2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Copa de Oro de la CONCACAF 2011 (in Spanish)
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Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
Dates5–25 June
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)13 (in 13 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Mexico (6th title)
Runners-up United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played25
Goals scored80 (3.2 per match)
Attendance1,140,602 (45,624 per match)
Top scorer(s)Mexico Javier Hernández
(7 goals)[1]
Best player(s)Mexico Javier Hernández[1]
Best goalkeeperHonduras Noel Valladares
Fair play award Mexico
2009
2013

The 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the 11th edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup competition, and the 21st CONCACAF regional championship overall in CONCACAF's 50 years of existence. The United States was the host nation.

The competition started on June 5, 2011 at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, and ended with the final on June 25, 2011 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California,[2] with Mexico beating the United States 4–2.

This competition was the fifth tournament without guests from other confederations. Mexico won their sixth Gold Cup, and ninth CONCACAF Championship overall. It was the third consecutive Gold Cup final and second consecutive win also.

As winner of the tournament, Mexico qualified for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil as the representative from CONCACAF.[3][4]

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
North American zone
 United States Automatic 11th 2009 Champion (1991, 2002, 2005, 2007) 22
 Mexico (TH) Automatic 11th 2009 Champions (1993, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2009) 28
 Canada Automatic 10th 2009 Champions (2000) 77
Caribbean zone qualified through the 2010 Caribbean Cup
 Jamaica Winners 8th 2009 Third Place (1993) 55
 Guadeloupe Runners-up 3rd 2009 Semifinals (2007) N/A
 Cuba Third Place 6th 2007 Quarterfinals (2003) 81
 Grenada Fourth Place 2nd 2009 Group stage (2009) N/A
Central American zone qualified through the 2011 Copa Centroamericana
 Honduras Winners 10th 2009 Runners-up (1991) 43
 Costa Rica Runners-up 10th 2009 Runners-up (2002) 56
 Panama Third Place 5th 2009 Runners-up (2005) 67
 El Salvador Fourth Place 7th 2009 Quarterfinals (2002, 2003) 87
 Guatemala Fifth Place 9th 2007 Fourth Place (1996) 124

Venues

The set of thirteen venues – the same number as the 2009 Gold Cup – was announced on December 16, 2010.[5] Each stadium hosted a doubleheader, except the Rose Bowl which hosted the final.

Group stage
Arlington Carson Detroit Charlotte Miami
Cowboys Stadium The Home Depot Center Ford Field Bank of America Stadium FIU Stadium
Capacity: 80,000 Capacity: 27,000 Capacity: 65,000 Capacity: 73,778 Capacity: 18,000
June 5 June 6 June 7 June 9 June 10
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Tampa Chicago Harrison Kansas City
Raymond James Stadium Soldier Field Red Bull Arena Livestrong Sporting Park
Capacity: 68,857 Capacity: 61,500 Capacity: 25,189 Capacity: 18,500
June 11 June 12 June 13 June 14
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Knockout stage
Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
East Rutherford Washington, D.C. Houston Pasadena
New Meadowlands Stadium RFK Stadium Reliant Stadium Rose Bowl
Capacity: 82,566 Capacity: 45,596 Capacity: 71,500 Capacity: 91,136
June 18 June 19 June 22 June 25
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Squads

Main article: 2011 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.

Suspension of Mexican players

On June 9, 2011, the names of five Mexican players were released announcing Christian Bermúdez, Édgar Dueñas, Guillermo Ochoa, Francisco Javier Rodríguez and Sinha, all tested positive for clenbuterol prior to the start of the 2011 Gold Cup. They were withdrawn from the squad a few days after their June 5 Gold Cup starting match and 5-0 win against El Salvador.[6] Mexican officials said they believed the positive tests were caused by eating meat tainted with the drug.[7] CONCACAF General Secretary Chuck Blazer said a meeting of the confederation's national teams committee, which also serves as the organizing committee of the Gold Cup, was to be convened on June 10 to consider the situation, including possibly allowing Mexico to replace the five players. However, the meeting was postponed to allow for more information to be gathered.[8] The Mexican Football Federation said on June 14 that the "B" samples of those five involving players were negative.[9] The CONCACAF Gold Cup Organizing Committee announced on June 19 that Mexico would be allowed to replace the suspended players.[10] The replacement players were, Luis Ernesto Michel, Héctor Reynoso, Paul Aguilar, Marco Fabián, and Hiram Mier.[11] All players were later acquitted by the Mexican Football Federation and the results were blamed on contamination of meat, with the ingestion of clenbuterol considered non-intentional.[12] However, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to request a ban.[13] On 12 October 2011, WADA withdrew the request after the full file was available for them.[14][15]

