The 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup groups and schedule were announced on Wednesday, with Houston's BBVA Compass Stadium set to host Group B matches. This will be the fifth consecutive Gold Cup with matches being played in Houston.
Group B consists of Honduras, El Salvador, Trinidad & Tobago and Haiti. Honduras is currently in the final round of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup.
For years, MLS commissioner Don Garber has talked about Major League Soccer being one of the best leagues in the world by 2022. And when he talks about that goal, he almost always prefaces the statement by saying MLS needs to be the best league in the region before it can be one of the best in the world.
While the Dynamo continue their preseason training camp in Charleston, S.C., their 2012-13 CCL quarterfinal opponent Santos Laguna continues their run through Liga MX.
Last week, Santos got out to an early lead on first place Tigres UANL, but a 37th-minute strike from Anselmo Juninho gave the home side a 1-1 draw.
National Teams of Guyana, Mexico Face Off in FIFA World Cup Qualifier at BBVA Compass Stadium October 12
The national teams of Guyana and Mexico will face off in a World Cup qualifying match at BBVA Compass Stadium on Friday, October 12. The match, which is the third international soccer event to take place this year at the downtown stadium, is scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. with Guyana as the home team.
Three of the four Dynamo men on international duty were in action on Tuesday, and each of them came out of their matches with a draw.
On Tuesday, CONCACAF announced the eight groups of three teams that will compete in the 2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League tournament (formerly the CONCACAF Champions Cup). The teams were initially split into three groups of eight teams. From those three groups, one team was chosen from each group until the eight groups were formed that will compete in the tournament. The only caveat was that no team could be drawn into a group with a club from its own country and a team from the United States and Mexico could not face off in the group stage.
When the United States takes on Cuba (8 p.m. CT, Universal Sports Network, Mun2) in their first match of CONCACAF Men's Olympic Soccer qualifying, a process will begin with the ultimate goal being a berth in the 2012 London Olympics. Placed in Group A along with Canada and El Salvador, many will recognize the MLS influence that comes with the U.S. squad under head coach Caleb Porter. Here are three things to consider as the U.S. begins the qualification process:
In the past month, the United States Soccer Federation and CONCACAF announced changes to the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and CONCACAF Champions League competition formats. The Houston Dynamo will take part in both tournaments this year, with USOC set to kick off May 15 and CCL set to begin late July.