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2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup

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Host country  United States
Runners-up  Panama
Matches played  25
Best player  Landon Donovan
Attendance  907,208
Venue(s)  13 (in 13 host cities)
Fourth place  Honduras
Dates  7 Jul 2013 – 28 Jul 2013
Teams  12
Goals scored  67
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Champions  United States (5th title)
Third place  Mexico national football team
Similar  2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup, 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup, 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup, 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Panama vs mexico 2 1 2013 concacaf gold cup semi final

The 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the 12th CONCACAF Gold Cup competition and the 22nd CONCACAF regional championship overall in CONCACAF's fifty years of existence. The United States was the host nation.


The competition began on 7 July 2013 at the Rose Bowl, and ended with the final on 28 July 2013 at Soldier Field, with the United States defeating Panama 1–0. In this edition of the Gold Cup, Mexico was missing more than half of their usual starters due to them playing in the 2013 Confederations Cup prior to the Gold Cup. Despite not playing with their full squad, they successfully reached the semifinals where they lost to eventual runner up Panama with a score of 1–2.

United States won the tournament, in which qualified them for a play-off match against the champion of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, to decide which team will represent CONCACAF in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia. The playoff would be played as a single game in 2015 at a venue to be determined.

Mexico vs canada 2 0 2013 concacaf gold cup

Participating nations

Bold indicates that the corresponding team was hosting the event.


Thirty venues across the United States participated in the start of the stadium selection process with Soccer United Marketing, the event partner for the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

CONCACAF announced the 13 host cities and venues for the tournament on 23 January 2013. Each venue will host two matches, with the final being held at Chicago's Soldier Field:

Match officials

Each CONCACAF federation submitted a list of match officials to the CONCACAF Referee's Commission for the 2013 Gold Cup Tournament.


Each team can register a squad of 23 players; 3 of them must be goalkeepers. Any team that qualifies for the knockout stage may replace up to four players in the squad after completion of the group stage, where the new players must come from a provisional list of 35 players chosen before the tournament.

Group stage

CONCACAF announced the groups, where the twelve teams were divided into three groups of four teams, and the match schedule for the 2013 Gold Cup on 13 March 2013.

In the group stage, if two or more teams are equal on points (including among third-placed teams in different groups), the ranking of teams will be determined as follows:

  1. Greater goal difference in all group matches
  2. Greater number of goals scored in all group matches
  3. Greatest number of points obtained in group matches between the teams concerned (applicable only to ranking in each group)
  4. Drawing of lots by the Gold Cup Organizing Committee

This was changed from previous tournaments, where head-to-head record was used as the primary tiebreaker.

All times given are US Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−4)

Knockout stage

In the knockout stages, if a match is level at the end of normal playing time, extra time shall be played (two periods of 15 minutes each) and followed, if necessary, by penalty shoot-out to determine the winner.


5 goals
4 goals
  • Rodolfo Zelaya
  • 3 goals
    2 goals
    1 goal
    1 own goal
  • Dalton Eiley (playing against Costa Rica)
  • Individual awards


    1 Award is shared between the three players. It was the third time that Landon Donovan has been the competition's top scorer and also the third time he has shared the award with others.

    Tournament 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.

    Official song

    "Cups" by actress Anna Kendrick (from the film Pitch Perfect) is the official song of the tournament.


  •  Brazil: SporTV
  •  Costa Rica: Teletica Canal 7, Repretel
  •  Canada: Sportsnet World
  •  El Salvador: TCS Canal 4
  •  Haiti: RTNH, RTVC
  •  Honduras: Telesistema, MegaTV
  •  Hong Kong: Cable TV Hong Kong
  •  Ireland: ESPN
  •  Israel: Sport 2
  • Latin America: Gol TV Latinoamérica
  •  Mexico: Televisa, TV Azteca,
  •  Panama: RPC-TV, TVMax
  •  Portugal: Sport TV
  •  Spain: Gol Televisión
  •  United Kingdom: ESPN
  •  United States: Fox, Fox Soccer, Univision
  • Marketing

    In December 2012, Traffic Sports USA were awarded the rights to manage the marketing of the tournament, which continued a relationship between CONCACAF and the parent company Traffic Sports Marketing. In 2015, this business deal led to charges in the 2015 FIFA corruption case, which identified bribes given from top Traffic officials to CONCACAF chairman, Jeffrey Webb.


    2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup Wikipedia