2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship

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2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship
CONCACAF / FIFA Women's World Cup Qualifiers
2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship.png
Tournament details
Host country  United States
Dates 15–26 October
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  United States (7th title)
Runners-up  Costa Rica
Third place  Mexico
Fourth place  Trinidad and Tobago
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 65 (4.06 per match)
Top scorer(s) United States Abby Wambach
(7 goals)
Best player United States Carli Lloyd
Best goalkeeper United States Hope Solo
Fair play award  Costa Rica

The 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship, the ninth edition of the CONCACAF Women's Championship/Gold Cup/Women's World Cup qualifying tournament, was a women's football tournament that took place in the United States between 15 and 26 October 2014.[1] It served as CONCACAF's qualifier to the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. The top three teams qualified directly. The fourth placed team advanced to a play-off against the third placed team of the 2014 Copa América Femenina.

The qualifying to the tournament was organized by the Central American Football Union (UNCAF) in Central America and the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) in the Caribbean and started on 19 May 2014.

The United States and Mexico received byes into the tournament. A total of 30 teams entered qualifying, with Martinique and Guadeloupe not eligible for World Cup qualification as they are only members of CONCACAF and not FIFA. Therefore, a total of 28 teams were in contention for the three direct places plus the play-off place against CONMEBOL's Ecuador.[2] Canada did not participate as they already qualified to the World Cup as hosts.

The United States defeated Costa Rica 6–0 in the final to win their seventh title.[3]


North America[edit]

North American Football Union members Mexico and the United States gained direct entry to the final tournament. Canada did not participate as they already qualified to the World Cup as hosts.

Central America[edit]

The qualification was played between 19 and 25 May.


The inaugural Women's Caribbean Cup served as the qualifying event.[4] Four nations advanced to the CONCACAF finals.[5] Qualifying to the Caribbean Cup took place from 23 May to 22 June. The finals were played in August 2014.[5] The group stage draw was published in April 2014.[6]

Final tournament[edit]

Eight teams were divided in two groups and play a round-robin tournament. The top two placed teams advanced to the semifinals. The losers of those semifinals played in the third place match, while the winners faced off in the final. The top three placed teams qualified directly to the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

However, as Martinique is not a member of FIFA - since it is an overseas department of the French Republic - it is therefore not eligible to qualify. It was announced during the Final Draw on September 5 that Martinique would not be able to advance beyond the group round, and that the next best team would take their place in the semifinals should they finish in the top two in their group.[7][8]


The tournament was played in four venues.[9]

City Stadium Capacity
Washington Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium 45,596
Bridgeview Toyota Park 20,000
Kansas City Sporting Park 18,467
Chester PPL Park 18,500


Group stage[edit]

The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:[8]

  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.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States (H, C) 3 3 0 0 12 0 +12 9 Knockout stage
2  Trinidad and Tobago 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
3  Haiti 3 1 0 2 1 7 −6 3
4  Guatemala 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7 0
Rules for classification: Tie-breaking
(C) Champion; (H) Host.
15 October 2014
17:00 CDT
Guatemala  0–1  Haiti
Report Zullo Goal 69'
Sporting Park, Kansas City
Referee: Quetzalli Alvarado (Mexico)
15 October 2014
19:30 CDT
United States  1–0  Trinidad and Tobago
Wambach Goal 55' Report
Sporting Park, Kansas City
Referee: Marianela Araya (Costa Rica)

17 October 2014
17:30 CDT
Haiti  0–1  Trinidad and Tobago
Report Cordner Goal 37'
Toyota Park, Bridgeview
Referee: Sheena Dickson (Canada)
17 October 2014
20:00 CDT
United States  5–0  Guatemala
Heath Goal 7'57'
Lloyd Goal 46'
Engen Goal 58'
Rapinoe Goal 66'
Toyota Park, Bridgeview
Referee: Maurees Skeete (Guyana)

20 October 2014
17:00 EDT
Trinidad and Tobago  2–1  Guatemala
Cordner Goal 74'
Johnson Goal 83' (pen.)
Report M. Monterroso Goal 90'
RFK Stadium, Washington
Referee: Lucila Venegas (Mexico)
20 October 2014
19:30 EDT
Haiti  0–6  United States
Report Lloyd Goal 15'
Wambach Goal 39'61'
Klingenberg Goal 57'
Press Goal 65'
Brian Goal 82'
RFK Stadium, Washington
Referee: Quetzalli Alvarado (Mexico)

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Costa Rica 3 3 0 0 9 2 +7 9 Knockout stage
2  Mexico 3 2 0 1 13 2 +11 6
3  Jamaica 3 1 0 2 8 5 +3 3
4  Martinique 3 0 0 3 1 22 −21 0
Rules for classification: Tie-breaking

• Martinique is not able to qualify past the group stage. The next best team in the group would have taken their place if they had finished the group stage in a qualifying position.

