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Denver, Kansas City, Los Angeles and Salt Lake City to host CONCACAF Olympic qualifying



The CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship will be held this October, and four U.S. cities will host games.

Denver, Kansas City and Los Angeles will serve as the locations for the group stage before the tournament wraps up with the semifinal matches, third-place game and final at Real Salt Lake’s Rio Tinto Stadium.

Eight qualified countries will be separated into two groups of four for the tournament, with the two finalists earning automatic berths into the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. The third-placed team will earn the right to face Colombia in a play-off for an additional Olympic berth.

The U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team will headline Group A, while defending champion Mexico has been placed in Group B. The duo will be joined by Canada as well as three nations from Central America and two from the Caribbean that will be decided in August qualifiers.

The draw for the tournament will be conducted in August.

Take a closer look at the dates and locations for the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship below:

CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship 2015

October 1- Group A Matchday 1- Sporting Park, Kansas City, KS

October 2– Group B Matchday 1- StubHub Center, Carson, CA

October 3– Group A Matchday 2- Sporting Park, Kansas City, KS

October 4– Group B Matchday 2- StubHub Center, Carson, CA

October 6– Group A Matchday 3- Dick’s Sorting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO

October 7– Group B Matchday 3- Dick’s Sorting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO

October 10 – Semifinals – Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, UT

October 13 – 3rd place and Final- Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, UT


What do you think of the locations of these games? Planning to attend any of them? Surprised no east coast cities were chosen?

Share your thoughts below.


    • Possible but statistically unlikely.

      Average temperature in Denver in EARLY October: 69 degree average high; 42 degree average low.

      Chances of snow in EARLY October: only between 6 – 9 percent.

  1. Boooo! USSF takes the last bone they throw the southeast. Nashville joins Bormingham in the list of ditched cities.

    • +100000. Tired of games being in the west and north, and not in the south. I’ll be attending every game in the south. Hate not having that option quite frequently. Hopefully with MLS Atlanta, the powers that be will see the passion for soccer here in the SE.

      • Looking through the early 90’s and late 80’s, Birmingham was a regular host, nowadays it is unimaginable to think they would ever be granted even a youth match. Hope Nashville isn’t going the same way.

      • Well they were in Nashville last time ….

        Birmingham is no longer a USSF hub since they put turf in at Legion Field and the rise of SSS everywhere else. South needs some more SSS

    • I went to the USA u-23 vs Mexico u-23 at Stub Hub and it didn’t come anywhere close to filling up. Maybe that was a factor? I have no idea. But I also would have preferred the reverse.


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