2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup
2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.svg
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
Dates7–28 July
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)13 (in 13 host cities)
Final positions
Champions United States (5th title)
Runners-up Panama
Tournament statistics
Matches played25
Goals scored67 (2.68 per match)
Attendance907,208 (36,288 per match)
Top scorer(s)United States Landon Donovan
Panama Gabriel Torres
United States Chris Wondolowski
(5 goals each)
Best player(s)United States Landon Donovan
Best goalkeeperPanama Jaime Penedo
Fair play award Panama
2011
2015

The 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the 12th CONCACAF Gold Cup competition and the 22nd CONCACAF regional championship overall in CONCACAF's fifty years of existence. The United States was the host nation.

The competition began on 7 July 2013 at the Rose Bowl,[1] and ended with the final on 28 July 2013 at Soldier Field,[2] with the United States defeating Panama 1–0. In this edition of the Gold Cup, Mexico participated with an alternative squad due to the main players competing at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup prior to the Gold Cup. Despite not playing with their full squad, they successfully reached the semi-finals where they lost to eventual runners-up Panama with a score of 1–2.

United States won the tournament, which qualified them for a play-off match against the champions of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, to decide which team would represent CONCACAF in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.[3] The playoff was played in a single match held on 10 October 2015, which Mexico won 3–2.

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 12th 2011 Champions (1991, 2002, 2005, 2007) 22
 Mexico (TH) Automatic 12th 2011 Champions (1993, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2011) 20
 Canada Automatic 11th 2011 Champions (2000) 88
Caribbean zone qualified through the 2012 Caribbean Cup
 Cuba Winners 7th 2011 Quarterfinals (2003) 82
 Trinidad and Tobago Runners-up 8th 2007 Semifinals (2000) 87
 Haiti Third Place 5th 2009 Quarterfinals (2002, 2009) 69
 Martinique Fourth Place 4th 2003 Quarterfinals (2002) N/A
Central American zone qualified through the 2013 Copa Centroamericana
 Costa Rica Winners 11th 2011 Runners-up (2002) 39
 Honduras Runners-up 11th 2011 Runners-up (1991) 55
 El Salvador Third Place 8th 2011 Quarterfinals (2002, 2003, 2011) 94
 Belize Fourth Place 1st None Debut 130
 Panama Fifth Place 6th 2011 Runners-up (2005) 51

Bold indicates that the corresponding team was hosting the event.

Venues

Thirty venues across the United States participated in the start of the stadium selection process with Soccer United Marketing, the event partner for the CONCACAF Gold Cup.[4]

CONCACAF announced the 13 host cities and venues for the tournament on 23 January 2013.[5] Each venue will host two matches, with the final being held at Chicago's Soldier Field:

Pasadena Arlington Denver Miami Gardens Atlanta
Rose Bowl AT&T Stadium Sports Authority Field at Mile High Hard Rock Stadium Georgia Dome
Capacity: 92,542 Capacity: 80,000 Capacity: 76,125 Capacity: 74,918 Capacity: 71,228
Group A Semi-finals Group A Group B Quarter-finals
Rose Bowl, panorama.jpg
Cowboys Stadium field.jpg
Denver Colorado Invesco Field at Mile High.jpg
Mexico-v-Colombia-Sun-Life-Stadium-Feb-2012.JPG
VT Hokies Marching Virginians.jpg
Baltimore
Seattle
M&T Bank Stadium CenturyLink Field
Capacity: 71,008 Capacity: 67,000
Quarter-finals Group A
M&T Bank Stadium DoD.jpg
Soundersfcqwestfield.jpg
Chicago East Hartford
Soldier Field Rentschler Field
Capacity: 61,500 Capacity: 40,000
Final Group C
UsavsHonduras.JPG
Rentschler Field.jpg
Harrison Houston Portland Sandy
Red Bull Arena BBVA Compass Stadium Jeld-Wen Field Rio Tinto Stadium
Capacity: 25,189 Capacity: 22,039 Capacity: 20,438 Capacity: 20,213
Group B Group B Group C Group C
Red Bull Arena ESC.jpg
BBVA Compass Stadium, Skyline View.JPG
Jeld-Wen Field 2013.jpg
Rio Tinto Stadium.jpg

Squads

Main article: 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup squads

Each team can register a squad of 23 players; 3 of them must be goalkeepers. Any team that qualifies for the knockout stage may replace up to four players in the squad after completion of the group stage, where the new players must come from a provisional list of 35 players chosen before the tournament.[6][7]

Match officials

Each CONCACAF federation submitted a list of match officials to the CONCACAF Referee's Commission for the 2013 Gold Cup Tournament.

