CONCACAF has announced that the final of the Gold Cup 2015 will be held at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field as the host for the Gold Cup final (July 26). PPL Park, home of MLS club Philadelphia Union, will be the site for the third-place match (July 25).
In order to maximize fan attendance and interest, all group matches will be doubleheaders, which should ensure that most of the games will sell out.
The importance of the Gold Cup to the USMNT cannot be overstated. The winner takes part in the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia, giving them a leg up of most other teams preparing for the World Cup.
The USA opens up the 2015 Gold Cup at Toyota Stadium, home of FC Dallas, on Tuesday, July 7 with a Group A doubleheader as the defending tournament champion USA will met the winner of the March playoff between Honduras and French Guiana following the match-up between Panama and Haiti. Group A will then move to Boston (Gillette Stadium, July 10) and conclude at Sporting Park in Kansas City (July 13).
The draw did Canada no favors as the Canadian national team finds itself in a tough Group B with World Cup quarterfinalists Costa Rica, El Salvador and Jamaica. The Canadians’ round-robin of doubleheaders will run through Los Angeles (StubHub Center, July 8) and Houston (BBVA Compass Stadium, July 11) before wrapping up in the friendly confines of BMO Field in Toronto (July 14).
Six-time Gold Cup champs Mexico headline Group C which also features Guatemala, Trinidad & Tobago and Cuba. The Group C doubleheaders will be held in Chicago (Soldier Field, July 9), Phoenix (University of Phoenix Stadium, July 12) and Charlotte (Bank of America Stadium, July 15).
The quarterfinals and semifinals will all take place on the East Coast. Baltimore (M&T Bank Stadium, July 18) and New York (MetLife Stadium, July 19) will split the four quarterfinal matches, while Atlanta’s Georgia Dome will host both semis in a July 22 doubleheader. All four semifinalists will then make the short trek to Philadelphia for the final and third-place match just days later.
GROUP A: USA, Panama, Haiti, Honduras or French Guiana
GROUP B: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Canada, Jamaica
GROUP C: México, Guatemala, Trinidad & Tobago, Cuba
July 7, 2015 (Toyota Stadium – Frisco, TX)
Panama vs. Haiti and USA vs. Honduras/French Guiana – Buy Gold Cup Tickets
July 8, 2015 (StubHub Center – Carson, CA) – Buy Gold Cup Tickets
Costa Rica vs. Jamaica and El Salvador vs. Canada
July 9, 2015 (Soldier Field – Chicago, IL) – Buy Gold Cup Tickets
Trinidad and Tobago vs. Guatemala and Mexico vs. Cuba
July 10, 2015 (Gillette Stadium – Foxborough, MA)
Honduras/French Guiana vs. Panama and USA vs. Haiti – Buy Gold Cup Tickets
July 11, 2015 (BBVA Compass Stadium – Houston, TX) – Buy Gold Cup Tickets
Jamaica vs. Canada and Costa Rica vs. El Salvador
July 12, 2015 (University of Phoenix Stadium – Phoenix, AZ) – Buy Gold Cup Tickets
Trinidad and Tobago vs. Cuba and Guatemala vs. Mexico
July 13, 2015 (Sporting Park – Kansas City, MO)
Haiti vs. Honduras/French Guiana and Panama vs. United States – Buy Gold Cup Tickets
July 14, 2015 (BMO Field – Toronto, Ontario, Canada) – Buy Gold Cup Tickets
Jamaica vs. El Salvador and Canada vs. Costa Rica
July 15, 2015 (Bank of America Stadium – Charlotte, NC) – Buy Gold Cup Tickets
Cuba vs. Guatemala and Mexico vs. Trinidad and Tobago
QUARTERFINALS: July 18, 2015 (M&T Bank Stadium – Baltimore, MD) – Buy Gold Cup Tickets
1A vs. 3B/C*
2A vs. 1B*
QUARTERFINALS: July 19, 2015 (MetLife Stadium – East Rutherford, NJ) – Buy Gold Cup Tickets
SEMIFINALS: July 22, 2015 (Georgia Dome – Atlanta, GA) – Buy Gold Cup Tickets
6:00 PM SF 1*
9:00 PM SF 2*
FINAL: July 26, 2015 (Lincoln Financial Field – Philadelphia, PA) – Buy Tickets