CONCACAF announced the schedule and group stage matches for the 2017 Gold Cup on Tuesday morning.
California will play host to four matches throughout the entirety of the tournament. The first matches will be a doubleheader that will be played on July 9 at Qualcomm Stadium. It features Mexico vs El Salvador and Curaçao vs Jamaica. The Rose Bowl will play host to a semi final match on July 23 and Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara will host the final on July 26.
Prior to today’s announcement, Honduras, the U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT), and Mexico were the three seeded teams placed in Groups A, B, and C, respectively. Joining the (USMNT) in Group A is Panama, Martinique, and either Haiti or Nicaragua, which will be decided on a home-and-away qualification play-off on March 24 in Haiti and March 28 in Nicaragua. The USMNT will face Panama first on July 8 in Nashville, Martinique in Tampa Bay on July 12 and either Haiti or Nicaragua on July 15 in Cleveland.
Mexico is in Group C, and they’ll face El Salvador first on July 9 in San Diego, and then Curaçao in Denver on July 13. They’ll wrap up group play against Jamaica on July 16 in San Antonio.
Mexico has won the Gold Cup 7 times, which includes last years 3-1 victory over Jamaica. The USMNT has won the Gold Cup 5 times and will be looking to bounce back after a disappointing 2015 Gold Cup that saw them finish fourth.
Start time for matches will be announced at a later date and tickets are available for sale.