The CONCACAF Gold Cup draw was announced Wednesday, with the United States learning that it will have a chance for revenge against Trinidad & Tobago on June 22 at Cleveland in Group D play.
The 15th CONCACAF Gold Cup will take place June 15-July 7, mostly in United States cities. The draw took place Wednesday at Los Angeles with the U.S. placed into a group that also includes Guyana and Panama.
Mexico and Canada were included in Group A, along with Martinique and Cuba. Costa Rica will highlight Group B, along with Haiti, Nicaragua and Bermuda. Jamaica, Honduras, El Salvador and Curacao will participate in Group C.
The last time the United States met Trinidad & Tobago, on Oct. 10, 2017, the U.S. team was eliminated from participating in the 2018 World Cup with a 2-1 defeat. Trinidad & Tobago, which played host to the match, had long been eliminated from World Cup qualification at the time.
The United States will open Group D play June 18 against Guyana at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., the new home of Minnesota United of Major League Soccer. The U.S. will play its third and final round-robin match of the group June 26 against Panama at Kansas City, Kan.
Group A will open play on June 15 with a doubleheader at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., before moving to Denver and Charlotte, N.C.
Group B will start play with a doubleheader at San Jose, Costa Rica, before moving to Frisco, Texas and Harrison, New Jersey for the remainder of its group doubleheaders.
Group C will also open outside the United States, with a doubleheader at Kingston, Jamaica, before completing play at Houston and Los Angeles.
Knockout-round matches will take place June 29 and June 30 at Houston and Philadelphia, respectively, with one semifinal taking place July 2 at Glendale, Ariz., and the other on July 3 at Nashville, Tenn. The final is scheduled for July 7 at Chicago.
The United States is the defending champion, having won the 2017 Gold Cup, and is a six-time champion. Mexico has won the tournament seven times, most recently in 2015. Canada was the 2000 winner.