The much anticipated soccer tournament Copa America will be coming to the US next summer that will bring big soccer nations like Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay. Ten cities have been chosen to host the Copa America Centenario 2016 with most venues holding at least three matches.
As reported on Thursday, the soccer tournament will celebrate the 100th anniversary with the 10 traditional South American countries (CONMEBOL) plus six from the CONCACAF region (North America, Central America, and Caribbean). The United States and Mexico were automatic qualifications from the CONCACAF region.
The ten cities chosen to host this prestigious soccer tournament are:
- Seattle (CenturyLink Field)
- Bay Area (Levi’s Stadium)
- Los Angeles (Rose Bowl)
- Phoenix (University of Phoenix Stadium)
- Philadelphia (Lincoln Financial Field)
- Orlando (Citrus Bowl)
- Chicago (Soldier Field)
- Boston (Gillette Stadium)
- Houston (NRG Stadium)
- New York (MetLife Stadium)
The games will be held from June 3-26, as the first round groups have not been announced yet.
The countries from South America that will be playing at the Copa America Centenario 2016 are:
The countries from North America are Mexico and the US, while Costa Rica and Jamaica qualified through Central America and Caribbean championships.
The last two slots are yet to be determined and will be known by January 8. The last two spots will be play for in Panama City. One match includes Trinidad and Tobago vs. Haiti, while the other match includes Panama vs Cuba.
The ten US cities chosen to host this soccer tournament Copa America Centenario 2016 will be occupied with large crowds as this tournament is one of the oldest one and bring a lot of traditional rivalries with it. The inclusion of the US and Mexico rivalry in a tournament that has been played in South America for over 90 years is a great addition.