2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Last updated on 1 September 2017

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.[1][2]

The United States won their sixth title with their 2–1 victory over Jamaica in the final.[3]

As the winners of this tournament, the United States will play against the winners of the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup in the 2019 CONCACAF Cup, a one-match play-off to determine CONCACAF's qualifier for the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup. If the United States win the 2019 Gold Cup, they will automatically qualify for the Confederations Cup.

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2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.svg

Qualified teams

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.

Team Qualification Gold Cup
appearances

(+ CONCACAF Championship)
Previous best performance FIFA Ranking
at start of event
North American zone
 United States Automatic 14th (16th) Champions (1991, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2013)
Runners-up (1989)
35
 Mexico (Title holders) Automatic 14th (22nd) Champions (1993, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2015)
Champions (1965, 1971, 1977)
16
 Canada Automatic 13th (16th) Champions (2000)
Champions (1985)
100
Central American zone qualified through the 2017 Copa Centroamericana
 Honduras Winners 13th (19th) Runners-up (1991)
Champions (1981)
72
 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)
103
 Costa Rica Fourth Place 13th (19th) Runners-up (2002)
Champions (1963, 1969, 1989)
26
Caribbean zone qualified through the 2017 Caribbean Cup
 Curaçao Winners 1st (5th)1 Third place (1963, 1969) 68
 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)
105

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.

Venues

The venues were announced on December 19, 2016.[2] Levi's Stadium was announced as the venue of the final on February 1, 2017.[4]

Arlington Cleveland Denver Frisco Glendale
AT&T Stadium FirstEnergy Stadium[nb 1] Sports Authority Field Toyota Stadium University of Phoenix Stadium
32°44′52″N 97°5′34″W / 32.74778°N 97.09278°W / 32.74778; -97.09278 (AT&T Stadium) 41°30′22″N 81°41′58″W / 41.50611°N 81.69944°W / 41.50611; -81.69944 (FirstEnergy Stadium) 39°44′38″N 105°1′12″W / 39.74389°N 105.02000°W / 39.74389; -105.02000 (Sports Authority Field) 33°9′16″N 96°50′7″W / 33.15444°N 96.83528°W / 33.15444; -96.83528 (Toyota Stadium) 33°31′39″N 112°15′45″W / 33.52750°N 112.26250°W / 33.52750; -112.26250 (University of Phoenix Stadium)
Capacity: 100,000 Capacity: 67,431 Capacity: 76,125 Capacity: 16,000 Capacity: 63,400
Cowboys Stadium field.jpg FirstEnergy Stadium soccer.jpg Denver Colorado Invesco Field at Mile High.jpg Pizza Hut Park.jpg University of Phoenix Stadium no field.jpg
Harrison

