2008 CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament

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2008 CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament
Tournament details
Host country USA
City Nashville, Tennessee
Dates 11 March – 23 March
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Honduras U-23
Runners-up  United States U-23
Third place  Canada U-23
Fourth place  Guatemala U-23
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 36 (2.25 per match)
Top scorer(s) United States Freddy Adu

The 2008 CONCACAF Men Pre-Olympic Tournament was an association football tournament that took place in three venues in the United States from March 11 to March 23, 2008.

Honduras became new under-23 champion of CONCACAF by beating the United States in the final of the eight-team tournament. Canada and Guatemala took third and fourth places, respectively. The finalists, Honduras and United States, qualified for the Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament in Beijing, China.[1]

The final round of the 2008 competition had two groups of four in the first round competing on a round-robin basis from March 11 to March 16, 2008, followed by the semi-final round and the finals held on March 20 and March 23, 2008. Group A matches were held at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, while Group B matches were held at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California with each venue staging three doubleheaders in group play. The knockout stage matches were held at LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee.

Participating teams[edit]

North American Zone

Central American Zone

Caribbean Zone

Squads[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 United States 7 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2
 Honduras 6 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2
 Panama 3 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1
 Cuba 1 3 0 1 2 2 7 -5

All times EDT

2008-03-11
17:30
Panama  0 – 1  Honduras
(Report) Thomas Goal 90'
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Wijngaarde (Suriname)

2008-03-11
20:00
United States  1 – 1  Cuba
Adu Goal 13' (Report) Linares Goal 42'
Linares Yellow cardRed card 84'
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
Attendance: 4,359
Referee: López (Guatemala)

2008-03-13
17:30
Honduras  2 – 0  Cuba
Sánchez Goal 68'
Thomas Goal 76'
(Report)
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
Attendance: 1,050
Referee: García (Mexico)

2008-03-13
20:00
United States  1 – 0  Panama
Adu Goal 41' (pen.) (Report)
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
Attendance: 3,855
Referee: Peterkin (Jamaica)

2008-03-15
16:30
Cuba  1 – 4  Panama
Duarte Goal 64' (Report) Aguilar Goal 18' Goal 65'
Barahona Goal 26'
Urgelles Goal 31' (o.g.)
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
Attendance: 10,974
Referee: Brizan (Trinidad and Tobago)

2008-03-15
19:00
United States  1 – 0  Honduras
Gaven Goal 90+5' (pen.) (Report)
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
Attendance: 10,974
Referee: Wijngaarde (Suriname)

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Guatemala 6 3 2 0 1 3 6 -3
 Canada 4 3 1 1 1 7 3 +4
 Mexico 4 3 1 1 1 7 4 +3
 Haiti 3 3 1 0 2 3 7 -4

All times PDT

2008-03-12
17:30
Haiti  0 – 1  Guatemala
(Report) Ávila Goal 27'
Home Depot Center, Carson, California
Attendance: 9,949
Referee: Moreno (Panama)

2008-03-12
20:00
Canada  1 – 1  Mexico
Johnson Goal 3'
Johnson Red card 76'
(Report) Landín Goal 22' (pen.)
Landín Yellow cardRed card 67'

2008-03-14
17:30
Canada  1 – 2  Haiti
Rosenlund Goal 17' (Report) Gustave Goal 72'
Saint-Preux Goal 84'

2008-03-14
20:00
Mexico  1 – 2  Guatemala
Castillo Goal 9' (Report) Villa Goal 40'
López Goal 67'

2008-03-16
16:30
Guatemala  0 – 5  Canada
(Report) Johnson Goal 45' Goal 46'
Ricketts Goal 57'Goal 80'
Hall Goal 90'

2008-03-16
19:00
Mexico  5 – 1  Haiti
Villaluz Goal 18'
Andrade Goal 61'
Fernández Goal 70'
Esqueda Goal 83'
Landín Goal 89'
(Report) Aveska Red card 29'
Saint-Preux Goal 62'
Jean Paulin Yellow cardRed card 84'

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]


2008-03-20
20:00
United States  3 – 0  Canada
Adu Goal 27' Goal 47'
Kljestan Goal 78'
(Report)
LP Field, Nashville
Attendance: 13,201
Referee: Wálter Quesada Costa Rica

Third place match[edit]

2008-03-23
13:00
Guatemala  0 - 0 (a.e.t.)  Canada
(Report)
  Penalties  
Contreras Penalty scored
Arreola Penalty missed
Ávila Penalty scored
Brown Penalty scored
3 – 5 Penalty scored Sánchez
Penalty scored Ledgerwood
Penalty scored Ayre
Penalty scored Hemming
Penalty scored Hall
LP Field, Nashville
Attendance: 12,663
Referee: Enrico Wijngaarde Suriname

Final[edit]

Honduras and the United States qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. This match decided the CONCACAF U-23 men's championship.

2008-03-23
16:00
Honduras  1 - 0 (a.e.t.)  United States
Welcome Goal 102' (Report)
LP Field, Nashville
Attendance: 12,663
Referee: Joel Aguilar El Salvador

Top scorers (group and knockout stages)[edit]