After a dominant performance to secure the Concacaf Nations League title, the U.S. men’s national soccer team is aiming to match the feat it accomplished two summers ago by adding a Gold Cup trophy to its Nations League hardware.
Interim coach BJ Callaghan ― who remains at the helm despite the announcement that Gregg Berhalter will return as USMNT coach ― brings a youthful, MLS-heavy roster to the 2023 Gold Cup. Of the 23 players, 16 come from Major League Soccer team, as most of the USMNT’s top European-based players only participated in the Nations League semifinals and finals.
Five players have been named to the roster for both tournaments: goalkeepers Sean Johnson and Matt Turner, defender Miles Robinson, midfielder Alan Soñora and forward Alex Zendejas.
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Here’s everything you need to know for the 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup:
What is the Concacaf Gold Cup?
The Gold Cup is a biennial tournament for national teams in the North and Central American and Caribbean region associated with Concacaf. Mexico (eight times), the United States (seven times) and Canada (once) are the only nations to have won the Gold Cup.
Where can I watch Concacaf Gold Cup 2023?
When will the USMNT play in the 2023 Gold Cup?
- Saturday, June 24: USA vs. Jamaica, at 9:30 p.m. ET (FS1; pregame coverage at 9:00 p.m. ET)
- Wednesday, June 28: USA vs. St. Kitts and Nevis, 9:30 p.m. ET (FS1)
- Sunday, July 2: USA vs. USA. Trinidad and Tobago, 7 p.m. ET (Fox)
Fox Sports’ executive commentary team of John Strong (play-by-play), Stu Holden (analyst) and Jenny Taft (sideline reporter) will call every USMNT game throughout the Gold Cup.
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Which teams are in the Gold Cup 2023?
Group A: Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago, USA
Group B: Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Qatar
Group C: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Martinique, Panama
Group D: Canada, Cuba, Guadeloupe, Guatemala
Why is Qatar playing in the Concacaf Gold Cup?
Concacaf announced in September 2020 that Qatar, as hosts of the 2022 World Cup, would participate in the 2021 and 2023 Gold Cup tournaments. Qatar ― who progressed to the semi-finals of the 2021 tournament, losing to the USA ― is the seventh different non-Concacaf affiliated nation to be invited to compete in the Gold Cup. Other invited teams included Brazil (1996, 1998 and 2003), Colombia (2000, 2003 and 2005), South Korea (2000 and 2002), Peru (2000), Ecuador (2002) and South Africa (2005).
What are the Concacaf Gold Cup host cities and stadiums?
- Arlington, Texas (AT&T Stadium)
- Charlotte, North Carolina (Bank of America Stadium)
- Chicago (Soldier Field)
- Cincinnati (TQL Stadium)
- Fort Lauderdale, FL (DRV PNK Stadium)
- Glendale, Arizona (State Farm Stadium)
- Harrison, NJ (Red Bull Arena)
- Houston (NRG Stadium and Shell Energy Stadium)
- Inglewood, California (SoFi Stadium)
- Las Vegas (Allegiant Stadium)
- San Diego (Snapdragon Stadium)
- Santa Clara, California (Levi’s Stadium)
- St. Louis (City Park)
- Toronto (BMO Field)
What is the Concacaf Gold Cup game plan?