  Group stage venue    Quarter-final venue    Semi-final venue    Final venue

Houston
Red Bull Arena BBVA Compass Stadium
40°44′12″N 74°9′1″W / 40.73667°N 74.15028°W / 40.73667; -74.15028 (Red Bull Arena) 29°45′8″N 95°21′9″W / 29.75222°N 95.35250°W / 29.75222; -95.35250 (BBVA Compass Stadium)
Capacity: 25,000 Capacity: 22,000
Red Bull Arena ESC.jpg BBVA Compass Stadium, Skyline View.JPG
Nashville Pasadena
Nissan Stadium[nb 1] Rose Bowl
36°9′59″N 86°46′17″W / 36.16639°N 86.77139°W / 36.16639; -86.77139 (Nissan Stadium) 34°9′41″N 118°10′3″W / 34.16139°N 118.16750°W / 34.16139; -118.16750 (Rose Bowl)
Capacity: 69,000 Capacity: 90,000
LPFieldSec341.jpg Rose Bowl, panorama.jpg
Philadelphia San Antonio San Diego Santa Clara Tampa
Lincoln Financial Field Alamodome[nb 1] Qualcomm Stadium Levi's Stadium[nb 1] Raymond James Stadium
39°54′3″N 75°10′3″W / 39.90083°N 75.16750°W / 39.90083; -75.16750 (Lincoln Financial Field) 29°25′1″N 98°28′44″W / 29.41694°N 98.47889°W / 29.41694; -98.47889 (Alamodome) 32°46′59″N 117°7′10″W / 32.78306°N 117.11944°W / 32.78306; -117.11944 (Qualcomm Stadium) 37°24′11″N 121°58′12″W / 37.40306°N 121.97000°W / 37.40306; -121.97000 (Levi's Stadium) 27°58′33″N 82°30′12″W / 27.97583°N 82.50333°W / 27.97583; -82.50333 (Raymond James Stadium)
Capacity: 69,596 Capacity: 65,000 Capacity: 70,561 Capacity: 68,500 Capacity: 65,890
Philly (45).JPG UTSA Inaugural Football Game.jpg Qualcomm Jan 14 07.jpg Entering Levi's Stadium.JPG Raymond James Stadium02.JPG
Notes
  1. ^ a b c d This is the first time the stadium will host a Gold Cup event.

Draw

The United States and Mexico were announced as the seeded teams of Groups B and C respectively on December 19, 2016.[2] Honduras, the winners of the 2017 Copa Centroamericana title were announced as being the seeded team in Group A on February 14, 2017.[6]

The groups and match schedule were revealed on March 7, 2017, 10:00 PST (UTC−8), at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.[7][8] 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.

Seeded teams
Group A  Honduras
Group B  United States
Group C  Mexico

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.

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.[9]

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.[9]

Match officials

The match officials, which included 17 referees and 25 assistant referees, were announced on June 23, 2017.[10]

Referees
Assistant referees
  • United States Frank Anderson (USA)
  • Trinidad and Tobago Joseph Bertrand (TRI)
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis Graeme Browne (SKN)
  • Panama Ronald Bruna (PAN)
  • Mexico José Luis Camargo (MEX)
  • Nicaragua Keytzel Corrales (NCA)
  • Honduras Melvyn Cruz (HON)
  • Costa Rica Carlos Fernández (CRC)
  • El Salvador Geonvany García (SLV)
  • Mexico Miguel Hernández (MEX)
  • Guatemala Hermenerito Leal (GUA)
  • Guatemala Gerson López (GUA)
  • Costa Rica Juan Carlos Mora (CRC)
  • United States Charles Morgante (USA)
  • Mexico Alberto Morín (MEX)
  • Mexico Marcos Quintero (MEX)
  • Honduras Christian Ramírez (HON)
  • Trinidad and Tobago Ainsley Rochard (TRI)
  • United States Corey Rockwell (USA)
  • Honduras Jesús Tábora (HON)
  • Mexico Marvin Torrentera (MEX)
  • El Salvador William Torres (SLV)
  • Panama Gabriel Victoria (PAN)
  • Panama Daniel Williamson (PAN)
  • El Salvador Juan Francisco Zumba (SLV)

Group stage

The top two teams from each group and the two best third-placed teams qualified for the quarter-finals.

All match times listed are in EDT (UTC−4). If the venue is located in a different time zone, the local time is also given.

Tiebreakers

The ranking of each team in each group was determined as follows:[9]

  1. Greatest number of points obtained in group matches
  2. Goal difference in all group matches
  3. Greatest number of goals scored in all group matches
  4. Greatest number of points obtained in group matches between the teams concerned;
  5. Drawing of lots by the Gold Cup Committee

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Costa Rica 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7 Advance to knockout stage
2  Canada 3 1 2 0 5 3 +2 5
3  Honduras 3 1 1 1 3 1 +2 4
4  French Guiana 3 0 0 3 2 10 −8 0
Source: CONCACAF

July 7, 2017 (2017-07-07)
19:00
French Guiana  2–4  Canada
Report
Red Bull Arena, Harrison
Attendance: 25,817[11]
Referee: John Pitti (Panama)