16 October 2014
17:00 CDT
Jamaica  6–0  Martinique
Murray Goal 2'74'
Duncan Goal 6'
Henry Goal 22'77'
Allen Goal 71'
Sporting Park, Kansas City
Referee: Melissa Borjas (Honduras)
16 October 2014
19:30 CDT
Costa Rica  1–0  Mexico
Venegas Goal 8' Report
Sporting Park, Kansas City
Referee: Carol-Anne Chenard (Canada)

18 October 2014
15:00 CDT
Costa Rica  2–1  Jamaica
Cruz Traña Goal 76'
Cedeño Goal 86'
Report Duncan Goal 77'
Toyota Park, Bridgeview
Referee: Margarat Domka (United States)
18 October 2014
17:30 CDT
Martinique  0–10  Mexico
Report Samarzich Goal 6'
Duarte Goal 28'49'
Mayor Goal 34'
Guillou Goal 36' (o.g.)
Garciamendez Goal 40'
Garza Goal 58'
Ocampo Goal 75'87'
Noyola Goal 90+2'
Toyota Park, Bridgeview
Referee: Tatiana Guzman (Nicaragua)

21 October 2014
17:00 EDT
Martinique  1–6  Costa Rica
Carin Goal 62' Report Sanchez Goal 7'
Venegas Goal 25'90'
Acosta Goal 32'
Cedeño Goal 81'83'
RFK Stadium, Washington
Referee: Carol-Anne Chenard (Canada)
21 October 2014
19:30 EDT
Mexico  3–1  Jamaica
Mayor Goal 29'
Corral Goal 59'76'
Report Henry Goal 14'
RFK Stadium, Washington
Referee: Mirian Leon (El Salvador)

Knockout stage[edit]

In the knockout stage, if a match is level at the end of normal playing time, extra time is played (two periods of 15 minutes each) and followed, if necessary, by penalty shoot-out to determine the winner.[11]


Semifinals Final
24 October
  Costa Rica (pen.)  1 (3)  
  Trinidad and Tobago  1 (0)  
26 October
      Costa Rica  0
    United States  6
Third place match
24 October 26 October
  United States  3   Trinidad and Tobago  2
  Mexico  0     Mexico (a.e.t.)  4


24 October 2014
16:30 EDT
Costa Rica  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Trinidad and Tobago
Venegas Goal 19' Report Hutchinson Goal 73'
Alvarado Penalty scored
Sánchez Penalty scored
Acosta Penalty scored
3–0 Penalty missed Johnson
Penalty missed Hutchinson
Penalty missed Shade
PPL Park, Chester
Referee: Melissa Borjas (Honduras)

24 October 2014
19:30 EDT
United States  3–0  Mexico
Lloyd Goal 6'30' (pen.)
Press Goal 56'
PPL Park, Chester
Referee: Sheena Dickson (Canada)

Third place match[edit]

26 October 2014
15:00 EDT
Trinidad and Tobago  2–4 (a.e.t.)  Mexico
Cordner Goal 57'
Shade Goal 78'
Report Mayor Goal 24'
Ocampo Goal 79'
Corral Goal 104'106'
PPL Park, Chester
Referee: Carol-Anne Chenard (Canada)


26 October 2014
18:00 EDT
Costa Rica  0–6  United States
Report Wambach Goal 4'35'41'71'
Lloyd Goal 18'
Leroux Goal 73'
PPL Park, Chester
Referee: Lucila Venegas (Mexico)

 2014 CONCACAF Champions 

United States
Seventh title


The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.[12]

Award Player
Golden Ball United States Carli Lloyd
Golden Boot United States Abby Wambach
Golden Gloves United States Hope Solo
Fair Play Award  Costa Rica
All-star team
Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

United States Hope Solo

Costa Rica Diana Sáenz
United States Christie Rampone
United States Whitney Engen
United States Meghan Klingenberg

Trinidad and Tobago Kennya Cordner
United States Carli Lloyd
Costa Rica Shirley Cruz Traña
United States Christen Press

United States Abby Wambach
Mexico Charlyn Corral


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


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