CONCACAF has released the list of stadiums to host Gold Cup matches for this year's tournament with both Jeld-Wen Field and Seattle's CenturyLink Field being chosen.
Those of you who are looking to watch some top class international soccer in Portland will have only a few more months to wait. Well, possibly. Really it depends on when the schedule actually comes out.
CONCACAF announced today the venues which will host the 2013 Gold Cup matches and Jeld-Wen Field is one of them. Here are the stadiums announced:
Dallas - Cowboys Stadium (Arlington, TX)
Atlanta - Georgia Dome (Atlanta, GA)
Baltimore - M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD)
Chicago - Soldier Field (Chicago, IL)
Denver - Sports Authority Field at Mile High (Denver, CO)
Hartford - Rentschler Field (East Hartford, CT)
Houston - BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, TX)
Los Angeles - Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
Miami - Sun Life Stadium (Miami Gardens, FL)
New York- Red Bull Arena (Harrison, NJ)
Portland - JELD-WEN Field (Portland, OR)
Salt Lake City - Rio Tinto Stadium (Sandy, UT)
Seattle - CenturyLink Field (Seattle, WA)
Keep in mind, however, that "hosting" a CONCACAF Gold Cup game does not mean that Portland will host a USMNT Gold Cup game. We could very well see the likes of Honduras vs. Costa Rica, or some other like team placement. Should be fun regardless though, right? See below:
UPDATE: Merritt Paulson confirmed via Twitter that the USMNT would play here in July as part of the CONCACAF Gold Cup:
Look forward to welcoming the US Men's National team to Portland for their Gold Cup game here in July. Help me historians...1st time here?— Merritt Paulson (@MerrittPaulson) January 23, 2013
Are you excited for a Gold Cup match to be played in Portland?