Group A consists of Canada, Martinique, Mexico, and Panama and Group B fields El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, and Trinidad and Tobago.
USA and Gold Cup
The USA has won the CONCACAF Gold Cup four times, second behind Mexico with six overall titles.
The U.S. open group play against Belize on July 9 at JELD-WEN Field in Portland, Ore., before traveling to Salt Lake City, Utah to face Cuba at Rio Tinto Stadium on July 13. The USMNT finish group play against Costa Rica on July 16 at Rentschler Field in Hartford, Conn.
Should the USA reach the quarterfinals by advancing out of group stage in first or second place, that game would take place July 21 at M&T Bank Field in Baltimore, Md. A third-place finish would see the United States at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on July 20. The top two teams from each group advance to the quarterfinals, along with two of the three third-place finishers.
The semifinals will be held July 24 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and the Gold Cup Final will be hosted at Chicago's Soldier Field on July 28.
The Men's National Team has never faced Belize, which is competing in the CONCACAF Gold Cup for the first time. The Belize match on July 9 will be the USA's first in Portland since a friendly with Kuwait in 1998, so there will be much excitement in Portland.
USMNT are also facing Cuba for the first time in five years. The U.S. has an all-time record of 7-1-1 against Cuba, with 28 goals scored and 10 goals against. Will more Cuban players defect?
The U.S. is 11-12-6 all-time against Costa Rica, with 31 goals scored and 35 against. The USMNT and Costa Rica have met six times in the Gold Cup, with the United States holding an undefeated 5-0-1 record. The U.S. will also face Costa Rica in the Final Round of 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying on March 22 at sold-out Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. Kickoff is set for 10 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast on ESPN, WatchESPN and UniMas.
2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup Schedule (all times Eastern)
July 9 Belize 11 p.m. JELD-WEN Field; Portland, Ore.
July 13 Cuba 3:30 p.m. Rio Tinto Stadium; Salt Lake City, Utah
July 16 Costa Rica 8 p.m. Rentschler Field; Hartford, Conn.