The United States will face Panama, Martinique and either Haiti or Nicaragua in Group B of the CONCACAF Gold Cup this summer, the confederation announced on Tuesday.
In Group C, Mexico will face El Salvador, Jamaica and Curacao. Honduras, the winner of January's Copa Centroamericana are seeded in Group A and will face Costa Rica, French Guiana and Canada.
The final spot in this summer's tournament will be decided in a two-legged playoff between Haiti and Nicaragua later this month.
The United States under-20 team suffered a 1-0 defeat to 10-man Panama on Saturday, a disappointing start in the Americans' quest to qualify for this summer's FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Panama was down to 10 men in the 17th minute after Justin Simons caught U.S. midfielder Tyler Adams with a late tackle and was shown a straight red card. Adams, of the New York Red Bulls, was injured on the play and could not continue.
But Panama took the lead 20 minutes later when Leandro Avila's shot took a deflection...
The New York Red Bulls added right-back Michael Murillo on loan from Panamanian club San Francisco on Saturday.
The 21-year-old is a Panama international, with nine caps since making his debut for his country last year.
"Michael is a player that we identified with our scouting network and have watched closely," Red Bulls coach Jesse Marsch said in statement. "He fits the way we want to play and will be a good addition to our group."
Murillo has played for San Francisco top team since 2014 and...
The San Jose Earthquakes completed the signing of Panama center-back Harold Cummings to a multi-year contract on Saturday.
Cummings, 24, has made 46 appearances for Panama after making his senior international debut in 2010.
He last played for Costa Rica giants Alajuelense, making 23 appearances and scoring once and joins the Earthquakes on a free transfer.