Saturday 24 June
USA vs. Jamaica at Soldier Field, 9:30 p.m. ET (FS1)
Sunday, June 25
Trinidad and Tobago vs. Trinidad and Tobago St. Louis Kitts and Nevis at DRV PNK Stadium, 3:30 PM ET (FS1)
Haiti vs. Qatar at NRG Stadium, at 6:00 PM ET (FS1)
Mexico vs. Honduras at NRG Stadium, 8:00 PM ET (FS1)
Monday, June 26
El Salvador vs. Martinique at DRV PNK Stadium, 6:30 p.m. ET (FS1)
Costa Rica vs. Panama at DRV PNK Stadium, 8:30 PM ET (FS1)
Tuesday, June 27
Canada vs. Guadeloupe at BMO Field, 7:00 PM ET (FS1)
Guatemala vs. Cuba at DRV PNK Stadium, 8:45 PM ET (FS1)
Wednesday, June 28
Jamaica vs. Jamaica Trinidad & Tobago at CityPark, 7:30 p.m. ET (FS1)
USA vs. St. Kitts and Nevis at CityPark, 9:30 p.m. ET (FS1)
Thursday 29 June
Qatar vs. Honduras at State Farm Stadium, 7:45 p.m. ET (FS1)
Haiti vs. Mexico at State Farm Stadium, 10 p.m. ET (FS1)
Friday, June 30
Martinique vs. Panama at Red Bull Arena, 6:30 p.m. ET (FS1)
El Salvador vs. Costa Rica at Red Bull Arena, 8:30 p.m. ET (FS1)
Saturday 1 July
Cuva vs. Guadeloupe at Shell Energy Stadium, 7:30 p.m. ET (FS1)
Guatemala vs. Canada at Shell Energy Stadium, 9:30 p.m. ET (FS1)
Sunday, July 2
Jamaica vs. St. Kitts and Nevis at Levi’s Stadium, 7:00 PM ET (FS1)
USA vs. Trinidad and Tobago at Bank of America Stadium, 7 p.m. ET (Fox)
Honduras vs. Haiti at Bank of America Stadium, 9 p.m. ET (FS2)
Mexico vs. Qatar at Levi’s Stadium, 9 p.m. ET (FS1)
Tuesday, July 4
Canada vs. Cuba at Shell Energy Stadium, 6:30 p.m. ET (FS1)
Guadeloupe vs. Guatemala at Red Bull Arena, 6:30 p.m. ET (FS2)
Costa Rica vs. Martinique at Red Bull Arena, 8:30 p.m. ET (FS1)
Panama vs. El Salvador at Shell Energy Stadium, 8:30 p.m. ET (FS2)
Saturday 8 July
First place group C vs. runner-up Group B at AT&T Stadium, 7:30 p.m. ET (FS1)
First place group B vs. runner-up Group C at AT&T Stadium, 9:30 p.m. ET (FS1)
Sunday, July 9
First place group D vs. runner-up Group A at TQL Stadium, 5 p.m. ET (FS1)
First place group A vs. runner-up Group D at TQL Stadium, 7:30 p.m. ET (FS1)
Tuesday 11 July
First place Group D/Second place Group A winner vs. First place Group B/Second place Group C winner (FS1)
First place Group A/Second place Group D winner vs. First Place Group C/Second Group B Winner (FS1)
*The venues (either Allegiant Stadium or Snapdragon Stadium) and game times for each of the semifinals will be confirmed at the conclusion of the group stage.
Sunday, July 16
Semifinal winners at SoFi Stadium, 7:30 p.m. ET (Fox)
Which players are on the USMNT Gold Cup roster?
Goalkeepers (3): Sean Johnson (Toronto FC/Canada), Gaga Slonina (Chelsea/England)), Matt Turner (Arsenal/England)
Defenders (8): DeJuan Jones (New England Revolution), Aaron Long (LAFC), Matt Miazga (FC Cincinnati), Jalen Neal (LA Galaxy), Bryan Reynolds (Roma/Italy), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United), John Tolkin (New York Red Bulls ) ), DeAndre Yedlin (Inter Miami)
Midfielders (6): Gianluca Busio (Venice/Italy), Djordje Mihailovic (AZ Alkmaar/Netherlands), Aidan Morris (Columbus Crew), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders), James Sands (New York City FC), Alan Soñora (FC Juarez/Mexico)
Extenders (6): Cade Cowell (San Jose Earthquakes), Jesús Ferreira (FC Dallas), Julian Gressel (Vancouver Whitecaps/Canada), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders), Brandon Vazquez (FC Cincinnati), Alex Zendejas (Club América/Mexico)
Previous Gold Cup Finals
- 2021: USA over Mexico, 1-0
- 2019: Mexico over USA, 2-1
- 2017: USA over Jamaica, 2-1
- 2015: Mexico over Jamaica, 3-1
- 2013: USA over Panama, 1-0
- 2011: Mexico over USA, 4-2
- 2009: Mexico over USA, 5-0
- 2007: USA over Mexico, 2-1
- 2005: USA over Panama, 0-0 (USA won penalty shootout, 3-1)
- 2003: Mexico over Brazil, 1-0 (Mexico won on a golden goal)
- 2002: USA over Costa Rica, 2-0
- 2000: Canada over Colombia, 2-0
- 1998: Mexico over USA, 1-0
- 1996: Mexico over Brazil, 2-0
- 1993: Mexico over USA, 4-0
- 1991: USA over Honduras, 0-0 (USA won penalty shootout, 4-3)