2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup - All the teams, how they qualified, history, best result, manager and squad lists
Everything you need to know about all 16 nations at the 15th edition of the Gold Cup
The USA and Mexico are expected to reach the final of the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup (Getty Images)
2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Teams & Squads
There will be 16 national teams competing in the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup with each nation registering a squad of 23 players. Three players in each national team must be goalkeepers.
The winner will be crowned champion of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Find out everything you need to know including how each team qualified, best performance at the CONCACAF Gold Cup, head coach history and the full squad lists.
Bermuda 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Qualification, History, Manager & Squad List
Bermuda are making their CONCACAF Gold Cup debut in 2019 after qualifying in 5th place in the qualifying phase of the 2019-20 CONCACAF Nations League. The Gombey Warriors are managed by Kyle Lightbourne who was a forward for Scarborough, Walsall, Coventry City, Fulham, Stoke City, Swindon Town, Cardiff City, Macclesfield Town and Hull City.
Lightbourne earned 44 caps for Bermuda and scored 16 goals before turning to management. He began with Bermuda in 2004 before spells at PHC Zebras, Robin Hood and the Bermuda U20 side and returned to Bermuda on 30 July 2018.
Canada 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Qualification, History, Manager & Squad List
Canada will be making their 14th appearance at the CONCACAF Gold Cup after qualifying in 2nd place in the qualifying phase of the 2019-20 CONCACAF Nations League. The Canucks have won the tournament on one occasion after winning the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Head coach John Herdman was in charge of the New Zealand women's national football team from 2006 to 2011 before managing the Canada women's team from 2011 to 2018. Herdman was named head coach of the Canada men's national soccer team on 8 January 2018 and also serves as men's national director with responsibility for the under-14s upwards.
Canada Squad: Milan Borjan (Red Star Belgrade), Jayson Leutwiler (Blackburn Rovers), Maxime Crépeau (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Zachary Brault-Guillard (Montreal Impact), Derek Cornelius (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Doneil Henry (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Ashtone Morgan (Toronto FC), Marcus Godinho (Heart of Midlothian), Kamal Miller (Orlando City), Samuel Piette (Montreal Impact), Russell Teibert (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Scott Arfield (captain) (Rangers), Junior Hoilett (Cardiff City), Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich), Atiba Hutchinson (Beşiktaş), Mark-Anthony Kaye (Los Angeles FC), Jonathan Osorio (Toronto FC), Will Johnson (Orlando City), Noble Okello (Toronto FC), Cyle Larin (Beşiktaş), Liam Millar (Liverpool U23), Lucas Cavallini (Puebla), Jonathan David(Gent).
Costa Rica 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Qualification, History, Manager & Squad List
Costa Rica qualified for their 14th CONCACAF Gold Cup after finishing 2nd in the Hexagonal 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification. Los Ticos’ best result was as runners-up in the 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Head coach Gustavo Matosas is an Argentine-born Uruguayan former professional footballer who played as a midifelder for Peñarol, Málaga, San Lorenzo, Racing Club, São Paulo, Lleida, Valladolid, Atlético Paranaense, Goiás, Tianjin Teda, El Tanque Sisley and Querétaro. He earned seven caps for the Uruguay national team between 1987 and 1992.
Matosas has managed a number of clubs since 2002 including Villa Española, Plaza Colonia, Rampla Juniors, Danubio, Peñarol, Bella Vista, U. de San Martín, Danubio, Queretaro, León, América, Atlas, Al-Hilal, Cerro Porteño, Estudiantes LP and has been head coach of Costa Rica since 10 October 2018.
Costa Rica Squad: Bryan Segura(Pérez Zeledón), Marco Madrigal (San Carlos), Leonel Moreira (Pachuca), Giancarlo González (LA Galaxy), Keysher Fuller (Herediano), Óscar Duarte (Espanyol), Bryan Oviedo (Sunderland), Francisco Calvo (Chicago Fire), Cristian Gamboa (Celtic), Kendall Waston (Cincinnati), Rónald Matarrita (New York City), Randall Leal (Saprissa), Celso Borges (Göztepe), Christian Bolaños (Saprissa), Bryan Ruiz (Captain) (Santos), Allan Cruz (Cincinnati), Yeltsin Tejeda (Herediano), Elías Aguilar (Jeju United), Jimmy Marín (Herediano), Álvaro Saborío (San Carlos), Mayron George(Midtjylland) Joel Campbell (León) Jonathan McDonald (Al-Ahli).
