Audi Field will host its first international match June 5. (Brad Mills – USA Today Photo)
CHICAGO – The U.S. men’s national team will open its final preparation phase for the Concacaf Gold Cup by hosting a rematch of the 2017 final against Jamaica at Audi Field in Washington, D.C. June 5 at 7 p.m.
The match against Jamaica – who reached the final in each of the last two editions for the Gold Cup – will be the first following the official submission of the USMNT’s 23-player roster for the tournament. All 16 teams must submit their lists to Concacaf by June 3.
“As we prepare for the start of the Gold Cup, this is the perfect opportunity in terms of opponent and venue,” USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter said. “Playing against Jamaica we get exposure to another different style of play, and one that we may see later in the tournament. For us, there’s always something special about playing in the nation’s capital. There have been so many memorable games for the national team in Washington, D.C., and now we look forward to beginning another chapter in the new stadium.”
The U.S. men will begin their quest for a record-tying seventh confederation title when they face Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago and Panama in Group D of the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup, taking place June 15-July 7 in the United States, Costa Rica and Jamaica.
The USMNT opens the 15th edition of the Gold Cup with its first trip to Minnesota, taking on Guyana on Tuesday, June 18 at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn.
The Americans move east to face Trinidad & Tobago on Saturday, June 22 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland before closing group play against Panama on Wednesday, June 26 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan.