Report: Allianz Field in St. Paul to host Gold Cup opener featuring the U.S. national team

It'll be the first game for the U.S. national team since their World Cup failure.
Author:
Publish date:

Minnesota is quickly becoming one of the marquee destination states for major sporting events.

We've had the Super Bowl, we're getting the Final Four, and now the Twin Cities is also expected to play host to the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

The U.S. men's national soccer team (USMNT) will play their first Gold Cup game at the brand new Allianz Field in St. Paul, according to a report from Sports Illustrated, which says an official announcement is coming Tuesday. 

It will be the USMNT's first competitive match since failing to qualify for the World Cup last October. 

The team's longtime coach Bruce Arena resigned days after the major disappointment, leaving the USMNT in the hands of interim coach Dave Sarachan. 

The Gold Cup features 12 national teams from North and Central America and the Caribbean, playing in a 4-team round-robin, before settling into the quarterfinals, semifinals and championship matches. 

Today's Top Stories

– Report of rampant daycare fraud sparks calls for action.

– NEW: You can follow Bring Me The News on Flipboard.

The winner of the tournament proceeds to a playoff with the previous winner – the winner of which advances to the global 2021 Confederations Cup.

As the USMNT won the Gold Cup in 2017, they will qualify automatically if they do it again in 2019.

Allianz Field is still under construction currently with a completion date expected in the spring of 2019, when it starts its service as the home of Minnesota United FC.

The natural grass stadium will have maximum seating capacity of 19,400.

Next Up

minneapolis police

Police arrest man in connection to deadly Minneapolis hit-and-run

The victim died the scene in north Minneapolis on Friday.

Jordan Greenway

Wild's fast start vanishes in loss to Coyotes

Arizona scored five unanswered goals in a 5-2 loss.

Screen Shot 2021-03-06 at 4.12.00 PM

Police seeking tips in search for road rage shooting suspect

The incident took place in Maplewood last week.

Paige Bueckers

Paige Bueckers lands on Wooden Award list for women's college basketball

The Hopkins grad is the only freshman on the 15-player ballot.

Jamal Mashburn Jr.

Gophers fall under .500 after OT loss to Rutgers

The Gophers are under .500 for the first time this season.

police tape, crime scene

Man arrested for killing of his father in Wabasha County

The 73-year-old man was found dead at a home in rural Zumbro Falls.

Jake Odorizzi

Report: Jake Odorizzi to sign with Astros

The former Twins pitcher is headed to Houston on a two-year deal.

covid-19, coronavirus

South African COVID-19 variant detected in Wisconsin

There have been no cases of the South African strain found in Minnesota.

Brian Dutcher

Could Brian Dutcher be Gophers target to replace Richard Pitino?

Dutcher's contract has a buyout clause that could lead him to Minnesota.

Related

allianz-field-mn-united-facebook-exterior-crowd-march-2019

Hey, soccer confederation - Allianz Field isn't in Minneapolis

We're issuing a yellow card to CONCACAF for the screw-up.

Screen Shot 2019-07-06 at 8.57.21 AM

Where to watch USWNT in the World Cup Final on Sunday

Jill Ellis' team is looking to make it 4 World Cup wins for the USA.

Minneapolis may serve as a host for the 2026 World Cup

Minneapolis is one of 44 cities to submit a bid for the games.

Minneapolis will NOT be a World Cup host city

The Minneapolis Bid Committee has withdrawn the city from consideration.