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CONCACAF Gold Cup groups and schedule announced: USA to face Honduras, Haiti and Grenada

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The US. men's national team will be taking on Honduras, Haiti and Grenada in group play of the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

The tournament's groups and schedules were announced on Thursday, with few surprises. Here are the groups:

GROUP A: Canada, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Jamaica

GROUP B: Grenada, Haiti, Honduras, USA

GROUP C: Guadeloupe, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama

The United States will play Grenada in Seattle on July 4th, Honduras in Washington D.C. on July 8th and Haiti in Foxborough on June 11th. If that schedule of destinations sounds familiar, it should.

As you might expect, the tournament is set up with a USA-Mexico final in mind, but given the current state of Mexico's national team (and given the fact that the U.S. team will be a B team), nothing is guaranteed.

What do you think of the U.S. team's draw and schedule? Share your thoughts below (and go to the jump for the complete Gold Cup schedule):

2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup

First Round

Friday, July 3 – Los Angeles (The Home Depot Center)

    Canada vs. Jamaica, 5 p.m. (8 p.m. EDT)
    Costa Rica vs. El Salvador, 7 p.m. (10 p.m. EDT)

Saturday, July 4 – Seattle (Qwest Field)

    Honduras vs. Haiti, 4 p.m. (7 p.m. EDT)
    Grenada vs. USA, 6 p.m. (9 p.m. EDT)

Sunday, July 5 – San Francisco (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

    Panama vs. Guadeloupe, 2 p.m. (5 p.m. EDT)
    Nicaragua vs. Mexico, 4 p.m. (7 p.m. EDT)

Tuesday, July 7 – Columbus, Ohio (Crew Stadium)

    Jamaica vs. Costa Rica, 7 p.m. (7 p.m. EDT)
    El Salvador vs. Canada, 9 p.m. (9 p.m. EDT)

Wednesday, July 8 – Washington (Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium)

    Haiti vs. Grenada, 7 p.m. (7 p.m. EDT)
    USA vs. Honduras, 9 p.m. (9 p.m. EDT)

Thursday, July 9 – Houston (Reliant Stadium)

    Guadeloupe vs. Nicaragua, 7 p.m. (8 p.m. EDT)
    Mexico vs. Panama, 9 p.m. (10 p.m. EDT)

Friday, July 10 – Miami (Florida International University Stadium)

    Costa Rica vs. Canada, 7 p.m. (7 p.m. EDT)
    El Salvador vs. Jamaica, 9 p.m. (9 p.m. EDT)

Saturday, July 11 – Boston (Gillette Stadium)

    USA vs. Haiti, 7 p.m. (7 p.m. EDT)
    Honduras vs. Grenada, 9 p.m. (9 p.m. EDT)

Sunday, July 12 – Phoenix (University of Phoenix Stadium)

    Panama vs. Nicaragua, 2 p.m. (5 p.m. EDT)
    Mexico vs. Guadeloupe, 4 p.m. (7 p.m. EDT)


Saturday, July 18 – Philadelphia (Lincoln Financial Field)

    Group A winner vs. Group B runner-up, TBA (x)
    Group B winner vs. Group A/C third-place, TBA (x)
    x-matches scheduled for 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. with order TBD

Sunday, July 19 – Dallas (Dallas Cowboys New Stadium)

    Group C runner-up vs. Group A runner-up, TBA (y)
    Group C winner vs. Group A/B third place, TBA (y)
    y-matches scheduled for 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. local (4 p.m. and 7 p.m. EDT) with order TBD


Thursday, July 23 – Chicago (Soldier Field)

    Philadelphia quarterfinal winners, TBA (z)
    Dallas quarterfinal winners, TBA (z)
    z-matches scheduled for 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. local (7 p.m. and 10 p.m. EDT) with order TBD


Saturday, July 26 – New York (Giants Stadium)

    Semifinal winners, 3 p.m. (3 p.m. EDT


  1. the committee really messed this up. i live in Miami and I was really looking forward to seeing good soccer why would you send costa rica vs jamaica as your main game in miami!!!!!!!!!!!!!! they dont have a fan base here they shouldve sent Honduras or Mexico at least that way you get a good crowd now you are getting maybe 10000

  2. I bet anyone that Nicaragua is going to win against mexico, it may loose against gouadaloupe or against panama but not against mexico


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