Yesterday CONCACAF announced their schedule for the upcoming Gold Cup event, and while Houston isn't directly gifted with a game hosting the United States, they were able to secure something a little better--the tournament's semifinals.
The United States team will play its matches in Tampa Bay, Detroit, and Kansas City. They've been paired with Canada, Panama and Guadeloupe in Group A. Mexico, playing in Group A with Costa Rica, El Salvador and Cuba, will play in Dallas, Charlotte and Chicago. Assuming both squads advance through to the semifinals, it's possible that they could meet in Houston to continue their burgeoning rivalry. In the last iteration of the Gold Cup in 2009, Mexico defeated the Yanks in the final by an embarrassing 5-0 tally. Miguel Sabah won The Golden Boot after leading the tournament with four goals.
The games will start on June 5, and the semifinals will take place on June 22 at Reliant Stadium. Tickets are not on sale yet.