What You Should Know About Extra Time and Shootout Changes at the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup

As the U.S. Men’s National Team kicks off the Knockout Round of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, it’s important to know of a few alterations to the rules around extra time and penalty kick shootouts from previous editions to this edition of the tournament.

If Quarterfinal and Semifinal matches are tied at the end of 90 minutes, the games will bypass the normal 30 minutes of extra time and move straight to penalty kicks.

Extra time will only be played in the Final if teams are tied at the end of 90 minutes. In that case, teams will also be allowed a fourth substitution to be used during the additional 30 minutes.

The changes mirror those that were put in play for last summer’s Copa America Centenario.

The U.S. MNT is 4-4 all-time in penalty kick shootouts, with the team playing in three matches where it advanced straight to penalty kicks after 90 minutes.

Check out the U.S. MNT’s all-time shootout results:



U.S. Penalty Scorers


Feb. 4, 1990

1-1 D  (8-9 PK)^ vs. Colombia


1990 Miami Cup

July 7, 1991

0-0 D (4-3 PK) vs. Honduras

Balboa, Caligiuri, Kinnear, Clavijo

1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final

Feb. 10, 1994

0-0 D (2-4 PK)^ vs. Denmark


1994 Carlsberg Cup

July 17, 1995

0-0 D (4-1 PK)^ vs. Mexico

Wynalda, Moore, Caligiuri, Klopas

1995 Copa America Quarterfinal

Feb. 19, 2000

2-2 D (1-2 PK) vs. Colombia


2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final

Jan. 30, 2002

0-0 D (4-2 PK) vs. Canada

Donovan, McBride, Agoos, Mathis

2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup Semifinal

July 24, 2005

0-0 D (3-1 PK) vs. Panama

Quaranta, Donovan, Davis

2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final

July 25, 2015

1-1 D (2-3 PK) vs. Panama

Johannsson, Dempsey

2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Third Place Match

^ Indicates match went straight to penalty kicks after 90 minutes.