Group stage

CONCACAF announced the groups, where the twelve teams were divided into three groups of four teams, and the match schedule for the 2013 Gold Cup on 13 March 2013.[2][8]

In the group stage, if two or more teams are equal on points (including among third-placed teams in different groups), the ranking of teams will be determined as follows:[6]

  1. Greater goal difference in all group matches
  2. Greater number of goals scored in all group matches
  3. Greatest number of points obtained in group matches between the teams concerned (applicable only to ranking in each group)
  4. Drawing of lots by the Gold Cup Organizing Committee

This was changed from previous tournaments, where head-to-head record was used as the primary tiebreaker.[7]

Key to colors in group tables
Teams that advance to the quarter-finals

All times given are US Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−4)

Group A

Main article: 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Panama 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 7 Advance to knockout stage
2  Mexico 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
3  Martinique 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
4  Canada 3 0 1 2 0 3 −3 1
Source:[citation needed]
Canada 0–1 Martinique
Report Reuperné 90+3'
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 56,822
Referee: Marcos Brea (Cuba)
Mexico 1–2 Panama
Fabián 45+2' Report G. Torres 7' (pen.), 48'
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 56,822
Referee: Wálter Quesada (Costa Rica)

Panama 1–0 Martinique
G. Torres 85' (pen.) Report
CenturyLink Field, Seattle
Attendance: 28,354
Referee: Armando Castro Oviedo (Honduras)
Mexico 2–0 Canada
R. Jiménez 42'
Fabián 57' (pen.)
Report
CenturyLink Field, Seattle
Attendance: 28,354
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)

Panama 0–0 Canada
Report
Martinique 1–3 Mexico
Parsemain 43' (pen.) Report Fabián 21'
Montes 34'
Ponce 90'

Group B

Main article: 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Honduras 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6 Advance to knockout stage
2  Trinidad and Tobago 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
3  El Salvador 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
4  Haiti 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3
Source:[citation needed]
El Salvador 2–2 Trinidad and Tobago
Zelaya 22', 69' Report Daniel 11'
K. Jones 73'
Red Bull Arena, Harrison
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Marco Rodríguez (Mexico)
Haiti 0–2 Honduras
Report R. Martínez 4'
M. Chávez 78'
Red Bull Arena, Harrison
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Hugo Cruz Alvarado (Costa Rica)

Trinidad and Tobago 0–2 Haiti
Report J. Maurice 16', 53'
Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens
Attendance: 28,713
Referee: Jeffrey Solis Calderón (Costa Rica)
Honduras 1–0 El Salvador
Claros 90+2' Report
Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens
Attendance: 28,713
Referee: Jair Marrufo (United States)

El Salvador 1–0 Haiti
Zelaya 76' Report
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston
Attendance: 21,783
Referee: Javier Santos (Puerto Rico)
Honduras 0–2 Trinidad and Tobago
Report K. Jones 48' (pen.)
Molino 67'

Group C

Main article: 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States 3 3 0 0 11 2 +9 9 Advance to knockout stage
2  Costa Rica 3 2 0 1 4 1 +3 6
3  Cuba 3 1 0 2 5 7 −2 3
4  Belize 3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 0
Source:[citation needed]
Costa Rica 3–0 Cuba
Barrantes 52', 77'
Arrieta 71'
Report
Jeld-Wen Field, Portland
Attendance: 18,724
Referee: Elmer Bonilla (El Salvador)
Belize 1–6 United States
Gaynair 40' Report Wondolowski 12', 37', 41'
Holden 58'
Orozco 72'
Donovan 76' (pen.)
Jeld-Wen Field, Portland
Attendance: 18,724
Referee: Héctor Rodríguez (Honduras)

United States 4–1 Cuba
Donovan 45+2' (pen.)
Corona 57'
Wondolowski 66', 85'
Report Alfonso 36'
Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy
Attendance: 17,597
Referee: David Gantar (Canada)
Costa Rica 1–0 Belize
Eiley 49' (o.g.) Report
Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy
Attendance: 17,597
Referee: Enrico Wijngaarde (Suriname)

Cuba 4–0 Belize
Martínez 38', 61', 84'
Márquez 90+3'
Report
United States 1–0 Costa Rica
Shea 82' Report
Rentschler Field, East Hartford
Attendance: 25,432
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)

Ranking of third-placed teams

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  El Salvador 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4 Advance to knockout stage
2  Cuba 3 1 0 2 5 7 −2 3
3  Martinique 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
Source:[citation needed]

Knockout stage

Main article: 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup knockout stage

In the knockout stages, if a match is level at the end of normal playing time, extra time shall be played (two periods of 15 minutes each) and followed, if necessary, by penalty shoot-out to determine the winners.[6]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
20 July – Georgia Dome
 
