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|Host country||United States|
|Teams||12 (from 3 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||3 (in 3 host cities)|
|Champions||Canada (1st title)|
|Goals scored||55 (2.89 per match)|
|Attendance||695,087 (36,584 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Carlo Corazzin|
|Best player(s)||Craig Forrest|
|Best young player||Richard Hastings|
The 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the fifth edition of the Gold Cup, the soccer championship of North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF), and the 15th overall CONCACAF tournament. It was held in Los Angeles, Miami, and San Diego in the United States. The format of the tournament changed from 1998; it was expanded to twelve teams, split into four groups of three. The top two teams in each group would advance to the quarter-finals. Peru and Colombia were invited from CONMEBOL, and the Republic of Korea were invited from AFC.
With all three games in Group D ending in ties and Canada tied with the Republic of Korea on every tiebreaker, a coin toss was used. Canada won and advanced to the quarter-finals. They went on to win their first and to date only Gold Cup title. In the quarter-finals, Canada upset defending champions Mexico in golden goal extra time 2–1. They defeated Trinidad and Tobago in the semi-finals 1–0 after Craig Forrest saved a first-half penalty. Already assured as CONCACAF champions, Canada topped invitees Colombia 2–0 in the final.
The tournament marks the only time a CONCACAF Gold Cup has been won by a country other than the United States or Mexico, and the only time in the tournament's history that neither the United States nor Mexico made the final.
|Team||Qualification||Appearances||Last appearance||Previous best performance||FIFA Ranking|
|North American zone|
|Mexico (TH)||Automatic||5th||1998||Champions (1993,1996,1998)||10|
|United States||Automatic||5th||1998||Champions (1991)||22|
|Canada||Playoff||4th||1996||Group Stage (1991,1993,1996)||80|
|Caribbean zone qualified through the 1998 and 1999 Caribbean Cup|
|Jamaica||1998 Winners||4th||1998||Third place (1993)||41|
|Trinidad and Tobago||1999 Winners||4th||1998||Group Stage (1991,1996,1998)||45|
|Central American zone qualified through the 1999 UNCAF Nations Cup|
|Costa Rica||Winners||4th||1998||Third place (1993)||64|
|Guatemala||Runners-up||4th||1998||Fourth place 1996||73|
|Honduras||Third place||5th||1998||Runners-up (1991)||71|
A qualification competition was held in the United States in October 1999. The following four teams competed in the playoff:
- Canada, as the lowest ranking member of North American Football Union
- Haiti, as third place team in the 1998 Caribbean Cup
- Cuba, as runner-up in the 1999 Caribbean Cup
- El Salvador, as fourth place team in the 1999 UNCAF Nations Cup.
|1||Canada||3||2||1||0||4||2||+2||7||Qualify for the Gold Cup|
|Montes 3'||Report||Descolines 80'|
|Report||Arce 47' (pen.)
|Corazzin 9', 43'||Report||Descolines 48'
|Report||Arce 63' (pen.)|
|Los Angeles||San Diego||Miami|
|Memorial Coliseum||Qualcomm Stadium||Orange Bowl|
|Capacity: 93,607||Capacity: 70,561||Capacity: 74,476|
The 12 national teams involved in the tournament were required to register a squad of 18 players; only players in these squads were eligible to take part in the tournament.
|1||Honduras||2||2||0||0||4||0||+4||6||Advance to Knockout stage|
|Report||Pavón 51' (pen.)
|1||United States||2||2||0||0||4||0||+4||6||Advance to Knockout stage|
Wynalda 55' (pen.)
|Vorbe 61'||Report||Zúñiga 69'|
|1||Mexico||2||1||1||0||5||1||+4||4||Advance to Knockout stage|
|2||Trinidad and Tobago||2||1||0||1||4||6||−2||3|
|Mexico||4–0||��Trinidad and Tobago|
David 75' (o.g.)
|Trinidad and Tobago||4–2||Guatemala|
|Miranda 28'||Report||Mora 26'|
|1||Costa Rica||2||0||2||0||4||4||0||2||Advance to Knockout stage|
Note: Canada and South Korea required a coin toss as a final tiebreaker.
|J. Soto 11'
|Report||Corazzin 19' (pen.), 57'|
|South Korea||2–2||Costa Rica|
|Lee Dong-gook 14'
Lee Min-sung 75'
|19 February - Miami|
|United States||2 (1)|
|23 February - San Diego|
|19 February - Miami|
|27 February - Los Angeles|
|20 February - San Diego|
|24 February - Los Angeles|
|Trinidad and Tobago||2|
|Trinidad and Tobago||0|
|20 February - San Diego|
|United States||2–2 (a.e.t.)||Colombia|
Pavón 67' (pen.)
J. Soto 14' (pen.)
Del Solar 50'
Match abandoned after 89' due to pitch invasion.
|Costa Rica||1–2 (a.e.t.)||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Wanchope 89'||Report||Dwarika 26'
|Ramírez 35'||Report||Corazzin 83'
|Salazar 39' (o.g.)
|Trinidad and Tobago||0–1||Canada|
|De Vos 45'
Corazzin 68' (pen.)
- Jason De Vos
- Richard Hastings
- Mark Watson
- Faustino Asprilla
- Gerardo Bedoya
- Víctor Bonilla
- Gonzalo Martínez
- Hernán Medford
- Jafet Soto
- Harold Wallace
- Erick Miranda
- Juan Carlos Plata
- Guillermo Ramírez
- Sébastien Vorbe
- Samuel Caballero
- Reynaldo Clavasquín
- Milton Núñez
- José Luis Pineda
- Luis Hernández
- Rafael Márquez
- Emilio Mora
- Francisco Palencia
- Ramón Ramírez
- José del Solar
- Roberto Holsen
- Waldir Sáenz
- Jorge Soto
- Ysrael Zúñiga
- Lee Dong-gook
- Lee Min-sung
- Russell Latapy
- David Nakhid
- Mickey Trotman
- Dwight Yorke
- Chris Armas
- Jovan Kirovski
- Brian McBride
- Eric Wynalda
|2000 Gold Cup Winners|
|Top Scorer:||Most Valuable Player:||Rookie of the tournament:||Fair Play Award:|
| Carlo Corazzin
|| Craig Forrest
|| Richard Hastings
||Jason de Vos|
- G - Craig Forrest
- D - Rafael Márquez
- D - Jason DeVos
- M - Ramón Ramírez
- M - Roberto Palacios
- M - Russell Latapy
- F - Cobi Jones
- F - Arnold Dwarika
- F - Carlo Corazzin
- F - Carlos Pavón
- F - Dwight Yorke
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- Da Costa, Norman (February 26, 2010). "NORMAN DA COSTA RECALLS THE 2000 GOLD CUP EXPERIENCE". RedNationOnline. Archived from the original on March 28, 2010. Retrieved February 27, 2010.
- "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 19 January 2000. Retrieved 9 March 2021.