The draw for the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League draw has been made, with the U.S. men’s national team getting a pretty good draw all things considered.
A new continental tournament for the 2019-20 campaign, teams from the CONCACAF region have been split into Leagues A, B and C and can be relegated or promoted depending on where they finish in their group.
In League A, Gregg Berhalter’s USMNT were drawn in Group A alongside Canada and Cuba as the draw was made in Las Vegas. Mexico were drawn with Panama and Bermuda in Group B, while Honduras, Trinidad & Tobago and Martinique are in Group C and Costa Rica are joined by Haiti and Curacao in Group D.
These group games will take place during the upcoming international dates in the fall. After the group stage is over, the four group winners will advance to the finals where a semifinal and final will be played in March 2020. The winners will be crowned 2019-20 CONCACAF Nations League champions.
On top of that, the League A and B teams who finish last in their groups will get relegated to the lower league, while group winners from Leagues B and C will be promoted for the next season.
Promotion and relegation is coming to North American soccer after all…
Here is the full draw for the groups in League A, B and C.
— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) March 28, 2019