CONCACAF announced the group seeds and host cities for next summer’s 2015 Gold Cup on Tuesday — and Seattle isn’t on the list.
The United States men’s national team has been named the top seed in Group A. Mexico, Costa Rica, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Canada, Guatemala, Panama, El Salvador, Haiti and Cuba have also already qualified for the 12-team tournament, which runs from July 7-26. Honduras and French Guiana will play off in March for the final spot.
The USMNT will play its first group-stage match in Frisco, Texas, on July 7, its second in Foxborough, Mass., on the 10th and its third in Kansas City on the 13th.
A total of 13 North American cities will host matches throughout the event – Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Toronto — none of which are located within the Pacific Northwest.
Local soccer fans are now welcome to shift their dreams to the U.S.-hosted, combined North-and-South-American 2016 Copa America Centenario.
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