U.S. foe for Gold Cup opener at Nissan Stadium set

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Haiti will play Nicaragua in a home-and-away series later this month to determine which team takes the final available place at the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Martinique also will play at Nissan Stadium on July 8 against the as-yet-undetermined fourth member of the group.

Group A includes Canada, Costa Rica, French Guyana and Honduras, and matches are at Harrison, New Jersey; Houston; and Frisco, Texas. The U.S. and Panama will be in Group B along with Martinique and either Haiti or Nicaragua.

The U.S. will take on Panama in their first game of the group stage of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup in July.

After the US head coach Bruce Arena explained why the 2017 Gold Cup will be a crucial tournament for his team.

Beyond earning regional supremacy, the victor of this summer's tournament will at the very least book its place in the playoff to represent CONCACAF at the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup in Qatar.


Mexico has been drawn together with El Salvador, Curaçao, and Jamaica at this summer's Gold Cup.

Raymond James Stadium; Tampa, Fla.

The top two teams from each group and the two best third-place teams advance to the quarterfinals July 19 in Philadelphia and July 20 in Glendale, Arizona.

The semifinals will take place Saturday, July 22 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Tex., and Sunday, July 23 at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

Mexico will open against El Salvador in San Diego on July 9, and then play Jamaica at Sports Authority Field in Denver, Colorado, four days later. The final is July 26 at Santa Clara, California. El Tri will finish off the group stage against Curacao at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, on July 16.

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