2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup
CONCACAF Championship
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2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup official logo
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
Dates6–24 July
Teams12 (from 3 confederations)
Venue(s)7 (in 7 host cities)
Final positions
Champions United States (3rd title)
Runners-up Panama
Tournament statistics
Matches played25
Goals scored73 (2.92 per match)
Attendance340,018 (13,601 per match)
Top scorer(s)United States DaMarcus Beasley
United States Landon Donovan
Guatemala Carlos Ruiz
Panama Luis Tejada
Honduras Wilmer Velásquez
(3 goals each)
Best player(s)Panama Luis Tejada
Best goalkeeperPanama Jaime Penedo
Fair play award Honduras
2003
2007

The 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the eighth edition of the Gold Cup, the football championship of North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF). It was contested in the United States in July 2005. The United States emerged victorious in the final against an upstart Panama team led by tournament MVP Luis Tejada. After regulation and 30 minutes of extra time ended scoreless, the USA won 3–1 on penalties.

For this edition, the format was switched from four groups of three teams each to the three groups of four teams. As a result, there was one more group stage game for each team, and the likelihood of teams advancing on a coin toss was much less. The top two teams from each group and the two best third-place teams would advance to the quarterfinals.

As usual for the Gold Cup, several of the top teams fielded less than their top squads, including guest teams Colombia and South Africa. Mexico and the United States were missing at least half their usual starters, and a few top name players on smaller nations (Paulo Wanchope and Amado Guevara, among others) also declined to participate. During the tournament, matches in Miami's Group A had to be postponed because of Hurricane Dennis.

This was the last edition of the tournament to have guest participants from other confederations.

Qualified teams

Team Qualification Appearances Last Appearance Previous best performance FIFA Ranking[1]
North American zone
 Mexico(TH) Automatic 8th 2003 Champions (1993, 1996, 1998, 2003) 6
 United States Automatic 8th 2003 Champions (1991, 2002) 10
 Canada Automatic 7th 2003 Champions (2000) 85
Caribbean zone qualified through the 2005 Caribbean Cup
 Jamaica Winners 6th 2003 Third place (1993) 41
 Cuba Runners-up 4th 2003 Quarterfinals (2003) 70
 Trinidad and Tobago Third Place 6th 2002 Third place (2000) 58
Central American zone qualified through the 2005 UNCAF Nations Cup
 Costa Rica Winners 7th 2003 Runners-up (2002) 24
 Honduras Runners-up 7th 2003 Runners-up (1991) 50
 Guatemala Third Place 7th 2003 Fourth Place (1996) 59
 Panama Fourth Place 2nd 1993 Group stage (1993) 98
Other
 South Africa Invitation 1st None Debut 39
 Colombia Invitation 3rd 2000 Runners-up (2000) 25

Venues

Foxborough East Rutherford Carson Los Angeles
Gillette Stadium Giants Stadium Home Depot Center Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Capacity: 68,756 Capacity: 80,042 Capacity: 27,000 Capacity: 93,607
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Miami Seattle Houston
Orange Bowl Qwest Field Reliant Stadium
Capacity: 72,319 Capacity: 67,000 Capacity: 71,500
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Squads

Main article: 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup squads

The 12 national teams involved in the tournament were required to register a squad of 23 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  Honduras 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7 Advance to Knockout stage
2  Panama 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
3  Colombia 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 3
4  Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 2 1 3 5 −2 2
Source:[citation needed]
Colombia 0–1 Panama
Report Tejada 70'
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 10,311
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)
Trinidad and Tobago 1–1 Honduras
Birchall 28' Report Figueroa 43'
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 10,311
Referee: Mauricio Navarro (Canada)

Panama 2–2 Trinidad and Tobago
Tejada 24', 90+1' Report Andrews 17'
Glenn 90'
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 17,292
Referee: Enrico Wijngaarde (Suriname)
Honduras 2–1 Colombia
Velásquez 79', 82' Report Moreno 30' (pen.)
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 17,292
Referee: Marco Rodríguez (Mexico)

Colombia 2–0 Trinidad and Tobago
Aguilar 77'
Hurtado 79'
Report
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 8,457
Referee: Marco Rodríguez (Mexico)
Honduras 1–0 Panama
Caballero 80' Report
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 8,457
Referee: Enrico Wijngaarde (Suriname)

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7 Advance to Knockout stage
2  Costa Rica 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
3  Canada 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
4  Cuba 3 0 0 3 3 9 −6 0
Source:[citation needed]
Canada 0–1 Costa Rica
Report Soto 30' (pen.)
Qwest Field, Seattle
Attendance: 15,831
Referee: Peter Prendergast (Jamaica)
Cuba 1–4 United States
Moré 18' Report Dempsey 45'
Donovan 87', 90+2'
Beasley 90'
Qwest Field, Seattle
Attendance: 15,831
Referee: José Pineda (Honduras)

Costa Rica 3–1 Cuba
Brenes 61', 85' (pen.)
Soto 81' (pen.)
Report Galindo 72'
Qwest Field, Seattle
Attendance: 15,109
Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico)
United States 2–0 Canada
Hutchinson 48' (o.g.)
Donovan 90'
(Report)
Qwest Field, Seattle
Attendance: 15,109
Referee: Neal Brizan (Trinidad and Tobago)

United States 0–0 Costa Rica
Report
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro
Attendance: 15,211
Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico)
Canada 2–1 Cuba
Gerba 69'
Hutchinson 87'
Report Cervantes 90'
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro
Attendance: 15,211
Referee: Roberto Moreno (Panama)

