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2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship

2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship
CONCACAF / FIFA Women's World Cup Qualifiers
2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship.png
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
Dates15–26 October
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions United States (7th title)
Runners-up Costa Rica
Third place Mexico
Fourth place Trinidad and Tobago
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored65 (4.06 per match)
Top scorer(s)United States Abby Wambach
(7 goals)
Best player(s)United States Carli Lloyd
Best goalkeeperUnited States Hope Solo
Fair play award Costa Rica

The 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship, the ninth edition of the CONCACAF Women's Championship/Gold Cup/Women's World Cup qualifying tournament, was a women's football tournament that took place in the United States between 15 and 26 October 2014.[1] It served as CONCACAF's qualifier to the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. The top three teams qualified directly. The fourth placed team advanced to a play-off against the third placed team of the 2014 Copa América Femenina.

The qualifying to the tournament was organized by the Central American Football Union (UNCAF) in Central America and the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) in the Caribbean and started on 19 May 2014.

The United States and Mexico received byes into the tournament. A total of 30 teams entered qualifying, with Martinique and Guadeloupe not eligible for World Cup qualification as they are only members of CONCACAF and not FIFA. Therefore, a total of 28 teams were in contention for the three direct places plus the play-off place against CONMEBOL's Ecuador.[2] Canada did not participate as they already qualified to the World Cup as hosts.

The United States defeated Costa Rica 6–0 in the final to win their seventh title.[3]


North America

North American Football Union members Mexico and the United States gained direct entry to the final tournament. Canada did not participate as they already qualified to the World Cup as hosts.

Central America

The qualification was played between 19 and 25 May.


The inaugural Women's Caribbean Cup served as the qualifying event.[4] Four nations advanced to the CONCACAF finals.[5] Qualifying to the Caribbean Cup took place from 23 May to 22 June. The finals were played in August 2014.[5] The group stage draw was published in April 2014.[6]

Final tournament

Eight teams were divided in two groups and play a round-robin tournament. The top two placed teams advanced to the semifinals. The losers of those semifinals played in the third place match, while the winners faced off in the final. The top three placed teams qualified directly to the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

However, as Martinique is not a member of FIFA – since it is an overseas department of the French Republic – it is therefore not eligible to qualify. It was announced during the Final Draw on September 5 that Martinique would not be able to advance beyond the group round, and that the next best team would take their place in the semifinals should they finish in the top two in their group.[7][8]


The tournament was played in four venues.[9]

City Stadium Capacity
Washington Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium 45,596
Bridgeview Toyota Park 20,000
Kansas City Sporting Park 18,467
Chester PPL Park 18,500


Group stage

The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:[8]

  1. Greater number of points in matches between the tied teams.
  2. Greater goal difference in matches between the tied teams (if more than two teams finish equal on points).
  3. Greater number of goals scored in matches among the tied teams (if more than two teams finish equal on points).
  4. Greater goal difference in all group matches.
  5. Greater number of goals scored in all group matches.
  6. Drawing of lots.

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States (H) 3 3 0 0 12 0 +12 9 Knockout stage
2  Trinidad and Tobago 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
3  Haiti 3 1 0 2 1 7 −6 3
4  Guatemala 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7 0
(H) Host.
Guatemala 0–1 Haiti
Report Zullo Goal 69'
Referee: Quetzalli Alvarado (Mexico)
United States 1–0 Trinidad and Tobago
Wambach Goal 55' Report
Referee: Marianela Araya (Costa Rica)

Haiti 0–1 Trinidad and Tobago
Report Cordner Goal 37'
Referee: Sheena Dickson (Canada)
United States 5–0 Guatemala
Heath Goal 7'57'
Lloyd Goal 46'
Engen Goal 58'
Rapinoe Goal 66'
Referee: Maurees Skeete (Guyana)

Trinidad and Tobago 2–1 Guatemala
Cordner Goal 74'
Johnson Goal 83' (pen.)
Report M. Monterroso Goal 90'
Referee: Lucila Venegas (Mexico)
Haiti 0–6 United States
Report Lloyd Goal 15'
Wambach Goal 39'61'
Klingenberg Goal 57'
Press Goal 65'
Brian Goal 82'
Referee: Quetzalli Alvarado (Mexico)

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Costa Rica 3 3 0 0 9 2 +7 9 Knockout stage
2  Mexico 3 2 0 1 13 2 +11 6
3  Jamaica 3 1 0 2 8 5 +3 3
4  Martinique[a] 3 0 0 3 1 22 −21 0
  1. ^ Martinique was not able to qualify past the group stage. The next best team in the group would have taken their place if they had finished the group stage in a qualifying position.[11]
Jamaica 6–0 Martinique
Murray Goal 2'74'
Duncan Goal 6'
Henry Goal 22'77'
Allen Goal 71'
Referee: Melissa Borjas (Honduras)
Costa Rica 1–0 Mexico
Venegas Goal 8' Report
Referee: Carol-Anne Chenard (Canada)

