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Now that the Women’s World Cup is in the books with the Americans taking home another title, the nation’s soccer spotlight shifts to the U.S. men’s national team in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, which kicks off Tuesday night in Frisco, Tex. Here’s the lowdown.

What is it?

The Gold Cup is the biennial championship of teams from North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Group play starts Tuesday and runs until July 15. The quarterfinals are July 18 and 19, the semifinals July 22, the third-place game July 25 and the final July 26 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

Who’s playing?

Group A: United States, Panama, Haiti, Honduras

Group B: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Jamaica, Canada

Group C: Mexico, Guatemala, Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba

Where is it?

Thirteen venues in the United States and one in Canada, with Toronto hosting Group B matches on July 14.

What’s the format?

The top two finishers from each group plus the top two third-place finishers advance to the knockout round.

What’s at stake?

The winner will take on the defending champion United States in a single-game playoff for the right to appear in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, the traditional warm-up tournament for the World Cup that will take place in Russia. If the United States repeats as Gold Cup champion, it will qualify directly for the Confederations Cup.

In addition, there will be two spots in next year’s Copa America Centenario at stake. The United States (which will host the event), Mexico, Costa Rica and Jamaica already have qualified. The last two spots will be contested in a playoff of the top-finishing Gold Cup teams apart from those four countries.

Enough with all this. When is the USMNT playing?

July 7 vs. Honduras in Frisco, Tex., 9:30 p.m. EDT

TV: Fox Sports 1, UniMas, Univision Deportes.

Online: Fox Sports Go, Fox Soccer 2 Go, Univision Deportes en Vivo.

July 10 vs. Haiti in Foxborough, Mass., 8:30 p.m. EDT

TV: Fox Sports 1, UniMas, Univision Deportes.

Online: Fox Sports Go, Fox Soccer 2 Go, Univision Deportes en Vivo.

July 13 vs. Panama in Kansas City, Kan., 9:30 p.m. EDT

TV: Fox Sports 1, UniMas, Univision Deportes.

Online: Fox Sports Go, Fox Soccer 2 Go, Univision Deportes en Vivo.

If the USMNT finishes first or second in its group, as expected, it will play in the quarterfinals on July 18 in Baltimore, likely at 8 p.m. EDT on Fox.

The rest of the TV schedule can be found here.

History

Mexico or the United States have won 11 of the 12 tournaments, with Canada the sole other nation to win it all (in 2000).