Published: Thu, March 09, 2017
Global | By Maureen Mccoy

Gold Cup Draw: Mexico to play El Salvador, Curaçao, and Jamaica

Gold Cup Draw: Mexico to play El Salvador, Curaçao, and Jamaica

The United States was placed in Group B with Panama, Martinique and the victor of a series between Haiti and Nicaragua (March 24 and 28).

Jamaica are in Group C with Oniel Fisher also likely to be selected.

Saturday, July 15, FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland: Panama vs.Martinique; Haiti/Nicaragua vs. USA. Honduras, the victor of January's Copa Centroamericana are seeded in Group A and will face Costa Rica, French Guiana and Canada.

The United States is the top seed in Group B, which includes Panama, Martinique and the victor of a two-leg playoff later this month between Haiti and Nicaragua. Les Grenadiers have named a 30-man preliminary squad for the Gold Cup playoff games, and the New York Red Bulls' Derrick Etienne is on the list.

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"With the groups now determined, we have a full look at the schedule of Gold Cup matches to be played this July", CONCACAF president Victor Montagliani said. "We don't take any of our opponents for granted".

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The semifinals will take place Saturday, July 22 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Tex., and Sunday, July 23 at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. "As I said before, it doesn't really matter, we have to play someone, the teams must be doing something to be here", Whitmore told members of the media, following Tuesday's draw at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara.

Mexico will open against El Salvador in San Diego on July 9, and then play Jamaica at Sports Authority Field in Denver, Colorado, four days later. If the Americans win Group B or finish second, they would advance to a quarterfinal doubleheader on July 19 in Philadelphia. Mexico closes out its group with a match against Curacao on July 16 in San Antonio.

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