1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup

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1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup
CONCACAF Championship
1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup official logo
Tournament details
Host country United States
Dates June 28 – July 7
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  United States (1st title)
Runners-up  Honduras
Third place  Mexico
Fourth place  Costa Rica
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 50 (3.13 per match)
Attendance 356,021 (22,251 per match)
Top scorer(s) Mexico Benjamín Galindo
(4 goals)
Best player United States Tony Meola
1989
1993

The 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the first edition of the Gold Cup, the football (soccer) championship of North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF). The last time the CONCACAF Championship was held was 1971, from that point on the first-place finishers of World Cup qualifying were considered continental champions.

The tournament was held in the United States, in California cities Los Angeles and Pasadena. The eight teams were broken up into two groups of four; the top two teams of each group would advance to the semifinals. The Gold Cup was won by the United States, who eliminated Mexico in the semi-finals match, and went on to beat Honduras on penalties after tying them in the final 0–0.

Participating nations[edit]

Team Qualification Appearance
in Gold Cup
Defending champions
 Costa Rica Winner of the 1989 CONCACAF Championship 1st
North American zone
 United States Host 1st
 Mexico Automatic 1st
 Canada Automatic 1st
Caribbean zone qualified through the 1991 Caribbean Cup
 Jamaica Winners 1st
 Trinidad and Tobago Runners-Up 1st
Central American zone qualified through the 1991 UNCAF Nations Cup
 Honduras Runners-Up 1st
 Guatemala 3rd Place 1st

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Los Angeles Pasadena
Memorial Coliseum Rose Bowl
Capacity: 93,607 Capacity: 92,542
11-11-06-LA-Coliseum-USC-UO.jpg Rose Bowl, panorama.jpg

First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Honduras 3 2 1 0 10 3 +7 5
 Mexico 3 2 1 0 8 3 +5 5
 Canada 3 1 0 2 6 9 –3 2
 Jamaica 3 0 0 3 3 12 –9 0
June 28, 1991
Canada  2–4  Honduras
Mitchell Goal 66'80' Report Bennett Goal 28' (pen.)
Espinoza Goal 34'
Cálix Goal 41'
Flores Goal 51'

June 28, 1991
Mexico  4–1  Jamaica
Galindo Goal 28' (pen.)54' (pen.)
Zaguinho Goal 36'
Hermosillo Goal 58'
Report Reid Goal 39'

June 30, 1991
Jamaica  0–5  Honduras
Report Cálix Goal 27'51'
Anariba Goal 31'
Bennett Goal 69'
Yearwood Goal 89'

June 30, 1991
Canada  1–3  Mexico
Lowery Goal 83' Report Hermosillo Goal 3'
de la Torre Goal 40'
Galindo Goal 89' (pen.)

July 3, 1991
Jamaica  2–3  Canada
Wright Goal 42'
Reid Goal 63'
Report Mitchell Goal 34'
Miller Goal 54'
Limniatis Goal 60'

July 3, 1991
Mexico  1–1  Honduras
Hermosillo Goal 57' Report Anariba Goal 9'
Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles
Attendance: 36,703
Referee: Jay Majid (United States)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 3 0 0 8 3 +5 6
 Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 2
 Trinidad and Tobago 3 1 0 2 3 4 –1 2
 Guatemala 3 1 0 2 1 5 –4 2
June 29, 1991
Costa Rica  2–0  Guatemala
R. Gómez Goal 14'
Flores Goal 17'
Report
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 18,435
Referee: Mike Siefert (Canada)

June 29, 1991
United States  2–1  Trinidad and Tobago
Murray Goal 85'
Balboa Goal 87'
Report Lewis Goal 67'
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 18,435
Referee: José Carlos Ortíz (El Salvador)

July 1, 1991
Trinidad and Tobago  2–1  Costa Rica
Lewis Goal 38'
Thomas Goal 89'
Report Medford Goal 6'
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 6,344
Referee: José Antonio Garza (Mexico)

July 1, 1991
Guatemala  0–3  United States
Report Murray Goal 11'
Quinn Goal 46'
Wynalda Goal 52'

July 3, 1991
Trinidad and Tobago  0–1  Guatemala
Report Espel Goal 89'
Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles
Attendance: 36,703
Referee: José Fuentes (Honduras)

July 3, 1991
United States  3–2  Costa Rica
Vermes Goal 6'
Pérez Goal 49' (pen.)
Marchena Goal 59' (o.g.)
Report Arguedas Goal 30'
Jara Goal 33'

Knockout stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
July 5 – Memorial Coliseum
  Honduras  2  
  Costa Rica  0  
 
July 7 – Memorial Coliseum
      United States  0 (4)
    Honduras  0 (3)
Third place
July 5 – Memorial Coliseum July 7 – Memorial Coliseum
  United States  2   Mexico  2
  Mexico  0     Costa Rica  0

Semi-finals[edit]

July 5, 1991
Honduras  2–0  Costa Rica
Bennett Goal 37'
Flores Goal 79'
Report

July 5, 1991
United States  2–0  Mexico
Doyle Goal 48'
Vermes Goal 64'
Report

Third place play-off[edit]

July 7, 1991
Mexico  2–0  Costa Rica
Farfán Goal 9'
Galindo Goal 89'
Report

Final[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Team statistics[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA Dif
F  United States 5 4 1 0 10 3 +7
F  Honduras 5 3 2 0 12 3 +9
S  Mexico 5 3 1 1 10 5 +5
S  Costa Rica 5 1 0 4 5 9 -4
1  Trinidad and Tobago 3 1 0 2 3 4 -1
1  Canada 3 1 0 2 6 9 -3
1  Guatemala 3 1 0 2 1 5 -4
1  Jamaica 3 0 0 3 3 12 -9

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