2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup

The 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the 14th edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the biennial international men's football championship of the North, Central American and Caribbean region organized by CONCACAF, and 24th CONCACAF regional championship overall. The tournament was played between July 7–26, 2017 in the United States.[1][2]

2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
DatesJuly 7–26
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)14 (in 14 host cities)
Final positions
Champions United States (6th title)
Runners-up Jamaica
Tournament statistics
Matches played25
Goals scored55 (2.2 per match)
Attendance875,667 (35,027 per match)
Top scorer(s) Alphonso Davies
Kévin Parsemain
Jordan Morris
(3 goals each)
Best player(s) Michael Bradley
Best young player Alphonso Davies
Best goalkeeper Andre Blake
Fair play award United States

The United States won their sixth title with their 2–1 victory over Jamaica in the final.[3]

Qualified teams

A total of 12 teams qualified for the tournament. Three berths were allocated to North America, four to Central America, four to the Caribbean, and one to the winners of the play-off between the two fifth-placed teams of the Caribbean zone and the Central American zone.

Team Qualification Appearances
(+ CONCACAF Championship)
Previous best performance FIFA Ranking
North American zone
 United States Automatic 14th (16th) Champions (1991, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2013)
Runners-up (1989)
35
 Mexico (TH) Automatic 14th (22nd) Champions (1993, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2015)
Champions (1965, 1971, 1977)
16
 Canada Automatic 13th (16th) Champions (2000)
Champions (1985)
100
Central American zone qualified through the 2017 Copa Centroamericana
 Honduras Winners 13th (19th) Runners-up (1991)
Champions (1981)
72
 Panama Runners-up 8th (9th) Runners-up (2005, 2013) 52
 El Salvador Third Place 10th (16th) Quarterfinals (2002, 2003, 2011, 2013)
Runners-up (1963, 1981)
103
 Costa Rica Fourth Place 13th (19th) Runners-up (2002)
Champions (1963, 1969, 1989)
26
Caribbean zone qualified through the 2017 Caribbean Cup
 Curaçao Winners 1st (5th)1 Debut
Third place (1963, 1969)
68
 Jamaica Runners-up 10th (12th) Runners-up (2015) 76
 French Guiana Third Place 1st (1st) None N/A2
 Martinique Fourth Place 5th (5th) Quarterfinals (2002) N/A2
Play-off winners between Caribbean zone fifth place and Central American zone fifth place
 Nicaragua Play-off 2nd (4th) Group stage (2009)
Sixth place (1967)
105

Bold indicates that the corresponding team was hosting the event.
1. This was Curaçao's first appearance since the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles, as its direct successor (with regards to membership in football associations), inheriting the former nation's FIFA membership and competitive record.
2. French Guiana and Martinique are not FIFA members, and so did not have a FIFA Ranking.

Venues

The venues were announced on December 19, 2016.[2] Levi's Stadium was announced as the venue of the final on February 1, 2017.[4]

Arlington Cleveland Denver Frisco Glendale
AT&T Stadium FirstEnergy Stadium[nb 1] Sports Authority Field Toyota Stadium University of Phoenix Stadium
32°44′52″N 97°5′34″W 41°30′22″N 81°41′58″W 39°44′38″N 105°1′12″W 33°9′16″N 96°50′7″W 33°31′39″N 112°15′45″W
Capacity: 100,000 Capacity: 67,431 Capacity: 76,125 Capacity: 16,000 Capacity: 63,400
Harrison

  Group stage venue    Quarter-final venue    Semi-final venue    Final venue

Houston
Red Bull Arena BBVA Compass Stadium
40°44′12″N 74°9′1″W 29°45′8″N 95°21′9″W
Capacity: 25,000 Capacity: 22,000
Nashville Pasadena
Nissan Stadium[nb 1] Rose Bowl
36°9′59″N 86°46′17″W 34°9′41″N 118°10′3″W
Capacity: 69,000 Capacity: 90,000
Philadelphia San Antonio San Diego Santa Clara Tampa
Lincoln Financial Field Alamodome[nb 1] Qualcomm Stadium Levi's Stadium[nb 1] Raymond James Stadium
39°54′3″N 75°10′3″W 29°25′1″N 98°28′44″W 32°46′59″N 117°7′10″W 37°24′11″N 121°58′12″W 27°58′33″N 82°30′12″W
Capacity: 69,596 Capacity: 65,000 Capacity: 70,561 Capacity: 68,500 Capacity: 65,890
Notes
  1. This was the first time the stadium hosted a Gold Cup match.

