International soccer returns to Charlotte June 9th
Posted on 8 Mar 2011 by James Willamor
This June, Charlotte will once again play host to international soccer. Last March, Bank of America stadium hosted Mexico vs Iceland in a warm-up for the World Cup with over 65,000 fans in attendance.
Charlotte will host Group A matches between Costa Rica and El Salvador at 7PM, and Mexico and Cuba at 9PM on June 9th as part of the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The winner of the tournament will qualify for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil. CONCACAF stand for the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football.
The United States is in Group C and the Gold Cup championship game will be held June 25th in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.