2015 concacaf Gold Cup

July 7 - July 26

  • About Gold Cup

    The CONCACAF Gold Cup is the confederation’s premier event for national teams, crowning a champion every two years. Initially involving eight teams, the Gold Cup has developed into a competition of 12 nations, which qualify from each of CONCACAF’s three sub-regions: North America (three automatic entrants), Central America (Central American Cup) and the Caribbean (Caribbean Cup). It has reached exceptional levels of popularity, routinely drawing capacity crowds and millions of TV viewers throughout the world. The Gold Cup has been contested on 12 previous occasions.  Mexico owns a tournament-record six titles, followed by the United States with five and Canada with one. The U.S. captured the inaugural championship in 1991, outlasting Honduras in the final 4-3 on penalty kicks after a scoreless draw.  That year, the entire tournament took place in two Southern California venues - the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and the Rose Bowl. As evidence of its stunning growth, in 2013, the Gold Cup was played in 13 state-of-the-art stadiums across the entire United States. The current champion United States possesses half a ticket to the 2017 Confederations Cup and will face the 2015 winner in a single-game playoff for the right to represent CONCACAF in the FIFA competition.  In the case that the U.S. emerges victorious once again, it will earn direct qualification. CONCACAF GOLD CUP – PAST TOURNAMENTS 2013 Final (Chicago, Illinois, USA – Soldier Field) USA 1, Panama 0 Best Player: Landon Donovan, USA Top Scorer: Landon Donovan, USA; Gabriel Torres, Panama; Chris Wondolowski, USA (5 goals) 2011 Final (Pasadena, California, USA -- Rose Bowl) Mexico 4, USA 2 Best Player: Javier Hernandez, Mexico Top Scorer: Javier Hernandez, Mexico (7 goals) 2009 Final (East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA – Giants Stadium) Mexico 5, USA 0 Best Player:  Giovani Dos Santos, Mexico Top Scorer:  Miguel Sabah, Mexico (4 goals) 2007 Final (Chicago, Illinois, USA – Soldier Field) USA 2, Mexico 1 Best Player:  Julian De Guzman, Canada Top Scorer:  Carlos Pavon, Honduras (5 goals) 2005 Final (East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA – Giants Stadium) USA 0, Panama 0 USA champion 3-1 on penalty kicks Best Player: Luis Tejada, Panama Top Scorer: DaMarcus Beasley, USA; Landon Donovan, USA; Carlos Ruiz, Guatemala; Luis Tejada, Panama; Wilmer Velasquez, Honduras (3 goals) 2003 Final (Mexico City, Mexico – Estadio Azteca) Mexico 1, Brazil 0 Best Player: Jesus Arellano, Mexico Top Scorer: Landon Donovan, USA; Walter Centeno, Costa Rica (4 goals) 2002 Final (Pasadena, California, USA -- Rose Bowl) USA 2, Costa Rica 0 Best Player:  Brian McBride, USA Top Scorer:  Brian McBride, USA (4 goals) 2000 Final (Los Angeles, California, USA – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum) Canada 2, Colombia 0 Best Player:  Craig Forrest, Canada Top Scorer:  Carlo Corazzin, Canada (4 goals) 1998 Final (Los Angeles, California, USA – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum) Mexico 1, United States 0 Best Player:  Kasey Keller, USA Top Scorer:  Luis Hernandez, Mexico (4 goals) 1996 Final (Los Angeles, California, USA – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum) Mexico 2, Brazil 0 Best Player: Raul Rodrigo Lara, Mexico Top Scorer: Eric Wynalda, USA (4 goals) 1993 Final (Mexico City, Mexico – Estadio Azteca) Mexico 4, USA 0 Best Player: Ramon Ramirez, Mexico Top Scorer: Luis Roberto Alves, Mexico (11 goals) 1991 Final (Los Angeles, California, USA – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum) USA 0, Honduras 0 USA champion 4-3 on penalty kicks Best Player: Tony Meola, USA Top Scorer: Benjamin Galindo, Mexico (4 goals)

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