CONCACAF Gold Cup, 1991

The 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the first edition of this tournament and took place in California, USA. The two host cities were Los Angeles and Pasadena.

The competition featured eight nations. The first round was a group stage comprising of two groups of four.

Group A was dominated by Honduras and Mexico. Both sides won their opening two matches to secure a place in the semi-final. They then played out a 1 - 1 draw in the final group match.

Hosts USA won all their games in Group B. They were followed into the semis by Costa Rica who scraped through on goal difference.

After winning their semi-finals, USA and Honduras met in the final. The matched finished goalless and so was settled on penalties. USA won the shootout 4 - 3 to win the first Gold Cup.

The eighth Honduran taker, Espinoza missed the crucial kick.