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USMNT drawn with Canada, Cuba in CONCACAF Nations League

They will comprise Group A.

United States v Cuba Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The United States Men’s National Team learned its group opponents for the 2019-20 CONCACAF Nations League, as the draw took place Wednesday night in Las Vegas. Drawn out of Pot 1, the USMNT was placed with Canada and Cuba to form Group A in League A.

The group stage is a double round robin, with each team playing the other two teams in its group home and away. The USMNT learned before the draw that its 4 matches will take place during the October and November international windows. The winner of each group in League A will progress to the Nations League knockout round in March 2020, while the last place finisher in each group will be relegated to League B.

The USMNT holds a 14-8-12 record against Canada, with their last matchup coming in February 2016, a 1-0 for the USMNT. They hold a 10-1-1 tally against Cuba. They last faced each other in October 2016, which was a 2-0 USMNT win.

All 41 CONCACAF member teams were drawn into 3 Leagues, with 4 groups in each league. The results of the entire draw (FIFA rankings in parentheses):

League A

Group A - United States (25), Canada (79), Cuba (174)

Group B - Mexico (17), Panama (76), Bermuda (176)

Group C - Honduras (63), Trinidad and Tobago (93), Martinique (NR*)

Group D - Costa Rica (37), Haiti (103), Curaçao (81)

League B

Group A - French Guiana (NR*), St. Kitts and Nevis (134), Belize (160), Grenada (173)

Group B - El Salvador (73), Dominican Republic (154), St. Lucia (171), Montserrat (200)

Group C - Jamaica (54), Guyana (177), Antigua and Barbuda (126), Aruba (187)

Group D - Nicaragua (128), Suriname (153), St. Vincent and the Grenadines (180), Dominica (178)

League C

Group A - Barbados (162), Cayman Islands (203), Saint Martin (NR*), U.S. Virgin Islands (202)

Group B - Bonaire (NR*), Bahamas (210), British Virgin Islands (207)

Group C - Guatemala (149), Puerto Rico (179), Anguilla (T-208)

Group D - Guadeloupe (NR*), Turks and Caicos Islands (T-208), Sint Maarten (NR*)

*Not a FIFA member, but a member of CONCACAF and eligible for CONCACAF Nations League

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