Cuba 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Qualification, History, Manager & Squad List
Cuba qualified for their 9th CONCACAF Gold Cup after finishing 6th in the qualifying phase of the 2019-20 CONCACAF Nations League. The Lions of the Caribbean’s best result at the CONCACAF Gold Cup has been reaching the quarter finals stage in 2003, 2013 and 2015.
Head coach Raúl Mederos managed Cuban club Villa Clara from 2016 to 2017 where he won the 2016 Campeonato Nacional de Fútbol de Cuba. He has been in charge of Cuba since 2016.
Cuba Squad: Sandy Sánchez (Jarabacoa), Andy Baquero (Delfines del Este), Erick Rizo (Santiago de Cuba), Yasmany López (Ciego de Ávila), Dariel Morejón (Villa Clara), Yosel Piedra (Universidad), Rolando Abreu (Santiago de Cuba), Alejandro Portal (Mayabeque), Maikel Reyes(Pinar del Río), Arichel Hernández (Independiente), Yordan Santa Cruz (Jarabacoa), Elier Pozo (Pinar del Río), Aníbal Álvarez (Ciego de Ávila), Jean Rodriguez(Pinar del Río), Lionis Martínez (Santiago de Cuba), Daniel Luís (Delfines del Este), Karel Espino (Artemisa), Reynaldo Pérez(Delfines del Este), Jorge Kindelán (Santiago de Cuba), Luismel Morris (Camagüey), Nelson Johnston (Santiago de Cuba), Roberney Caballero (Villa Clara), Luis Paradela (Universidad).
Curaçao 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Qualification, History, Manager & Squad List
Curaçao qualified for their 2nd CONCACAF Gold Cup after finishing 4th in the qualifying phase of the 2019-20 CONCACAF Nations League. Their only previous appearance was at the 2017 Gold Cup where they failed to get out of the group stage.
Head coach Remko Bicentini had a brief playing career as a central defender in the Netherlands for NEC Nijmegen, later playing for amateur teams including De Treffers, SJN, Nijmeegse Boys, VV Germania, SV AWC and DIO '30.
Bicentini began his managerial career at Netherlands Antilles before moving to Beuningse Boys, Orion Nijmegen and AWC. He replaced Patrick Kluivert as Curaçao manager in September 2016 and guided the team to their maiden Caribbean Cup title in June 2017.
El Salvador 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Qualification, History, Manager & Squad List
El Salvador qualified for their 11th CONCACAF Gold Cup after finishing 10th in the qualifying phase of the 2019-20 CONCACAF Nations League. La Selecta’s best result at the CONCACAF Gold Cup has been quarter-finals appearances in 2002, 2003, 2011, 2013 and 2017.
El Salvador Head coach is Mexico’s Carlos de los Cobos who played as a midfielder for Querétaro, América, Necaxa, Cobras de Querétaro and Monterrey. He earned 25 caps for Mexico between 1983 and 1986 and represented Mexico at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico where he was an important part of the team that reached the quarter-finals.
He managed Querétaro, UANL, América, Celaya, Irapuato, FAS, El Salvador, Chicago Fire and Tapachula before returning to manage El Salvador in 2018. He won the Mexican Primera División three times with América in 1983–84, 1987–88 and 1988–89.
De los Cobos managed El Salvador from 2006 to 2009 and returned for his second spell in charge on 25 May 2018.
El Salvador Squad: Henry Hernández, Xavier García, Roberto Domínguez, Iván Mancía, Alexander Mendoza, Narciso Orellana, Darwin Cerén, David Rugamas, Nelson Bonilla, Jaime Alas, Juan Carlos Portillo, Marvin Monterrosa, Santos Ortíz, Andrés Flores, Jonathan Jiménez, Óscar Cerén, Brayan Paz, Kevin Carabantes, Gerson Mayen, Rubén Marroquín, Bryan Tamacas, Oscar Pleitéz, Diego Coca.