July 7, 2017 (2017-07-07)
21:00
Honduras  0–1  Costa Rica
Report Ureña Goal 39'
Red Bull Arena, Harrison
Attendance: 25,817[12]
Referee: Walter López (Guatemala)

July 11, 2017 (2017-07-11)
19:30
18:30 CDT (UTC−5)
Costa Rica  1–1  Canada
Calvo Goal 42' Report Davies Goal 26'

July 11, 2017 (2017-07-11)
22:00
21:00 CDT (UTC−5)
Honduras  3–0
Awarded[note 1]
 French Guiana
Report
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston
Referee: Yadel Martínez (Cuba)

July 14, 2017 (2017-07-14)
19:30
18:30 CDT (UTC−5)
Costa Rica  3–0  French Guiana
Report

July 14, 2017 (2017-07-14)
22:00
21:00 CDT (UTC−5)
Canada  0–0  Honduras
Report
Toyota Stadium, Frisco
Attendance: 10,048[15]
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States (H) 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 7 Advance to knockout stage
2  Panama 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
3  Martinique 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
4  Nicaragua 3 0 0 3 1 7 −6 0
Source: CONCACAF
(H) Host.

July 8, 2017 (2017-07-08)
16:30
15:30 CDT (UTC−5)
United States  1–1  Panama
Dwyer Goal 50' Report Camargo Goal 60'
Nissan Stadium, Nashville
Attendance: 47,622[16]
Referee: Fernando Guerrero (Mexico)

July 8, 2017 (2017-07-08)
19:00
18:00 CDT (UTC−5)
Martinique  2–0  Nicaragua
Report
Nissan Stadium, Nashville
Attendance: 5,515[17]
Referee: Kimbell Ward (Saint Kitts and Nevis)

July 12, 2017 (2017-07-12)
18:30
Panama  2–1  Nicaragua
Report Chavarría Goal 49'

July 12, 2017 (2017-07-12)
20:30
United States  3–2  Martinique
Report Parsemain Goal 66'74'

July 15, 2017 (2017-07-15)
16:30
Panama  3–0  Martinique
Report

July 15, 2017 (2017-07-15)
19:00
Nicaragua  0–3  United States
Report
FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland
Attendance: 27,934[19]
Referee: Melvin Matamoros (Honduras)

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Mexico 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7 Advance to knockout stage
2  Jamaica 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 5
3  El Salvador 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
4  Curaçao 3 0 0 3 0 6 −6 0
Source: CONCACAF

July 9, 2017 (2017-07-09)
19:00
16:00 PDT (UTC−7)
Curaçao  0–2  Jamaica
Report
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
Referee: Armando Villarreal (United States)

July 9, 2017 (2017-07-09)
21:00
18:00 PDT (UTC−7)
Mexico  3–1  El Salvador
Report Bonilla Goal 10'
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
Attendance: 53,133[20]
Referee: Óscar Moncada (Honduras)

July 13, 2017 (2017-07-13)
20:00
18:00 MDT (UTC−6)
El Salvador  2–0  Curaçao
Report

July 13, 2017 (2017-07-13)
22:00
20:00 MDT (UTC−6)
Mexico  0–0  Jamaica
Report
Sports Authority Field, Denver
Attendance: 49,121
Referee: Ricardo Montero (Costa Rica)

July 16, 2017 (2017-07-16)
18:00
17:00 CDT (UTC−5)
Jamaica  1–1  El Salvador
Mattocks Goal 64' (pen.) Report Bonilla Goal 15'

July 16, 2017 (2017-07-16)
20:00
19:00 CDT (UTC−5)
Curaçao  0–2  Mexico
Report
Alamodome, San Antonio
Attendance: 44,232
Referee: Kimbell Ward (Saint Kitts and Nevis)

Ranking of third-placed teams

The best two third-placed teams which advance to the knockout stage played the winners from another group in the quarter-finals.[9]

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 A  Honduras 3 1 1 1 3 1 +2 4 Advance to knockout stage
2 C  El Salvador 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
3 B  Martinique 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Drawing of lots.