 
 Mexico1
 
24 July – AT&T Stadium
 
 Trinidad and Tobago0
 
 Mexico1
 
20 July – Georgia Dome
 
 Panama2
 
 Panama6
 
28 July – Soldier Field
 
 Cuba1
 
 Panama0
 
21 July – M&T Bank Stadium
 
 United States1
 
 Honduras1
 
24 July – AT&T Stadium
 
 Costa Rica0
 
 Honduras1
 
21 July – M&T Bank Stadium
 
 United States3
 
 United States5
 
 
 El Salvador1
 

Quarter-finals

Panama 6–1 Cuba
G. Torres 25' (pen.), 37'
C. Rodríguez 68'
B. Pérez 78', 88'
Jiménez 85'
Report Alfonso 21'
Georgia Dome, Atlanta
Attendance: 54,229
Referee: Mark Geiger (United States)

Mexico 1–0 Trinidad and Tobago
R. Jiménez 84' Report
Georgia Dome, Atlanta
Attendance: 54,229
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)

United States 5–1 El Salvador
Goodson 21'
Corona 29'
E. Johnson 60'
Donovan 78'
Diskerud 83'
Report Zelaya 39' (pen.)

Honduras 1–0 Costa Rica
Najar 49' Report
M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore
Attendance: 70,540
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)

Semi-finals

United States 3–1 Honduras
E. Johnson 11'
Donovan 27', 53'
Report Medina 52'

Panama 2–1 Mexico
B. Pérez 13'
R. Torres 61'
Report Montes 26'
Cowboys Stadium, Arlington
Attendance: 81,410
Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)

Final

Main article: 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final

United States 1–0 Panama
Shea 69' Report
Soldier Field, Chicago
Attendance: 57,920
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)

Statistics

Goalscorers

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Awards

Winners

 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup Winners 

United States
Fifth title

Individual awards

State Farm Fair Play Award Sprint Golden Glove[9] Santander Golden Boot[10] 1 Miller Lite Golden Ball[11]
 Panama Panama Jaime Penedo Panama Gabriel Torres United States Chris Wondolowski United States Landon Donovan United States Landon Donovan
Notes

1 Award is shared between the three players. It was the third time that Landon Donovan has been the competition's top scorer and also the third time he has shared the award with others.

Official song

Main article: Cups (song)

"Cups" by actress Anna Kendrick (from the film Pitch Perfect) is the official song of the tournament.[12]

Marketing

In December 2012, Traffic Sports USA were awarded the rights to manage the marketing of the tournament, which continued a relationship between CONCACAF and the parent company Traffic Sports Marketing.[13] In 2015, this business deal led to charges in the 2015 FIFA corruption case, which identified bribes given from top Traffic officials to CONCACAF chairman, Jeffrey Webb.[14]

Game notes

References

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  3. ^ "Gold Cup Winner to Qualify to FIFA Confederations Cup™ Playoff Match". CONCACAF.com. 5 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Thirty venues mull Gold Cup". CONCACAF.com. 13 March 2012. Archived from the original on 17 March 2012.
  5. ^ "CONCACAF Announces 2013 Gold Cup Host Cities and Venues". CONCACAF.com. 23 January 2013. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013.
  6. ^ a b c "Regulations in English: CONCACAF Gold Cup 2013" (PDF). CONCACAF.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 July 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Changes to CONCACAF Gold Cup Regulations". CONCACAF.com. 4 April 2013. Archived from the original on 10 April 2013. Retrieved 5 April 2013.
  8. ^ "CONCACAF unveils groups and complete schedule for 2013 Gold Cup". mlssoccer.com. 13 March 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  9. ^ "Panama's Penedo captures Golden Glove award". concacaf.com. 28 July 2013. Archived from the original on 1 August 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  10. ^ "Three share Golden Boot award". concacaf.com. 28 July 2013. Archived from the original on 1 August 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  11. ^ "Donovan named Golden Ball winner". concacaf.com. 28 July 2013. Archived from the original on 1 August 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  12. ^ Sam Wilbur (2 April 2013). "Anna Kendrick, 'Cups' – New Song". AOL Radio Blog. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  13. ^ Quarstad, Brian (1 December 2012). "Traffic Sports Win Marketing Rights to 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup". IMSoccer News. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  14. ^ Viswanatha, Aruna; Robinson, Joshua; Morse, Andrew; Matthews, Christopher M. (27 May 2015). "FIFA Rocked as U.S. Charges 14 in Corruption Investigation". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  15. ^ David Zahniser, Mariachi Guinness World Record broken at Rose Bowl, Los Angeles Times, 7 July 2013