Guyana 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Qualification, History, Manager & Squad List
Guyana are making their CONCACAF Gold Cup debut after finishing 7th in the qualifying phase of the 2019-20 CONCACAF Nations League. The Golden Jaguars are one of three South American nations to be members of the Caribbean Football Union of CONCACAF with Suriname and French Guiana.
Head coach Michael Johnson was a defender who played in England for Notts County, Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday. He was born in Nottingham and represented Jamaica at international level where he earned 13 caps between 1999 and 2003.
He began his managerial career as caretaker manager at Notts County alongside Dave Kevan before taking up a coaching position at Cardiff City in 2015. He was appointed head coach of Guyana in June 2018.
Guyana Squad: Akel Clarke, Kevin Layne, Kadell Daniel, Elliot Bonds, Jordan Dover, Ronayne Marsh-Brown, Keanu Marsh-Brown, Sam Cox, Sheldon Holder, Emery Welshman, Callum Harriott, Pernell Schultz, Liam Gordon, Daniel Wilson, Terence Vancooten, Neil Danns, Terell Ondaan, Alex Andrew Murray, Stephen Duke-McKenna, Matthew Briggs, Warren Creavalle, Quillan Roberts, Anthony Jeffrey.
Haiti 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Qualification, History, Manager & Squad List
Haiti are making their 7th appearance at the CONCACAF Gold Cup after winning the qualifying phase of the 2019-20 CONCACAF Nations League. Les Grenadiers’ best result has been reaching the quarter-finals in 2002 and 2009.
Head coach Marc Collat was born in Martinique and was a player for Châtillon-sous-Bagneux, Malakoff, RC Paris, Stade Français, Versailles and La Celle-Saint-Cloud. The 69-year-old manager has had a long career including stints as manager of La Celle-Saint-Cloud, France U18, Créteil, Le Tampon, Saint-Brieuc, Reims, Qatar U19, Clermont Foot, USM Alger, Mauritius and Haiti in 2017.
He was previously a scout for Paris Saint-Germain, Sports Director at Amiens and Youth academy boss at Paris Saint-Germain. He returned to Haiti in January 2018 and also serves as the Haiti U20 manager.
Honduras 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Qualification, History, Manager & Squad List
Honduras will be participating in their 14th CONCACAF Gold Cup after finishing 4th in the Hexagonal 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification. Los Catrachos’ best result was as runners-up in the 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Head coach Fabián Coito was born in Uruguay and was a defender for Montevideo Wanderers, Cerro, Provincial Osorno and Olimpia Honduras. He has previously managed Central Español, Uruguay U15, Uruguay U17, Uruguay U20 and has been Honduras head coach since 14 February 2019.
Honduras Squad: Luis López, Félix Crisanto, Maynor Figueroa (Captain), Henry Figueroa, Éver Alvarado, Bryan Acosta, Emilio Izaguirre, Andy Najar, Anthony Lozano, Alexander López, Rubilio Castillo, Romell Quioto, Danilo Acosta, Michaell Chirinos, Denil Maldonado, Héctor Castellanos, Alberth Elis, Rafael Zúñiga, Luis Garrido, Jorge Álvarez, Brayan Beckeles, Harold Fonseca, Roger Rojas.
Jamaica 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Qualification, History, Manager & Squad List
Jamaica will be participating in their 11th CONCACAF Gold Cup after finishing 8th in the qualifying phase of the 2019-20 CONCACAF Nations League. The Reggae Boyz have a solid recent record in the tournament having finished as runners-up in 2015 and 2017.
Head coach Theodore Whitmore had a long and successful career as a player where he played in midfield for Cape Town Spurs, Violet Kickers Seba United, Hull City, Livingston and Tranmere Rovers. Whitmore earned 120 caps for Jamaica between 1993 and 2004 where he scored 24 goals.
He was an integral member of the Jamaica side that reached their first and only World Cup in 1998 and scored two goals in the 2-1 victory against Japan. He was named Caribbean Footballer of the Year in 1998.
