USMNT, Mexico learn dates, venues for 2017 Gold Cup

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Bruce Arena’s task of leading the USMNT back into a Gold Cup Final will begin in Nashville.

The Yanks will be in Group B for the Gold Cup as the seeded team, while Mexico will be seeded in Group C.

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The U.S. will play at Nissan Stadium in Nashville on July 8, Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on July 12, and FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland on July 15.

Mexico plays July 9 in San Diego, July 13 in Denver, and July 16 in San Antonio.

Already qualified to the tournament are Canada, Curacao, Martinique, and French Guiana. Next month’s Copa Centroamericana will determine four of the remaining five slots, with a playoff spot deciding the fifth.

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