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CONCACAF decided to make what is becoming a customary stop in Miami. FIU Stadium will be a venue for the 2011Gold Cup. It will be the second consecutive time that this venue hosts the biennial tournament. This announcement was made on Thursday afternoon in New York City. the Magic City will be hosting this tournament for the eighth consecutive time.

“We are excited to bring international soccer to our South Florida community,” FIU Athletic Director Pete Garcia said. “This will be a Worlds Ahead event that will be seen by a global audience and that will feature FIU.”

FIU Stadium will be hosting two group matches on June 10th. The matches that will take place will be determined in February when the official Gold Cup draw occurs.

The tournament wil once again make its mad dash throughout the United States and with three new venues welcoming CONCACAF’s biggest event. The magnificent Cowboys Stadium in Arlington will kick off the event on June 5th and then make its way to South Florida after stops in Carson, CA (Home Depot Center), Detroit (Ford Field), and Charlotte (Bank of America Field).


First Round
June 5 – Cowboys Stadium (Arlington, TX)
June 6 – The Home Depot Center (Carson, CA)
June 7 – Ford Field (Detroit, MI)
June 9 – Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, NC)
June 10 – FIU Stadium (Miami, FL)
June 11 – Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, FL)
June 12 – Soldier Field (Chicago, IL)
June 13 – Red Bull Arena (Harrison, NJ)
June 14 – KC Soccer Stadium (Kansas City, KS)

June 18 – New Meadowlands Stadium (East Rutherford, NJ)
June 19 – Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium (Washington DC)
June 22 – Reliant Stadium (Houston, TX)

June 25 – Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)

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Why CONCACAF Gold Cup always held in United States, Why is never held in another member of CONCACAF? example Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica etc.
The U.S. has the infastructure, diversity, safety, and central location to host this event all the time. It probally makes money here that it wouldn't make in others.

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"FIU, lose the artificial turf and pay for the upkeep of a natural grass field, year round, all for the benefit of these two games."

Doesn't quite have the same sting to it, does it?
An incredibly short sighted comment. There's plenty of money to be made in Miami off hosting international friendlies and FIU is losing out due to the surface. They're only getting the gold cup games because CONCACAF can dictate where they play. All other friendlies countries choose to go to Lockhart and Dolphins Stadium. The Orange Bowl hosted a ton of games before it was torn down and FIU has the chance to fill the the void and get the money for themselves. They're located right in the centre of millions of various latin/caribbean diaspora.

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No offense, but Miami is just hosting group matches, so I don't know why you seem so excited, and has been a fixture in hosting the GC, unless your just excited for FIU hosting it? Miami is already a respected soccer town, despite it not having any major proffesional soccer team. And, the thread title makes it seem like it's hosting the final.

In fact, of all the cities that should look at this list and be excited, its Kansas City(1st time), Charlotte(1st time), Detroit(1st time), Tampa(1st time), Dallas(hosting again after so many years),DC(2nd time), Chicago(2nd time),and Houston(4th consecutive time, but hosting semifinals, and once again in the spotlight of being a soccer town after hosting MLS All star game).

1991 GC

1993 GC
-Mexico City*

1996 GC
-San Diego*

1998 GC

2000 GC
-San Diego**

2002 GC
-San Diego***

2003 GC
-Mexico City**

2005 GC
-East Rutherford*

2007 GC
-East Rutherford**

2009 GC

2011 GC
-East Rutherford**

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Why CONCACAF Gold Cup always held in United States, Why is never held in another member of CONCACAF? example Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica etc.
Nobody else wants it. Seriously, that's why. Mexico lost money hosting it.

The Gold Cup isn't exactly glamorous.

Canada could host it, so could Costa Rica I guess. But do they want to? The answer is probably no.

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GROUP A: Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Cuba
GROUP B: Honduras, Guatemala, Jamaica, Grenada
GROUP C: USA, Canada, Panamá, Guadeloupe

First Round
Sunday, June 5
At Arlington, Texas
Costa Rica vs. Cuba, 6 p.m. (5 p.m.)
Mexico vs. El Salvador, 8 p.m. (7 p.m.)

Monday, June 6
At Carson, California
Jamaica vs. Grenada, 9 p.m. (6 p.m.)
Honduras vs. Guatemala, 11 p.m. (8 p.m.)

Tuesday, June 7
At Detroit
Panama vs. Guadeloupe, 6 p.m. (6 p.m.)
United States vs. Canada, 8 p.m. (8 p.m.)

Thursday, June 9
At Charlotte, North Carolina
Costa Rica vs. El Salvador, 7 p.m. (7 p.m.)
Cuba vs. Mexico, 9 p.m. (9 p.m.)

Friday, June 10
At Miami
Jamaica vs. Guatemala, 7 p.m. (7 p.m.)
Grenada vs. Honduras, 9 p.m. (9 p.m.)

Saturday, June 11
At Tampa, Florida
Canada vs. Guadeloupe, 6 p.m. (6 p.m.)
United States vs. Panama, 8 p.m. (8 p.m.)

Sunday, June 12
At Chicago
El Salvador vs. Cuba, 6 p.m. (5 p.m.)
Mexico vs. Costa Rica, 8 p.m. (7 p.m.)

Monday, June 13
At Harrison, New Jersey
Guatemala vs. Grenada, 7 p.m. (7 p.m.)
Honduras vs. Jamaica, 9 p.m. (9 p.m.)

Tuesday, June 14
At Kansas City, Kansas
Canada vs. Panama, 7 p.m. (6 p.m.)
Guadeloupe vs. United States, 9 p.m. (8 p.m.)

Saturday, June 18
At East Rutherford, New Jersey
Group A runner-up vs. Group B runner-up-x
Group A winner vs. Group B/C third-place-x
x-matches scheduled for 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. (5 p.m. and 8 p.m. local) with order TBD

Sunday, June 19
At Washington
Group B winner vs. Group C runner-up-y
Group C winner vs. Group A/B third place-y
y-matches scheduled for 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. (3 p.m. and 6 p.m. local) with order TBD

Wednesday, June 22
At Houston
Quarterfinal winners-z
Quarterfinal winners-z
z-matches scheduled for 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. (6 p.m. and 9 p.m. local) with order TBD

Saturday, June 25
At Pasadena, California
Semifinal winners, 9 p.m. (6 p.m.)

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I don't like the draw for Mexico though, Costa Rica and El Salvador. :\

Also you can tell they're trying their best to keep the US and Mexico separate.

A1 and A2 are both on the top side of the bracket, C1 and C2 are both on the bottom side of the bracket.
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