2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup
CONCACAF Championship
2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup logo.png
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)United States Brian McBride
(4 goals)
Best player(s)United States Brian McBride
Best goalkeeperCanada 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.

Qualified teams

Team Qualification Appearances Last Appearance Previous best performance FIFA Ranking[1]
North American zone
 Mexico Automatic 6th 2000 Champions (1993,1996,1998) 9
 United States Automatic 6th 2000 Champions (1991) 24
 Canada (TH) Automatic 5th 2000 Champions (2000) 93
Caribbean zone qualified through the 2001 Caribbean Cup
 Trinidad and Tobago Winners 5th 2000 Third place (1993) 34
 Haiti Runners-up 2nd 2000 Group Stage (2000) 82
 Martinique Third Place 2nd 1993 Group Stage (1993) N/A
 Cuba Playoff 2nd 1998 Group Stage (1998) 75
Central American zone qualified through the 2001 UNCAF Nations Cup
 Guatemala Winners 5th 2000 Fourth Place (1996) 59
 Costa Rica Runners-up 5th 2000 Third place (1993) 30
 El Salvador Third Place 3rd 1998 Group stage (1996,1998) 86
Other
 Ecuador Invitation 1st None Debut 38
 South Korea Invitation 2nd 2000 Group stage (2000) 42

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'
Estadio Pedro Marrero, Havana
Attendance: 6.000

Cuba won 1–0 on aggregate.

Venues

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

Squads

Main article: 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup 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

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Mexico 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 6 Advance to Knockout stage
2  El Salvador 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 3
3  Guatemala 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 0
Source:[citation needed]
El Salvador 0–1 Mexico
Report García 31'
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 42,117
Referee: Rogger Zambrano (Ecuador)

Mexico 3–1 Guatemala
Bautista 28'
Garcés 38'
Ochoa 90'
Report Plata 36'
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 31,244
Referee: Peter Prendergast (Jamaica)

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

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2 6 Advance to Knockout stage
2  South Korea 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
3  Cuba 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1
Source:[citation needed]
United States 2–1 South Korea
Donovan 35'
Beasley 90+3'
Report Song Chong-gug 38'
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 42,117
Referee: Samuel Richard (Dominican Republic)

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

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

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Costa Rica 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4 Advance to Knockout stage
2  Martinique 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1 3
3  Trinidad and Tobago 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
Source:[citation needed]
Martinique 0–2 Costa Rica
Report Medford 38'
Fonseca 55'
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 14,508
Referee: Gilberto Alcalá (Mexico)

Costa Rica 1–1 Trinidad and Tobago
Fonseca 56' Report John 90'
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 12,253
Referee: Brian Hall United States)

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

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Canada 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3 Advance to Knockout stage
2  Haiti 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
3  Ecuador 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
Source:[citation needed]
Haiti 0–2 Canada
Report McKenna 28', 48'
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 14,508
Referee: Roberto Moreno (Panama)

Ecuador 0–2 Haiti
Report Méndez 6' (o.g.)
Alerte 44'
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 12,253
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)

Canada 0–2 Ecuador
Report Aguinaga 88', 90'
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 3,827
Referee: Brian Hall United States)

Knockout stage

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
26 January – Miami
 
 
 Costa Rica (a.s.d.e.t.)2
 
30 January – Pasadena
 
 Haiti1
 
 Costa Rica3
 
27 January – Pasadena
 
 South Korea1
 
 Mexico0 (2)
 
February 2 – Pasadena
 
 South Korea (p)0 (4)
 
 Costa Rica0
 
26 January – Miami
 
 United States2
 
 Canada (p)1 (6)
 
30 January – Pasadena
 
 Martinique1 (5)
 
 Canada0 (2)
 
27 January – Pasadena
 
 United States (p)0 (4) Third place
 
 United States4
 
February 2 – Pasadena
 
 El Salvador0
 
 Canada2
 
 
 South Korea1
 

Quarterfinals

Costa Rica 2–1 Haiti
Centeno 2'
Gómez gold-colored soccer ball 97'
Report Pierre 62'
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 14,823
Referee: Gilberto Alcalá (Mexico)
Canada 1–1 Martinique
McKenna 73' Report Rogers 63' (o.g.)
Penalties
McKenna soccer ball with check mark
Brennan
soccer ball with red X

De Rosario soccer ball with check mark
Nsaliwa soccer ball with check mark
De Vos soccer ball with check mark
Stalteri soccer ball with check mark
Bent soccer ball with check mark
6–5 soccer ball with check mark Lupon
soccer ball with check mark Clement
soccer ball with check mark DiCanot
soccer ball with check mark Mirande
soccer ball with red X
Reuperne
soccer ball with check mark Heurlie
soccer ball with red X
Lina
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 14,823
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)
Mexico 0–0 South Korea
Report
Penalties
Noriega soccer ball with check mark
De Anda soccer ball with check mark
Sosa
soccer ball with red X

Hierro
soccer ball with red X
2–4 soccer ball with check mark Lee Eul-yong
soccer ball with check mark Lee Dong-gook
soccer ball with check mark Choi Sung-yong
soccer ball with check mark Lee Young-pyo
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 31,628
Referee: José Pineda (Honduras)
United States 4–0 El Salvador
McBride 9', 11', 21'
Razov 72'
Report
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 31,628
Referee: Samuel Richard (Dominican Republic)

Semifinals

Costa Rica 3–1 South Korea
Gomez 44'
Wanchope 77', 82'
Report Choi Jin-cheul 81'
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 7,241
Referee: Sibrian (SLV)
Canada 0–0 United States
Report
Penalties
McKenna
soccer ball with red X

Stalteri soccer ball with check mark
De Rosario soccer ball with check mark
Nsaliwa
soccer ball with red X
2–4 soccer ball with check mark Donovan
soccer ball with check mark McBride
soccer ball with check mark Agoos
soccer ball with check mark Mathis
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 7,241
Referee: Prendergast (JAM)

Third place match

Canada 2–1 South Korea
Kim Do-hoon 34' (o.g.)
De Rosario 35'
Report Kim Do-hoon 15'
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 14,432
Referee: Noel Bynoe (Trinidad and Tobago)

Final

Main article: 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final

United States 2–0 Costa Rica
Wolff 37'
Agoos 63'
Report
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 14,432
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)

Awards

 2002 Gold Cup Winners 

United States
Second title

The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.

Best XI

Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Attacker Reserves
Cuba Odelin Molina Costa Rica Luis Marin
United States Jeff Agoos
Canada Jason de Vos
Mexico Luis Sosa
Costa Rica Mauricio Solis
United States Landon Donovan
South Korea Kim Nam-il
Costa Rica Ronald Gomez
Canada Kevin McKenna
United States Brian McBride
Trinidad and Tobago Shaka Hislop
Martinique Ludovic Mirande
Haiti Pierre Bruny
El Salvador Santos Cabrera
Ecuador Álex Aguinaga
El Salvador Ronald Cerritos
Guatemala Juan Carlos Plata

Statistics

Goalscorers

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Own goals

References

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 16 January 2002. Archived from the original on October 21, 2019. Retrieved 28 January 2021.