CONCACAF Monday announced the kickoff times for the opening doubleheader of the Gold Cup at Red Bull Arena Friday, July 7.
The biennial competition will begin at 7 p.m. when Canada faces French Guiana in Group A before Central American rivals Honduras and Costa Rica battle in the 9:30 p.m. nightcap.
Group B starts action Saturday, July 8 in Nashville, Tenn. with a rematch of the 2015 Gold Cup third-place match between the United States and Panama. Group B also features Martinique and recently-qualified Nicaragua, later that night.
Defending champion Mexico begins its title defense on Sunday, July 9 in San Diego, vs. El Salvador as the second match of a doubleheader beginning at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. local). Curacao and Jamaica will begin play in Group C in the first match of that day. Later that week on July 13, 2015 Gold Cup finalists Jamaica and Mexico will revisit their final, in Denver in a doubleheader that begins at 8 p.m. ET (6 p.m. local).
Ahead of the midweek Final in the Bay Area, the semifinals will be played on Saturday, July 22 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas (10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. local) and Sunday, July 23 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. local).
The final at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. is set for Wednesday, July 26 at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. local.