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Mexico 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4 6 Advance to Knockout stage
2  South Africa 3 1 2 0 6 5 +1 5
3  Jamaica 3 1 1 1 7 7 0 4
4  Guatemala 3 0 1 2 4 9 −5 1
Source:[citation needed]
South Africa 2–1 Mexico
Evans 28'
van Heerden 41'
Report Rodríguez 83'
The Home Depot Center, Carson
Attendance: 27,000
Referee: Rodolfo Sibrian (El Salvador)
Guatemala 3–4 Jamaica
Ruiz 11' (pen.), 45', 87' Report Shelton 3'
Fuller 5'
Williams 45' (pen.)
Hue 57'

Mexico 4–0 Guatemala
Borgetti 5', 14'
Galindo 54'
Bravo 65'
Report
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles
Attendance: 30,710
Referee: Óscar Ruiz (Colombia)
Jamaica 3–3 South Africa
Hue 35'
Stewart 45'
Bennett 80'
Report Raselemane 35'
Ndlela 41'
Nomvethe 56'
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles
Attendance: 30,710
Referee: Kevin Stott (United States)

Guatemala 1–1 South Africa
Romero 37' Report Nkosi 45'
Reliant Stadium, Houston
Attendance: 45,311
Referee: Kevin Stott (United States)
Mexico 1–0 Jamaica
Medina 19' Report
Reliant Stadium, Houston
Attendance: 45,311
Referee: Wálter Quesada (Costa Rica)

Ranking of third-placed teams

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Jamaica 3 1 1 1 7 7 0 4 Advance to Knockout stage
2  Colombia 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 3
3  Canada 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
Source:[citation needed]

Knockout stage

Bracket

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
16 July – Foxboro
 
 
 Honduras3
 
July 21 – East Rutherford
 
 Costa Rica2
 
 Honduras1
 
16 July – Foxboro
 
 United States2
 
 United States3
 
July 24 – East Rutherford
 
 Jamaica1
 
 United States0 (3)
 
17 July – Houston
 
 Panama0 (1)
 
 Mexico1
 
July 21 – East Rutherford
 
 Colombia2
 
 Colombia2
 
17 July – Houston
 
 Panama3
 
 South Africa1 (3)
 
 
 Panama1 (5)
 

Quarter-finals

Honduras 3–2 Costa Rica
Velásquez 6'
Turcios 27'
Núñez 30'
Report Bolaños 40'
Ruiz 81'
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro
Attendance: 22,108
Referee: Benito Archundia (MEX)

United States 3–1 Jamaica
Wolff 6'
Beasley 42' 83'
Report Fuller 88'
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro
Attendance: 22,108
Referee: Carlos Alberto Batres (GUA)

Mexico 1–2 Colombia
Pineda 65' Report Castrillón 58'
Aguilar 74'
Reliant Stadium, Houston
Attendance: 60,050
Referee: Rodolfo Sibrian (SLV)

South Africa 1–1 (a.e.t.) Panama
Ndlela 68' Report Jo. Dely Valdés 48'
Penalties
Evans soccer ball with check mark
Gaxa soccer ball with check mark
Katza
soccer ball with red X

Lekgwathi soccer ball with check mark
3–5 soccer ball with check mark Tejada
soccer ball with check mark Rodríguez
soccer ball with check mark Baloy
soccer ball with check mark Blanco
soccer ball with check mark Gómez
Reliant Stadium, Houston
Attendance: 60,050
Referee: Peter Prendergast (JAM)

Semi-finals

Honduras 1–2 United States
Guerrero 30' Report O'Brien 86'
Onyewu 90+2'
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford
Attendance: 41,721
Referee: Peter Prendergast (JAM)

Colombia 2–3 Panama
Patiño 63' 89' Report Phillips 11' 73'
Jo. Dely Valdés 26'
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford
Attendance: 41,721
Referee: Rodolfo Sibrian (SLV)

Final

Main article: 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final

United States 0–0 (a.e.t.) Panama
Report
Penalties
Quaranta soccer ball with check mark
Armas
soccer ball with red X

Donovan soccer ball with check mark
Davis soccer ball with check mark
3–1
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Tejada
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Dely Valdés
soccer ball with check mark Baloy
soccer ball with red X
Blanco
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford
Attendance: 31,018
Referee: Carlos Alberto Batres (GUA)

Statistics

Goalscorers

Three goals

Two goals

One goal

Awards

Winners

 2005 Gold Cup Winners 

United States
Third title

Individual awards

Top Scorer: Most Valuable Player: Top Goalkeeper: Fair Play Award:
United States DaMarcus Beasley
United States Landon Donovan
Guatemala Carlos Ruiz
Panama Luis Tejada
Honduras Wilmer Velásquez
(3 goals each)
Panama Luis Tejada Panama Jaime Penedo Honduras Honduras
All-Star Team
Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

Panama Jaime Penedo

Panama Felipe Baloy
Honduras Samuel Caballero
United States Oguchi Onyewu

United States DaMarcus Beasley
United States Landon Donovan
Colombia Jairo Patiño
Mexico Luis Ernesto Pérez

Colombia Tressor Moreno
Panama Luis Tejada
Honduras Wilmer Velásquez


Honorable Mention
Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

United States Kasey Keller

Jamaica Tyrone Marshall
Costa Rica Michael Umaña

South Africa Philip Evans
United States John O'Brien

Panama Jorge Dely Valdés
Costa Rica Jafet Soto

References

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 15 June 2005. Archived from the original on October 21, 2019. Retrieved 5 March 2021.