CONCACAF Gold Cup Soccer in Nashville
United States vs. Panama
Martinique vs. Nicaragua
A record 47,622 fans showed up for the Gold Cup game on July 8, 2017, making it the largest soccer match attendance in the state of Tennessee! Then, 3 weeks later a new record was set when 56,232 fans came out to see the International Champions Cup ft. Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.
Taking place every two years, the CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football) Gold Cup is the official national team championship of the region. Drawing large crowds and millions of television viewers from across the region, the Gold Cup is a celebration of soccer, sportsmanship, and culture.
For the first time ever, Nashville hosted two Gold Cup games! The United States opened their game play right here in Music City against Panama.
U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION (Club; Caps/Goals):
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Atlanta United FC; 55/0), Bill Hamid (D.C. United; 2/0), Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 5/0)
DEFENDERS (8): Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City; 40/1), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca/MEX; 40/1), Matt Hedges (FC Dallas; 3/0), Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest/ENG; 11/0), Matt Miazga (Chelsea/ENG; 2/0), Justin Morrow (Toronto FC/CAN; 1/0), Jorge Villafaña (Santos Laguna, MEX; 7/0), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City; 49/5)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas; 9/1), Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana/MEX; 6/2), Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union; 61/2), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana/MEX; 18/2), Dax McCarty (Chicago Fire; 7/0), Chris Pontius (Philadelphia Union; 2/0), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 0/0), Kelyn Rowe (New England Revolution; 1/0), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy; 32/6)
FORWARDS (3): Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution; 23/3), Dom Dwyer (Sporting Kansas City; 1/1), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC; 16/2)
Group B Doubleheader!
USA vs. Panama @ 3:30pm
Martinique vs. Nicaragua @ 6pm
CONCACAF reserves the right to change the schedule and the order of the games
Home to one of the biggest and best 4th of July events in the country, boasting incredible concerts from top artists and spectacular fireworks, Nashville is the ideal summer vacation. We celebrated American independence on the 4th, and cheered on the United States soccer team on the 8th! It was an American celebration this summer in Music City.
Canada, Costa Rica, Curacao, El Salvador, French Guiana, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and the United States compete for continental bragging rights and an assured spot in the next CONCACAF Cup, a play-in game to qualify for the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup, in the case two separate champions emerge from the next two editions of the Gold Cup.