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Lincoln Financial Field to Host 2017 Gold Cup

The 2017 once again stops in the City of Brotherly Love.

Soccer: Gold Cup-Final-Jamaica at Mexico Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Lincoln Financial Field played host to the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final, which saw Mexico dismantle Jamaica. Today CONCACAF announced that Philadelphia has been again chosen as a host city for the tournament. Other venues include BBVA Compass Stadium, Raymond James Stadium, Red Bull Arena, Sports Authority Field, Toyota Statdium, AT&T Stadium, Qualcomm Stadium, University of Phoenix Stadium, Levi’s Stadium, Nissan Stadium, FirstEnergy Stadium, the Alamodome, and the Rose Bowl.

Among those venues, Lincoln Financial Field, AT&T Stadium, Levi’s Stadium, University of Phoenix Stadium, and the Rose Bowl will host all Knockout Round matches. Philadelphia also hosted Knockout Round matches in 2009.

The U.S. Men’s National Team will begin their Group Play matches on July 8 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. They will play the remainder of their group on July 12 an July 15 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay and FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland respectively.

Out of the 12 teams that will participate in the Gold Cup, seven of the teams have already qualified. Mexico and Canada join the U.S. as the representatives of North America. Jamaica, Curacao, French Guiana, and Martinique will join them by way of winning their groups in the CFU Caribbean Cup semifinal stage. Four more teams will clinch their spot in January as the UNCAF Central American Cup will be represented by its top four finishers.

Either Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti, or Suriname will face the fifth-place team in the Central American Cup in a two-legged playoff to determind the final participant in the Gold Cup.

The USMNT and Mexico are the only seeded teams at this point with the U.S. leading Group B and Mexico leading Group C. Complete groups will be announced in 2017 along with the remainder of the tournament schedule.