2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final
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Allegiant Stadium in Paradise hosted the final.
Event2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup
After extra time
Date1 August 2021 (2021-08-01)
VenueAllegiant Stadium, Paradise
Man of the MatchMatt Turner (United States)[1]
RefereeSaid Martínez (Honduras)
Attendance61,114
2019
2023

The 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final was a soccer match to determine the winners of 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The match was the sixteenth final of the Gold Cup, a biennial tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of CONCACAF and one invited team to decide the champion of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. The match was held at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada, United States, on 1 August 2021, and was contested by hosts the United States and the defending champions Mexico.[2]

It was the seventh Gold Cup final to be contested by Mexico and the United States, and the second consecutive. From the previous six finals, Mexico won five times – in 1993, 1998, 2009, 2011, and 2019. The United States only won in 2007 prior to this match.

The United States won the final 1–0, with the lone goal scored by Miles Robinson in extra time for their seventh Gold Cup title.[3]

Venue

Main article: Allegiant Stadium

The final was held at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada, United States, located in the Las Vegas metropolitan area. It was the first major international tournament to played at the venue, which was built for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League.[4] It will also be the first Gold Cup match to be played in the Las Vegas area.[5] The match was played in front of a full-capacity crowd after the easing of COVID-19 restrictions; CONCACAF began sale of general seating tickets on 11 June 2021 and sold out their allotment within 90 minutes.[6]

Road to the final

Further information: 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup

 United States Round  Mexico
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
 Haiti 1–0 Match 1  Trinidad and Tobago 0–0
 Martinique 6–1 Match 2  Guatemala 3–0
 Canada 1–0 Match 3  El Salvador 1–0
Group B winners
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  United States (H) 3 9
2  Canada 3 6
3  Haiti 3 3
4  Martinique 3 0
Source: CONCACAF
(H) Host
Final standings Group A winners
Pos Team Pld Pts
1  Mexico 3 7
2  El Salvador 3 6
3  Trinidad and Tobago 3 2
4  Guatemala 3 1
Source: CONCACAF
Opponent Result Knockout stage Opponent Result
 Jamaica 1–0 Quarter-finals  Honduras 3–0
 Qatar 1–0 Semi-finals  Canada 2–1

Match

Details

United States 1–0 Mexico
Robinson 117' Report
Allegiant Stadium, Paradise
Attendance: 61,114
Referee: Said Martínez (Honduras)
United States
Mexico
GK 1 Matt Turner
RB 2 Reggie Cannon downward-facing red arrow 65'
CB 16 James Sands
CB 12 Miles Robinson
LB 21 George Bello downward-facing red arrow 65'
CM 19 Eryk Williamson downward-facing red arrow 87'
CM 23 Kellyn Acosta Yellow card 113'
CM 17 Sebastian Lletget downward-facing red arrow 66'
RF 7 Paul Arriola (c) downward-facing red arrow 87'
CF 9 Gyasi Zardes
LF 13 Matthew Hoppe downward-facing red arrow 120+1'
Substitutions:
DF 20 Shaq Moore upward-facing green arrow 65'
DF 3 Sam Vines upward-facing green arrow 65'
MF 10 Cristian Roldan upward-facing green arrow 66'
MF 6 Gianluca Busio upward-facing green arrow 87'
FW 8 Nicholas Gioacchini upward-facing green arrow 87'
DF 24 Henry Kessler upward-facing green arrow 120+1'
Head coach:
Gregg Berhalter
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GK 1 Alfredo Talavera
RB 21 Luis Rodríguez
CB 2 Néstor Araujo
CB 15 Héctor Moreno (c) downward-facing red arrow 44'
LB 23 Jesús Gallardo Yellow card 114'
CM 6 Jonathan dos Santos downward-facing red arrow 76'
CM 4 Edson Álvarez Yellow card 117'
CM 16 Héctor Herrera Yellow card 72'
RF 17 Jesús Manuel Corona downward-facing red arrow 91'
CF 11 Rogelio Funes Mori downward-facing red arrow 106'
LF 10 Orbelín Pineda downward-facing red arrow 76'
Substitutions:
DF 3 Carlos Salcedo upward-facing green arrow 44' downward-facing red arrow 106'
MF 14 Érick Gutiérrez upward-facing green arrow 76'
FW 24 Rodolfo Pizarro upward-facing green arrow 76'
FW 5 Osvaldo Rodríguez upward-facing green arrow 91'
FW 9 Alan Pulido upward-facing green arrow 106'
DF 19 Gilberto Sepúlveda upward-facing green arrow 106'
Head coach:
Argentina Gerardo Martino

Man of the Match:
Matt Turner (United States)[1]

Assistant referees:[7]
Walter López (Honduras)
Henri Pupiro (Nicaragua)
Fourth official:
Mario Escobar (Guatemala)
Reserve assistant referee:
Christian Ramírez (Honduras)
Video assistant referee:
Drew Fischer (Canada)
Assistant video assistant referee:
Tatiana Guzmán (Nicaragua)

Match rules[8]

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Maximum of twelve named substitutes.
  • Maximum of five substitutions, with a sixth allowed in extra time.[note 1]

Notes

  1. ^ Each team was given only three opportunities to make substitutions during the game, with a fourth opportunity in extra time, excluding substitutions made at half-time, before the start of extra time and at half-time in extra time (Regulations Article 6.5.).

References

  1. ^ a b CONCACAF [@GoldCup] (1 August 2021). "Matt Turner was a WALL against Mexico, just like in the whole tournament as well. For this he was named Man of the Match. Congrats Matt!" (Tweet). Retrieved 1 August 2021 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ "Las Vegas Awarded 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup Final" (Press release). CONCACAF. 13 April 2021. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Miles Robinson's last-gasp header lifts USA over Mexico in Gold Cup final". Guardian. 2 August 2021. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  4. ^ Akers, Mick (13 April 2021). "Gold Cup soccer final set for Allegiant Stadium on Aug. 1". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Las Vegas' Allegiant Stadium will host Gold Cup final". Jamaica Gleaner. 13 April 2021. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Concacaf Gold Cup Final on August 1 at Las Vegas' Allegiant Stadium sells out in 90 minutes". CONCACAF.com (Press release). CONCACAF. 11 June 2021. Retrieved 16 June 2021.
  7. ^ "Match officials appointed for 2021 Gold Cup Final". www.concacaf.com. CONCACAF. 1 August 2021. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  8. ^ "2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup Regulations" (PDF). CONCACAF. 18 September 2020. Retrieved 15 June 2021.