2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup

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2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Copa de Oro de la CONCACAF 2011 (Spanish)
Tournament details
Host country United States
Dates June 5 – 25
Teams 12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 13 (in 13 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Mexico (6th title)
Runners-up  United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played 25
Goals scored 80 (3.2 per match)
Attendance 1,140,602 (45,624 per match)
Top scorer(s) Mexico Javier Hernández
(7 goals)[1]
Best player Mexico Javier Hernández[1]
Best goalkeeper Honduras Noel Valladares
2009
2013

The 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the 11th edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup competition and 21st CONCACAF regional championship overall in CONCACAF's fifty years of existence. The United States was the host nation.

The competition started on June 5, 2011 at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, and ended with the final on June 25, 2011 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California,[2] with Mexico beating the United States 4-2.

This competition was the fifth tournament without guests from other confederations. Mexico won their sixth Gold Cup, and ninth CONCACAF Championship overall. It was the third consecutive Gold Cup final and second consecutive win also.

As winner of the tournament, Mexico qualified for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil as the representative from CONCACAF.[3][4]

Participating nations[edit]

Team Qualification Appearance
in the Gold Cup
Previous best performance FIFA Ranking
at start of event
North American zone
 United States Host 11th Champion (1991, 2002, 2005, 2007) 22
 Mexico (TH) Automatic 11th Champion (1993, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2009) 28
 Canada Automatic 10th Champion (2000) 77
Caribbean zone qualified through the 2010 Caribbean Championship
 Jamaica Winner 8th Fourth Place (1993) 55
 Guadeloupe Runner-up 3rd Semifinals (2007) N/A
 Cuba Third Place 6th Quarterfinals (2003) 81
 Grenada Fourth Place 2nd First Round (2009) N/A
Central American zone qualified through the 2011 Copa Centroamericana
 Honduras Winner 10th Runner-up (1991) 43
 Costa Rica Runner-up 10th Runner-up (2002) 56
 Panama Third Place 5th Runner-up (2005) 67
 El Salvador Fourth Place 7th Quarterfinals (2002, 2003) 87
 Guatemala Fifth Place 9th Fourth Place (1996) 124

Venues[edit]

The set of thirteen venues – the same number as the 2009 Gold Cup – was announced on December 16, 2010.[5] Each stadium hosted a doubleheader, except the Rose Bowl which hosted the final.

Group stage
Arlington Carson Detroit Charlotte Miami
Cowboys Stadium The Home Depot Center Ford Field Bank of America Stadium FIU Stadium
Capacity: 80,000 Capacity: 27,000 Capacity: 65,000 Capacity: 73,778 Capacity: 18,000
June 5 June 6 June 7 June 9 June 10
Cowboys Stadium field.jpg HomeDepotCenter1.jpg Ford-Field-September-10-2006.jpg Bank of America Stadium.jpg FIU Stadium.JPG
Tampa Chicago Harrison Kansas City
Raymond James Stadium Soldier Field Red Bull Arena Livestrong Sporting Park
Capacity: 68,857 Capacity: 61,500 Capacity: 25,189 Capacity: 18,500
June 11 June 12 June 13 June 14
Raymondjames2005.JPG UsavsHonduras.JPG Red Bull Arena ESC.jpg SportingKC Stadium.jpg
Knockout stage
Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
East Rutherford Washington, D.C. Houston Pasadena
New Meadowlands Stadium RFK Stadium Reliant Stadium Rose Bowl
Capacity: 82,566 Capacity: 45,596 Capacity: 71,500 Capacity: 91,136
June 18 June 19 June 22 June 25
New Meadowlands Stadium Mezz Corner.jpg Rfkstadium.png
Reliantstadium.jpg
Rose Bowl, panorama.jpg

Squads[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup squads.

Each team can register a squad of 23 players.

