The CONCACAF website has confirmed the Gold Cup will be played in a record 13 different U.S. cities and Miami's FIU stadium will be hosting a double header July 10, 2009.
Qualified countries are: Canada, Mexico and the United States from the North Zone; Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua from Central America; and Jamaica, Grenada, Guadeloupe and Haiti from the Caribbean. The schedule will be announced at a later time.
This is good news for Miami's FIU stadium which was set to host an MLS team in 2010 but the withdrawal of the bid by Barcelona and business man Marcelo Claure put a damper into those plans. Further trouble remains on the soccer front as USL side Miami FC are also said to be threatening to leave the scene. Miami Fans hope this is only a bad dream. It's reassuring to know International soccer will still come to this city