July 27, 2013

Salvadoran Joel Aguilar gets the honor of his second CONCACAF Gold Cup Final in a row

Joel Aguilar from El Salvador has been officially appointed as main referee for the final match of CONCACAF Gold Cup 2013, to be played on 28 July at Soldier Field, Chicago, between USA and Panama. He will have as assistants Juan Francisco Zumba  from Salvador, and Ricardo Morgan from Jamaica. Enrico Wijngaarde (SUR) will work as fourth official, while Hermenerito Leal (GUA) will stay as reserve assistant referee. The whole team will be observed and assessed by Luis Yero from Cuba.

Joel Aguilar (c) Elsalvador.com

After having handled the final of the previous edition two years ago, USA - Mexico 2-4,  in the recent times Aguilar has made further impressive steps in his international career. Selected for FIFA Confederations Cup one month ago, he was in charge of two group stage matches, showing overall good performances.  A FIFA referee from 2001, Aguilar was already called  by FIFA for 2010 WC in South Africa, but working only as fourth official.  In this edition of the Gold Cup, he has already officiated a group stage match (Mexico - Canada 2-0) and a quarterfinal (Mexico - Trinidad & Tobago 1-0).

2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final
Soldier Field, Chicago, United States of America
28 July 2013, 15:00 CDT 
USA - Panama
Referee: Joel Aguilar (SLV)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Francisco Zumba (SLV)
Assistant Referee 2: Ricardo Morgan (JAM)
Fourth Official: Enrico Wijngaarde (SUR)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Hermenerito Leal (GUA)
Referee Assessor: Luis Yero (CUB)


  1. Watching the highliths, there was a dangerous tackle in the area by a Panama player, Aguilar correctly evaluated it. No penalty because he was able to hit the ball.

  2. Anonymous29/7/13 20:52

    Potential offside at the goal?

    1. It seems regular.

      First pass: clear onside position.

      Second pass: more difficult situation to evaluate, anyway the teammate appears behind the line of the ball.


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