Draw

The United States and Mexico were announced as the seeded teams of Groups B and C respectively on December 19, 2016.[2] Honduras, the winners of the 2017 Copa Centroamericana title were announced as being the seeded team in Group A on February 14, 2017.[5]

The groups and match schedule were revealed on March 7, 2017, 10:00 PST (UTC−8), at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.[6][7] At the time of the announcement, 11 of the 12 qualified teams were known, with the identity of the CFU–UNCAF play-off winners not yet known.

Seeded teams
Group A  Honduras
Group B  United States
Group C  Mexico

Squads

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.

A provisional list of 40 players per national team was submitted to CONCACAF by June 2, 2017. The final list of 23 players per national team was submitted to CONCACAF by June 27, 2017. Three players per national team had to be goalkeepers.[8]

National teams that reached the quarter-final stage were able to swap up to six players in the final squad with six players from the provisional list within 24 hours of their final group stage game.[8]

Match officials

The match officials, which included 17 referees and 25 assistant referees, were announced on June 23, 2017.[9]

Referees
Assistant Referees
  • Carlos Fernández
  • Juan Carlos Mora
  • Hermenerito Lea
  • Gerson López
  • Melvyn Cruz
  • Christian Ramírez
  • Jesús Tábora
  • José Luis Camargo
  • Miguel Hernández
  • Alberto Morín
  • Marcos Quintero
  • Marvin Torrentera
  • Ronald Bruna
  • Gabriel Victoria
  • Daniel Williamson
  • Graeme Browne
  • Geonvany García
  • William Torres
  • Juan Francisco Zumba
  • Joseph Bertrand
  • Ainsley Rochard
  • Frank Anderson
  • Charles Morgante
  • Corey Rockwell

Group stage

The top two teams from each group and the two best third-placed teams qualified for the quarter-finals.

All match times listed are in EDT (UTC−4). If the venue is located in a different time zone, the local time is also given.

Tiebreakers

The ranking of each team in each group was determined as follows:[8]

  1. Greatest number of points obtained in group matches
  2. Goal difference in all group matches
  3. Greatest number of goals scored in all group matches
  4. Greatest number of points obtained in group matches between the teams concerned;
  5. Drawing of lots by the Gold Cup Committee

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Costa Rica 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7 Advance to knockout stage
2  Canada 3 1 2 0 5 3 +2 5
3  Honduras 3 1 1 1 3 1 +2 4
4  French Guiana 3 0 0 3 2 10 8 0
Source: CONCACAF
French Guiana 2–4 Canada
Report
Attendance: 25,817[10]
Referee: John Pitti (Panama)
Honduras 0–1 Costa Rica
Report Ureña  39'
Attendance: 25,817[11]

Costa Rica 1–1 Canada
Calvo  42' Report Davies  26'
Honduras 3–0
Awarded[note 1]
 French Guiana
Report
Attendance: 12,019[14]
Referee: Yadel Martínez (Cuba)

Costa Rica 3–0 French Guiana
Report
Canada 0–0 Honduras
Report
Attendance: 10,098[16]

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States (H) 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 7 Advance to knockout stage
2  Panama 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
3  Martinique 3 1 0 2 4 6 2 3
4  Nicaragua 3 0 0 3 1 7 6 0
Source: CONCACAF
(H) Host.
United States 1–1 Panama
Dwyer  50' Report Camargo  60'
Attendance: 47,622[17]
Referee: Fernando Guerrero (Mexico)
Martinique 2–0 Nicaragua
Report
Attendance: 47,622
Referee: Kimbell Ward (Saint Kitts and Nevis)

Panama 2–1 Nicaragua
Report Chavarría  49'
Attendance: 23,368[18]
Referee: Drew Fischer (Canada)
United States 3–2 Martinique
Report Parsemain  66', 74'

Panama 3–0 Martinique
Report
Nicaragua 0–3 United States
Report
Attendance: 27,934[21]
Referee: Melvin Matamoros (Honduras)

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Mexico 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7 Advance to knockout stage
2  Jamaica 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 5
3  El Salvador 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
4  Curaçao 3 0 0 3 0 6 6 0
Source: CONCACAF
Curaçao 0–2 Jamaica
Report
Attendance: 53,133[22]
Referee: Armando Villarreal (United States)
Mexico 3–1 El Salvador
Report Bonilla  10'
Attendance: 53,133[23]
Referee: Óscar Moncada (Honduras)

