Canada will open this summer’s Gold Cup in Toronto against a yet-to-be decided qualifying team before heading to Houston to complete Group D play against Guatemala and Cuba.
The 47th-ranked Canada men will play one of Guadeloupe, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Grenada on June 27 at BMO Field. Unranked Guadeloupe plays No. 104 Trinidad and Tobago while No. 170 Guyana meets No. 175 Grenada with the two winners facing off in qualifying play to see who joins Group D.
The Canadians will then fly to Texas to take on No. 116 Guatemala on July 1 and Cuba on July 4 with both games at Shell Energy Stadium, home to the Houston Dynamo and Dash.
Canada has staged Gold Cup games just once before – in 2015 when BMO Field hosted a group-stage doubleheader that saw Canada tie Costa Rica 0-0 and Jamaica edge El Salvador 1-0.
The Canadian men have not lost at BMO Field since September, 2010, when they were beaten 2-0 by Peru. Canada has gone 15-0-6 at the lakefront stadium since, outscoring the opposition 54-6.