US to kick off 2023 Gold Cup at Soldier Field, Mexico open hostilities in Houston, as title chase hits 14 cities in 22 days

April 19 – The USA kick off the group stages of the 2023 Gold Cup at the 63,000-capacity Solder Field in Chicago on June 24 against Jamaica. The US are looking to defend the title won in 2021 against Mexico. In 2019 the US lost at Soldier Field in the final to Mexico.

The following day the group of death – Group B – will open with a double header at the 72,000-capacity NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, with Mexico against Honduras and Qatar facing Haiti.

It is a blockbuster opening two days for the group stage of the Gold Cup which will see Concacaf’s blue riband men’s national team championship visit 15 stadium in 14 cities in 22 days, between June 24 and July 16.

Day three will see another huge match up with Panama and Costa Rica renewing their rivalry in Group C in Fort Lauderdale (Florida). Panama overcame Costa Rica to qualify for the Nations League finals in Las Vegas in June, having lost out on World Cup 2022 qualification to the Costa Ricans.

Group D will open in Canada, with the Canadians playing one of the qualifiers from the preliminary knockout round. Canada, who are targeting their first Gold Cup win since 2000, look to have the easiest of the travel schedules with their next two group rounds being played in Houston.

By contrast the Group A teams will visit Chicago/Fort Lauderdale in round one, followed by double headers in St Louis and Charlotte.

Group B will play double headers in Houston (Texas), Glendale (Arizona) and Santa Clara (California) with each round being played at 63,000+ capacity stadia.

Group C will start in Fort Lauderdale before heading to Harrison (New Jersey) with the final round being split between Harrison and Houston.

The top two teams in each group will qualify for the quarter finals which will be played at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington (Texas) and at the TQL Stadium in Cincinnati (Ohio). Semi-finals will be played at the Allegiant in Las Vegas and the Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego, before the final is played at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood (California).

All preliminary qualifying matches will be played at the DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, June 16-20.

2023 Gold Cup Prelims Schedule

Friday, June 16, 2023 – DRV PNK Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, FL
M1: 4:30 PM Trinidad and Tobago vs Guadeloupe
M2: 7:00 PM Martinique vs Saint Lucia
M3: 9:00 PM Curacao vs Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saturday, June 17, 2023 – DRV PNK Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, FL
M4: 4:30 PM French Guiana vs Sint Maarten
M5: 7:00 PM Suriname vs Puerto Rico
M6: 9:00 PM Guyana vs Grenada

After single match elimination play, the six match winners will advance to Round Two. The pairings for Round Two have been pre-determined and the schedule is as follows (listed in ET and local time):

Tuesday, June 20, 2023 – DRV PNK Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, FL
M7: 4:30 PM Winner Prelims 1 vs Winner Prelims 6
M8: 7:00 PM Winner Prelims 2 vs Winner Prelims 5
M9: 9:00 PM Winner Prelims 3 vs Winner Prelims 4

The three Round Two matchup winners will advance to the 2023 Gold Cup Group Stage.

2023 Gold Cup Group Stage

Groups:
Group A: United States, Jamaica, Nicaragua, and Winner Prelims 9
Group B: Mexico, Haiti, Honduras, and Qatar
Group C: Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador, and Winner Prelims 8
Group D: Canada, Guatemala, Cuba, and Winner Prelims 7

Group match schedule

Saturday, June 24, 2023 – Group A
M10: 9:30 PM United States vs Jamaica – Soldier Field, Chicago, IL

Sunday, June 25, 2023 – Groups A and B
M11: 3:30 PM Nicaragua vs Winner Prelims 9 – DRV PNK Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, FL
M12: 6:00 PM Haiti vs Qatar – NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
M13: 8:00 PM Mexico vs Honduras – NRG Stadium, Houston, TX

Monday, June 26, 2023 – Group C
M14: 6:30 PM El Salvador vs Winner Prelims 8 – DRV PNK Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, FL
M15: 8:30 PM Costa Rica vs Panama – DRV PNK Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Tuesday, June 27, 2023 – Group D
M16: 7:00 PM Canada vs Winner Prelims 7 – BMO Field, Toronto, CAN
M17: 8:45 PM Guatemala vs Cuba – DRV PNK Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Wednesday, June 28, 2023 – Group A
M18: 7:30 PM Jamaica vs Nicaragua – CITYPARK, St. Louis, MO
M19: 9:30 PM Winner Prelims 9 vs United States – CITYPARK, St. Louis, MO

Thursday, June 29, 2023 – Group B
M20: 7:45 PM Qatar vs Honduras – State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ
M21: 10:00 PM Haiti vs Mexico – State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ

