Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Concacaf headed to new territory
December 17th, 2010 12:36AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  gold cup

MOST COMMENTED

[GOLD CUP] The 2011 Gold Cup final will be played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., a site for the inaugural tournament 20 years ago, but Concacaf will play matches in four new cities -- Detroit, Tampa, Kansas City and Charlotte -- during the group stage.

“We are very excited about our cities and venues,” Concacaf General Secretary Chuck Blazer said. “Each will add a distinct flavor to the event and will help make this the best Gold Cup to date."

This will be the sixth time the final is held in Southern California -- and the second time at the Rose Bowl. The first Gold Cup final was played at the Los Angeles Coliseum in 1991.

The venues will include the new Kansas City Soccer Stadium, which will open in 2011. Two games will also be played at the Red Bull Arena, which opened in 2010.

All dates except the final will be doubleheaders. None of the 13 venues will host more than one date.

Canada, defending champion Mexico and the host United States are qualified automatically for the event.

Jamaica, Cuba, Grenada and Guadeloupe recently qualified to the Gold Cup from the Digicel Caribbean Cup, while the five Central American participants will be decided Jan. 14-23 at the Copa Centroamericana in Panama.

The champion of the 2011 Gold Cup will represent Concacaf at the 2013 Confederations Cup to be held in Brazil as a prelude to the 2014 World Cup.

The first-round groups will be announced in early February.

SCHEDULE
First Round
June 5 – Cowboys Stadium (Arlington, TX)
June 6 – The Home Depot Center (Carson, CA)
June 7 – Ford Field (Detroit, MI)
June 9 – Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, NC)
June 10 – FIU Stadium (Miami, FL)
June 11 – Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, FL)
June 12 – Soldier Field (Chicago, IL)
June 13 – Red Bull Arena (Harrison, NJ)
June 14 – KC Soccer Stadium (Kansas City, KS)
 
Quarterfinals
June 18 – New Meadowlands Stadium (East Rutherford, NJ)
June 19 – Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium (Washington DC)

Semifinals
June 22 – Reliant Stadium (Houston, TX)

Final
June 25 – Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Bob Gansler    
"I'm doing fine. I recovered quite quickly, to their surprise. I was able to leave (the ...
Video Pick: Back-heel volley golazo from Chelsea youngster     
Kasey Palmer, an 18-year-old midfielder, scored this beautiful goal in U-21 action against West Ham.
Obituary: Milton Aimi    
Milton Aimi played a variety of roles in spurring the growth of soccer in Texas and ...
Again, the USA wilts in the second half    
The USA's performance in a 3-2 loss to Chile on Wednesday raises lots of questions and ...
NYCFC makes change at the top    
New York City FC has appointed Tom Glick as its new president, replacing Tim Pernetti, who ...
MLS sells KickTV to Copa90    
Major League Soccer has sold KICKTV, its dedicated global soccer platform approaching one million subscribers on ...
What They're Saying: Bob Foose    
"We're a long way apart. I don't know that I want to handicap it, but it's ...
Gyau, Morse and Haley move up with U-18 women    
The U.S. under-18 women's national team will hold a one-week training camp that begins Sunday at ...
Video Pick: The Magic of the FA Cup?    
The folks at The Guardian have become suspicious about the marketing of the FA Cup, the ...
2015 MLS Preseason Action    
The LA Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes opened preseason play with shutout victories in scrimmages on ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives