CONCACAF Nations League underway: Canada debuts Saturday

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The CONCACAF Nations League has begun its run to name a debut winner.

Matches on Thursday and Friday saw the start of League A, with Panama getting a comfortable victory 4-1 in Bermuda and Martinique continuing its rise by drawing Trinidad and Tobago 1-1.

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The winners of each group will qualify for next Spring’s CNL Final Championship, while the last place team will drop into League B.

USMNT group mates Canada and Cuba begin Group A play on Saturday, as 18-year-old Alphonso Davies looks to build on his three goals and seven assists in 13 caps.

The Yanks and El Tri won’t start the new competition until next month, nor will Honduras and Costa Rica.

Here’s who is in play this month.

Group A
Cuba v. Canada — Saturday
Canada v. Cuba — Tuesday

Group B
Bermuda 1-4 Panama — Thursday
Panama v. Bermuda — Sunday

Group C
Martinique 1-1 Trinidad and Tobago — Friday
T&T v. Martinique — Monday

Group D
Curacao v. Haiti — Saturday
Haiti v. Curacao — Tuesday