Honduras finished fifth in Copa Centroamericana, denying them automatic qualification into the Gold Cup. They had to take on the fifth place team from the Caribbean Cup in a two-legged playoff to get in, and they barely made it through.
French Guiana, a French overseas department who is not a FIFA member but is eligible for CONCACAF competition, won the first leg at home, 3-1. That left Honduras in a rather deep hole heading back to San Pedro Sula for the second leg, but they climbed out with three goals in the last 15 minutes of the first half for a 3-0 win, 4-3 on aggregate.
When CONCACAF announced the groups for the Gold Cup on March 12, they put the U.S., Panama and Haiti in Group A. They also placed the winner of the Honduras/French Guiana play-off in the group, and now we know that is Honduras.
The U.S. will open Gold Cup play against Honduras on July 7 in Frisco, TX. They will then head to Foxboro, MA for a clash with Haiti before wrapping up group play against Panama on July 13 in Kansas City, KS.