2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup
CONCACAF Championship
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 Goal 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

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 Goal 31'
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 42,117
Referee: Rogger Zambrano (Ecuador)

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

Guatemala 0–1 El Salvador
Report Cabrera Goal 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 Goal 35'
Beasley Goal 90+3'
Report Song Chong-Gug Goal 38'
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 42,117
Referee: Samuel Richard (Dominican Republic)

Cuba 0–1 United States
Report McBride Goal 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 Goal 38'
Fonseca Goal 55'
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 14,508
Referee: Gilberto Alcalá (Mexico)

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

Trinidad and Tobago 0–1 Martinique
Report Percin Goal 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 Goal 28', 48'
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 14,508
Referee: Roberto Moreno (Panama)

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

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

Knockout stage

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
26 January - Miami
 
 
 Costa Rica2
 
30 January - Pasadena
 
 Haiti1
 
 Costa Rica3
 
27 January - Pasadena
 
 South Korea1
 
 Mexico0 (2)
 
February 2 - Pasadena
 
 South Korea0 (4)
 
 Costa Rica0
 
26 January - Miami
 
 United States2
 
 Canada1 (6)
 
30 January - Pasadena
 
 Martinique1 (5)
 
 Canada0 (2)
 
27 January - Pasadena
 
 United States0 (4) Third place
 
 United States4
 
February 2 - Pasadena
 
 El Salvador0
 
 Canada2
 
 
 South Korea1
 

Quarterfinals

Costa Rica 2–1 (asdet) Haiti
Centeno Goal 2'
Gómez Golden goal 97'
Report Pierre Goal 62'
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 14,823
Referee: Gilberto Alcalá (Mexico)
Canada 1–1 (a.e.t.) Martinique
McKenna Goal 73' Report Rogers Goal 63' (o.g.)
Penalties
McKenna Penalty scored
Brennan Penalty missed
De Rosario Penalty scored
Nsaliwa Penalty scored
De Vos Penalty scored
Stalteri Penalty scored
Bent Penalty scored
6–5 Penalty scored Lupon
Penalty scored Clement
Penalty scored DiCanot
Penalty scored Mirande
Penalty missed Reuperne
Penalty scored Heurlie
Penalty missed Lina
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 14,823
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)
Mexico 0–0 (a.e.t.) South Korea
Report
Penalties
Noriega Penalty scored
De Anda Penalty scored
Sosa Penalty missed
Hierro Penalty missed
2–4 Penalty scored Lee Eul-Yong
Penalty scored Lee Dong-Gook
Penalty scored Choi Sung-Yong
Penalty scored Lee Young-Pyo
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 31,628
Referee: José Pineda (Honduras)
United States 4–0 El Salvador
McBride Goal 9', 11', 21'
Razov Goal 72'
Report
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 31,628
Referee: Samuel Richard (Dominican Republic)

Semifinals

Costa Rica 3–1 South Korea
Gomez Goal 44'
Wanchope Goal 77', 82'
Report Choi Jin-Cheul Goal 81'
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 7,241
Referee: Sibrian (SLV)
Canada 0–0 (a.e.t.) United States
Report
Penalties
McKenna Penalty missed
Stalteri Penalty scored
De Rosario Penalty scored
Nsaliwa Penalty missed
2–4 Penalty scored Donovan
Penalty scored McBride
Penalty scored Agoos
Penalty scored Mathis
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 7,241
Referee: Prendergast (JAM)

Third place match

Canada 2–1 South Korea
Kim Do-hoon Goal 34' (o.g.)
De Rosario Goal 35'
Report Kim Do-hoon Goal 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 Goal 37'
Agoos Goal 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

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.