2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup

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2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Copa de Oro de la CONCACAF 2011 (in Spanish)
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Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
DatesJune 5–25
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)13 (in 13 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Mexico (6th title)
Runners-up United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played25
Goals scored80 (3.2 per match)
Attendance1,140,602 (45,624 per match)
Top scorer(s)Mexico Javier Hernández
(7 goals)[1]
Best player(s)Mexico Javier Hernández[1]
Best goalkeeperHonduras Noel Valladares
Fair play award Mexico
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]

Qualified teams[edit]

A total of 12 teams qualified for the tournament. Three berths were allocated to North America, five to Central America, and four to the Caribbean.

Team Qualification Appearances Previous best performance FIFA Ranking
North American zone
 United States Automatic 11th Champion (1991, 2002, 2005, 2007) 22
 Mexico (TH) Automatic 11th Champions (1993, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2009) 28
 Canada Automatic 10th Champions (2000) 77
Caribbean zone qualified through the 2010 Caribbean Cup
 Jamaica Winners 8th Third Place (1993) 55
 Guadeloupe Runners-up 3rd Semifinals (2007) N/A
 Cuba Third Place 6th Quarterfinals (2003) 81
 Grenada Fourth Place 2nd Group stage (2009) N/A
Central American zone qualified through the 2011 Copa Centroamericana
 Honduras Winners 10th Runners-up (1991) 43
 Costa Rica Runners-up 10th Runners-up (2002) 56
 Panama Third Place 5th Runners-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
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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]

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.

Suspension of Mexican players[edit]

On June 9, 2011, the names of five Mexican players were released announcing Christian Bermúdez, Édgar Dueñas, Guillermo Ochoa, Francisco Javier Rodríguez and Sinha, 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]

Group stage[edit]

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


Costa Rica 5–0 Cuba
Ureña Goal 7'46'
Saborío Goal 41'
Mora Goal 47'
Campbell Goal 71'
Report
Attendance: 80,108
Mexico 5–0 El Salvador
Juárez Goal 55'
De Nigris Goal 58'
J. Hernández Goal 60'67'90+5' (pen.)
Report

Costa Rica 1–1 El Salvador
Brenes Goal 90+5' Report Zelaya Goal 45'
Cuba 0–5 Mexico
Report J. Hernández Goal 35'76'
Dos Santos Goal 63'68'
De Nigris Goal 65'

El Salvador 6–1 Cuba
Zelaya Goal 13'71'
Romero Goal 29'
Blanco Goal 69'
Álvarez Goal 84'
Quintanilla Goal 90+4'
Report Márquez Goal 83'
Mexico 4–1 Costa Rica
Márquez Goal 17'
Guardado Goal 19'26'
Barrera Goal 38'
Report Ureña Goal 69'
Attendance: 62,000

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


Jamaica 4–0 Grenada
Shelton Goal 21'
Johnson Goal 39'
Phillips Goal 79'
O. Daley Goal 84'
Report
Honduras 0–0 Guatemala
Report

Jamaica 2–0 Guatemala
Phillips Goal 66'76' Report
Attendance: 18,057
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'
Attendance: 18,057
Referee: Dave Gantar (Canada)

Guatemala 4–0 Grenada
del Aguila Goal 16'
Pappa Goal 22'
Ruiz Goal 54'
Gallardo Goal 59'
Report
Honduras 0–1 Jamaica
Report Johnson Goal 36'
Attendance: 25,000

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


Panama 3–2 Guadeloupe
Pérez Goal 29'
Tejada Goal 31'
Gómez Goal 57' (pen.)
Report Jovial Goal 65'78'
Attendance: 28,209
United States 2–0 Canada
Altidore Goal 15'
Dempsey Goal 62'
Report
Attendance: 28,209

Canada 1–0 Guadeloupe
De Rosario Goal 51' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 27,731
United States 1–2 Panama
Goodson Goal 66' Report Goodson Goal 19' (o.g.)
Gómez Goal 36' (pen.)
Attendance: 27,731

Canada 1–1 Panama
De Rosario Goal 62' (pen.) Report Tejada Goal 90+1'
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]

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
          
 
June 19 – Washington
 
 
 Jamaica0
 
June 22 – Houston
 
 United States2
 
 United States1
 
June 19 – Washington
 
 Panama0
 
 Panama (pen.)1 (5)
 
June 25 – Pasadena
 
 El Salvador1 (3)
 
 United States2
 
June 18 – East Rutherford
 
 Mexico4
 
 Costa Rica1 (2)
 
June 22 – Houston
 
 Honduras (pen.)1 (4)
 
 Honduras0
 
June 18 – East Rutherford
 
 Mexico (a.e.t.)2
 
 Mexico2
 
 
 Guatemala1
 

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

Quarterfinals[edit]


Mexico 2–1 Guatemala
De Nigris Goal 48'
J. Hernández Goal 66'
Report Ruiz Goal 5'

Jamaica 0–2 United States
Report Jones Goal 49'
Dempsey Goal 79'

Semifinals[edit]

United States 1–0 Panama
Dempsey Goal 76' Report
Attendance: 70,627

Honduras 0–2 (a.e.t.) Mexico
Report De Nigris Goal 93'
J. Hernández Goal 99'
Attendance: 70,627

Final[edit]

United States 2–4 Mexico
Bradley Goal 8'
Donovan Goal 23'
Report Barrera Goal 29'50'
Guardado Goal 36'
Dos Santos Goal 76'
Attendance: 93,420

Statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

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

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[11]  Mexico

The Fair Play Award was awarded to Mexico because they accumulated the fewest cards.

Final ranking[edit]

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

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1  Mexico 6 6 0 0 22 4 +18 18 Champions
2  United States (H) 6 4 0 2 9 6 +3 12 Runners-up
3  Panama 5 2 2 1 7 6 +1 8 Eliminated in
Semi-finals
4  Honduras 5 1 2 2 8 5 +3 5
5  Jamaica 4 3 0 1 7 2 +5 9 Eliminated in
Quarter-finals
6  Costa Rica 4 1 2 1 8 6 +2 5
7  El Salvador 4 1 2 1 8 8 0 5
8  Guatemala 4 1 1 2 5 4 +1 4
9  Canada 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4 Eliminated in
Group stage
10  Guadeloupe 3 0 0 3 2 5 −3 0
11  Grenada 3 0 0 3 1 15 −14 0
12  Cuba 3 0 0 3 1 16 −15 0
Updated to match(es) played on 25 June 2011. Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gio chosen as Gold Cup MVP Archived June 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  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. Archived from the original on March 3, 2011. Retrieved March 30, 2011.
  6. ^ "Mexico suspends five players". CONCACAF.com. June 9, 2011. Archived from the original on June 12, 2011.
  7. ^ "Mexican team insists doping was accident". CONCACAF.com. June 10, 2011. Archived from the original on June 13, 2011.
  8. ^ "Meeting on Mexican suspensions postponed". CONCACAF.com. June 11, 2011. Archived from the original on June 13, 2011.
  9. ^ "Mexican "B" samples test negative". concacaf.com. June 15, 2011. Archived from the original on June 18, 2011. Retrieved June 15, 2011.
  10. ^ "Gold Cup Organizing Committee authorizes Mexico to replace up to five players". CONCACAF.com. June 20, 2011. Archived from the original on June 22, 2011.
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  12. ^ "CONCACAF". Archived from the original on March 17, 2012. Retrieved July 3, 2011.
  13. ^ "CONCACAF". Archived from the original on March 17, 2012. Retrieved July 3, 2011.

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