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With the Confederations Cup in the rearview mirror now, we can start to look ahead to the rest of the summer for the U.S. men's national team.
The CONCACAF Gold Cup kicks off in a week, with the United States opening play against Grenada in Seattle. The U.S. Gold Cup team is largely a B team, but the tournament should still provide some insight into the status and progress of several key players, as well as helping identify some potential newcomers to the A-team pool.
After the Gold Cup comes a match most U.S. fans have been anxiously awaiting, the World Cup qualifier against Mexico at Estadio Azteca. After that, the U.S. team's full squad will play its first home game after the Confederations Cup against El Salvador at Rio Tinto Stadium in Utah.
Here is a rundown of the U.S. team's scheduled (and potential) matches for the remainder of the summer:
4th- vs. Grenada, Qwest Field, Seattle
8th- vs. Honduras, RFK Stadium, Washington D.C.
11th- vs. Haiti, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.
18th- Gold Cup quarterfinals, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
23rd- Gold Cup semifinals, Soldier Field, Chicago
26th- Gold Cup Final, Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
- 12th- at Mexico, Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
5th- vs. El Salvador, Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah
9th- at Trinidad & Tobago, site TBD
What matches are you looking forward to the most the rest of this summer? Which match or matches will you make it to? Think the United States can finally win at Azteca? Starting to believe that the United States can roll through this scheduled undefeated? Worried about the B Team being able to win the Gold Cup?
Share your thoughts below.