Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
USA to host biggest tournament since '94 World Cup
October 25th, 2012 12:45AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  copa america, gold cup, men's national team

MOST COMMENTED

[CENTENARY COPA AMERICA] The USA will host the biggest international tournament since the 1994 World Cup when it organizes the 16-team Centenary Copa America in 2016. Conmebol, the South American  soccer confederation, confirmed plans for the tournament to mark the 100th anniversary of the South American championship following a meeting on Wednesday in Buenos Aires.

The 16 teams will include Conmebol's 10 members, the USA, Mexico and four other Concacaf teams (to be determined by their finish at the 2015 Gold Cup).

Both Concacaf and Conmebol will host regional championships in 2015.



8 comments
  1. James Hardern
    commented on: October 25, 2012 at 9:03 a.m.
    This really should be done every four years on the same schedule as the Euros - without fail.

  1. Ted Hartwell
    commented on: October 25, 2012 at 10:45 a.m.
    Wow, this is exciting! I really enjoyed the US's past participation in the Copa, and while I realize it is tough on everyone schedule-wise, it will be fantastic as a fan to get to see such a high-level competition here in the US!

  1. Kevin Sims
    commented on: October 25, 2012 at 10:51 a.m.
    host venues will be interesting ... nice, cozy MLS soccer sites or larger sites

  1. Albert Harris
    commented on: October 25, 2012 at 10:51 a.m.
    Definitely. Hope the tournament is a big success and sanity rules, and it becomes the norm. I'm sure somebody will screw it up though. Oh well, one can always hope.

  1. David Sirias
    commented on: October 25, 2012 at 11:30 a.m.
    Easy, the big teams play in big stadiums and any games involving only the smaller less followed teams get to play in cozy MLS stadiums. It should be a great tournament

  1. John Soares
    commented on: October 25, 2012 at 2:26 p.m.
    This is great... already looking forward to it! Great games large and small stadiums. But, why is South America holding "their" hundred year celebration in the USA.

  1. Albert Harris
    commented on: October 26, 2012 at 9:46 a.m.
    Money, John, money! Although it would be nice for the Copa America to be a true hemispheric competition. Subsequent developments have already indicated that it won't happen though. Already the little minds that so often run the soccer/footballing world are lining up in opposition unless they get their piece of the pie.

  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: October 27, 2012 at 11:19 p.m.
    CR7 and Messi et al in their prime.


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Player Ratings: USA reaches new low in Klinsmann era    
Of the 16 matches the USA has played at competitive tournaments in the Jurgen Klinsmann era, ...
European draw for 2018 World Cup produces enticing groups    
A group with former World Cup champions Spain and Italy and another with Netherlands, France and ...
What They're Saying: Mauricio Pochettino    
[MLS All-Stars coach] Pablo [Mastroeni] and I share something. Pablo is Argentine like me, same nationality.  ...
Tottenham manager loves challenge of playing in altitude    
For many of Tottenham's players, playing at altitude, even in the Mile-High City of Denver at ...
Three-time gold-medalist Boxx will retire after USA's fall tour    
Shannon Boxx, who won three Olympic gold medals to go along with her Women's World Cup ...
Washington Spirit Reserves claim first W-League title    
The Washington Spirit Reserves got two goals from Chilean Yanara Aedo Munoz -- including the game-winner ...
Top 25 U.S. Soccer Crowds (2015)    
Soccer fever was evident as five matches drew crowds of more than 60,000 last week: the ...
NWSL Weekend: Seattle reigns after thumping Thorns    
Seattle Reign FC moved into first place in the NWSL with a 3-0 win over Portland ...
USL Weekend: Rhinos' unbeaten streak reaches 19 games    
Steevan Dos Santos' goal in the 10th minute gave the Rochester Rhinos a 1-0 win over ...
Video Pick: Anderlecht wonderkid scores stunner    
Youri Tielemans, who made Sacha Kljestan expendable at Anderlecht when he broke into the starting lineup ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives