2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup
CONCACAF Championship
2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup official logo
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
Dates6–24 June
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions United States (4th title)
Runners-up Mexico
Tournament statistics
Matches played25
Goals scored64 (2.56 per match)
Attendance921,464 (36,859 per match)
Top scorer(s)Honduras Carlos Pavón
(5 goals)
Best player(s)Canada Julian de Guzman
Best goalkeeperGuadeloupe Franck Grandel
Fair play award Honduras
2005
2009

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 June 6 to 24, 2007.

This competition was the third overall edition of the tournament without guests (for the first time since 1993) from other confederations. As the winner, the United States represented CONCACAF at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.[note 1]

Qualified teams

A total of 12 teams qualified for the tournament. Three berths were allocated to North America, five to Central America, and four to the Caribbean.

Team Qualification Appearances Last Appearance Previous best performance FIFA Ranking[1]
North American zone
 United States (TH) Automatic 9th 2005 Champions (1991, 2002, 2005) 25
 Mexico Automatic 9th 2005 Champions (1993, 1996, 1998, 2003) 20
 Canada Automatic 8th 2005 Champions (2000) 94
Caribbean zone qualified through the 2007 Caribbean Cup
 Haiti Winners 3rd 2002 Quarterfinals (2002) 85
 Trinidad and Tobago Runners-up 7th 2005 Third Place (2000) 67
 Cuba Third Place 5th 2005 Quarterfinals (2003) 71
 Guadeloupe Fourth Place 1st None Debut N/A
Central American zone qualified through the 2007 UNCAF Nations Cup
 Costa Rica Winners 8th 2005 Runners-up (2002) 52
 Panama Runners-up 3rd 2005 Runners-up (2005) 60
 Guatemala Third Place 8th 2005 Fourth Place (1996) 87
 El Salvador Fourth Place 5th 2003 Quarterfinals (2002, 2003) 144
 Honduras Fifth Place 8th 2005 Runners-up (1991) 55

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

Squads

Main article: 2007 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.

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

Group stage

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Canada 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6 Advance to Knockout stage
2  Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
3  Guadeloupe 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
4  Haiti 3 0 2 1 2 4 −2 2
Source:[citation needed]


Costa Rica 1–2 Canada
Centeno 56' Report De Guzman 57', 73'
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 17,420
Referee: Enrico Wijngaarde (Suriname)
Guadeloupe 1–1 Haiti
Fiston 54' Report Chéry 36' (pen.)
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 17,420
Referee: Terry Vaughn (United States)

Canada 1–2 Guadeloupe
Gerba 35' Report Angloma 10'
Fleurival 37'
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 22,529
Referee: Neal Brizan (Trinidad and Tobago)
Haiti 1–1 Costa Rica
Boucicaut 71' Report Centeno 62'
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 22,529
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)

Costa Rica 1–0 Guadeloupe
Centeno 14' Report
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 15,892
Referee: Enrico Wijngaarde (Suriname)
Haiti 0–2 Canada
Report De Rosario 31', 35' (pen.)
Orange Bowl, Miami
Attendance: 15,892
Referee: Marco Rodríguez (Mexico)

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States 3 3 0 0 7 0 +7 9 Advance to Knockout stage
2  Guatemala 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
3  El Salvador 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4 3
4  Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Source:[citation needed]
United States 1–0 Guatemala
Dempsey 26' Report
The Home Depot Center, Carson
Attendance: 21,334
Referee: José Pineda (Honduras)
El Salvador 2–1 Trinidad and Tobago
Sánchez 38'
Alas 81'
Report Spann 8'
The Home Depot Center, Carson
Attendance: 21,334
Referee: German Arredondo (Mexico)

Guatemala 1–0 El Salvador
Contreras 68' Report
The Home Depot Center, Carson
Attendance: 27,000
Referee: Javier Jaurequi (Netherlands Antilles)
Trinidad and Tobago 0–2 United States
Report Ching 29'
Johnson 54'
The Home Depot Center, Carson
Attendance: 27,000
Referee: Roberto Moreno (Panama)

United States 4–0 El Salvador
Beasley 34', 89'
Donovan 45+4' (pen.)
Twellman 73'
Report
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough
Attendance: 26,523
Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico)
Trinidad and Tobago 1–1 Guatemala
McFarlane 87' Report Ruiz 83'
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough
Attendance: 26,523
Referee: José Pineda (Honduras)

