Preliminary USA roster unveiled for Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying
Miami, FL – The eight Member Associations participating in the 2020 Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying tournament have submitted preliminary rosters with up to 50 players.
The preliminary rosters have been selected and submitted by each Member Association and are published as such. In order to be eligible to play in the 2020 Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying, all players are subject to and must fully comply with the criteria stipulated in the applicable FIFA player eligibility regulations.
To download the preliminary rosters, click here.
No later than 10 days prior to the start of the competition, the Member Associations will need to confirm their final 20-player roster (at this point the provisional list will also become binding).
After the final lists have been submitted, changes will only be allowed in the event of force majeure or injury. Any changes made must be prior to 24 hours before each team’s first match. Additionally, the replacement must come from the binding preliminary lists. Such replacements must be approved by FIFA and Concacaf.
In the preliminary rosters submitted by Mexico and USA both member associations have named the same player (Efrain Alvarez). The player has previously represented Mexico in official youth competitions. The eligibility of this player is a matter between the member associations and the player. Should a change of association be requested it would be subject to FIFA regulations regarding eligibility.
The 15th edition of the Concacaf Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying will take place in Guadalajara, Mexico, from March 18 to 30, 2021. Group Stage play will take place at both Jalisco and Akron Stadiums, between March 18-25.
After round-robin play, the first and second place finishers in each group will advance to the semifinals.
Both semifinal matches will be played on March 28, at Jalisco Stadium. The semifinal winners will qualify for the final of this competition and also earn a spot to represent their country at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament at the Tokyo Summer Games.
The competition’s final is scheduled for Tuesday, March 30 at Akron Stadium.
2020 Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying Schedule
*Listed in EDT/local time
Thursday, March 18 – Jalisco Stadium
17:00/15:00 USA vs Costa Rica
19:30/17:30 Mexico vs Dominican Republic
Friday, March 19 – Jalisco Stadium
15:30/13:30 Honduras vs Haiti
18:00/16:00 Canada vs El Salvador
Sunday, March 21 – Akron Stadium
19:00/17:00 Dominican Republic vs USA
21:30/19:30 Costa Rica vs Mexico
Monday, March 22 – Akron Stadium
18:00/16:00 Haiti vs Canada
20:30/18:30 El Salvador vs Honduras
Wednesday, March 24 – Jalisco Stadium
19:00/17:00 Costa Rica vs Dominican Republic
21:30/19:30 Mexico vs USA
Thursday, March 25 – Jalisco Stadium
19:00/17:00 El Salvador vs Haiti
21:30/19:30 Honduras vs Canada
Sunday, March 28 – Jalisco Stadium
18:00/16:00 1B vs 2A
21:00/19:00 1A vs 2B
Tuesday, March 30 – Akron Stadium
21:00/19:00 Winner Semifinal 1 vs Winner Semifinal 2
All matches will be widely available for fans across the region to follow and enjoy live through the Confederation’s TV partner networks, including Fox Sports (USA), TUDN (Mexico and USA), One Soccer (Canada), Flow Sports (Caribbean), Teletica and Repretel (Costa Rica), TCS (El Salvador), Televicentro (Honduras), Medcom (Panama), RTVG (Guatemala) and other local partners.
Matches will also be available on the Concacaf Official App (subject to territory restrictions). The free mobile app is available in the Apple and Google Play stores.
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