El Salvador 2–0 Curaçao
Report
Mexico 0–0 Jamaica
Report

Jamaica 1–1 El Salvador
Mattocks  64' (pen.) Report Bonilla  15'
Curaçao 0–2 Mexico
Report
Attendance: 44,232[27]
Referee: Kimbell Ward (Saint Kitts and Nevis)

Ranking of third-placed teams

The best two third-placed teams which advance to the knockout stage played the winners from another group in the quarter-finals.[8]

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 A  Honduras 3 1 1 1 3 1 +2 4 Advance to knockout stage
2 C  El Salvador 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
3 B  Martinique 3 1 0 2 4 6 2 3
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Drawing of lots.

Knockout stage

In the quarter-finals and semi-finals, if a match was tied after 90 minutes, extra time would not have been played and the match would be decided by a penalty shoot-out. In the final, if the match was tied after 90 minutes, extra time would have been played, where each team would have been allowed to make a fourth substitution. If still tied after extra time, the match would have been decided by a penalty shoot-out.[8] Unlike the previous edition of the competition, there was no third place play-off.

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
July 19 – Philadelphia
 
 
 Costa Rica1
 
July 22 – Arlington
 
 Panama0
 
 Costa Rica0
 
July 19 – Philadelphia
 
 United States2
 
 United States2
 
July 26 – Santa Clara
 
 El Salvador0
 
 United States2
 
July 20 – Glendale
 
 Jamaica1
 
 Mexico1
 
July 23 – Pasadena
 
 Honduras0
 
 Mexico0
 
July 20 – Glendale
 
 Jamaica1
 
 Jamaica2
 
 
 Canada1
 

Quarter-finals

Costa Rica 1–0 Panama
Godoy  77' (o.g.) Report
Attendance: 31,615[28]
Referee: Óscar Moncada (Honduras)

United States 2–0 El Salvador
Report

Jamaica 2–1 Canada
Report Hoilett  61'

Mexico 1–0 Honduras
Pizarro  4' Report

Semi-finals

Costa Rica 0–2 United States
Report
Attendance: 45,516[32]

Mexico 0–1 Jamaica
Report Lawrence  88'
Attendance: 42,393[33]
Referee: John Pitti (Panama)

Final

United States 2–1 Jamaica
Report Watson  50'

Statistics

Goalscorers

There were 55 goals scored in 25 matches, for an average of 2.2 goals per match.

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

Awards

Winners

 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Winners 

United States
Sixth title

Individual awards

The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.

Best XI

The technical study group selected the tournament's best XI.[40]

Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Attackers

Final ranking

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

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1  United States (H) 6 5 1 0 13 4 +9 16 Champions
2  Jamaica 6 3 2 1 7 4 +3 11 Runners-up
3  Mexico 5 3 1 1 6 2 +4 10 Eliminated in
Semi-finals
4  Costa Rica 5 3 1 1 6 3 +3 10
5  Panama 4 2 1 1 6 3 +3 7 Eliminated in
Quarter-finals
6  Canada 4 1 2 1 6 5 +1 5
7  Honduras 4 1 1 2 3 2 +1 4
8  El Salvador 4 1 1 2 4 6 2 4
9  Martinique 3 1 0 2 4 6 2 3 Eliminated in
Group stage
10  Nicaragua 3 0 0 3 1 7 6 0
11  Curaçao 3 0 0 3 0 6 6 0
12  French Guiana 3 0 0 3 2 10 8 0
Updated to match(es) played on 26 July 2017. Source:
(H) Host.

Sponsors

Theme songs

"The Arena" and "Don't Let This Feeling Fade" by American violinist Lindsey Stirling served as the official songs of the tournament. The latter features Rivers Cuomo of the band Weezer and rapper Lecrae.

"Bia Beraghsim" by Persian-Swedish singer Mahan Moin served as the official anthem of the tournament

"Levántate" by Puerto Rican singer Gale served as the official Spanish-language song of the tournament.[41]

"Thunder" and "Whatever It Takes" by American rock band Imagine Dragons also served as official anthems of the tournament.

Notes

  1. CONCACAF awarded Honduras a 3–0 win as a result of French Guiana fielding the ineligible player Florent Malouda, after the match had finished 0–0. Malouda had previously represented France and did not meet eligibility rules.[13]

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