRECT Template:Country data Haiti
Fiston Goal 54' Report Chéry Goal 36' (pen.)
Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 17,420
Referee: Terry Vaughn (United States)

9 June 2007
19:00 UTC−4
Canada 23x15px 1 – 2 23x15px Guadeloupe
Gerba Goal 35' Report Angloma Goal 10'
Fleurival Goal 37'
Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 22,529
Referee: Neal Brizan (Trinidad and Tobago)

9 June 2007
21:00 UTC−4
#REDIRECT Template:Country data Haiti 1 – 1 23x15px Costa Rica
Boucicaut Goal 71' Report Centeno Goal 62'
Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 22,529
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)

11 June 2007
19:00 UTC−4
Costa Rica 23x15px 1 – 0 23x15px Guadeloupe
Centeno Goal 14' Report
Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 15,892
Referee: Enrico Wijngaarde (Suriname)

11 June 2007
21:00 UTC−4
#REDIRECT Template:Country data Haiti 0 – 2 23x15px Canada
Report De Rosario Goal 31'35' (pen.)
Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 15,892
Referee: Marco Rodríguez (Mexico)

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
23x15px United States 3 3 0 0 7 0 +7 9
23x15px Guatemala 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
23x15px El Salvador 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4 3
23x15px Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1





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 controversial match saw two Canaleros sent off but they still made the quarterfinals by finishing as one of the two best third-placed teams. Cuba, initially impressive against Mexico and Panama, finished in last place, after being defeated 5–0 by Honduras. 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.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
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3 2 0 1 9 4 +5 6
23x15px Mexico 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
23x15px Panama 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
23x15px Cuba 3 0 1 2 3 9 −6 1

8 June 2007
21:00 UTC−4
Mexico 23x15px 2 – 1 23x15px Cuba
Borgetti Goal 38'
Castillo Goal 56'
Report Alcántara Goal 23'
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance: 20,230
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)

10 June 2007
16:00 UTC−4
#REDIRECT Template:Country data Honduras 2 – 1 23x15px Mexico
Costly Goal 57'90' Report Blanco Goal 29' (pen.)
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance: 68,123
Referee: Wálter Quesada (Costa Rica)


13 June 2007
19:00 UTC−5
Cuba 23x15px 0 – 5 #REDIRECT Template:Country data Honduras
Report Pavón Goal 3'12'42'53'
Guevara Goal 90' (pen.)
Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 68,417
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)

13 June 2007
21:00 UTC−5
Mexico 23x15px 1 – 0 23x15px Panama
Salcido Goal 60' Report
Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 68,417
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)

Ranking of third-placed teams

Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
C 23x15px Panama 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
A 23x15px Guadeloupe 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
B 23x15px El Salvador 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4 3

Knockout stage

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 incorrectly 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
                   
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Quarter-finals

16 June 2007
13:00 UTC−4
Canada 23x15px 3 – 0 23x15px Guatemala
De Rosario Goal 17'
Gerba Goal 33'44'
Report
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
Attendance: 22,412
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)


17 June 2007
14:00 UTC−5
Mexico 23x15px 1 – 0 (a.e.t.) 23x15px Costa Rica
Borgetti Goal 97' Report
Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 70,092
Referee: Terry Vaughn (United States)

Semi-finals


21 June 2007
21:00 UTC−5
Mexico 23x15px 1 – 0 23x15px Guadeloupe
Pardo Goal 70' Report
Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 50,760
Referee: Roberto Moreno (Panama)

Final

Results and Awards

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United States
Fourth title
 2007 CONCACAF
Gold Cup Champions 
Top Scorer: Most Valuable Player: Top Goalkeeper: Fair Play Award:
Template:Country data HND Carlos Pavón 23x15px Julián de Guzmán 23x15px Franck Grandel Template:Country data HND 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

23x15px Franck Grandel

23x15px Felipe Baloy
23x15px Richard Hastings
23x15px Frankie Hejduk
23x15px Carlos Salcido

23x15px Walter Centeno
23x15px Julián de Guzmán
23x15px Pablo Mastroeni
23x15px Pável Pardo

Template:Country data HND Carlos Pavón
23x15px Blas Pérez


Honorable Mention
Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

23x15px Jose Francisco Porras

Template:Country data HND Samuel Caballero
23x15px Paul Stalteri

23x15px DaMarcus Beasley
23x15px Andrés Guardado

23x15px Jocelyn Angloma
23x15px Landon Donovan

Goalscorers