By RYAN TOLMICH
Like the five tournaments that preceded it, the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup is set to take place exclusively in the United States.
Traffic Sports, the soccer management company charged with organizing the event, has announced details for the 2015 tournament in an advertising packet to potential sponsors, which is set to take place between July 7-26 in over ten cities across the USA. A list of venues is set to be announced later this year, but U.S. Soccer and CONCACAF have yet to confirm the report.
According to the Traffic Sports packet, the tournament will see 26 matches played across the United States with each game leading up to the final weekend likely to be part of a doubleheader. Unlike recent tournaments, the 2015 edition will feature a consolation game for the first time since 2003, which is expected to be played on the Saturday prior to the final game.
The field will be made up of 12 teams from across North America, Central America and the Caribbean with the U.S. Men’s National Team, Mexico and Canada having automatically qualified. The remaining nine teams will qualify through other tournaments, with five coming from the Central American Nations Cup, while the remaining four depend on the results of the Caribbean Nations Cup.
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