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.[9] Unlike the previous edition of the competition, there was no third place play-off.

Bracket

 
Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 
                   
 
July 19 – Philadelphia
 
 
 Costa Rica 1
 
July 22 – Arlington
 
 Panama 0
 
 Costa Rica 0
 
July 19 – Philadelphia
 
 United States 2
 
 United States 2
 
July 26 – Santa Clara
 
 El Salvador 0
 
 United States 2
 
July 20 – Glendale
 
 Jamaica 1
 
 Mexico 1
 
July 23 – Pasadena
 
 Honduras 0
 
 Mexico 0
 
July 20 – Glendale
 
 Jamaica 1
 
 Jamaica 2
 
 
 Canada 1
 

Quarter-finals

July 19, 2017 (2017-07-19)
18:00
Costa Rica  1–0  Panama
Godoy Goal 77' (o.g.) Report
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
Referee: Óscar Moncada (Honduras)

July 19, 2017 (2017-07-19)
21:00
United States  2–0  El Salvador
Report

July 20, 2017 (2017-07-20)
19:30
16:30 MST (UTC−7)
Jamaica  2–1  Canada
Report Hoilett Goal 61'

July 20, 2017 (2017-07-20)
22:30
19:30 MST (UTC−7)
Mexico  1–0  Honduras
Pizarro Goal 4' Report

Semi-finals

July 22, 2017 (2017-07-22)
22:00
21:00 CDT (UTC−5)
Costa Rica  0–2  United States
Report
AT&T Stadium, Arlington
Attendance: 45,516
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)

July 23, 2017 (2017-07-23)
21:00
18:00 PDT (UTC−7)
Mexico  0–1  Jamaica
Report Lawrence Goal 88'
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 42,393
Referee: John Pitti (Panama)

Final

July 26, 2017 (2017-07-26)
21:30
18:30 PDT (UTC−7)
United States  2–1  Jamaica
Report Watson Goal 50'
Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara
Attendance: 63,032
Referee: Walter López (Guatemala)

Statistics

Goalscorers

55 goals were scored in 25 matches, for an average of 2.2 goals per match.

3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Awards

Winners

 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Winners 

United States
Sixth title

Individual awards

The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.

Best XI

The technical study group selected the tournament's best XI.[26]

Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielder Attackers

Sponsors

Theme songs

"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

"Levántate" by Puerto Rican singer Gale served as the official Spanish-language song of the tournament.[27]

"Thunder" and "Whatever It Takes" by American rock band Imagine Dragons also served as official anthems of the tournament.

Broadcasting rights

Territory Channel Ref
 Canada TSN (English)
Univision Canada (Spanish)
RDS (French)
[28]
 China CCTV, PPTV
 MENA beIN Sports (MENA)
 Turkey Tivibu Spor
 Mexico Televisa, TV Azteca and Sky Sports
 Europe Eurosport 1
 United States Fox Sports (English)
Univision (Spanish)
 South America DIRECTV Sports
 Brazil BandSports [29]
 South Africa SuperSport
 Croatia SportKlub [30]
 France beIN Sports
 Netherlands Fox Sports
 Australia beIN Sports
 Portugal Sport TV
 Poland TVP Sport* [31]
 Spain beIN Sports
GOL
 Albania SuperSport
 United Kingdom BT Sport
 Jamaica Flow sports
  • Only two matches live (opening and final). 12 matches as a first run at 8 am in Poland.

Notes

  1. ^ CONCACAF awarded Honduras a 3–0 win as a result of French Guiana fielding the ineligible player Florent Malouda, after the match had finished 0–0. Malouda had previously represented France and did not meet eligibility rules.[14]

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