USMNT drawn into Group D of the 2019 Gold Cup with Panama, Guyana, and T&T
The United States national team leanred who it will be facing in its first official games in nearly 20 months when it hosts the 2019 Gold Cup. ASN's Brian Sciaretta with the news
BY Brian Sciaretta PostedTHE UNITED STATES national team learned its draw today for the group stage of the 2019 Gold Cup and the biggest storyline is that it was drawn into Group D and will feature a rematch against Trinidad & Tobago.
April 10, 2019
April 10, 2019
The United States, the tournament's defending champions, will take on Guyana on June 18 at the new Allianz Field in Minnesota. Then on June 22, the U.S. team will face Trinidad & Tobago in Cleveland. The final game of the group stage will take place on June 26 in Kansas City against Panama.
When the United States hosts Trinidad & Tobago, it will be the first time the two teams have met since October 2017 when Trinidad & Tobago pulled off a stunning upset to deny the U.S. team a berth in the 2018 World Cup.
But the United States will be far different than it was two years ago as a new core has emerged to join Christian Pulisic. Chief among them are Tyler Adams, Weston McKennie, and Zack Steffen. The team is now coached by former U.S. international Gregg Berhalter who was hired in December.
Should the United States advance out of its group with a top two finish, it will play its quarterfinal in Philadelphia on June 30. If it wins Group D, it will face the runner-up of Group C. If it finishes second in Group D, it will face the winner of Group C. Group C consists of Honduras, Jamaica, El Salvador, and Curacao.
If the U.S. team prevails, its semifinal would be scheduled for July 3 in Nashville and the final would be in Chicago on July 7.
Unlike previous editions of the tournament, teams will not get to augment their rosters after the group stages. Unlike previous tournaments, a Confederations Cup berth is not on the line as that tournament has been discontinued.