2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final
|Event||2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|Date||June 24, 2007|
|Venue||Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|Attendance||Carlos Batres (Guatemala)|
The 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final was a football match which determined the winners of the 2007 edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, a biennial regional tournament for national teams in North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. The final was played Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois, United States, on June 24, 2007.
Route to the final
The United States and Mexico are major rivals and had won all but one edition of the Gold Cup since its conception in 1991. The two teams met in the 1993 final and the 2003 final, which were both won by Mexico. Both teams were automatically entered into the tournament as members of the North American Football Union, alongside Canada.
|Trinidad and Tobago||2–0||Match 2||Trinidad and Tobago||1–2|
|El Salvador||4–0||Match 3||Panama||1–0|
|Group B winners
|Final standings||Group C runners-up
|Panama||2–1||Quarterfinals||Costa Rica||1–0 (a.e.t.)|
- Controversy over semifinal result
|Donovan 62' (pen.)
The United States and Mexico had already been invited to participate in the 2007 Copa América, held in Venezuela. The U.S. finished last, while Mexico were eliminated in the semi-finals and earned third place. Both teams reached the 2009 Gold Cup Final, which Mexico won 5–0; the United States had sent a reserve team to the tournament, which was played immediately after they had finished as runners-up in the FIFA Confederations Cup.
The 2019 Gold Cup Final was played at Soldier Field between the U.S. and Mexico, with the latter winning 1–0.
- Irving, Duncan (June 24, 2007). "United States Wins Fourth Gold Cup". The New York Times. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
- "Looking back on previous Gold Cup Finals between Mexico and the United States". CONCACAF. July 6, 2019. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
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