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U.S. men return to Kansas City for 2019 Gold Cup

Two Gold Cup matches will be played in Kansas City

The U.S. Men have played in Children’s Mercy Park 5 previous times.
Thad Bell

Fans will be able to see the U.S. Men’s National Team in Kansas City again. Children’s Mercy Park hosts final two group D games of the Gold Cup on June 26, 2019.

The 2019 tournament has been expanded to 16 countries competing in four brackets. The top four seeded nations based on CONCACAF rankings each head up a group: Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico and the United States.

The United States, six-time winners of the Gold Cup, will compete in the Group D. Mexico (Group A), Costa Rica (Group B) and Honduras (Group C) are at the top of the other three groups. The remaining 12 teams from North America, Central America and the Caribbean will learn their group placements after the conclusion of qualifying in March 2019.

Group A - Mexico

June 15: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA

June 19: Broncos Stadium at Mile High, Denver, CO

June 23: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC

Group B - Costa Rica

June 16: Non-US venue to be determined

June 20: Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX

June 24: Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ

Group C - Honduras

June 17: Non-US venue to be determined

June 21: BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX

June 25: Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles, CA

Group D - United States

June 18: Allianz Field, Saint Paul, MN

June 22: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH

June 26: Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City, KS

Quarterfinals (Doubleheaders)

June 29: NRG Stadium, Houston, TX (QF1: 2A v 1C & QF2: 1A v 2C)*

June 30: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA (QF3: 2B v 1D & QF4: 1B v 2D)*

Semifinals

July 2: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ (Winner QF1 v Winner QF2)

July 3: Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN (Winner QF3 v Winner QF4)

Final

July 7: Soldier Field, Chicago, IL

*Order of the matches subject to change

The United States Men’s National Team are unbeaten in their seven previous matches in Kansas City.

U.S. Men’s National Team in Kansas City

Nov. 2, 1968: 6-2 W vs. Bermuda (Municipal Stadium)

April 25, 2001: 1-0 W vs. Costa Rica (Arrowhead Stadium)

June 14, 2011: 1-0 W vs. Guadeloupe (Children’s Mercy Park)

Oct. 16, 2012: 3-1 W vs. Guatemala (Children’s Mercy Park)

Oct. 11, 2013: 2-0 W vs. Jamaica (Children’s Mercy Park)

July 13, 2015: 1-1 T vs. Panama (Children’s Mercy Park)

May 28, 2016: 4-0 W vs. Bolivia (Children’s Mercy Park)

June 26, 2019: U.S. MNT vs. TBD (Children’s Mercy Park)

The last time the USMNT played in Kansas City, a young Christian Pulisic scored his first international goal.