U.S. Women’s National Team Will Face Guyana or Dominican Republic, Argentina and Mexico in Group A at the 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup

USA Will Play All Three Group Matches at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif.; Tournament Will be Played in Greater Los Angeles, San Diego and Houston

CHICAGO (Dec. 11, 2023) – The U.S. Women’s National Team will face the winner of the Guyana-Dominican Republic Preliminary Match, Argentina and Mexico in Group A at the 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup as 12 nations will contest the region's new flagship competition for Women's National Teams. The Final Draw was held this evening in Miami.

The tournament will run from February 17 through March 10 and features eight countries from the Concacaf region and four from South America, with matches being held at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif., Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego, Shell Energy Stadium in Houston and BMO Stadium in Los Angeles.

The USA’s group will be played entirely at Dignity Health Sports Park. The USWNT opens group play on Tuesday, February 20 against the winner of the Guyana vs. Dominican Republic Preliminary Round match, faces Argentina on Friday, February 23 and then finishes the first round against Mexico on Monday, February 26. Kickoff times and broadcast information will be announced at a later date.

The 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup will begin with a Preliminary Round played at Dignity Health Sports Park Track and Field Stadium on February 17. The six national teams participating in this round, determined via the 2023 Road to Concacaf W Gold Cup, were divided into three pairings according to the Concacaf Women's Ranking as of December 2023. Haiti will face Puerto Rico, El Salvador will take on Guatemala and Guyana will play Dominican Republic with the winning team in each pairing advancing to the 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup Group Stage.

Tickets to all matches will be available to the public on Friday, December 15, via https://www.concacaf.com/w-gold-cup/tickets. Fans can sign up to receive 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup updates and ticket information.

Group B, which will be played entirely at Snapdragon Stadium, will feature Brazil, Panama, Colombia and the winner of the Haiti vs. Puerto Rico Preliminary Match. Group C, which will be played entirely at Shell Energy Stadium, which feature Canada, Costa Rica, Paraguay and the winner of the El Salvador vs. Guatemala Preliminary Match.

The top two finishers in each of the three groups along with the two best third-place teams will qualify for the knockout stage, which will commence with the Quarterfinals at BMO Stadium in Los Angeles on March 2 and 3, followed by the Semifinals and Final at Snapdragon Stadium on March 6 and 10, respectively.

The Quarterfinal pairings will be determined based on the Group Stage standings with the team accumulating the most points facing the country accumulating the least points, the team accumulating the second most points facing the team with the seventh most points and so on, so the #1 seed will face the #8 seed, #2 will play #7, #3 will play #6 and #4 will play #5.

2024 CONCACAF W GOLD CUP GROUPS

GROUP A GROUP B GROUP C
Dignity Health Sports Park
Carson, Calif.
Snapdragon Stadium
San Diego, Calif.
Shell Energy Stadium
Houston, Texas
USA Brazil Canada
Mexico Panama Costa Rica
Argentina Colombia Paraguay
Guyana or Dom. Republic Haiti or Puerto Rico El Salvador or Guatemala

Additional Notes:

  • While this will be the first 12-team Concacaf W Gold Cup, Concacaf did call its World Cup qualifying tournaments Gold Cups in 2002 and 2006, but those were eight-team tournaments consisting of only Concacaf teams. The USA won both of those competitions while qualifying for the 2003 and 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cups, respectively.
  • In 2000, Concacaf staged a Women’s Gold Cup that was not a qualifying tournament, with Brazil as a guest team, but that tournament also had eight teams. The USA beat Brazil 1-0 in the championship game.
  • Dignity Health Sports Park, a U.S. Soccer National Training Center since it opened 2003, has hosted more USWNT matches than any venue in the world and now will add three more games. The USWNT has played 18 matches at the stadium.

ARGENTINA
Current FIFA World Rank: 31
Country Code: ARG
Concacaf W Gold Cup Qualifying: Invited to the W Gold Cup as the third-place finisher at the 2022 CONMEBOL Copa America Femenina
Overall Record vs. USA: 0-0-4 (W-D-L)
Last Meeting vs. USA: Feb. 24, 2021 (6-0 win for the USA in Orlando, Fla. in the 2021 SheBelieves Cup)
Fast Fact: Argentina competed in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, its second consecutive World Cup and fourth overall. La Albiceleste finished fourth in Group G, drawing South Africa and playing Italy and Sweden to hard-fought losses.

MEXICO
Current FIFA World Rank: 36
Country Code: MEX
Concacaf W Gold Cup Qualifying: Qualified for the W Gold Cup Group Stage by winning Group A of League A of the Road to W Gold Cup
Overall Record vs. USA: 1-1-40 (W-D-L)
Last Meeting vs. USA: July 11, 2022 (1-0 win for the USA in Monterrey, Mexico in the 2022 Concacaf W Championship Group Stage)
Fast Fact: On Dec. 8, the USA and Mexico officially submitted a joint bid to co-host the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The USA, Mexico and Canada will jointly host the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup.

PRELIMINARY MATCH 3 WINNER: GUYANA vs. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

GUYANA
Current FIFA World Rank: 85
Country Code: GUY
Concacaf W Gold Cup Qualifying: Qualified for the W Gold Cup Prelims by winning Group A of League B of the Road to W Gold Cup
Overall Record vs. USA: 0-0-0 (W-L-D)
Last Meeting vs. USA: N/A
Fast Fact: Needing a win on the final matchday of League B play to punch its ticket to the Prelims, Guyana came through with a 3-0 victory at home over Antigua and Barbuda to win the group with a 5W-0D-1L mark. Guyana also competed in the 2010 Concacaf Women’s World Cup Qualifying Tournament in Mexico.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Current FIFA World Rank: 106
Country Code: DOM
Concacaf W Gold Cup Qualifying: Qualified for the W Gold Cup Prelims by winning Group C of League B of the Road to W Gold Cup
Overall Record vs. USA: 0-0-1 (W-D-L)
Last Meeting vs. USA: Jan. 20, 2012 (14-0 win for the USA in Vancouver, Canada in 2012 Concacaf Olympic Qualifying Group Stage)
Fast Fact: The Dominican Republic was selected to host the 2024 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup, which will be staged from October 16 – November 3, 2024. Dominican Republic outscored the opposition 24-3 over six games to win Group C of League B, beating Bermuda on the final matchday to clinch its berth to the Prelims.