The 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the 14th edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the biennial international men's football championship of the North, Central American and Caribbean region organized by CONCACAF, and 24th CONCACAF regional championship overall. The tournament was played between July 7–26, 2017 in the United States.
|2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|Host country||United States|
|Teams||12 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||14 (in 14 host cities)|
|Champions||United States (6th title)|
|Goals scored||55 (2.2 per match)|
|Attendance||875,667 (35,027 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Alphonso Davies|
(3 goals each)
|Best player(s)||Michael Bradley|
|Best young player||Alphonso Davies|
|Best goalkeeper||Andre Blake|
|Fair play award||United States|
A total of 12 teams qualified for the tournament. Three berths were allocated to North America, four to Central America, four to the Caribbean, and one to the winners of the play-off between the two fifth-placed teams of the Caribbean zone and the Central American zone.
(+ CONCACAF Championship)
|Previous best performance||FIFA Ranking|
|North American zone|
|United States||Automatic||14th (16th)||Champions (1991, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2013)
|Mexico (TH)||Automatic||14th (22nd)||Champions (1993, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2015)
Champions (1965, 1971, 1977)
|Canada||Automatic||13th (16th)||Champions (2000)
|Central American zone qualified through the 2017 Copa Centroamericana|
|Honduras||Winners||13th (19th)||Runners-up (1991)
|Panama||Runners-up||8th (9th)||Runners-up (2005, 2013)||52|
|El Salvador||Third Place||10th (16th)||Quarterfinals (2002, 2003, 2011, 2013)
Runners-up (1963, 1981)
|Costa Rica||Fourth Place||13th (19th)||Runners-up (2002)
Champions (1963, 1969, 1989)
|Caribbean zone qualified through the 2017 Caribbean Cup|
Third place (1963, 1969)
|Jamaica||Runners-up||10th (12th)||Runners-up (2015)||76|
|French Guiana||Third Place||1st (1st)||None||N/A2|
|Martinique||Fourth Place||5th (5th)||Quarterfinals (2002)||N/A2|
|Play-off winners between Caribbean zone fifth place and Central American zone fifth place|
|Nicaragua||Play-off||2nd (4th)||Group stage (2009)
Sixth place (1967)
Bold indicates that the corresponding team was hosting the event.
1. This was Curaçao's first appearance since the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles, as its direct successor (with regards to membership in football associations), inheriting the former nation's FIFA membership and competitive record.
2. French Guiana and Martinique are not FIFA members, and so did not have a FIFA Ranking.
|AT&T Stadium||FirstEnergy Stadium[nb 1]||Sports Authority Field||Toyota Stadium||University of Phoenix Stadium|
|Capacity: 100,000||Capacity: 67,431||Capacity: 76,125||Capacity: 16,000||Capacity: 63,400|
Group stage venue Quarter-final venue Semi-final venue Final venue
|Red Bull Arena||BBVA Compass Stadium|
|Capacity: 25,000||Capacity: 22,000|
|Nissan Stadium[nb 1]||Rose Bowl|
|Capacity: 69,000||Capacity: 90,000|
|Philadelphia||San Antonio||San Diego||Santa Clara||Tampa|
|Lincoln Financial Field||Alamodome[nb 1]||Qualcomm Stadium||Levi's Stadium[nb 1]||Raymond James Stadium|
|Capacity: 69,596||Capacity: 65,000||Capacity: 70,561||Capacity: 68,500||Capacity: 65,890|
The United States and Mexico were announced as the seeded teams of Groups B and C respectively on December 19, 2016. Honduras, the winners of the 2017 Copa Centroamericana title were announced as being the seeded team in Group A on February 14, 2017.
The groups and match schedule were revealed on March 7, 2017, 10:00 PST (UTC−8), at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. At the time of the announcement, 11 of the 12 qualified teams were known, with the identity of the CFU–UNCAF play-off winners not yet known.
|Group B||United States|
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.
A provisional list of 40 players per national team was submitted to CONCACAF by June 2, 2017. The final list of 23 players per national team was submitted to CONCACAF by June 27, 2017. Three players per national team had to be goalkeepers.
National teams that reached the quarter-final stage were able to swap up to six players in the final squad with six players from the provisional list within 24 hours of their final group stage game.
The match officials, which included 17 referees and 25 assistant referees, were announced on June 23, 2017.
The top two teams from each group and the two best third-placed teams qualified for the quarter-finals.
The ranking of each team in each group was determined as follows:
|1||Costa Rica||3||2||1||0||5||1||+4||7||Advance to knockout stage|
|Calvo 42'||Report||Davies 26'|
|Costa Rica||3–0||French Guiana|
|1||United States (H)||3||2||1||0||7||3||+4||7||Advance to knockout stage|
|Dwyer 50'||Report||Camargo 60'|
|Report||Parsemain 66', 74'|
|1||Mexico||3||2||1||0||5||1||+4||7||Advance to knockout stage|
|Mattocks 64' (pen.)||Report||Bonilla 15'|
The best two third-placed teams which advance to the knockout stage played the winners from another group in the quarter-finals.
|1||A||Honduras||3||1||1||1||3||1||+2||4||Advance to knockout stage|
In the quarter-finals and semi-finals, if a match was tied after 90 minutes, extra time would not have been played and the match would be decided by a penalty shoot-out. In the final, if the match was tied after 90 minutes, extra time would have been played, where each team would have been allowed to make a fourth substitution. If still tied after extra time, the match would have been decided by a penalty shoot-out. Unlike the previous edition of the competition, there was no third place play-off.
|July 19 – Philadelphia|
|July 22 – Arlington|
|July 19 – Philadelphia|
|July 26 – Santa Clara|
|July 20 – Glendale|
|July 23 – Pasadena|
|July 20 – Glendale|
|Godoy 77' (o.g.)||Report|
|United States||2–0||El Salvador|
|Costa Rica||0–2||United States|
There were 55 goals scored in 25 matches, for an average of 2.2 goals per match.
1 own goal
|2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Winners|
The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.
The technical study group selected the tournament's best XI.
|1||United States (H)||6||5||1||0||13||4||+9||16||Champions|
"The Arena" and "Don't Let This Feeling Fade" by American violinist Lindsey Stirling served as the official songs of the tournament. The latter features Rivers Cuomo of the band Weezer and rapper Lecrae.
"Bia Beraghsim" by Persian-Swedish singer Mahan Moin served as the official anthem of the tournament
Univision Canada (Spanish)
|MENA||beIN Sports (MENA)|
|Mexico||Televisa, TV Azteca and Sky Sports|
|United States||Fox Sports (English)
|South America||DIRECTV Sports|
|United Kingdom||BT Sport|
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