CONCACAF Gold Cup 2019

The 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup has successfully concluded after several matches within the sixteen host cities across the United States, Costa Rica, and Jamaica. The entire tournament was held from June 15 to July 7, 2019. Sixteen teams participated in this biennial international men’s football championship; an increase from the previous seasons of only twelve teams. With record television viewership, fan engagement, and attendance of over 590,000 spectators across the arenas, this 15th edition of the CONCACAF is the biggest season to date.

CONCACAF Gold Cup 2019

Mexico emerged as this year’s champions after the final match with the runners-up United States, held at Soldier Field in Chicago. Mexican midfielder Jonathan dos Santos scored a point at the 73rd minute against the United States’ nil. This was Mexico’s eighth overall championship in the entire run of the CONCACAF. Meanwhile, Haiti and Jamaica squared off in the semi-finals, with the former finishing at third place.

In the statistical side, there were a total of 96 goals during the entire 31 matches of this year’s tournament, averaging 3.1 goals per match. Jonathan David of the Canadian team had the highest number of individual goals with six. He was thus given the Golden Boot Award. Mexican attacker Raul Jimenez was the recipient of the Golden Ball Award, while goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa received the Golden Glove Award. The United States team was given the Fair Play Award, with its midfielder Christian Pulisic the recipient of this year’s Best Young Player Award. The following were also determined as the tournament’s best 11:

Goalkeeper: Guillermo Ochoa (Mexico)

Defenders:  Luis Rodriguez, Jesus Gallardo, Carlos Salcedo (Mexico); Aaron Long (USA)

Midfielders: Jonathan dos Santos, Andres Guardado (Mexico); Christian Pulisic, Michael Bradley (USA); Jonathan David (Canada)

Attacker: Raul Jimenez (Mexico)

CONCACAF Gold Cup 2019 is home not only to the athletes that participated and their millions of fans but also to the sponsoring companies that help in fulfilling the unparalleled experience to this massive event. These sponsors include Allstate, Toyota, Sprint, Camarena Tequila, Cerveza Modelo de México, Scotiabank, Valvoline, Chick-fil-A, and Gatorade.

Meanwhile, the tournament’s broadcast partners have also participated in not only providing visual access across the Americas but also in ensuring worldwide coverage. These include Fox Sports, Univision, Televisa, TV Azteca, TSN, and Futbol de Primera (FDP). More than 417 million users across social media add up to the global fanfare of the Gold Cup. Overall, the huge presence of the athletes and their fans, the generosity of all sponsors, and the engagement by millions of Internet users truly made 2019 the biggest year for CONCACAF.

CONCACAF Gold Cup 2019

Also serving in this year’s tournament is the bus rental company Chicago Motor Coach. We provided excellent services and top-class charter bus trips to both the American and Mexican soccer teams during the CONCACAF Gold Cup championship round held in Soldier Field. Our wide range of amenities and travel options ensured that both teams are relaxed and focused on the game.

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