Twitter and the Internet have been ablaze with news of the Gold Cup schedule.
Canada will open the tournament with a match against Martinique July 7 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Then, July 11, Canada will get awfully close to the border when it faces Mexico in Seattle. The group stage will wrap when Canada will face Panama, the team that knocked it out of the last Gold Cup, in Denver on July 14.
Luckily for Canada, the game against Mexico takes place in Seattle, which offers Canadian fans the best chance to cross the border and see the match, as it’s a nice short jaunt from Vancouver. As well, Canada avoids playing Mexico in Los Angeles, a venue which basically gives El Tri a home game. As well, no team would want to face Mexico in the altitude in Denver, which would again be a major advantage for the team in green — as most of its players are accustomed to playing in the thinner air.
The Denver match is good for Canada as it will see our team facing a side that doesn’t normally play at altitude.
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