The 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship draw took place this morning with eight teams learning who they will face during qualifying for the 2015 Women's World Cup. Group A consists of the United States, Trinidad & Tobago, Guatemala and Haiti, while Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Martinique (who is not eligible to qualify for the World Cup) rounds out Group B.
The tournament will open October 15th, with the United States facing off against Trinidad and Tobago in Kansas City, a game that may see US allocations Whitney Engen and Meghan Klingenberg playing against their club coach. The United States will face Guatemala in Chicago on October 17th before heading to Washington D.C. to play Haiti, while Trinidad & Tobago will play Haiti October 17th, and Guatemala on the 20th.
Group B will kick off with Mexico playing Costa Rica on October 16th, Martinique on the 18th, and Jamaica October 21st. Provided Trinidad & Tobago advances through the stages, Coach Waldrum may find his team playing against two of his other club players; Mexican internationals Arianna Romero and Teresa Noyola.
The top three teams from the tournament will qualify for Canada, with the fourth place (or fifth place, in the event Martinique comes in fourth) team taking on a South American team for a World Cup spot at a later date.