Regional championship heads to Cotton Bowl on September 7
GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala (Wednesday, June 4, 2014) – The Central American Football Union (UNCAF) today announced that the Cotton Bowl will be among the venues for the Central American Cup USA 2014, when Dallas, TX plays host to Central America’s national soccer teams on Sunday, September 7.
The Central American Cup is the region’s national team championship, which also serves as a qualifying competition for the CONCACAF Gold Cup and, on this occasion, the Centennial Cup America 2016.
The historic Cotton Bowl served as a venue for the 1994 FIFA World Cup as well as the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 1993. The stadium was once home to the Dallas Burn of Major League Soccer, as well as numerous international soccer events.
UNCAF’s seven member associations – Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama – will dispute the 13th edition of the Central American Cup in cities across the United States from September 3-13, 2014.
In addition to providing a series of berths in important international tournaments, the Central American Cup USA 2014 will be held in celebration of UNCAF’s upcoming 25th anniversary.
The Central American Cup has been contested 12 times, beginning in 1991. Costa Rica is the current champion and has been crowned a record seven times. Honduras is next with three titles, while Guatemala and Panama have won one each.
The Final of the tournament will be held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 13. Houston’s BBVA Compass Stadium (Sept. 10) has also been announced as a host venue. Further venue announcements and information about groups and scheduling will be disseminated in the coming weeks. The new Central American Cup logo was unveiled last week, and can be downloaded by clicking here.
The Organizing Committee for the Central American Cup 2014 USA is headed by CONCACAF and Soccer United Marketing. Tickets for the Central American Cup will go on sale in July.