Canadian males’s soccer staff to open Gold Cup on house soil at BMO Discipline

Canada will open this summer time’s Gold Cup in Toronto in opposition to a yet-to-be determined qualifying staff earlier than heading to Houston to finish Group D play in opposition to Guatemala and Cuba.

The Forty seventh-ranked Canada males will play one in all Guadeloupe, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Grenada on June 27 at BMO Discipline. Unranked Guadeloupe performs No. 104 Trinidad and Tobago whereas No. 170 Guyana meets No. 175 Grenada with the 2 winners going through off in qualifying play to see who joins Group D.

The Canadians will then fly to Texas to tackle No. 116 Guatemala on July 1 and Cuba on July 4 with each video games at Shell Vitality Stadium, house to the Houston Dynamo and Sprint.

The diploma of problem will increase considerably within the July 8 quarterfinals with the highest two groups in Group D crossing over to face the highest two from Group A, which is made up of the Thirteenth-ranked U.S., No. 63 Jamaica, No. 140 Nicaragua and a qualifier.

These advancing from Canada’s group will play their quarterfinals at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati.

The seventeenth version of CONCACAF’s flagship competitors for males’s nationwide groups runs June 16 to July 16 throughout 15 stadiums in 14 cities. BMO Discipline is the one Canadian cease and that’s for one match.

The match opens with a 12-team qualifying competitors June 16-20 that may fill the ultimate three berths within the 16-country match.

Canada has staged Gold Cup video games simply as soon as earlier than — in 2015 when BMO Discipline hosted a group-stage doubleheader that noticed Canada tie Costa Rica 0-0 and Jamaica edge El Salvador 1-0.

The Canadian males haven’t misplaced at BMO Discipline since September 2010 once they had been overwhelmed 2-0 by Peru. Canada has gone 15-0-6 on the lakefront stadium since, outscoring the opposition 54-6.

Canada was one in all 4 seeded groups within the latest Gold Cup draw, which means it was evaded the U.S., No. 15 Mexico and No. 39 Costa Rica.

Mexico has received the Gold Cup eight instances, in comparison with seven for the defending champion U.S.

Canada received in 2000, defeating Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago within the knockout rounds earlier than dispatching Colombia 2-0 within the last at Los Angeles’ Memorial Coliseum.