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2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup

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

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]

Contents

  • Participating nations 1
  • Squads 2
  • Venues 3
  • Competition format 4
  • First round 5
    • Group A 5.1
    • Group B 5.2
    • Group C 5.3
    • Ranking of third-placed teams 5.4
  • Knockout stage 6
    • Quarter-finals 6.1
    • Semi-finals 6.2
    • Final 6.3
  • Awards 7
    • Winners 7.1
    • Individual awards 7.2
    • All-star team 7.3
  • Goalscorers 8
  • Team statistics 9
  • Notes 10
  • References 11
  • External links 12

Participating nations

Map of participating nations
Team Qualification Appearance
in Gold Cup
North American zone
 United States Host 9th
 Mexico Automatic 9th
 Canada Automatic 8th
Caribbean zone qualified through the Caribbean Nations Cup 2007
 Haiti Winners 3rd
 Trinidad and Tobago Runners-Up 7th
 Cuba 3rd Place 5th
 Guadeloupe 4th Place 1st
Central American zone qualified through the 2007 UNCAF Nations Cup
 Costa Rica Winners 8th
 Panama Runners-Up 3rd
 Guatemala 3rd Place 8th
 El Salvador 4th Place 5th
 Honduras 5th Place 8th

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
East Rutherford Houston Chicago
Giants Stadium Reliant Stadium Soldier Field
Capacity: 80,042 Capacity: 71,500 Capacity: 61,500

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
 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


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

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

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

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

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

11 June 2007
21:00 UTC−4
Haiti  0 – 2  Canada
Report De Rosario  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
 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
7 June 2007
18:00 UTC−7
United States  1 – 0  Guatemala
Dempsey  26' Report
The Home Depot Center, Carson, California
Attendance: 21,334
Referee: José Pineda (Honduras)

7 June 2007
20:00 UTC−7
El Salvador  2 – 1  Trinidad and Tobago
Sánchez  38'
Alas  81'
Report Spann  8'
The Home Depot Center, Carson, California
Attendance: 21,334
Referee: German Arredondo (Mexico)

9 June 2007
12:00 UTC−7
Guatemala  1 – 0  El Salvador
Contreras  68' Report
The Home Depot Center, Carson, California
Attendance: 27,000
Referee: Javier Jaurequi (Netherlands Antilles)

9 June 2007
14:00 UTC−7
Trinidad and Tobago  0 – 2  United States
Report Ching  29'
Johnson  54'
The Home Depot Center, Carson, California
Attendance: 27,000
Referee: Roberto Moreno (Panama)

12 June 2007
19:00 UTC−4
United States  4 – 0  El Salvador
Beasley  34'90'
Donovan  45+1' (pen.)
Twellman  73'
Report

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

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
 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
8 June 2007
19:00 UTC−4
Panama  3 – 2  Honduras
Rivera  33'
B. Pérez  42'
Garcés  83'
Report Guevara  40'
Costly  90+2'

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

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

10 June 2007
18:00 UTC−4
Panama  2 – 2  Cuba
Garcés  14'
B. Pérez  45'
Report Colomé  27'
Alcántara  74'
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance: 68,123
Referee: Lee Davis (Trinidad and Tobago)

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

13 June 2007
21:00 UTC−5
Mexico  1 – 0  Panama
Salcido  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  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 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
                   
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  
 

Quarter-finals

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

16 June 2007
16:00 UTC−4
United States  2 – 1  Panama
Donovan  60' (pen.)
Bocanegra  62'
Report B. Pérez  85'
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
Attendance: 22,412
Referee: Neal Brizan (Trinidad and Tobago)

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

17 June 2007
17:00 UTC−5
Honduras  1 – 2  Guadeloupe
Pavón  70' Report Angloma  17'
Socrier  20'
Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 70,092
Referee: Mauricio Navarro (Canada)

Semi-finals

21 June 2007
18:00 UTC−5
Canada  1 – 2  United States
Hume  76' Report Hejduk  39'
Donovan  45' (pen.)
Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 50,760
Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico)

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

Final

24 June 2007
14:00 UTC−5
United States  2 – 1  Mexico
Donovan  62' (pen.)
Feilhaber  73'
Report Guardado  44'
Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)

Awards

Winners

 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup Winners 

United States
Fourth title

Individual awards

Top Scorer: Most Valuable Player: Top Goalkeeper: Fair Play Award:
Carlos Pavón Julián de Guzmán Franck Grandel 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

Franck Grandel

Felipe Baloy
Richard Hastings
Frankie Hejduk
Carlos Salcido

Walter Centeno
Julián de Guzmán
Pablo Mastroeni
Pável Pardo

Carlos Pavón
Blas Pérez


Honorable Mention
Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

Jose Francisco Porras

Samuel Caballero
Paul Stalteri

DaMarcus Beasley
Andrés Guardado

Jocelyn Angloma
Landon Donovan

Goalscorers

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