2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup
|Host countries||United States|
|Dates||15 June – 7 July|
|Venue(s)||17 (in 16 host cities)|
|Goals scored||18 (4.5 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Uriel Antuna (3 goals)|
The 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup is the 15th edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the biennial international men's football championship of the North, Central American, and Caribbean region organized by CONCACAF. The tournament is primarily being hosted in the United States, with Costa Rica and Jamaica also hosting double-headers in the first round of matches in groups B and C, respectively.
The United States are the defending champions, having won the 2017 tournament. With the abolition of the FIFA Confederations Cup, the CONCACAF Cup is annulled and the Gold Cup will not qualify the winner to a major tournament for the first time since 2009.
- 1 Qualified teams
- 2 Venues
- 3 Seeding and schedule
- 4 Squads
- 5 Officials
- 6 Group stage
- 7 Knockout stage
- 8 Statistics
- 9 Sponsors
- 10 Broadcasting
- 11 References
- 12 External links
The qualification system has been changed and no longer divided into Central American and Caribbean zones. Among the 16 teams, six qualify directly after participating in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying Hexagonal, while the other 10 teams qualify through the 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League qualifying.
Bermuda and Guyana will be making their Gold Cup debuts.
|Gold Cup appearances
(+ CONCACAF Championship)
|Last appearance||Previous best Gold Cup performance[B]
(+ CONCACAF Championship)
at start of event
at start of event
|Mexico||Hex 1st place||7 March 2018[C]||15th (23rd)||2017||Champions (1993, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2015)
Champions (1965, 1971, 1977)
|Costa Rica (co-hosts)||Hex 2nd place||7 March 2018[D]||14th (20th)||2017||Runners-up (2002)
Champions (1963, 1969, 1989)
|Panama||Hex 3rd place||7 March 2018[D]||9th (10th)||2017||Runners-up (2005, 2013)||75||5|
|Honduras||Hex 4th place||7 March 2018[E]||14th (20th)||2017||Runners-up (1991)
| United States
(title holders & co-hosts)
|Hex 5th place||7 March 2018[E]||15th (17th)||2017||Champions (1991, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2017)
|Trinidad and Tobago||Hex 6th place||7 March 2018[D]||10th (16th)||2015||Semi-finals (2000)
|Haiti||CNLQ 1st place||24 March 2019||7th (14th)||2015||Quarter-finals (2002, 2009)
|Canada||CNLQ 2nd place||24 March 2019||14th (17th)||2017||Champions (2000)
|Martinique||CNLQ 3rd place||23 March 2019||6th (6th)||2017||Quarter-finals (2002)||N/A[F]||12|
|Curaçao||CNLQ 4th place||23 March 2019||2nd (6th)||2017||Group stage (2017)
Third place (1963, 1969)
|Bermuda||CNLQ 5th place||24 March 2019||1st (1st)||None||Debut||174||20|
|Cuba||CNLQ 6th place||24 March 2019||9th (11th)||2015||Quarter-finals (2003, 2013, 2015)
Fourth place (1971)
|Guyana||CNLQ 7th place||23 March 2019||1st (1st)||None||Debut||177||22|
|Jamaica (co-hosts)||CNLQ 8th place||23 March 2019||11th (13th)||2017||Runners-up (2015, 2017)||54||7|
|Nicaragua||CNLQ 9th place||24 March 2019||3rd (5th)||2017||Group stage (2009, 2017)
Sixth place (1967)
|El Salvador||CNLQ 10th place||24 March 2019||11th (17th)||2017||Quarter-finals (2002, 2003, 2011, 2013, 2017)
Runners-up (1963, 1981)
- Hex indicates 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying Hexagonal, CNLQ indicates 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League qualifying.
- Bold indicates that the corresponding team was hosting the event.
- Confirmed as Gold Cup participants on 7 March 2018, but qualified for the Hexagonal on 29 March 2016.
- Confirmed as Gold Cup participants on 7 March 2018, but qualified for the Hexagonal on 2 September 2016.
- Confirmed as Gold Cup participants on 7 March 2018, but qualified for the Hexagonal on 6 September 2016.
- Martinique are not a FIFA member, and so do not have a FIFA Ranking.
In May 2018, CONCACAF confirmed that matches will be held in Central America and the Caribbean in addition to the United States. This will be the first time that the Gold Cup is held in either region, with all previous matches having taken place in the United States, Mexico, or Canada.
