U.S. Draws Canada and Martinique in Group B of 2021 Gold Cup

USMNT in 2017. Photo by John Todd/isiphotos.com/REX/Shutterstock

The United States men’s national team learned its opponents for the 2021 Gold Cup. The draw for the tournament, which took place in Miami on Monday, placed United States in Group B and pitted the USMNT against Canada and Martinique.

One more team will join U.S., Canada, and Martinique following a mini-qualifying tournament. On one side of the bracket, Haiti faces the play. St. Vincent and the Grenadines, while Bermuda and Barbados are set to square off on the other side. The winners of the respective sides of the bracket will play in a single-elimination game for the final spot in Group B.

“I think it’s a strong group,” said USMNT manager Gregg Berhalter. “Canada has a great generation of players coming through. I think it’s going to be a great, competitive match. The other opponents, we’ll see who gets in the fourth spot, but it’s definitely a good group.”

Reigning Gold Cup champion Mexico was placed in Group A, where they will play El Salvador, Curacao, and team to be determined later. Costa Rica, Jamaica, and Suriname were placed in Group B, while Honduras, Panama, Grenada, and Qatar play in Group B.

Check out the complete draw below.

The 2021 Gold Cup will be held between July 10 and August 1 next year. The host cities are yet to be announced.