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CONCACAF Gold Cup: How to watch and follow the 2015 tournament

The CONCACAF Gold Cup kicks off on July 7, with the region's marquee tournament taking place in 11 US cities and Toronto, concluding with the final on July 26 in Philadelphia. Here's how you can watch, interact, and follow the tournament.

THE BASICS

Veterans of CONCACAF will know all about the Gold Cup, which pits the region's top 12 teams against each other every two years. But if you're new to the tournament, read our Gold Cup 101 guide.

Boiled down to basics, the Gold Cup is a two-stage event featuring round-robin group play followed by single-elimination knockout bracket. Following round-robin play, the top two teams from each group and the two best third-place finishers advance to the knockout round.

Check out all the 23-man rosters (US and Canada), as well as all the players from Major League Soccer set to take part!

GROUP A: USA, Panama, Haiti, Honduras | PREVIEW

GROUP B: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Canada, Jamaica | PREVIEW

GROUP C: México, Guatemala, Trinidad & Tobago, Cuba | PREVIEW

Complete Gold Cup schedule | Group standings

WATCH ON TV OR ONLINE

Two days after the Women's World Cup final, the Gold Cup will begin to take over airwaves in North America.

In the United States, FOX Sports Network has the English-language media rights and will provide multiplatform coverage of the Gold Cup. It will televise all 26 matches between July 7 and July 26 on its three main channels (FOX, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2).

FOX Sports 1 will show 11 matches while FOX Sports 2 will carry 14 and FOX airing one match, a July 18 quarterfinal at M&T Bank Stadium that pits the winner of Group A – the United States are the favorite – and the third-place team from Group B or Group C. Every match will be available digitally on the FOX Sports GO app and online at FOXSportsGo.com.

Spanish-language broadcasts in the US will air on the Univision family of networks, with seven games on Univision,16 on UniMás and 25 of the 26 on Univision Deportes. Every match will be available digitally on the Univision Deportes app and at Futbol.Univision.com.

In Canada, Sportsnet holds English-language broadcasting rights. All games will air live on Sportsnet family of networks. Streaming options are also available via the Sportsnet World Now app and Sportsnet World Online.

SOCIAL MEDIA

With North America, Central America and the Caribbean gathering for this summer's tournament, there will be plenty of journalists ready to help fans stay on top of the latest news. Follow the US at @ussoccer, Canada at @CanadaSoccerEN and the official tournament at @GoldCup. And you can get involved in conversations with the official hashtag, #GoldCup2015.

Here's a starter list of people who'll help you follow the tournament blow by blow. Give them a follow:

MLSsoccer.com

Coverage of the USMNT

Coverage of Canada

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