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Thursday, April 11, 2019

USMNST To Play Gold Cup Game in Cleveland This Summer

Posted By on Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 2:34 PM

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The U.S. Men's National Soccer Team is facing an old foe in Cleveland this June.

Taking on Trinidad and Tobago, the team that stopped the USMNST from advancing to the World Cup last year, the game takes place on First Energy Stadium on June 22.

It is the second game in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Gold Cup, a tournament that includes 16 nations and is held every two years.

As standings go, Mexico has won the cup seven times, the U.S. has won six times and Canada once. The U.S. won the last cup in 2017, when Cleveland hosted its first Gold Cup game.

"We know when we play Trinidad, we'll have an opportunity to put ourselves in position to advance," new U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter told the Associated Press. "We're going to have to be smart when we play against these opponents. We're going to have to be balanced, and hopefully we'll be able to circulate the ball to break them down."

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