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2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final

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2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final
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Soldier Field in Chicago hosted the final.
Event2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup
DateJune 24, 2007 (2007-06-24)
VenueSoldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Referee60,000
AttendanceCarlos Batres (Guatemala)
2005
2009

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.

The United States and Mexico contested the match, a rematch of two previous finals. The U.S. fell behind 1–0 at halftime but scored twice to win 2–1 for their fourth Gold Cup title.[1]

Route to the final[edit | edit source]

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.[2] Both teams were automatically entered into the tournament as members of the North American Football Union, alongside Canada.

United States Round Mexico
Opponents Result Group stage Opponents Result
 Guatemala 1–0 Match 1  Cuba 2–1
 Trinidad and Tobago 2–0 Match 2  Trinidad and Tobago 1–2
 El Salvador 4–0 Match 3  Panama 1–0
Group B winners
Team Pld Pts
 United States 3 9
 Guatemala 3 4
 El Salvador 3 3
 Trinidad and Tobago 3 1
Final standings Group C runners-up
Team Pld Pts
 Honduras 3 6
 Mexico 3 6
 Panama 3 4
 Cuba 3 1
Opponents Result Knockout stage Opponents Result
 Panama 2–1 Quarterfinals  Costa Rica 1–0 Template:Aet
 Canada 2–1 Semifinals Template:Country data GPE 1–0

United States[edit | edit source]

  • Controversy over semifinal result[3]

Mexico[edit | edit source]

Venue[edit | edit source]

Match[edit | edit source]

Details[edit | edit source]

United States 2–1 Mexico
Donovan Goal 62' (pen.)
Feilhaber Goal 73'
Report Guardado Goal 44'
Attendance: 60,000

Post-match[edit | edit source]

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.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Irving, Duncan (June 24, 2007). "United States Wins Fourth Gold Cup". The New York Times. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
  2. "Looking back on previous Gold Cup Finals between Mexico and the United States". CONCACAF. July 6, 2019. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
  3. https://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/22/sports/soccer/22goldcup.html


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