The Gold Cup serves as the main regional competition for national football teams governed by CONCACAF. Gold Cup winners can potentially secure a spot at the next FIFA Confederations Cup, making the tournament one of the biggest sports events in the region.
Some of the CONCACAF countries that are participating in this year’s tournament include seven-time winners Mexico, the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, and Jamaica.
How can you watch these CONCACAF nations duke it out for a chance to compete in the 2021 Confederations Cup? Let me show you!
When Is It?
The 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup gets started on Friday 7 July with French Guiana vs. Canada at 19:00 (Eastern Daylight Time). There are games running almost every day until the final on Wednesday 26 July.
Friday’s start time translates to 00:00 (British Summer Time) for viewers in the UK, while fans in Australia are looking at a 09:00 (Australian Eastern Standard Time) kickoff. Check out the full 2017 Gold Cup schedule below!
How Can I Watch?
fuboTV – Free Trial Available!
If you want to watch the Gold Cup online (or any international football competition), fuboTV is your best option for streaming the games online. fuboTV will give you access to a number of sports channels, including Fox Soccer Plus, FS1 and FS2, NBA TV, and NBC Sports Network. Also included in certain packages is Univision and Univision Deportes, which will give you access to Spanish-speaking commentary of Gold Cup games. While the $34.99 a month price tag might seem a bit high, the good news is that there is a seven-day free trial that will let you watch the Gold Cup for free!
The one big drawback with fuboTV is that the service is only available to people in the US. Viewers outside of the US will need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to sign up for the free trial and stream Gold Cup games.
Sling TV is another streaming service that will allow you to watch the Gold Cup online. You can choose from the Sling Blue ($25) or Orange ($20) plan, with the option to add extra channels as you go. Sling TV is available on PC, Mac, iOS, Android, Chromecast, Roku, and tons of other devices.
Watching the Gold Cup through Sling TV is a great way to shed a pricey cable subscription. Unfortunately, Sling TV is in the same boat as fuboTV, with the service only available to residents of the US. Thankfully you can skip this silly geo-restriction easily, by using a VPN to unblock Sling TV!
SoccerStreams Reddit – Free Stream
If you really want to watch the 2017 Gold Cup without spending anything, your best bet is to head over to the official SoccerStreams subreddit. Links to Gold Cup games will be posted about an hour before they start, with the biggest games usually supported by a number of dedicated streamers.
Of course, free isn’t always “free,” and these streams are no exception, with adverts, spam, or (worst-case scenario) malware going hand-in-hand with them. If you do end up watching the Gold Cup using these free streams, I highly recommend using a VPN to protect your device!
Watch the Gold Cup for Free with Kodi!
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Unfortunately, the rising popularity of Kodi has brought unwanted attention from governments and copyright sharks looking to make a quick buck from copyright infringement. Invest in a VPN and secure your Kodi experience today!
How to Watch CONCACAF Gold Cup Online with a VPN
- Choose from our best VPN services list, or sign up to my personal favorite, ExpressVPN.
- Install the VPN software on your internet-connected device (check with the provider to make sure your device is supported!)
- Connect to a VPN server that is in a country where your streaming service is available (a US server is needed for fuboTV and Sling TV).
- Once connected, go to the streaming service you’ve selected and sign up. All done? Then you are all set to start streaming the 2017 Gold Cup!
2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup: Need to Know
Where Is It?
The United States will host the entirety of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. While the tournament’s final will be played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, the rest of the games are being spread out across the country. Other Gold Cup venues include Lincoln Financial Field, AT&T Stadium, and Red Bull Arena.
Those looking to purchase tickets to any of the games should check out the official CONCACAF ticket portal.
CONCACAF Gold Cup – Full Schedule (all times EST)
Friday 7 July
- French Guiana vs. Canada – 19:00
- Honduras vs. Costa Rica – 21:30
Saturday 8 July
- USA vs. Panama – 16:30
- Martinique vs. Nicaragua – 19:00
Sunday 9 July
- Mexico vs. El Salvador – 19:00
- Curacao vs. Jamaica – 21:30
Tuesday 11 July
- Costa Rica vs. Canada – 19:30
- Honduras vs. French Guiana – 22:00
Wednesday 12 July
- Panama vs. Nicaragua – 18:30
- USA vs. Martinique – 21:00
Thursday 13 July
- El Salvador vs. Jamaica – 20:00
- Mexico vs. Curacao – 22:30
Friday 14 July
- Costa Rica vs. French Guiana – 19:30
- Canada vs. Honduras – 22:00
Saturday 15 July
- Panama vs. Martinique – 16:30
- Nicaragua vs. USA – 19:00
Sunday 16 July
- El Salvador vs. Curacao – 18:00
- Jamaica vs. Mexico – 20:30
Followed by quarterfinals – to be decided
Bookmark this page or check back for updates!
2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Betting: Odds (from Bwin)
- Mexico: 2.20
- USA: 2.20
- Costa Rica: 7.00
- Panama: 19.00
- Honduras: 34.00
Who is your pick to win the 2017 Gold Cup? Can Mexico add another win to an already stacked trophy cabinet? Will the US make up for a fourth place finish in 2015? Leave your predictions and any comments below!
IMAGE CREDIT: CONCACAF