2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup

The 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the tenth edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup competition, and the twentieth soccer championship of North America, Central America and the Caribbean. It was played from July 3 to 26, 2009 in the United States. This competition was the fourth tournament without guests from other confederations. Mexico won their fifth Gold Cup, and eighth CONCACAF Championship overall, after beating the United States 5-0 in the final. It was the second consecutive Gold Cup final and fourth overall to feature Mexico and the United States and the third won by Mexico.

Qualified teams

A total of 12 teams qualified for the tournament. Three berths were allocated to North America, five to Central America, and four to the Caribbean.


The set of thirteen venues-the largest number ever used to stage the Gold Cup-was announced on March 9.
The Home Depot CenterQwest FieldColumbus Crew StadiumOakland–Alameda County ColiseumRobert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
Capacity: 27,000Capacity: 67,000Capacity: 22,555Capacity: 63,026Capacity: 56,692
Reliant StadiumFIU StadiumGillette StadiumUniversity of Phoenix Stadium-
Capacity: 71,500Capacity: 18,000Capacity: 68,756Capacity: 63,400-
PhiladelphiaArlingtonChicagoEast Rutherford-
Lincoln Financial FieldCowboys StadiumSoldier FieldGiants Stadium-
Capacity: 68,532Capacity: 80,000Capacity: 61,500Capacity: 80,242-


Participating teams selected a squad of 23 players, except the United States, who were given an expanded 30-player roster due to their participation in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Match officials

The twelve teams that qualified were divided into three groups. The draw for the Group Stage was announced on 2 April 2009. The top two teams in each group advanced to the knockout stage along with the best two of the third-place teams, filling out the knockout field of eight.

Group A


Group B


Group C


Ranking of third-placed teams

Knockout stage








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Individual awards

All-Tournament Team

The All-Tournament Team was selected by the CONCACAF Technical Study Group. The player selections were made from the eight teams that reached the quarterfinals of the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Keylor Navas
Guillermo Ochoa

Mike Klukowski
Freddy Fernández
Fausto Pinto
Luis Moreno
Clarence Goodson
Chad Marshall

Julián de Guzmán
Celso Borges
Stéphane Auvray
Gerardo Torrado
Giovani dos Santos
Stuart Holden

Álvaro Saborío
Walter Martínez
Miguel Sabah
Kenny Cooper

Final ranking

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

Media coverage

In Australia, the tournament was broadcast by Setanta Sports
In Brazil, the tournament was broadcast by Multisports
In Canada, the tournament was broadcast by Rogers Sportsnet and GolTV Canada
In Costa Rica, the tournament was broadcast by Teletica Canal 7, XPERTV 33 and Repretel
In Mexico and Central America, the tournament was broadcast by Televisa and TV Azteca and SKY México
In Honduras, Televicentro was broadcasting in three of their channels, MegaTV, Tele Sistema, Canal 7y4.
In Panama, the tournament was broadcast by RPC TV Canal 4 and TV Max.
In Malaysia, the tournament was broadcast by Astro Supersports.
In the United States, English language coverage of games involving the USA, as well as one game from each round of the knockout stages even if the USA was not involved, was on Fox Soccer Channel. All tournament games received Spanish language coverage split between Galavision, TeleFutura, Univision.
Worldwide, except in the Americas, the tournament was streamed by the legal online rights holder working in partnership with CONCACAF, with English commentary and in HDTV quality.