2017 Gold Cup: 50 days away!
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Clint Dempsey (pictured) celebrates after scoring against Canada in the USA's 50th CONCACAF Gold Cup game on June 7, 2011, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo: Mexsport)

The 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup – the competition’s 14th edition – is 50 days away!

In order to whet your appetite for the region’s premier footballing event, CONCACAF.com takes a look at some Gold Cup facts related to 50.

- The 50th goal in Gold Cup history was scored in the inaugural edition in 1991, when Benjamin Galindo struck in the 89th minute of Mexico’s 2-0 win over Costa Rica in the match for third place.

- Costa Rica's 50th Gold Cup goal was scored by Walter Centeno in a 1-1 draw with Haiti on June 9, 2007.

- Mexico’s 50th Gold Cup goal was scored by Juan Francisco Palencia in the 65th minute of 4-2 win over Trinidad & Tobago on February 4, 1998.  Coincidentally, it was also the 50th match in Gold Cup history.

- Landon Donovan, who has scored the most goals (18) and made the most appearances (34) in Gold Cup history, netted the USA’s 50th goal in a 5-0 quarterfinal win over Cuba on July 19, 2003.

- Aldo de Nigris (93’) and Javier Hernandez (99’) struck in Mexico's 50th Gold Cup match, a 2-0 extra-time win over Honduras in the semifinals on June 22, 2011.

- Jozy Altidore (15’) and Clint Dempsey (62’) scored in the USA’s 50th Gold Cup match, a 2-0 win over Canada on June 7, 2011.

- Mexico’s Luis Roberto Alves, the only player to score seven goals in a Gold Cup match (9-0 win over Martinique on July 11, 1993), will turn 50 on May 23, 2017.

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