The United States men’s national team learned its path to reclaiming the Gold Cup on Monday.
Gregg Berhalter’s Yanks will meet Canada and Martinique in the group stage, as well as one of the Gold Cup prelim winner that will come from the group of Haiti, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Bermuda, or Barbados.
“It’s a good group,” Berhalter said. “Canada has a great generation coming through and the other opponents we’ll see who gets in the four spot but it’s definitely a good group.”
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The 2021 Gold Cup will be held July 10 – Aug. 1 in the United States.
Mexico, who beat the U.S. 1-0 in the 2019 Gold Cup Final to take back the trophy from the U.S., will face El Salvador and Curacao plus the nation that survives the prelims between Cuba, French Guyana, Montserrat, and Trinidad and Tobago.
No team has repeated as Gold Cup champion since El Tri beat the United States in 2009 and 2011.
Mexico has won eight Gold Cups and the United States has claimed six. Canada is the only other nation to win the Gold Cup, doing so in 1999.
Tournament invitee Qatar will join Group D with Honduras, Panama, and Grenada.
Cuba, French Guyana, Montserrat, Trinidad and Tobago
Haiti, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Bermuda, or Barbados
Guadeloupe, Bahamas, Guatemala, or Guyana