Of the 2015 Gold Cup quarterfinals still alive, only Jamaica and Haiti have to play their way into the semifinal round. If they advance, they'll both play in Group B with Costa Rica and Panama. (Cuba, the eighth Gold Cup quarterfinalist, lost to Curacao in the second round of qualifying.)
Of the six possible opponents, the USA drew the two easiest possible pairings -- St. Vincent & The
Grenadines/Aruba and Antigua & Barbuda/Guatemala -- the only two that do not feature a former World Cup finalist.
The USA, which is seeking to qualify for the eighth consecutive World Cup, will begin the road to Russia in November with two games. The third round will take place in September with home-and-home series to determine the six teams that will join the six seeds in the third round. when CONCACAF Semifinal Round play begins in November.
The dates for the six-game semifinal series are Nov. 13 and 17, 2015, March 25 and 29, 2016 and Sept. 2 and 6, 2016.
Trinidad & Tobago
St. Vincent & The Grenadines/Aruba
Antigua & Barbuda/Guatemala