Posted on March 13, 2013 by Michael Lewis
As expected, Soldier Field in Chicago will host the CONCACAF Gold Cup final on Sunday, July 28 at 4 p.m. ET.
There will be no third-place game.
Two-time defending champion Mexico will begin its quest for a third consecutive crown at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., against Panama on the first day of competition on Sunday, July 7 at 8 p.m. ET in the second game of a doubleheader. Canada and Martinique will tussle in the tournament opener at 5:30 p.m. ET.
El Tri will play Canada at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Thursday, July 11 at 8:30 p.m. before completing the group stage against Martinique at Sports Authority Field in Denver, Colo. at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 14.
The United States will start the group stage on the west coast and work its way back east.
The Americans will take on Belize at Jeld-Wen Field in Portland on Tuesday, July 9, meet Cuba at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah on Saturday, July 13 and face Costa Rica at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. on Tuesday, July 16.
The Gold Cup quarterfinals are set for the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, July 20 and M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Sunday, July 21.
The semifinals will be held as a doubleheader at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas on July 24. The first game will will be played at 7 p.m. ET, followed by the second semifinal at 10 p.m. ET.
GROUP A: Mexico, Panama, Canada, Martinique
GROUP B: Honduras, El Salvador, Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti
GROUP C: USA, Costa Rica, Belize, Cuba
(local time followed by EDT time)
Sunday, July 7 – Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
Canada vs. Martinique, 2:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. EDT)
Mexico vs. Panama, 5:00 p.m. (8:00 p.m. EDT)
Monday, July 8 – Red Bull Arena (Harrison, NJ)
El Salvador vs. Trinidad & Tobago, 7 p.m. (7 p.m. EDT)
Haiti vs. Honduras, 9:30 p.m. (9:30 p.m. EDT)
Tuesday, July 9 – JELD-WEN Field (Portland, OR)
Costa Rica vs. Cuba, 5:30 p.m. (8:30 p.m. EDT)
Belize vs. USA, 8 p.m. (11 p.m. EDT)
Thursday, July 11 – CenturyLink Field (Seattle, WA)
Panama vs. Martinique, 5:30 p.m. (8:30 p.m. EDT)
Mexico vs. Canada, 8 p.m. (11 p.m. EDT)
Friday, July 12 – Sun Life Stadium (Miami, FL)
Trinidad & Tobago vs. Haiti, 7 p.m. (7 p.m. EDT)
Honduras vs. El Salvador, 9:30 p.m. (9:30 p.m. EDT)
Saturday, July 13 – Rio Tinto Stadium (Salt Lake City, UT)
USA vs. Cuba, 1:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m. EDT)
Costa Rica vs. Belize, 4:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. EDT)
Sunday, July 14 – Sports Authority Field at Mile High (Denver, CO)
Martinique vs. Mexico, 2 p.m. (4 p.m. EDT)
Panama vs. Canada, 4:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. EDT)
Monday, July 15 – BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, TX)
El Salvador vs. Haiti, 6 p.m. (7 p.m. EDT)
Honduras vs. Trinidad & Tobago, 8:30 p.m. (9:30 p.m. EDT)
Tuesday, July 16 – Rentschler Field (Hartford, CT)
Cuba vs. Belize, 5:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. EDT)
USA vs. Costa Rica, 8 p.m. (8 p.m. EDT)
Saturday, July 20 – Georgia Dome (Atlanta, GA)
Group A runner-up vs. Group B runner-up, TBD (x)
Group A winner vs. Group B/C third-place, TBD (x)
x-matches scheduled for 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. local (3 p.m. and 6 p.m. EDT) with order TBD
Sunday, July 21 – M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD)
Group B winner vs. Group C runner-up, TBD (y)
Group C winner vs. Group A/B third place, TBD (y)
y-matches scheduled for 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. local (4 p.m. and 7 p.m. EDT) with order TBD
Wednesday, July 24 – Cowboys Stadium (Arlington, TX)
X quarterfinal winners, TBD (z)
Y quarterfinal winners, TBD (z)
z-matches scheduled for 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. local (7 p.m. and 10 p.m. EDT) with order TBD
Sunday, July 28 – Soldier Field (Chicago, IL)
Semifinal winners, 3 p.m. (4 p.m. EDT)
Categories: Belize, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Gold Cup, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, North America, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, U.S.A.
Tags: CONCACAF Gold Cup, Cowboys Stadium, Georgia Dome, Jeld-Wen Field, M&T Bank Stadium, Rose Bowl, Sports Authority Field