February 17, 2011

CONCACAF Gold Cup Draw postponed

While Detroit soccer fans have been waiting rather impatiently for the draw of groups for the 2011 Gold Cup, it looks like they'll have to wait a bit longer. Detroit's Ford Field will host 2 matches from Group C on June 7th. Despite earlier announcements by CONCACAF through a Ford Field press release from December 6th 2010, it appears that the draw for the 2011 Gold Cup is now being postponed until early March.

The draw was originally scheduled for early February. This date was selected to coincide with the end of the Copa Centroamericana. From that tournament, the top 5 teams qualify for the Gold Cup and meet with the top 4 teams from the Caribbean Championship and automatic qualifiers USA, Mexico, and Canada. Will Detroit fans get to provide a home venue for the Nats? We'll have to wait until March to find out.
The complete list of teams to enter the draw is as follows:
North American Zone
USA, Mexico, Canada

Caribbean Zone
1st. Jamaica
3rd. Cuba
4th. Grenada

Central American Zone
3rd. Panama

Got the latest development on the status of the draw here

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