Costa Rica 2–1 Jamaica
Cruz Traña Goal 76'
Cedeño Goal 86'
Report Duncan Goal 77'
Referee: Margaret Domka (United States)
Martinique 0–10 Mexico
Report Samarzich Goal 6'
Duarte Goal 28'49'
Mayor Goal 34'
Guillou Goal 36' (o.g.)
Garciamendez Goal 40'
Garza Goal 58'
Ocampo Goal 75'87'
Noyola Goal 90+2'
Referee: Tatiana Guzman (Nicaragua)

Martinique 1–6 Costa Rica
Carin Goal 62' Report Sanchez Goal 7'
Venegas Goal 25'90'
Acosta Goal 32'
Cedeño Goal 81'83'
Referee: Carol-Anne Chenard (Canada)
Mexico 3–1 Jamaica
Mayor Goal 29'
Corral Goal 59'76'
Report Henry Goal 14'
Referee: Mirian Leon (El Salvador)

Knockout stage

In the knockout stage, if a match is level at the end of normal playing time, extra time is played (two periods of 15 minutes each) and followed, if necessary, by penalty shoot-out to determine the winner.[12] The top three teams qualified directly to the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. The fourth placed team advanced to a play-off against the third placed team of the 2014 Copa América Femenina.


24 October
 Costa Rica (pen.)1 (3)
26 October
 Trinidad and Tobago1 (0)
 Costa Rica0
24 October
 United States6
 United States3
Third place match
26 October
 Trinidad and Tobago2
 Mexico (a.e.t.)4


Costa Rica 1–1 (a.e.t.) Trinidad and Tobago
Venegas Goal 19' Report Hutchinson Goal 73'
Alvarado Penalty scored
Sánchez Penalty scored
Acosta Penalty scored
3–0 Penalty missed Johnson
Penalty missed Hutchinson
Penalty missed Shade
Referee: Melissa Borjas (Honduras)

United States 3–0 Mexico
Lloyd Goal 6'30' (pen.)
Press Goal 56'
Referee: Sheena Dickson (Canada)

Third place match

Trinidad and Tobago 2–4 (a.e.t.) Mexico
Cordner Goal 57'
Shade Goal 78'
Report Mayor Goal 24'
Ocampo Goal 79'
Corral Goal 104'106'
Referee: Carol-Anne Chenard (Canada)


Costa Rica 0–6 United States
Report Wambach Goal 4'35'41'71'
Lloyd Goal 18'
Leroux Goal 73'
Referee: Lucila Venegas (Mexico)

 2014 CONCACAF Champions 

United States
Seventh title


The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.[13]

Award Player
Golden Ball United States Carli Lloyd
Golden Boot United States Abby Wambach
Golden Gloves United States Hope Solo
Fair Play Award  Costa Rica
All-star team
Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

United States Hope Solo

Costa Rica Diana Saenz
United States Christie Rampone
United States Whitney Engen
United States Meghan Klingenberg

Trinidad and Tobago Kennya Cordner
United States Carli Lloyd
Costa Rica Shirley Cruz Traña
United States Christen Press

United States Abby Wambach
Mexico Charlyn Corral


7 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal


  1. ^ "The United States will host the CONCACAF Women's Championship 2014". 2014-05-16.
  2. ^ Qualifiers
  3. ^ "Wambach fires for four, U.S. claims CWC title". Retrieved 2014-10-26.
  4. ^ "CFU Women's Caribbean Cup A Reality".
  5. ^ a b "Women's Caribbean Cup finals schedule announced". CONCACAF. 26 June 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-06-29. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  6. ^ "CFU Women's Caribbean Cup 2014 Groups".
  7. ^ "Draw Yields Matchups for CONCACAF Women's Championship USA 2014". 5 September 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  8. ^ a b "CONCACAF Women's Championship USA 2014 Regulations". CONCACAF. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  9. ^ "2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship to be Held in K.C., Chicago, D.C. and Philadelphia". 2014-07-24.
  10. ^ "PPL Park to host CONCACAF WWC qualifying elimination games; KC, DC, Chicago get first round". The Equalizer. 2014-07-24.
  11. ^ "CONCACAF Women's Championship USA 2014 Regulations - ENGLISH Edition". CONCACAF via Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  12. ^ "CONCACAF Women's Championship USA 2014 Regulations".
  13. ^ "CWC: Award Winners". CONCACAF. 26 October 2014. Archived from the original on 2016-03-27. Retrieved 2014-10-27.

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