US TO HOST 2016 COPA AMERICA
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MATHEW WAGNER - Thursday, October 25, 2012
On Wednesday, South America's soccer governing body, CONMEBOL, announced a special Copa America to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the tournament - but not in South America.

At a meeting held in in Buenos Aires, CONMEBOL confirmed that in July 2016, the United States will play host and participate in what has been dubbed the "Copa America Centenario," a 16-team tournament consisting of nations from both the CONMEBOL and CONCACAF regions. The US will compete against 10 CONMEBOL teams, Mexico and four other nations from CONCACAF.

With the US and Mexico already confirmed as participants, the four other nations from CONCACAF will be decided based upon their finish in the 2015 Gold Cup.

The US has participated in three previous Copa America tournaments, the last coming in 2007. The team's best finish was in 1995, when they defeated Chile, Argentina and Mexico on their way to fourth place.
ButlerBob
Tuesday November 6, 2012 1:06 pm
This is purely about money. Money for the South American federation and their teams. And of course USSF will also make a bunch of money on this. But it's really good games for the US and good development for them.
wanker patrol
Saturday October 27, 2012 7:37 am
"... Id rather pay a couple hundred bucks for a ticket to Kansas than endure hostility in my own County."
Can I "like" this? Cuz I like this.
FreedomSoccerFan
Friday October 26, 2012 2:34 pm
If we do it sure as heck wont be a "home" game-unless its north of Portland. As one of the few thousand USA fans at the Gold Cup final at the Rose Bowl (and also an attendee at the KC game against Guatemala) Id rather pay a couple hundred bucks for a ticket to Kansas than endure hostility in my own County.
SVLemur
Thursday October 25, 2012 3:41 pm
Think we will get any Team USA games here on the West Coast?

Columbus, KC, SLC for sure.

SD, LA, SF-Silicon Valley? Unlikely. We will get more like Bolivia-Paraguay.
Ilya
Thursday October 25, 2012 12:10 pm
Great news!
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