The schedule has been announced for the men's and women's 1999 Pan American Games soccer tournaments, to be held July 23-Aug. 7 in Winnipeg, Canada.
Men's Groups and Schedule
The U.S. team, which will likely be composed of members of the U-23 and U-20 national teams, is the top seed in Group B, along with regional rivals Jamaica, Honduras, Cuba and the competition's only South American entrant, Uruguay.
Group A: Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Trinidad & Tobago.
July 24 -- Canada vs. Costa Rica, Mexico vs. Trinidad & Tobago. July 26 -- Canada vs. Trinidad & Tobago, Guatemala vs. Mexico. July 28 -- Canada vs. Guatemala, Costa Rica vs. Trinidad & Tobago. July 30 -- Guatemala vs. Trinidad & Tobago, Mexico vs. Costa Rica. Aug. 1 -- Costa Rica vs. Guatemala, Canada vs. Mexico.
Group B: USA, Jamaica, Uruguay, Honduras, Cuba.
July 23 -- USA vs. Cuba, Jamaica vs. Uruguay. July 25 -- Cuba vs. Uruguay, Honduras vs. USA. July 27 -- Uruguay vs. Honduras, Jamaica vs. Cuba. July 29 -- Honduras vs. Cuba, USA vs. Jamaica. July 31 -- Jamaica vs. Honduras, USA vs. Uruguay.
Aug. 3 -- Group B winner vs. Group A runner-up.
Aug. 4 -- Group A winner vs. Group B runner-up.
Aug. 6 -- Bronze Medal match.
Aug. 7 -- Gold Medal match.
Women's tournament debuts
The schedule has also been announced for the 1999 Pan American Games soccer tournament, to be held July 23-Aug. 5 in Winnipeg, Canada.
This year's games will mark the debut of women's soccer. Five countries: Mexico, Costa Rica, Trinidad & Tobago, the United States, and host Canada, will compete in the tournament which is limited to players under the age of twenty.
July 23 -- Canada vs. Trinidad & Tobago, USA vs. Costa Rica.
July 25 -- USA vs. Mexico, Canada vs. Costa Rica.
July 27 -- Trinidad & Tobago vs. Costa Rica, Mexico vs. Canada.
July 29 -- Mexico vs. Costa Rica, Trinidad & Tobago vs. USA.
July 31 -- Mexico vs. Trinidad & Tobago, Canada vs. USA.
Aug. 2 -- Semifinals.
Aug. 4 -- Bronze Medal match.
Aug. 5 -- Gold Medal match.
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