El Salvador match fixing

On September 20, 2013, the Salvadoran Football Federation banned 14 Salvadoran players for life due to their involvement with match fixing while playing with the El Salvador national team over the previous two years, including 8 players (Dennis Alas, Luis Anaya, captain Marvin González, Reynaldo Hernández, Miguel Montes, Dagoberto Portillo, Osael Romero, Ramón Sánchez and Miguel Montes), from El Salvador's 5-0 loss to Mexico on June 5 at the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[16]

Group stage

All Times are U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−4) (Local Times in parentheses)

Group A

Main article: 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Mexico 3 3 0 0 14 1 +13 9 Advance to Knockout stage
2  Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 7 5 +2 4
3  El Salvador 3 1 1 1 7 7 0 4
4  Cuba 3 0 0 3 1 16 −15 0
Source:[citation needed]
Costa Rica 5–0 Cuba
Ureña 7', 46'
Saborío 41'
Mora 47'
Campbell 71'
Report
Cowboys Stadium, Arlington
Attendance: 80,108
Referee: Roberto Moreno (Panama)
Mexico 5–0 El Salvador
Juárez 55'
De Nigris 58'
J. Hernández 60', 67', 90+5' (pen.)
Report

Costa Rica 1–1 El Salvador
Brenes 90+5' Report Zelaya 45'
Cuba 0–5 Mexico
Report J. Hernández 35', 76'
Dos Santos 63', 68'
De Nigris 65'
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte
Attendance: 46,012
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)

El Salvador 6–1 Cuba
Zelaya 13', 71'
Romero 29'
Blanco 69'
Álvarez 84'
Quintanilla 90+4'
Report Márquez 83'
Soldier Field, Chicago
Attendance: 62,000
Referee: Neal Brizan (Trinidad and Tobago)
Mexico 4–1 Costa Rica
Márquez 17'
Guardado 19', 26'
Barrera 38'
Report Ureña 69'
Soldier Field, Chicago
Attendance: 62,000
Referee: Roberto Moreno (Panama)

Group B

Main article: 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Jamaica 3 3 0 0 7 0 +7 9 Advance to knockout stage
2  Honduras 3 1 1 1 7 2 +5 4
3  Guatemala 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 4
4  Grenada 3 0 0 3 1 15 −14 0
Source:[citation needed]
Jamaica 4–0 Grenada
Shelton 21'
Johnson 39'
Phillips 79'
O. Daley 84'
Report
Honduras 0–0 Guatemala
Report

Jamaica 2–0 Guatemala
Phillips 66', 76' Report
FIU Stadium, Miami
Attendance: 18,057
Referee: Wálter Quesada (Costa Rica)
Grenada 1–7 Honduras
Murray 20' Report Bengtson 26', 37'
Costly 28', 67', 71'
W. Martínez 88'
Mejía 90+3'
FIU Stadium, Miami
Attendance: 18,057
Referee: Dave Gantar (Canada)

Guatemala 4–0 Grenada
del Aguila 16'
Pappa 22'
Ruiz 54'
Gallardo 59'
Report
Honduras 0–1 Jamaica
Report Johnson 36'
Red Bull Arena, Harrison
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)

Group C

Main article: 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Panama 3 2 1 0 6 4 +2 7 Advance to Knockout stage
2  United States 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
3  Canada 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4
4  Guadeloupe 3 0 0 3 2 5 −3 0
Source:[citation needed]
Panama 3–2 Guadeloupe
Pérez 29'
Tejada 31'
Gómez 57' (pen.)
Report Jovial 65', 78'
Ford Field, Detroit
Attendance: 28,209
Referee: Marlon Mejía (El Salvador)
United States 2–0 Canada
Altidore 15'
Dempsey 62'
Report
Ford Field, Detroit
Attendance: 28,209
Referee: Walter López (Guatemala)

Canada 1–0 Guadeloupe
De Rosario 51' (pen.) Report
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
Attendance: 27,731
Referee: Trevor Taylor (Barbados)
United States 1–2 Panama
Goodson 66' Report Goodson 19' (o.g.)
Gómez 36' (pen.)
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
Attendance: 27,731
Referee: Marco Rodríguez (Mexico)

Canada 1–1 Panama
De Rosario 62' (pen.) Report Tejada 90+1'
Guadeloupe 0–1 United States
Report Altidore 9'
Livestrong Sporting Park, Kansas City
Attendance: 20,109
Referee: Jeffrey Solís (Costa Rica)

Ranking of third-placed teams

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

Knockout stage

Main article: 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup knockout stage

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
          
 
June 19 – Washington
 
 
 Jamaica0
 
June 22 – Houston
 
 United States2
 
 United States1
 
June 19 – Washington
 
 Panama0
 
 Panama (pen.)1 (5)
 
June 25 – Pasadena
 
 El Salvador1 (3)
 
 United States2
 
June 18 – East Rutherford
 
 Mexico4
 
 Costa Rica1 (2)
 
June 22 – Houston
 
 Honduras (pen.)1 (4)
 
 Honduras0
 
June 18 – East Rutherford
 
 Mexico (a.e.t.)2
 
 Mexico2
 
 
 Guatemala1
 

All times U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−4) (Local times in parentheses)

Quarterfinals

Costa Rica 1–1 Honduras
Marshall 56' Report Bengtson 49'
Penalties
Borges soccer ball with red X
Ruiz soccer ball with check mark
Saborío soccer ball with red X
Campbell soccer ball with check mark
2–4 soccer ball with check mark Costly
soccer ball with check mark Bernárdez
soccer ball with check mark Palacios
soccer ball with check mark Bengtson

Mexico 2–1 Guatemala
De Nigris 48'
J. Hernández 66'
Report Ruiz 5'
New Meadowlands Stadium, East Rutherford
Attendance: 78,807
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)

Jamaica 0–2 United States
Report Jones 49'
Dempsey 80'

Panama 1–1 El Salvador
Tejada 90' Report Zelaya 78' (pen.)
Penalties
Barahona soccer ball with check mark
Rentería soccer ball with check mark
Godoy soccer ball with check mark
Henríquez soccer ball with check mark
Tejada soccer ball with check mark
5–3 soccer ball with red X Alas
soccer ball with check mark Romero
soccer ball with check mark Zelaya
soccer ball with check mark Flores

Semifinals

United States 1–0 Panama
Dempsey 76' Report
Reliant Stadium, Houston
Attendance: 70,627
Referee: Enrico Wijngaarde (Suriname)

Honduras 0–2 Mexico
Report De Nigris 93'
J. Hernández 99'
Reliant Stadium, Houston
Attendance: 70,627
Referee: Walter López (Guatemala)

Final

Main article: 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final

United States 2–4 Mexico
Bradley 8'
Donovan 23'
Report Barrera 29', 50'
Guardado 36'
Dos Santos 76'
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 93,420
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)

Statistics

Goalscorers

7 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Awards

Winners

 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup Winners 

Mexico
Sixth title

Individual awards

Golden Boot Award Most Valuable Player Award Best Goalkeeper Award Fair Play Award
Mexico Javier Hernández Mexico Javier Hernández Honduras Noel Valladares[17]  Mexico

The Fair Play Award was awarded to Mexico because they accumulated the fewest cards.

Final ranking

Per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-out are counted as draws.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1  Mexico 6 6 0 0 22 4 +18 18 Champions
2  United States (H) 6 4 0 2 9 6 +3 12 Runners-up
3  Panama 5 2 2 1 7 6 +1 8 Eliminated in
Semi-finals
4  Honduras 5 1 2 2 8 5 +3 5
5  Jamaica 4 3 0 1 7 2 +5 9 Eliminated in
Quarter-finals
6  Costa Rica 4 1 2 1 8 6 +2 5
7  El Salvador 4 1 2 1 8 8 0 5
8  Guatemala 4 1 1 2 5 4 +1 4
9  Canada 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4 Eliminated in
Group stage
10  Guadeloupe 3 0 0 3 2 5 −3 0
11  Grenada 3 0 0 3 1 15 −14 0
12  Cuba 3 0 0 3 1 16 −15 0
Updated to match(es) played on 25 June 2011. Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host

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