North, Central American and Caribbean men's football qualifying for the London 2012 Olympics will be staged between 22 March and 2 April with Under-23 teams at three American venues, US Soccer announced.
The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) tournament will be played in Nashville, Tennessee; Kansas City, Kansas; and the home stadium of Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy.
Two spots in the London field will be on offer, going to the winners of the tournament's semi-final matches in Kansas City on 31 March. Those winners will meet on 2 April to decide a regional champion, however, both will advance regardless of the result.
Six of the eight teams in the CONCACAF event are already set with USA, Mexico, Canada, El Salvador, Honduras and Panama having qualified. Two Caribbean teams will be added to the field from a final qualifying event between 24 and 28 November in Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis, involving the hosts, Cuba, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.
One four-team group will play matches in Nashville, while the other group will play in Los Angeles. The top two teams from each group advance to the crucial semi-final matches in Kansas City.