Friday, June 30, 2023 – Group C
M22: 6:30 PM Winner Prelims 8 vs Panama – Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ
M23: 8:30 PM El Salvador vs Costa Rica – Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ

Saturday, July 1, 2023 – Group D
M24: 7:30 PM Cuba vs Winner Prelims 7 – Shell Energy Stadium, Houston, TX
M25: 9:30 PM Guatemala vs Canada – Shell Energy Stadium, Houston, TX

Sunday, July 2, 2023 – Groups A and B
M26: 7:00 PM United States vs Nicaragua – Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
M27: 7:00 PM Jamaica vs Winner Prelims 9 – Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
M28: 9:00 PM Honduras vs Haiti – Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
M29: 9:00 PM Mexico vs Qatar – Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA

Tuesday, July 4, 2023 – Groups C and D
M30: 6:30 PM Winner Prelims 7 vs Guatemala – Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ
M31: 6:30 PM Canada vs Cuba – Shell Energy Stadium, Houston, TX
M32: 8:30 PM Costa Rica vs Winner Prelims 8 – Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ
M33: 8:30 PM Panama vs El Salvador – Shell Energy Stadium, Houston, TX

Saturday, June 24, 2023 – Group A
M10: 9:30 PM United States vs Jamaica – Soldier Field, Chicago, IL

Sunday, June 25, 2023 – Groups A and B
M11: 3:30 PM Nicaragua vs Winner Prelims 9 – DRV PNK Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, FL
M12: 6:00 PM Haiti vs Qatar – NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
M13: 8:00 PM Mexico vs Honduras – NRG Stadium, Houston, TX

Monday, June 26, 2023 – Group C
M14: 6:30 PM El Salvador vs Winner Prelims 8 – DRV PNK Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, FL
M15: 8:30 PM Costa Rica vs Panama – DRV PNK Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Tuesday, June 27, 2023 – Group D
M16: 7:00 PM Canada vs Winner Prelims 7 – BMO Field, Toronto, CAN
M17: 8:45 PM Guatemala vs Cuba – DRV PNK Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Wednesday, June 28, 2023 – Group A
M18: 7:30 PM Jamaica vs Nicaragua – CITYPARK, St. Louis, MO
M19: 9:30 PM Winner Prelims 9 vs United States – CITYPARK, St. Louis, MO

Thursday, June 29, 2023 – Group B
M20: 7:45 PM Qatar vs Honduras – State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ
M21: 10:00 PM Haiti vs Mexico – State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ

Friday, June 30, 2023 – Group C
M22: 6:30 PM Winner Prelims 8 vs Panama – Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ
M23: 8:30 PM El Salvador vs Costa Rica – Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ

Saturday, July 1, 2023 – Group D
M24: 7:30 PM Cuba vs Winner Prelims 7 – Shell Energy Stadium, Houston, TX
M25: 9:30 PM Guatemala vs Canada – Shell Energy Stadium, Houston, TX

Sunday, July 2, 2023 – Groups A and B
M26: 7:00 PM United States vs Nicaragua – Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
M27: 7:00 PM Jamaica vs Winner Prelims 9 – Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
M28: 9:00 PM Honduras vs Haiti – Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
M29: 9:00 PM Mexico vs Qatar – Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA

Tuesday, July 4, 2023 – Groups C and D
M30: 6:30 PM Winner Prelims 7 vs Guatemala – Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ
M31: 6:30 PM Canada vs Cuba – Shell Energy Stadium, Houston, TX
M32: 8:30 PM Costa Rica vs Winner Prelims 8 – Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ
M33: 8:30 PM Panama vs El Salvador – Shell Energy Stadium, Houston, TX

Knockout Stage Schedule

Saturday, July 8, 2023 – Quarterfinals
M34: 7:00 PM  1C vs 2B – AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
M35: 9:30 PM  1B vs 2C – AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX

Sunday, July 9, 2023 – Quarterfinals
M36: 5:00 PM  1D vs 2A – TQL Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
M37: 7:30 PM  1A vs 2D – TQL Stadium, Cincinnati, OH

Wednesday, July 12, 2023 – Semifinals*
M38: 7:30 PM  Semifinal 1 (W34 vs W37 or W35 vs W36)
M39: 10:00 PM  Semifinal 2 (W34 vs W37 or W35 vs W36)

*The venue for each semifinal matchup will be confirmed at the conclusion of the Group Stage (Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego CA, and Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, NV, will each host one Semifinal on July 12).

Sunday, July 16, 2023 – Final
M40: 7:30 PM  W38 vs W39 – SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, CA

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