D.C. United have announced that the U.S. Men’s National Team will open its final preparation phase for the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup by hosting a rematch of the 2017 final against Jamaica on June 5 at Audi Field in Washington, DC. It will be the first international match in the national capital’s new home for soccer Kickoff at Audi Field is set for 7 PM ET, and the match will be broadcast live on FS1, UniMas and UDN. Fans can also follow along via U.S. Soccer’s official Facebook, Twitter (@USMNT) and Instagram (@USMNT) accounts.
“We are proud to have Audi Field host the U.S. Men’s National Team against Jamaica as it prepares for the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup," Jason Levien, D.C. United Co-Chairman, said. “There is growing and passionate support in the DMV for soccer, and this first international match at our stadium in our nation's capital will be an historic event.”
The match against Jamaica – who reached the championship match in each of the last two editions for the Gold Cup - will be the first following the official submission of the MNT’s 23-player roster for the tournament. All 16 teams must submit their lists to Concacaf by June 3.
“As we prepare for the start of the Gold Cup, this is the perfect opportunity in terms of opponent and venue,” U.S. MNT head coach Gregg Berhalter said. “Playing against Jamaica we get exposure to another different style of play, and one that we may see later in the tournament. For us, there’s always something special about playing in the nation’s capital. There have been so many memorable games for the National Team in Washington, D.C., and now we look forward to beginning another chapter in the new stadium.”
The U.S. Men’s National Team will begin its quest for a record-tying seventh confederation title when they face Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago and Panama in Group D of the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup, taking place June 15-July 7 in the United States, Costa Rica and Jamaica.
The MNT opens the 15th edition of the Concacaf Gold Cup with its first trip to Minnesota, taking on Guyana on Tuesday, June 18 at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., a venue that has already set the fastest record for a sell-out in tournament history.
Following that match, the U.S. moves east to face Trinidad & Tobago on Saturday, June 22 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland before closing group play against Panama on Wednesday, June 26 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan.
Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, May 3, at 10 AM ET through ussoccer.com.
Ultimate Fan Tickets (special VIP packages that include a premium ticket, a custom-made official U.S. National Team jersey with name and number, VIP access to the field before and after the game, and other unique benefits) are also available exclusively through ussoccer.com.