Picture : Rubio Rubín, who scored 2 goals vs Guadeloupe, is the 2nd player from Guatemala to achieve a brace in a Gold Cup match. The first was Carlos Ruiz in 2005 against Jamaica (he made even a hat-trick).
Gold Cup statistics on the group stage, match-day 3
*The 2023 Gold Cup is already the edition with the most penalties awarded (17), surpassing the 16 of the last edition (2021).
*Cuba had never scored a penalty goal in the Gold Cup until this edition. In the 2023 Gold Cup they have scored 3 goals and all from penalties.
*The game Canada vs Cuba (4-2) became the 2nd in Gold Cup history in which both teams scored first-half penalties. The first such game was Guatemala vs Jamaica in 2005.
*The United States have won their group for 16th time of 17 editions of the Gold Cup (they only failed to do it in 2011 when they were second behind Panama).
*Guatemala won a game (3-2 vs Guadeloupe) in which they overcame a disadvantage (0-1 and 1-2) for the first time in the history of the Gold Cup.
*Guatemala have finished first in their Gold Cup group also for the first ever time.
*Mario González (El Salvador) is the first goalkeeper to provide an assist in a Gold Cup match (in the game vs Panama 2-2) since Jaime Penedo (Panama) did it against Trinidad and Tobago on 10 July 2005.
*Patrick Burner (Martinique) became vs Costa Rica (4-6) the first player to score a brace and an own goal in the same game in the entire Gold Cup history.
*Burner is the 5th player in the competition history to score for both sides in the same match. The last to do so was Djimy Alexis (Haiti) in 2019 (also vs Costa Rica).
*Burner is the second player from Martinique to score 3 goals in the same edition of the Gold Cup, after Kévin Parsemain (in 2017).
*The last player before Burner to score a brace against Costa Rica in a Gold Cup match was Andrés Guardado (Mexico) in 2011.
*For Celso Borges (Costa Rica) it was 28th appearance in Gold Cup. He is joint-third in the historical ranking, with Jaime Penedo (Panama).
Only Landon Donovan (USA, 34) and Gabriel Gómez (Panama, 31) are ahead.