Harrison’s home for professional soccer is one of 13 venues selected for the tournament which is held every two years. Atlanta will host in the Georgia Dome (Atlanta, GA) along with Baltimore – M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD), Chicago – Soldier Field (Chicago, IL), Dallas – Cowboys Stadium (Arlington, TX), Denver – Sports Authority Field at Mile High (Denver, CO), Hartford – Rentschler Field (East Hartford, CT), Houston – BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, TX), Los Angeles – Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA), Miami – Sun Life Stadium (Miami Gardens, FL), Portland – JELD-WEN Field (Portland, OR), Salt Lake City – Rio Tinto Stadium (Sandy, UT) and Seattle – CenturyLink Field (Seattle, WA).
This would make Red Bull Arena one of only four MLS home venues selected. It will be the second consecutive tournament it has hosted the event.
The participants are nearly all decided and will include the United States, Mexico, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique and Trinidad & Tobago. The fifth-place match of the 2013 UNCAF Copa Centroamericana between Guatemala and Panama will decide the final participant.
No dates have been announced for the event.
Here is more news surrounding the New York Red Bulls in this week’s Roundup:
JUAN PABLO ANGEL RETURNS TO NACIONAL
Without question, Juan Pablo Angel ranks not only as one of the very best players to dawn a Red Bulls kit, but also one the brightest acquisitions of Major League Soccer’s Designated Player era. The Colombian striker scored 58 goals in 102 appearances for New York while almost single-handedly leading the team to their first MLS Cup in 2008.
He has now gone back to his roots as many have before him, rejoining Atletico Nacional of the Colombian League.
ON MARC CINTRON …
Supplemental Drafts usually aren’t known for their flare or excitement, yet the Red Bulls raised eye brows picking a player who has already made history of his own.
New York’s 34th Supplemental Pick was part of a history making Puerto Rican National team that infamously took Spain on in an impressive showing, losing by the slimmest of margines; 2-1. The goalscorer on that fateful day? You guessed it.
Check out Cintron put in work …
HENRY LOVES HIS BBM …
iPhone? No way. Henry is a Blackberry man …
Add this name to a slightly growing list of trialists joining the Red Bulls in Florida.
Big Apple Soccer has learned Spanish midfielder Ruben Bover Izquierdo will be trying to play his way onto the team. Izquierdo is currently on a one year deal with Charlton Athletic in England but the Red Bulls would be willing to acquire him via loan if he looks to be a good fit. He was loaned by the team to San Roque de Lepe of the Segunda Division just last season.