The 2016 Copa America Centenario is coming!

Posted by Natalie Barzilai | May 11, 2016 | Sports

32 Matches. 16 Teams. 10 Cities. 2 Confederations. 1 Champion.

COPA America, the longest running international soccer tournament in the world, will be invading the United States between June 3rd – June 26th. Copa America is viewed as one of the most prestigious and most widely viewed sporting events in the world & will be the largest soccer tournament to be held on US soil since the 1994 FIFA World Cup. Hundreds of thousands of international fans are expected to visit.

10 cities across the US will play host to some of the world’s best soccer greats including Lionel Messi (Argentina), Javier ‘Chicarito’ Hernandez (Mexico), Neymar (Brazil), Luis Suarez (Uruguay) along with American superstars Tim Howard & Clint Dempsey.  Kickoff starts June 3rd when the USA national team takes on Colombia at the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA. The finals will take place on June 26th at MetLife Stadium in metro New York.

To celebrate the 100th year of the COPA America tournament this is the first time it will be played outside of South America. In addition, the field has been expanded from the 10 CONMEBOL members to include 6 countries from CONCACAF: the US, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Jamaica & Haiti.

 

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