(Los Angeles area)
|Rose Bowl||Broncos Stadium at Mile High||NRG Stadium||BBVA Stadium|
|Capacity: 90,888||Capacity: 76,125||Capacity: 71,795||Capacity: 22,039|
|Bank of America Stadium|
|Lincoln Financial Field|
|Chicago||Harrison, New Jersey|
(New York City area)
|FirstEnergy Stadium||State Farm Stadium||Soldier Field||Red Bull Arena|
|Capacity: 67,895||Capacity: 63,400||Capacity: 61,500||Capacity: 25,000|
|Los Angeles||Frisco, Texas
(Dallas/Fort Worth area)
|Saint Paul, Minnesota
|Kansas City, Kansas|
(Kansas City area)
|Banc of California Stadium||Toyota Stadium||Allianz Field||Children's Mercy Park|
|Capacity: 22,000||Capacity: 20,500||Capacity: 19,400||Capacity: 18,467|
On 26 November 2018, CONCACAF announced that Costa Rica would host a double-header in the first round of matches of Group B on 16 June 2019, taking place at the Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica in San José.
|Nacional de Costa Rica|
Seeding and schedule
Each team had to submit a list of 23 players (3 must be goalkeepers).
Match officials were announced on 15 May.
- Assistant Referees
- Micheal Barwegen
- Kedlee Powell
- Juan Carlos Mora
- William Arrieta
- Helpys Feliz
- Gerson López
- Humberto Panjo
- Christian Ramírez
- Walter López
- Nicholas Anderson
- Alberto Marín
- Miguel Hernández
- Henri Pupiro
- Taleb Al Marri
- Saoud Al Maqaleh
- Juan Francisco Zambrano
- David Morán
- Zachari Zeegelaar
- Caleb Wales
- Frank Anderson
- Ian Anderson
- Corey Parker
- Kyle Atkins
- Targeted advanced referee program (TARP)
The match dates and the venue assignments were announced by CONCACAF on 9 October 2018. The quarter-final pairings were later amended on 12 October 2018. The top two teams from each group will qualify for the quarter-finals.
The ranking of teams in the group stage is determined as follows:
- Points obtained in all group matches (three points for a win, one for a draw, none for a defeat);
- Goal difference in all group matches;
- Number of goals scored in all group matches;
- Points obtained in the matches played between the teams in question;
- Goal difference in the matches played between the teams in question;
- Number of goals scored in the matches played between the teams in question;
- Fair play points in all group matches (only one deduction could be applied to a player in a single match):
- Yellow card: −1 points;
- Indirect red card (second yellow card): −3 points;
- Direct red card: −4 points;
- Yellow card and direct red card: −5 points;
- Drawing of lots.
|1||Mexico||1||1||0||0||7||0||+7||3||Advance to knockout stage|
|1||Costa Rica (H)||1||1||0||0||4||0||+4||3||Advance to knockout stage|
|1||Honduras||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Advance to knockout stage|
|1||United States (H)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Advance to knockout stage|
|1||Trinidad and Tobago||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
In the knockout stage, if a match is tied after 90 minutes, extra time is played, where a fourth substitute will be allowed for each team. If still tied after extra time, the match is decided by a penalty shoot-out.
|29 June – Houston (NRG)|
|Winner Group B|
|2 July – Glendale|
|Runner-up Group A|
|Winner Match 25|
|29 June – Houston (NRG)|
|Winner Match 26|
|Winner Group A|
|7 July – Chicago|
|Runner-up Group B|
|Winner Match 29|
|30 June – Philadelphia|
|Winner Match 30|
|Winner Group C|
|3 July – Nashville|
|Runner-up Group D|
|Winner Match 27|
|30 June – Philadelphia|
|Winner Match 28|
|Winner Group D|
|Runner-up Group C|
There have been 18 goals scored in 4 matches, for an average of 4.5 goals per match.
- Camarena Tequila
- Cerveza Modelo de México
- Nike, Inc.
- Sprint Corporation
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|United States (co-host)||FOX Sports (English)|||
|Costa Rica (co-host)||Repretel|
|Guatemala||Canal 3, Televisiete, Teleonce, Trecevisión|
|International (unsold markets)||Concacaf GO|
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