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Honduras 3 2 0 1 9 4 +5 6 Advance to Knockout stage
2  Mexico 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
3  Panama 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
4  Cuba 3 0 1 2 3 9 −6 1
Source:[citation needed]
Panama 3–2 Honduras
Rivera 33'
B. Pérez 42'
Garcés 83'
Report Guevara 40'
Costly 90+2'
Mexico 2–1 Cuba
Borgetti 38'
Castillo 56'
Report Alcántara 23'
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford
Attendance: 20,230
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)

Honduras 2–1 Mexico
Costly 57', 90' Report Blanco 29' (pen.)
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford
Attendance: 68,123
Referee: Wálter Quesada (Costa Rica)
Panama 2–2 Cuba
Garcés 14'
B. Pérez 45'
Report Colomé 27'
Alcántara 74'
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford
Attendance: 68,123
Referee: Lee Davis (Trinidad and Tobago)

Cuba 0–5 Honduras
Report Pavón 3', 12', 42', 53'
Guevara 90' (pen.)
Reliant Stadium, Houston
Attendance: 68,417
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)
Mexico 1–0 Panama
Salcido 60' Report
Reliant Stadium, Houston
Attendance: 68,417
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)

Ranking of third-placed teams

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Panama 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4 Advance to Knockout stage
2  Guadeloupe 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
3  El Salvador 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4 3
Source:[citation needed]

Knockout stage

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
16 June - Foxboro
 
 
 Canada3
 
21 June - Chicago
 
 Guatemala0
 
 Canada1
 
16 June - Foxboro
 
 United States2
 
 United States2
 
24 June - Chicago
 
 Panama1
 
 United States2
 
17 June - Houston
 
 Mexico1
 
 Honduras1
 
21 June - Chicago
 
 Guadeloupe2
 
 Guadeloupe0
 
17 June - Houston
 
 Mexico1
 
 Mexico (a.e.t.)1
 
 
 Costa Rica0
 

Quarter-finals

Canada 3–0 Guatemala
De Rosario 17'
Gerba 33', 44'
Report
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough
Attendance: 22,412
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)

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

Mexico 1–0 (a.e.t.) Costa Rica
Borgetti 97' Report
Reliant Stadium, Houston
Attendance: 70,092
Referee: Terry Vaughn (United States)

Honduras 1–2 Guadeloupe
Pavón 70' Report Angloma 17'
Socrier 20'
Reliant Stadium, Houston
Attendance: 70,092
Referee: Mauricio Navarro (Canada)

Semi-finals

Canada 1–2 United States
Hume 76' Report Hejduk 39'
Donovan 45+1' (pen.)
Soldier Field, Chicago
Attendance: 50,760
Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico)

Mexico 1–0 Guadeloupe
Pardo 70' Report
Soldier Field, Chicago
Attendance: 50,760
Referee: Roberto Moreno (Panama)

Final

Main article: 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final

United States 2–1 Mexico
Donovan 62' (pen.)
Feilhaber 73'
Report Guardado 44'
Soldier Field, Chicago
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)

Statistics

Goalscorers

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Awards

Winners

 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup Winners 

United States
Fourth title

Individual awards

Top Scorer: Most Valuable Player: Top Goalkeeper: Fair Play Award:
Honduras Carlos Pavón Canada Julian de Guzman Guadeloupe Franck Grandel Honduras Honduras

All-Tournament team

The All-Tournament Team was selected by the CONCACAF Technical Study Group and features the "Best XI" along with seven Honorable Mentions. The player selections were made from the eight teams that reached the quarterfinals of the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[2]

All-Star Team
Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

Guadeloupe Franck Grandel

Panama Felipe Baloy
Canada Richard Hastings
United States Frankie Hejduk
Mexico Carlos Salcido

Costa Rica Walter Centeno
Canada Julián de Guzmán
United States Pablo Mastroeni
Mexico Pável Pardo

Honduras Carlos Pavón
Panama Blas Pérez


Honorable Mention
Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

Costa Rica Jose Francisco Porras

Honduras Samuel Caballero
Canada Paul Stalteri

United States DaMarcus Beasley
Mexico Andrés Guardado

Guadeloupe Jocelyn Angloma
United States Landon Donovan

Notes

  1. ^ Guadeloupe, an overseas department of France, is not a member of FIFA. Had they won the tournament, the runner-up would have taken their place.[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 16 May 2007. Archived from the original on October 21, 2019. Retrieved 8 March 2021.
  2. ^ "All-Tournament Team Unveiled". Terra.com. Terra Networks. AP. 2007-06-23. Retrieved 2009-07-24.