|2002 Coupe d'Or CONCACAF Femmes|
|Dates||29 July – 9 November 2002|
|Goals scored||80 (5 per match)|
The 2002 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup was the second staging of the CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup. It was held in Seattle, Washington, United States and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. As the most populous city in the province, the 2016 census recorded 631,486 people in the city, up from 603,502 in 2011. The Greater Vancouver area had a population of 2,463,431 in 2016, making it the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada. Vancouver has the highest population density in Canada with over 5,400 people per square kilometre, which makes it the fifth-most densely populated city with over 250,000 residents in North America behind New York City, Guadalajara, San Francisco, and Mexico City according to the 2011 census. Vancouver is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada according to that census; 52% of its residents have a first language other than English. Roughly 30% of the city's inhabitants are of Chinese heritage. Vancouver is classed as a Beta global city.
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| Trinidad and Tobago ||2–4|
| Attin-Johnson |
| Bedoya |
| Mexico ||5–1|
| Gómez |
| Valderrama |
| United States ||9–0|
| Milbrett |
| Canada ||11–1|
| Hooper |
| Marseille |
| Canada ||9–0|
| Sinclair |
|2002 Women's Gold Cup Winners|
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