Upcoming Copa Centroamericana to take place in USA

Upcoming Copa Centroamericana to take place in USA

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Upcoming Copa Centroamericana to take place in USA

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By DAN KARELL

International soccer will be heading to the U.S. even after the World Cup ends.

The Union of Central American Football (UNCAF) confirmed on Tuesday that it will play the 2014 Copa Centroamericana tournament in the United States between Sept. 1-14. Matches are expected to take place in Washington D.C., Houston, Dallas, and Los Angeles.

Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama will take part in the tournament, with the top five finishers earning a place in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. According to a report by Spanish news agency EFE, one of the main reasons for moving the tournament to the U.S. was the financial incentive of playing games in front of big crowds of expatriates.

The previous edition of the Copa Centroamericana took place in Costa Rica in January 2013. Los Ticos prevailed in the final, 1-0, against Honduras.

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