2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup
|Host country||United States|
|Teams||12 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||13 (in 13 host cities)|
|Champions||United States (5th title)|
|Goals scored||67 (2.68 per match)|
|Attendance||907,208 (36,288 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Landon Donovan|
(5 goals each)
|Best player(s)||Landon Donovan|
|Best goalkeeper||Jaime Penedo|
|Fair play award||Panama|
The 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the 12th CONCACAF Gold Cup competition and the 22nd CONCACAF regional championship overall in CONCACAF's fifty years of existence. The United States was the host nation.
The competition began on 7 July 2013 at the Rose Bowl, and ended with the final on 28 July 2013 at Soldier Field, with the United States defeating Panama 1–0. In this edition of the Gold Cup, Mexico participated with an alternative squad due to the main players competing at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup prior to the Gold Cup. Despite not playing with their full squad, they successfully reached the semi-finals where they lost to eventual runners-up Panama with a score of 1–2.
United States won the tournament, which qualified them for a play-off match against the champions of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, to decide which team would represent CONCACAF in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia. The playoff was played in a single match held on 10 October 2015, which Mexico won 3–2.
|Team||Qualification||Appearances||Previous best performance||FIFA Ranking|
|North American zone|
|United States||Automatic||12th||Champions (1991, 2002, 2005, 2007)||22|
|Mexico (TH)||Automatic||12th||Champions (1993, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2011)||20|
|Caribbean zone qualified through the 2012 Caribbean Cup|
|Trinidad and Tobago||Runners-up||8th||Semi-finals (2000)||87|
|Haiti||Third Place||5th||Quarter-finals (2002, 2009)||69|
|Martinique||Fourth Place||4th||Quarter-finals (2002)||N/A|
|Central American zone qualified through the 2013 Copa Centroamericana|
|Costa Rica||Winners||11th||Runners-up (2002)||39|
|El Salvador||Third Place||8th||Quarterfinals (2002, 2003, 2011)||94|
|Panama||Fifth Place||6th||Runners-up (2005)||51|
Bold indicates that the corresponding team was hosting the event.
CONCACAF announced the 13 host cities and venues for the tournament on 23 January 2013. Each venue will host two matches, with the final being held at Chicago's Soldier Field:
|Rose Bowl||AT&T Stadium||Sports Authority Field at Mile High||Hard Rock Stadium||Georgia Dome|
|Capacity: 92,542||Capacity: 80,000||Capacity: 76,125||Capacity: 74,918||Capacity: 71,228|
|Group A||Semi-finals||Group A||Group B||Quarter-finals|
|M&T Bank Stadium||CenturyLink Field|
|Capacity: 71,008||Capacity: 67,000|
|Soldier Field||Rentschler Field|
|Capacity: 61,500||Capacity: 40,000|
|Red Bull Arena||BBVA Compass Stadium||Jeld-Wen Field||Rio Tinto Stadium|
|Capacity: 25,189||Capacity: 22,039||Capacity: 20,438||Capacity: 20,213|
|Group B||Group B||Group C||Group C|
Each team can register a squad of 23 players; 3 of them must be goalkeepers. Any team that qualifies for the knockout stage may replace up to four players in the squad after completion of the group stage, where the new players must come from a provisional list of 35 players chosen before the tournament.
Each CONCACAF federation submitted a list of match officials to the CONCACAF Referee's Commission for the 2013 Gold Cup Tournament.
In the group stage, if two or more teams are equal on points (including among third-placed teams in different groups), the ranking of teams will be determined as follows:
- Greater goal difference in all group matches
- Greater number of goals scored in all group matches
- Greatest number of points obtained in group matches between the teams concerned (applicable only to ranking in each group)
- Drawing of lots by the Gold Cup Organizing Committee
This was changed from previous tournaments, where head-to-head record was used as the primary tiebreaker.
|Key to colors in group tables|
|Teams that advance to the quarter-finals
All times given are US Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−4)
|Fabián 45+2'||Report||G. Torres 7' (pen.), 48'|
|G. Torres 85' (pen.)||Report|
|R. Jiménez 42'
Fabián 57' (pen.)
|Parsemain 43' (pen.)||Report||Fabián 21'
|Trinidad and Tobago||3||1||1||1||4||4||0||4|
|El Salvador||2–2||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Zelaya 22', 69'||Report||Daniel 11'
K. Jones 73'
|Report||R. Martínez 4'
M. Chávez 78'
|Trinidad and Tobago||0–2||Haiti|
|Report||J. Maurice 16', 53'|
|Honduras||0–2||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Report||K. Jones 48' (pen.)
|Barrantes 52', 77'
|Gaynair 40'||Report||Wondolowski 12', 37', 41'
Donovan 76' (pen.)
|Donovan 45+2' (pen.)
