The U.S. men’s national team will meet Mexico in the semifinals of the Concacaf Nations League, not in the final, as everyone might have hoped.
The semifinals are set for June 15, when the USA will meet El Tri at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. Canada and Panama will tussle in the other semifinal.
Panama (2) vs Canada (3), followed by United States (1) vs Mexico (4). The semifinal matchups were determined based on the national teams’ Group Stage performance, with the highest-ranked team facing the lowest-ranked team (1 vs 4 and 2 vs 3).
The 2022/23 CNL Finals rankings are:
United States (10 pts, +12 GD)
Panama (10pts, +8 GD)
Canada (9 pts, +8 GD)
Mexico (8 pts, +5 GD)
The semifinals will be followed by a third-place match and final on Sunday, June 18. The final will crown the CNL’s second champion after the United States won the inaugural edition in 2021.
Thursday, June 15
SF1: 7 p.m. ET – Panama vs Canada
SF2: 10 p.m. ET – United States vs Mexico
Sunday, June 18, 2023 – Third Place Match and Final
3rd: 6 p.m. ET – Loser SF1 v Loser SF2
F: 8:30 p.m. ET – Winner SF1 v Winner SF2
Fans will be able to watch all matches through the Confederation’s TV partner networks, including CBS | Paramount+ (USA-English), TUDN | ViX (USA-Spanish and Mexico), Flow Sports (Caribbean), local partners (Central America), ESPN (South America), and other partners around the world. For other territories, matches will be available on Concacaf’s Official App and YouTube channel (all subject to territory restrictions).