Suspension of Mexican players[edit]

On June 9, 2011, the names of five Mexican players were released announcing Antônio Naelson Sinha, Christian Bermúdez, Édgar Dueñas, Francisco Javier Rodríguez and Guillermo Ochoa, all tested positive for clenbuterol prior to the start of the 2011 Gold Cup. They were withdrawn from the squad a few days after their June 5 Gold Cup starting match and 5-0 win against El Salvador.[6] Mexican officials said they believed the positive tests were caused by eating meat tainted with the drug.[7] CONCACAF General Secretary Chuck Blazer said a meeting of the confederation's national teams committee, which also serves as the organizing committee of the Gold Cup, was to be convened on June 10 to consider the situation, including possibly allowing Mexico to replace the five players. However, the meeting was postponed to allow for more information to be gathered.[8] The Mexican Football Federation said on June 14 that the "B" samples of those five involving players were negative.[9] The CONCACAF Gold Cup Organizing Committee announced on June 19 that Mexico would be allowed to replace the suspended players.[10]

Draw[edit]

The teams learned their path to the regional title when CONCACAF announced the groups and match schedule for the 2011 Gold Cup on concacaf.com Tuesday, March 8 at 12 pm ET. The confederation championship ran from June 5 to 25 in 13 different stadiums across the United States, culminating at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena for the championship final.[11]

Group stage[edit]

For the first round, or group stage, the twelve teams were divided into three groups of four teams. Each group was a round-robin of six games, where each team played one match against each of the other teams in the same group. Teams were awarded three points for a win, one point for a draw and none for a defeat. The teams finishing first and second in each group, as well as the two best-placed third teams among all groups, qualified for the quarter-finals.

If two or more teams are equal on points (including ties among third place teams), the manner in which teams advance to the next round are resolved as follows and in the order indicated:[12]

  1. Greater number of points in matches between the tied teams.
  2. Greater goal difference in matches between the tied teams (if more than two teams finish equal on points).
  3. Greater number of goals scored in matches among the tied teams (if more than two teams finish equal on points).
  4. Greater goal difference in all group matches.
  5. Greater number of goals scored in all group matches.
  6. Drawing of lots.

All Times are U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−4) (Local Times in parentheses)

Key to colors in group tables
Teams that advanced to the quarterfinals

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Mexico 3 3 0 0 14 1 +13 9
 Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 7 5 +2 4
 El Salvador 3 1 1 1 7 7 0 4
 Cuba 3 0 0 3 1 16 −15 0
June 5, 2011
18:00 (17:00 UTC−5)
Costa Rica  5 – 0  Cuba
Ureña Goal 7'46'
Saborío Goal 41'
Mora Goal 47'
Campbell Goal 71'
Report
Cowboys Stadium, Arlington
Attendance: 80,108
Referee: Roberto Moreno (Panama)

June 5, 2011
20:00 (19:00 UTC−5)
Mexico  5 – 0  El Salvador
Juárez Goal 55'
de Nigris Goal 58'
J. Hernández Goal 60'67'90+5' (pen.)
Report
Cowboys Stadium, Arlington
Attendance: 80,108
Referee: Enrico Wijngaarde (Suriname)

June 9, 2011
19:00 (19:00 UTC−4)
Costa Rica  1 – 1  El Salvador
Brenes Goal 90+5' Report Zelaya Goal 45'

June 9, 2011
21:00 (21:00 UTC−4)
Cuba  0 – 5  Mexico
Report J. Hernández Goal 35'76'
dos Santos Goal 63'68'
de Nigris Goal 65'

June 12, 2011
18:00 (17:00 UTC−5)
El Salvador  6 – 1  Cuba
Zelaya Goal 13'71'
Romero Goal 29'
Blanco Goal 69'
Alvarez Goal 84'
Quintanilla Goal 90+4'
Report Márquez Goal 83'
Soldier Field, Chicago
Attendance: 62,000
Referee: Neal Brizan (Trinidad and Tobago)

June 12, 2011
20:00 (19:00 UTC−5)
Mexico  4 – 1  Costa Rica
Márquez Goal 17'
Guardado Goal 19'26'
Barrera Goal 38'
Report Ureña Goal 69'
Soldier Field, Chicago
Attendance: 62,000
Referee: Roberto Moreno (Panama)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Jamaica 3 3 0 0 7 0 +7 9
 Honduras 3 1 1 1 7 2 +5 4
 Guatemala 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 4
 Grenada 3 0 0 3 1 15 −14 0
June 6, 2011
21:00 (18:00 UTC−7)
Jamaica  4 – 0  Grenada
Shelton Goal 21'
Johnson Goal 39'
Phillips Goal 79'
O. Daley Goal 84'
Report

June 6, 2011
23:00 (20:00 UTC−7)
Honduras  0 – 0  Guatemala
Report
The Home Depot Center, Carson
Attendance: 21,507
Referee: Francisco Chacón (Mexico)

June 10, 2011
19:00 (19:00 UTC−4)
Jamaica  2 – 0  Guatemala
Phillips Goal 66'76' Report
FIU Stadium, Miami
Attendance: 18,057
Referee: Wálter Quesada (Costa Rica)

June 10, 2011
21:00 (21:00 UTC−4)
Grenada  1 – 7  Honduras
Murray Goal 20' Report Bengtson Goal 26'37'
Costly Goal 28'67'71'
W. Martínez Goal 88'
Mejía Goal 90+3'
FIU Stadium, Miami
Attendance: 18,057
Referee: Dave Gantar (Canada)

June 13, 2011
19:00 (19:00 UTC−4)
Guatemala  4 – 0  Grenada
del Aguila Goal 16'
Pappa Goal 22'
Ruiz Goal 54'
Gallardo Goal 59'
Report
Red Bull Arena, Harrison
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Baldomero Toledo (United States)

June 13, 2011
21:00 (21:00 UTC−4)
Honduras  0 – 1  Jamaica
Report Johnson Goal 36'
Red Bull Arena, Harrison
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Panama 3 2 1 0 6 4 +2 7
 United States 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
 Canada 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4
 Guadeloupe 3 0 0 3 2 5 −3 0
June 7, 2011
18:00 (18:00 UTC−4)
Panama  3 – 2  Guadeloupe
Pérez Goal 29'
Tejada Goal 31'
Gómez Goal 57' (pen.)
Report Jovial Goal 65'78'
Ford Field, Detroit
Attendance: 28,209
Referee: Marlon Mejía (El Salvador)

June 7, 2011
20:00 (20:00 UTC−4)
United States  2 – 0  Canada
Altidore Goal 15'
Dempsey Goal 62'
Report
Ford Field, Detroit
Attendance: 28,209
Referee: Walter López (Guatemala)

June 11, 2011
18:00 (18:00 UTC−4)
Canada  1 – 0  Guadeloupe
De Rosario Goal 51' (pen.) Report
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
Attendance: 27,731
Referee: Trevor Taylor (Barbados)

June 11, 2011
20:00 (20:00 UTC−4)
United States  1 – 2  Panama
Goodson Goal 66' Report Goodson Goal 19' (o.g.)
Gómez Goal 36' (pen.)
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
Attendance: 27,731
Referee: Marco Rodríguez (Mexico)

June 14, 2011
19:00 (18:00 UTC−5)
Canada  1 – 1  Panama
De Rosario Goal 62' (pen.) Report Tejada Goal 90+1'

June 14, 2011
21:00 (20:00 UTC−5)
Guadeloupe  0 – 1  United States
Report Altidore Goal 9'

Ranking of third-placed teams[edit]

Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
B  Guatemala 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 4
A  El Salvador 3 1 1 1 7 7 0 4
C  Canada 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                   
June 19 – Washington        
  Jamaica  0
June 22 – Houston
  United States  2  
  United States  1
June 19 – Washington
      Panama  0  
  Panama (pen.)  1 (5)
June 25 – Pasadena
  El Salvador  1 (3)  
  United States  2
June 18 – East Rutherford    
    Mexico  4
  Costa Rica  1 (2)
June 22 – Houston
  Honduras (pen.)  1 (4)  
  Honduras  0
June 18 – East Rutherford
      Mexico (a.e.t.)  2  
  Mexico  2
  Guatemala  1  
 

All times U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−4) (Local times in parentheses)

Quarterfinals[edit]


June 18, 2011
20:00 (20:00 UTC−4)
Mexico  2 – 1  Guatemala
de Nigris Goal 48'
J. Hernández Goal 66'
Report Ruiz Goal 5'

June 19, 2011
15:00 (15:00 UTC−4)
Jamaica  0 – 2  United States
Report Jones Goal 49'
Dempsey Goal 79'
RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 45,424
Referee: Marco Rodríguez (Mexico)

