The U.S. national team is coming to town on June 14 to face Guadeloupe in the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Kansas City will host a first-round Group C doubleheader at the state-of-the-art Sporting Park with Panama and Canada kicking things off at 6 p.m. CT and the USA and Guadeloupe going at 8 p.m.
The initial allotment of single-game tickets will go on sale to the public on March 16 at 10 a.m. Tickets for the double-header will be included as part of the 2011 Sporting Kansas City season-ticket packages, which can be purchased at www.SportingKC.com/VirtualVenue or call 888-4KC-GOAL.
There will also be an exclusive pre-sale for current Sporting Kansas City season ticket members to purchase extra tickets to the double-header beginning at 10 a.m. CT on Wednesday on SportingKC.com.
Guadeloupe is captained by Sporting Kansas City midfielder Stephane Auvray. But he likely won't be the only KC player in action during the Gold Cup. Roger Espinoza will likely be part of Honduras' team (he was on the roster for the World Cup in 2010), Craig Rocastle was part of Grenada's Caribbean Cup team in January and defender Shavar Thomas captains Jamaica. Teal Bunbury (USA) and Omar Bravo (Mexico) could also be called up for the Cup.CONCACAF GOLD CUP
All Times U.S. Central
GROUP A: Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Cuba
GROUP B: Honduras, Guatemala, Jamaica, Grenada
GROUP C: USA, Canada, Panamá, GuadeloupeFirst Round
Sunday, June 5
At Arlington, Texas
Costa Rica vs. Cuba, 5 p.m.
Mexico vs. El Salvador, 7 p.m.Monday, June 6
At Carson, California
Jamaica vs. Grenada, 8 p.m.
Honduras vs. Guatemala, 10 p.m.Tuesday, June 7
Panama vs. Guadeloupe, 5 p.m.
United States vs. Canada, 7 p.m.Thursday, June 9
At Charlotte, North Carolina
Costa Rica vs. El Salvador, 6 p.m.
Cuba vs. Mexico, 8 p.m.Friday, June 10
Jamaica vs. Guatemala, 6 p.m.
Grenada vs. Honduras, 8 p.m.Saturday, June 11
At Tampa, Florida
Canada vs. Guadeloupe, 5 p.m.
United States vs. Panama, 7 p.m.Sunday, June 12
El Salvador vs. Cuba, 5 p.m.
Mexico vs. Costa Rica, 7 p.m.Monday, June 13
At Harrison, New Jersey
Guatemala vs. Grenada, 6 p.m.
Honduras vs. Jamaica, 8 p.m.Tuesday, June 14
At Kansas City, Kansas
Canada vs. Panama, 6 p.m.
Guadeloupe vs. United States, 8 p.m.Quarterfinals
Saturday, June 18
At East Rutherford, New Jersey
Group A runner-up vs. Group B runner-up-x
Group A winner vs. Group B/C third-place-x
x-matches scheduled for 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. with order TBDSunday, June 19
Group B winner vs. Group C runner-up-y
Group C winner vs. Group A/B third place-y
y-matches scheduled for 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. with order TBDSemifinals
Wednesday, June 22
z-matches scheduled for 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. with order TBDFinal
Saturday, June 25
At Pasadena, California
Semifinal winners, 8 p.m.