CONCACAF announce full Gold Cup schedule

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The U.S. team is in Group B with Panama, Martinique and either Haiti and Nicaragua, which will play a two-legged playoff in late March.

Mexico opens its group play on July 9 in San Diego against El Salvador.

Group A: Honduras, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Canada.

On Tuesday the rest of the draw was completed, and the USA will play Panama in Nashville, Martinique in Tampa Bay and Haiti or Nicaragua in Cleveland.

Gold Cup qualification is the clear priority for Haiti's men's national team this year, so expect the final squad to be the strongest Les Grenadiers can muster for the occasion. Martinique and the victor of a playoff between Haiti and Nicaragua round out the group. We have to start in March and get points in World Cup Qualifying.




Theodore Whitmore remains optimistic about the Reggae Boyz chances to advance from the CONCACAF Gold Cup first round, noting his charges will give their all in Group C of the upcoming tournament. "Obviously we'll wait to see who the third team will be, but regardless we know we will need to be prepared".

The Philadelphia quarterfinal winners meet July 22 at Arlington, Texas, and the Glendale winners the next day at Pasadena, California.

The 2017 tournament kicks off on July 7 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., and ends with the championship final at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on July 26.

Defending champion Mexico, the favorite heading into this year's tournament, is the top seed in Group C. Jamaica, which was runner-up to Mexico in 2015, was also placed in the group.

Sunday, July 16, Alamodome, San Antonio: Jamaica vs. El Salvador; Curacao vs. Mexico.

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