Wondolowski 66', 85'
|Eiley 49' (o.g.)||Report|
|Martínez 38', 61', 84'
|United States||1–0||Costa Rica|
Ranking of third-placed teams
In the knockout stages, if a match is level at the end of normal playing time, extra time shall be played (two periods of 15 minutes each) and followed, if necessary, by penalty shoot-out to determine the winners.
|20 July – Georgia Dome|
|24 July – AT&T Stadium|
|Trinidad and Tobago||0|
|20 July – Georgia Dome|
|28 July – Soldier Field|
|21 July – M&T Bank Stadium|
|24 July – AT&T Stadium|
|21 July – M&T Bank Stadium|
|G. Torres 25' (pen.), 37'
C. Rodríguez 68'
B. Pérez 78', 88'
|Mexico||1–0||Trinidad and Tobago|
|R. Jiménez 84'||Report|
|United States||5–1||El Salvador|
E. Johnson 60'
|Report||Zelaya 39' (pen.)|
|E. Johnson 11'
Donovan 27', 53'
|B. Pérez 13'
R. Torres 61'
- 5 goals
- 4 goals
- 3 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
- 1 own goal
- Dalton Eiley (playing against Costa Rica)
|2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup Winners|
|State Farm Fair Play Award||Sprint Golden Glove||Santander Golden Boot 1||Miller Lite Golden Ball|
|Panama||Jaime Penedo||Gabriel Torres Chris Wondolowski Landon Donovan||Landon Donovan|
1 Award is shared between the three players. It was the third time that Landon Donovan has been the competition's top scorer and also the third time he has shared the award with others.
|1||United States (H)||6||6||0||0||20||4||+16||18||Champions|
|5||Costa Rica||4||2||0||2||4||2||+2||6||Eliminated in|
|6||Trinidad and Tobago||4||1||1||2||4||5||−1||4|
In December 2012, Traffic Sports USA were awarded the rights to manage the marketing of the tournament, which continued a relationship between CONCACAF and the parent company Traffic Sports Marketing. In 2015, this business deal led to charges in the 2015 FIFA corruption case, which identified bribes given from top Traffic officials to CONCACAF chairman, Jeffrey Webb.
- On July 7th, 2013 – A Guinness world record 566 mariachis performed at the half-time of the first round game between Mexico and Panama at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California.
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- "Gold Cup groups, schedule unveiled". CONCACAF.com. 13 March 2013. Archived from the original on 16 March 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
- "Gold Cup Winner to Qualify to FIFA Confederations Cup™ Playoff Match". CONCACAF.com. 5 April 2013.
- "Thirty venues mull Gold Cup". CONCACAF.com. 13 March 2012. Archived from the original on 17 March 2012.
- "CONCACAF Announces 2013 Gold Cup Host Cities and Venues". CONCACAF.com. 23 January 2013. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013.
- "Regulations in English: CONCACAF Gold Cup 2013" (PDF). CONCACAF.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 July 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
- "Changes to CONCACAF Gold Cup Regulations". CONCACAF.com. 4 April 2013. Archived from the original on 10 April 2013. Retrieved 5 April 2013.
- "CONCACAF unveils groups and complete schedule for 2013 Gold Cup". mlssoccer.com. 13 March 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
- "Panama's Penedo captures Golden Glove award". concacaf.com. 28 July 2013. Archived from the original on 1 August 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
- "Three share Golden Boot award". concacaf.com. 28 July 2013. Archived from the original on 1 August 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
- "Donovan named Golden Ball winner". concacaf.com. 28 July 2013. Archived from the original on 1 August 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
- Sam Wilbur (2 April 2013). "Anna Kendrick, 'Cups' – New Song". AOL Radio Blog. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
- Quarstad, Brian (1 December 2012). "Traffic Sports Win Marketing Rights to 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup". IMSoccer News. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
- Viswanatha, Aruna; Robinson, Joshua; Morse, Andrew; Matthews, Christopher M. (27 May 2015). "FIFA Rocked as U.S. Charges 14 in Corruption Investigation". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
- David Zahniser, Mariachi Guinness World Record broken at Rose Bowl, Los Angeles Times, 7 July 2013
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