MNT Jun 7, 2011
Most of all the facts that you need to know about the U.S. history in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
- The U.S. has won the CONCACAF Gold Cup four times, second only to Mexico who has five titles. The U.S. titles have come in 1991, 2002, 2005 and 2007. Canada is the only other country with a title, winning in 2000.
- Four U.S. players have won the Golden Boot as the top scorer: Eric Wynalda (4 goals in 1996), Brian McBride (4-2002), Landon Donovan (4-2003 tied) and DaMarcus Beasley (3-2005).
- Tony Meola (1991), Kasey Keller (1998) and Brian McBride (2002) are the three U.S. players that won the Golden Ball as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
- Heading into the tournament, U.S. players hold four of the top five spots on the all-time appearance list: Keller (23), Donovan (22), Wynalda (21) and Frankie Hejduk (21). Harold Wallace from Costa Rica also has 21.
- Donovan is tied with Mexico’s Luis Roberto Alves with a record 12 career Gold Cup goals.
- The U.S. and Mexico are the only teams to participate in all 11 editions of the Gold Cup.
- The U.S. has played the most games 49 (four more than Mexico) and has the most wins 38 (six more than Mexico).
- The U.S. has scored 93 goals in the Gold Cup, averaging 1.82 goals per game.
- The U.S. has allowed 34 goals all-time, an average of 0.67 per game.