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USA set to face Belize for the first time
by Paul Kennedy, March 13th, 2013 5:31PM

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[GOLD CUP] The USA will play Belize for the first time ever when it opens play at the 2013 Gold Cup July 9 at Portland's Jeld-Wen Field. It will also face Cuba and Costa Rica in Group C. For the complete the Gold Cup schedule ...

The USA will face Cuba at Rio Tinto Stadium, home of Real Salt Lake, in the second group match on July 13. It will finish group play in East Hartford, Conn., against Costa Rica three days later at Rentschler Field.

Belize's fourth-place finish at the 2013 Copa Centroamericana was its best finish at the regional championship and qualified it for the Gold Cup for the first time.

The Jaguars took advantage of Guatemala's failure to win any of its three group games and finished second in its group to clinch a berth in the Gold Cup.

They did not play their first international match until 1995 and did not play their first World Cup qualifier until the next year.

If the USA advances out of the group stage in first or second place, its quarterfinal match would take place July 21 at M&T Bank Field in Baltimore. A third-place finish in Group C would see the USA at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on July 20.

The semifinals will be held July 24 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and the Gold Cup final will be hosted at Chicago's Soldier Field on July 28.

The USA has reached the final of the last four Gold Cups, winning in 2005 and 2007 and losing to Mexico in 2009 and 2011.

2013 Gold Cup Groups:
GROUP A:  Mexico, Panama, Canada, Martinique
GROUP B:  Honduras, El Salvador, Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti
GROUP C: USA, Costa Rica, Belize, Cuba
 
2013 Gold Cup Schedule:
First Round
July 7 in Pasadena, Calif.
Canada vs. Martinique, 2:30 p.m. PT (5:30 p.m. ET)
Mexico vs. Panama, 5:00 p.m. PT (8:00 p.m. ET)
 
July 8 in Harrison, N.J.
El Salvador vs. Trinidad & Tobago, 7 p.m. ET
Haiti vs. Honduras, 9:30 p.m. ET
 
July 9 in Portland, Ore.
Costa Rica vs. Cuba, 5:30 p.m. PT (8:30 p.m. ET)
Belize vs. USA, 8 p.m. PT (11 p.m. ET)
 
July 11 in Seattle
Panama vs. Martinique, 5:30 p.m. PT (8:30 p.m. ET)
Mexico vs. Canada, 8 p.m. PT (11 p.m. ET)
 
July 12 in Miami, Fla.
Trinidad & Tobago vs. Haiti, 7 p.m.
Honduras vs. El Salvador, 9:30 p.m.
 
July 13 in Sandy, Utah
USA vs. Cuba, 1:30 p.m. MT  (3:30 p.m. ET)
Costa Rica vs. Belize, 4:00 p.m. MT (6:00 p.m. ET)
 
July 14 in Denver
Martinique vs. Mexico, 2 p.m. MT (4 p.m. ET)
Panama vs. Canada, 4:30 p.m. MT (6:30 p.m. ET)
 
July 15 in Houston
El Salvador vs. Haiti, 6 p.m.  CT (7 p.m. ET)
Honduras vs. Trinidad & Tobago, 8:30 p.m. CT (9:30 p.m. ET)
 
July 16 in East Hartford, Conn.
Cuba vs. Belize, 5:30 p.m.
USA vs. Costa Rica, 8 p.m.
 
Quarterfinals
July 20 in Atlanta
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. ET and 6 p.m. ET with order TBD
 
July 21 in Baltimore
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. ET and 7 p.m. ET with order TBD
 
Semifinals
July 24  in Arlington, Texas
X quarterfinal winners, TBD (z)
Y quarterfinal winners, TBD (z)
z-matches scheduled for 6 p.m. CT and 9 p.m. CT (7 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET) with order TBD

Final
July 28 in Chicago
Semifinal winners, 3 p.m. CT (4 p.m. ET)



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