July 9, 2009
2009 Gold Cup
For the third time in a row, Reliant Stadium was chosen as a site for the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament. On July 9, 2009, Reliant played host to a double-header matchup featuring Guadeloupe vs. Nicaragua and Mexico vs. Panama. Mexico defeated Panama that night and advanced through the tournament to defeat the U.S. in the finals of the Gold Cup 2009.