Concacaf W Championship draw: USWNT faces Mexico in Group A

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The draw for this summer’s Concacaf W Championship took place Tuesday, with the USWNT drawing Mexico, Jamaica and Haiti in Group A.

Canada, the leader of Group B, drew Costa Rica, Panama and Trinidad and Tobago.

Both Canada and the USWNT earned byes to the tournament – Canada won Olympic gold last summer while the USWNT are the reigning World Cup champions. The remaining teams were determined through winning their qualifiers throughout the February and April international windows.

This year’s tournament will take place in Monterrey, Mexico, from July 4-18, the second time the tournament has been hosted in the country.

Of the eight teams, the top two in each group will earn spots in the 2023 Women’s World Cup, which will take place in Australia and New Zealand. Additionally, the team that wins the W Championship will earn an automatic berth to the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, France.

The USWNT has only lost the tournament once – the only other time that Mexico has hosted the tournament in 2010. Team USA fell to the home team in the semifinals and took third.

The third-place finisher from each group will advance to an intercontinental playoff field of 10 teams that will determine three World Cup spots.