June 19, 2011
18:00 (18:00 UTC−4)
Panama  1 – 1 (a.e.t.)  El Salvador
Tejada Goal 90' Report Zelaya Goal 78' (pen.)
  Penalties  
Barahona Penalty scored
Rentería Penalty scored
Godoy Penalty scored
Henríquez Penalty scored
Tejada Penalty scored
5 – 3 Penalty missed Alas
Penalty scored Romero
Penalty scored Zelaya
Penalty scored Flores
RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 45,424
Referee: Wálter Quesada (Costa Rica)

Semifinals[edit]

June 22, 2011
19:00 (18:00 UTC−5)
United States  1 – 0  Panama
Dempsey Goal 76' Report
Reliant Stadium, Houston
Attendance: 70,627
Referee: Enrico Wijngaarde (Suriname)

June 22, 2011
22:00 (21:00 UTC−5)
Honduras  0 – 2 (a.e.t.)  Mexico
Report de Nigris Goal 93'
J. Hernández Goal 99'
Reliant Stadium, Houston
Attendance: 70,627
Referee: Walter López (Guatemala)

Final[edit]

June 25, 2011
21:00 (18:00 UTC−7)
United States  2 – 4  Mexico
Bradley Goal 8'
Donovan Goal 23'
Report Barrera Goal 29'50'
Guardado Goal 36'
dos Santos Goal 76'
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 93,420
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)

Goalscorers[edit]

7 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Team statistics[edit]

As per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.

Rnd Team GP W D L GF GA Dif
F  Mexico 6 6 0 0 22 4 +18
F  United States 6 4 0 2 9 6 +3
S  Panama 5 2 2 1 7 6 +1
S  Honduras 5 1 2 2 8 5 +3
Q  Jamaica 4 3 0 1 7 2 +5
Q  Costa Rica 4 1 2 1 8 6 +2
Q  Guatemala 4 1 1 2 5 4 +1
Q  El Salvador 4 1 2 1 8 8 0
1  Canada 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1
1  Guadeloupe 3 0 0 3 2 5 −3
1  Grenada 3 0 0 3 1 15 −14
1  Cuba 3 0 0 3 1 16 −15

Awards[edit]

Winners[edit]

 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup Winners 

Mexico
Sixth title

Individual awards[edit]

Golden Boot Award Most Valuable Player Award Best Goalkeeper Award Fair Play Award
Mexico Javier Hernández Mexico Javier Hernández Honduras Noel Valladares[13]  Mexico

The Fair Play Award was awarded to Mexico because they accumulated the least amount of cards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gio chosen as Gold Cup MVP
  2. ^ Cherry, Gene (July 21, 2010). "Rose Bowl to host 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup final". Reuters.com. Reuters. Archived from the original on August 24, 2010. Retrieved August 12, 2010. "Southern California's Rose Bowl will host CONCACAF's 2011 Gold Cup final next June 25, the confederation announced on Wednesday." 
  3. ^ "West Ham's Pablo Barrera scores twice to help Mexico to Gold Cup glory". Guardian. June 26, 2011. Archived from the original on July 29, 2011. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  4. ^ "In an Early 2-0 Hole, Mexico Storms Back to Win the Gold Cup". New York Times. June 26, 2011. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Gold Cup to visit new cities, stadiums in 2011". concacaf.com. CONCACAF. December 16, 2010. Retrieved March 30, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Mexico suspends five players". CONCACAF.com. 06/09/2011. 
  7. ^ "Mexican team insists doping was accident". CONCACAF.com. 06/10/2011. 
  8. ^ "Meeting on Mexican suspensions postponed". CONCACAF.com. 06/11/2011. 
  9. ^ "Mexican "B" samples test negative". concacaf.com. June 15, 2011. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Gold Cup Organizing Committee authorizes Mexico to replace up to five players". CONCACAF.com. June 20, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Mexico – El Salvador to highlight Gold Cup opener". concacaf.com. CONCACAF. 03/08/2011. Retrieved March 30, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Regulations in English: CONCACAF Gold Cup 2011". CONCACAF.com. 
  13. ^ [1]
  14. ^ CONCACAF
  15. ^ CONCACAF

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