Gold Cup Group Phase By The Numbers

Gold Cup Group Phase By The Numbers

With the U.S. putting a wrap on winning another Gold Cup group, here’s a look at 11 statistical highlights:

2 – With their appearances in the tournament, defender Ventura Alvarado and midfielder Alfredo Morales are officially cap-tied to the United States.

2 – U.S. captain Michael Bradley and goalkeeper Brad Guzan are the only two U.S. players to start in all three matches. The pair also played all 360 minutes of the group stage.

5 – Dempsey became the fifth U.S. player to score at least three goals in a Gold Cup group stage. The others: Wynalda (1996), McBride (2003), Donovan (2005) and Chris Wondolowski (5 goals; 2013).

8 - Clint Dempsey’s three goals in the group stage pushed him to eighth all-time in the Gold Cup. He is now tied with Brian McBride for third most Gold Cup goals among U.S. players and behind Landon Donovan (18) and Eric Wynalda (9).

11 -Eleven players made their first Gold Cup appearances during the group stage: Ventura Alvarado, John Brooks, Timmy Chandler, Greg Gaza, Brad Guzan, Aron Johannsson, Fabian Johnson, Alfredo Morales, DeAndre Yedlin, Gyasi Zardes, and Graham Zusi.

12 – The U.S. finished top of its Gold Cup group for the 12th time in 13 tournament appearances.

13 – Brad Guzan made 13 saves during the group stage and 28 for the U.S. so far this year. The team is 5-0-1 when Guzan has manned the net in 2015.

21 - U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann used 21 of the 23 players available to him during the Gold Cup group stage. Only goalkeepers Nick Rimando and William Yarbrough did not see any time.

32 – With their 2-0-1 record in 2015 group play, the MNT moved its all-time record to 32-1-3 in the first stage of the tournament.

50 – The MNT’s 1-0 win against Haiti in Foxborough on July 10 was the team’s 50th all-time in Gold Cup play.  Mexico sits second all-time with 42 Gold Cup wins.

102 – Michael Bradley became the 16th U.S. player to reach 100 career appearances for the USA in the tournament opening win with Honduras. With his appearance in Monday’s 1-1 draw with Panama, Bradley made his 102nd appearance for the MNT, moving him into a tie with former goalkeeper Kasey Keller for 12th on the team’s all-time appearance list.