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CONCACAF Announces Match Times for Men's Olympic Qualifying

NEW YORK (Thursday, January 15, 2004) – The U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team has learned the times for its upcoming matches during the CONCACAF Olympic Final Round Qualifying. The tournament will be played in Guadalajara, Mexico, from February 2 –12, 2004.

The tournament kicks off with Group B games at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. CT  on Monday, February 2. The U.S. opens on the first night of play for Group A at 8 p.m. CT on Tuesday, February 3 vs. Panama in Estadio Tres de Marzo.

In Group A along with the U.S. and Panama is Honduras and Canada. Group B consists for Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago and will play at the Estadio Jalisco, also in Guadalajara.

The semifinal matches will take place on Tuesday, 10 February at the Estadio Jalisco at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. CT, respectively. The tournament concludes at the Estadio Jalisco with the third-place game scheduled for 5:30 p.m. CT, while the final, is set for 8 p.m. CT. The finalists will also claim the two CONCACAF berths for the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece.

All Times CT

USA Schedule (Estadio Tres de Marzo; Guadalajara, Mexico)
Date Matchup     Time
Feb. 3 Panama vs. USA    8 p.m.
Feb. 5 Canada vs. USA    8 p.m.
Feb. 7 Honduras vs. USA   1 p.m.

Group A: Canada, Honduras, Panama, USA
Group B: Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Costa Rica

Schedule of Matches
Group B Schedule (Estadio Jalisco; Guadalajara, Mexico)
Date Matchup     Time
Feb. 2 Costa Rica vs. Jamaica    6 p.m.   
Feb. 2 Mexico vs. Trinidad & Tobago  8 p.m.
Feb. 4 Costa Rica vs. Trinidad & Tobago  6 p.m.   
Feb. 4 Mexico vs. Jamaica   8 p.m.
Feb. 6 Trinidad & Tobago vs. Jamaica  6 p.m.
Feb. 6 Mexico vs. Costa Rica   8 p.m.

Group A Schedule (Estadio Tres de Marzo; Guadalajara, Mexico)
Date Matchup     Time
Feb. 3 Canada vs. Honduras   6 p.m.
Feb. 3 Panama vs. USA    8 p.m.
Feb. 5 Honduras vs. Panama   6 p.m.  
Feb. 5 Canada vs. USA    8 p.m.
Feb. 7 Canada vs. Panama   11 a.m.
Feb. 7 Honduras vs. USA   1 p.m.

Semifinals (Estadio Jalisco; Guadalajara, Mexico)
Date      Matchup     Time
Feb. 10 Group A Winner vs. Group B Runner-up 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 10 Group B Winner vs. Group A Runner-up 8 p.m.

Third Place Game (Estadio Jalisco; Guadalajara, Mexico)
Feb. 12 Semifinals Losers    5:30 p.m.

Final (Estadio Jalisco; Guadalajara, Mexico)
Feb. 12 Semifinal Winners