Jamaica Squad: Andre Blake, Jamoi Topey, Michael Hector, Andre Lewis, Alvas Powell, Dever Orgill, Leon Bailey, Maalique Foster, Ricardo Morris, Darren Mattocks, Shamar Nicholson, Junior Flemmings, Dwayne Miller, Shaun Francis, Je-Vaughn Watson, Peter-Lee Vassell, Damion Lowe, Brian Brown, Tyreek Magee, Kemar Lawrence, Kevon Lambert, Devon Williams, Amal Knight.
Martinique 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Qualification, History, Manager & Squad List
Martinique are participating in their 6th CONCACAF Gold Cup after finishing 3rd in the qualifying phase of the 2019-20 CONCACAF Nations League. Les Matinino’s best performance was a quarter-final appearance in 2002.
Head coach Mario Bocaly began his coaching career Réveil Sportif before moving to Aiglon du Lamentin, US Marinoise and Golden Star. Bocaly was appointed manager of Martinique in December 2017.
Martinique Squad: Loïc Chauvet, Arnaud Huygues, Stéphane Michalet, Sébastien Crétinoir, Karl Vitulin, Jordy Delem, Jean-Sylvain Babin, Rodrigue César, Samuel Camille, Daniel Hérelle, Stéphane Abaul, Christophe Jougon, Yann Thimon, Wesley Jobello, Romario Barthéléry, Joris Marveaux, Kévin Parsemain, Grégory Pastel, Johnny Marajo, Mickaël Biron, Kévin Fortuné, Gino van Kessel, Jimbertson Vapor.
Mexico 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Qualification, History, Manager & Squad List
Mexico will be participating in their 15th CONCACAF Gold Cup after winning the Hexagonal 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification. El Tri are the most successful nation in CONCACAF Gold Cup history having won the tournament seven times (1993, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2015).
Head coach Gerardo Martino was an attacking midfielder that played for Newell's Old Boys, Tenerife, Lanús, O'Higgins and Barcelona SC. He earned one cap for Argentina in 1991.
Martino has been a manager since 1998 an been in charge of Brown de Arrecifes, Platense, Instituto, Libertad, Cerro Porteño, Colón, Paraguay, Newell's Old Boys, Barcelona, Argentina and Atlanta United before taking over as Mexico manager on 7 January 2019.
Defender Miguel Layún and forward Hirving Lozano were ruled out of the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup for medical reasons but the squad is still very strong and will be confident of going all the way.
Mexico Squad: Jonathan Orozco (Santos Laguna), Hugo González (Necaxa), Guillermo Ochoa (Standard Liège), Néstor Araujo (Celta Vigo), Carlos Salcedo (UANL), Diego Reyes(Leganés), Héctor Moreno (Real Sociedad), César Montes (Monterrey), Fernando Navarro (León), Luis Rodríguez (UANL), Jorge Sánchez (América), Jesús Gallardo (Monterrey), Edson Álvarez (América), Jonathan dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Orbelín Pineda (Cruz Azul), Carlos Rodríguez (Monterrey), Luis Montes (León), Érick Gutiérrez (PSV), Andrés Guardado(Real Betis), Raúl Jiménez (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Roberto Alvarado (Cruz Azul), Alexis Vega (Guadalajara), Rodolfo Pizarro (Monterrey).
Nicaragua 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Qualification, History, Manager & Squad List
Nicaragua are appearing in their 3rd CONCACAF Gold Cup after finishing 9th in the qualifying phase of the 2019-20 CONCACAF Nations League. The Blue and White have never managed to get out of the group stage in their two appearances in 2009 and 2017.
Head coach Henry Duarte was born in Costa Rica and has been a manager since 1992. He has had stints at Costa Rica U23, Limonense Puntarenas, Pérez Zeledón, Herediano, UCR, Guanacasteca, Liberia, Cartaginés, Carmelita Santos de Guápiles, San Carlos and has been manager of Nicaragua since December 2014.
Nicaragua Squad: Justo Lorente, Henry Maradiaga, Bryan Rodríguez, Josué Quijano,Manuel Rosas, René Huete, Carlos Montenegro, Luis Fernando Copete, Camphers Pérez, Oscar López, Francisco Flores, Marlon López, Daniel Cadena, Junior Arteaga, Kevin Serapio, Armanto Gkoufas, Renato Punyed, Jorge Betancur, Agenor Báez, Carlos Chavarria, Luis Galeano, Juan Barrera (captain), Byron Bonilla.
