Concacaf, the governing body for soccer in North and Central America and the Caribbean, has announced that 13 cities in USA will stage matches at the 2013 Gold Cup, the region's top national teams competition.
Six of the cities - Atlanta, Baltimore, Denver, Hartford, Portland and Salt Lake City – will host Gold Cup matches for the first time at the July 7 to 28 tournament.
It will be the fifth and ninth time, respectively, that Houston and Miami have been host cities.
Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Seattle complete the 2013 line-up.
Jeffrey Webb, president of Concacaf, said: “We would like to thank all cities and venues in the United States for their interest in our Confederation's Gold Cup and congratulate the ones that have been selected to host its 2013 edition. Concacaf is looking forward to a successful tournament, working in close partnership with both stadium and local authorities, while expanding the reach of our competition to a larger number of fans in more locations throughout the United States."
Twelve nations will compete in this year’s Gold Cup, of which 11 have already qualified: Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago and USA.
The final spot will be decided on Friday when Guatemala play Panama in a qualifying match.