The CONCACAF Gold Cup is the main association football competition of men's national football (soccer) teams governed by CONCACAF, determining the regional champion of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean for all professional Soccer teams.
The 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup was contested in the United States from June 6 to June 24, where the hosts successfully defended their title beating Mexico in the final 2-1 in Chicago. The 2009 Gold Cup took place July 3 to July 26, 2009, with Mexico claiming the title after beating the United States by a 5-0 score.
This year the United States will host this elite event. Soldier Field was picked as one of the venues to showcase some of the world’s best soccer players competing for one of the most coveted prizes in all of soccer.