Panama 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Qualification, History, Manager & Squad List
Panama will be participating in their 9th CONCACAF Gold Cup after finishing 3rd in the Hexagonal 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification. Los Canaleros have been CONCACAF Gold Cup runners-up on two occasions in 2005 and 2013.
Head coach Julio Dely Valdés was a striker who scored over 200 goals for Deportivo Paraguayo, Nacional, Cagliari Paris Saint-Germain, Real Oviedo, Málaga and Árabe Unido. He earned 44 caps for Panama and scored 18 goals from 1991 to 2005.
Valdés has been managing since 2006 when he took charge of Panama for four games. He was an assistant manager at Málaga before another spell as Panama head coach from 2010-2013. He managed Árabe Unido, CD Águila, Málaga U19 and Atlético Malagueño before returning to Panama where he has been in charge for the third time since 11 February 2019.
Panama Squad: Luis Mejía (Nacional), José Calderón (Guastatoya), Orlando Mosquera (Tauro), Francisco Palacios (San Francisco), Harold Cummings (San Jose Earthquakes), Fidel Escobar (Sporting San Miguelito), Román Torres (Seattle Sounders), Kevin Galván (Sporting San Miguelito), Adolfo Machado (The Strongest), Erick Davis (Dunajská Streda), Michael Murillo (New York Red Bulls), Jose Luis Rodriguez (Alavés B), Marcos Sánchez (Tauro), Édgar Bárcenas (Real Oviedo), Armando Cooper (Maccabi Petah Tikva), Alberto Quintero (Universitario), Aníbal Godoy (San Jose Earthquakes), Omar Browne(Montreal Impact), Gabriel Torres (Universidad de Chile), Valentín Pimentel (Plaza Amador), Rolando Blackburn (The Strongest), José Fajardo (Al-Kawkab), Abdiel Arroyo (Árabe Unido).
Trinidad & Tobago 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Qualification, History, Manager & Squad List
Trinidad & Tobago are appearing in their 10th CONCACAF Gold Cup after finishing 6th in the Hexagonal 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification. The Soca Warriors’ best finish in the tournament came as semi-finalists at the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Head coach Dennis Lawrence had a successful playing career in England, Wales and Trinidad and Tobago. He had spells at Wrexham, Swansea City, Crewe Alexandra and San Juan Jabloteh. Lawrence earned 89 caps for Trinidad & Tobago, scoring five goals including one that sent Trinidad and Tobago to the 2006 World Cup.
He began his managerial career as assistant manager at Wigan from 2010-2013 before following Roberto Martinez to Everton where he was once again assistant manager from 2013-2016. He has been Trinidad & Tobago head coach since 21 January 2017.
United States 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Qualification, History, Manager & Squad List
United States are contesting their 15th CONCACAF Gold Cup after finishing 5th in the Hexagonal 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification. The Stars and Stripes have won the second most CONCACAF Gold Cup titles, five victories coming in 1991, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2013 and 2017.
Head coach Gregg Berhalter was a defender who began his playing career at Raleigh Flyers before spells at PEC Zwolle, Sparta Rotterdam, Cambuur Leeuwarden, Crystal Palace, Energie Cottbus, 1860 Munichand LA Galaxy.
Berhalter earned 44 caps for the USA national team, playing a significant role at the 2002 World Cup where he became the first Crystal Palace player to play in a World Cup match. He began his managerial career as an assistant at LA Galaxy before taking charge of Hammarby IF, Columbus Crew and has been USA manager since 2 December 2018.
United States Squad: Zack Steffen (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Sean Johnson (New York City), Tyler Miller (Los Angeles FC), Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes), Omar Gonzalez (Toronto FC), Walker Zimmerman (Los Angeles FC), Tim Ream (Fulham), Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas), Daniel Lovitz (Montreal Impact), Matt Miazga (Reading), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew), Weston McKennie (Schalke 04), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea FC), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC), Duane Holmes (Derby County), Paul Arriola (D.C. United), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC), Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Jonathan Lewis (Colorado Rapids), Tyler Boyd (Ankaragücü).