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USMNT, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico seeded as Copa America schedule announced

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The U.S. Men’s National Team’s path through the Copa America has been made a bit clearer.

CONCACAF revealed on Thursday that the USMNT, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico have been selected as the seeded nations for the tournament, which is set to be held from June 3-26 across the U.S.

The USMNT’s selection comes to the nation’s status as hosts, while Argentina is recognized as the top team in the South American region. The selections of Brazil and Mexico come as a result of the two nations’ successes in their respective confederations throughout the past 100 years.

The remaining 12 participating nations will be sorted into the four groups in early 2016.

As host, the USMNT will kickoff the group stage on June 3 at Santa Clara’s Levi Stadium before visiting Chicago and Philadelphia on June 7 and 11, respectively. Argentina’s path through the group stage will begin on June 6 at Levi Stadium, and continue June 10 in Chicago before finishing in Seattle on June 14.

El Tri’s group stage will go through Phoenix (June 5), Pasadena (June 9) and Houston (June 13), while Brazil will travel to Pasadena (June 4), Orlando (June 8) and Foxborough (June 12).

Seattle, New Jersey, Foxborough and Santa Clara will all host matches in the quarterfinal round before Houston and Chicago host the semifinals. The finale will be held on June 26 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Here’s a closer look at each team’s respective group stage schedule:


June 3 – Levi’s Stadium (Santa Clara)

June 7 – Soldier Field (Chicago)

June 11 – Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia)


June 6 – Levi’s Stadium (Santa Clara)

June 10 – Soldier Field (Chicago)

June 14 – CenturyLink Field (Seattle)


June 5 – University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale)

June 9 – Rose Bowl (Pasadena)

June 13 – NRG Stadium (Houston)


June 4 – Rose Bowl (Pasadena)

June 8 – Citrus Bowl (Orlando)

June 12 – Gillette Stadium (Foxbrough)

What do you think of the Copa America schedule? Which games do you expect to attend?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Road trip up the 5 freeway!! Levi’s Stadium or bust!! Hopefully Santa Claus will grant me my wish of having Klinsmann firedbefore that tournament.

    • I share your wish but I can’t see it happening by the summer. Only way it happens is if we get hammered by Guatemala in the March WC qualifiers.

      Or maybe is Mourinho is interested. In all seriousness, Mourinho is incredibly effective for his first two years somewhere and then he starts to wear thin. Perfect timing for him to come in next year and stay through Russia. Plus maybe he’d have a longer shelf life in international football because he’d spend much less time with the players.

  2. As the host nation, we get a seed. And as in 1994 WC, we are the weakest seed, and befitting the fact that we usually get the same opponents time after time, and Ghana and Germany are not available, that leaves just Colombia, whom we faced in 94 as our presumptive rival in out group.

  3. “The selections of Brazil and Mexico come as a result of the two nations’ successes in their respective confederations throughout the past 100 years” and has nothing to do with the amount of $$$ those teams draw, just what are you implying SIR

  4. I’m so ready for this tournament to get here. One of the semis will be in Houston, and that’s the one I’m targeting, no matter who is playing…

    • I was fortunate to attend a Houston Texans NFL game there. What a beautiful Stadium! On top of that there are so many VIP and Party Suites!!Like Phoenix, it too has a retractable roof so no worries about the heat and humidity.

      When you look at he facilities for “football” or “fubol” that we have in the US compared to South America, no wonder they want to have their biggest tournament here. And had it not been for the dozen or so crooks in COMNEBOL (and CONCACAF) we very well might have had the 2022 WC here.

      I was looking at the new NFL Stadiums being proposed in LA. One is less than a mile from the StubHub in Carson that will supposedly host the Raiders and Chargers, and the other in Inglewood for the St Louis Rams and owned by Arsenal and Colorado Rapids owner Stan Kroenke , about 5 miles from the proposed LAFC stadium in Exposition Park (and only 7 miles from the Stub Hub center). AEG has threatened to sue the developers of the Carson Stadium for an inadequate EIR as 16 weeks of straight NFL Football in Carson would most certainly effect traffic in and around the Stub Hub Center. On the other hand the Galaxy would have a beautiful Stadium to hold large friendlies only a short distance from the Stub Hub.

  5. Why are they allowing games on fake turf? (upon which they will dump “real” grass to ensure unplayable conditions). Have they not learned their lesson?

    Oh, wait, there’s that thing called greed!

    What is Gulati still doing there?

    • I’m pretty sure the fact that this tournament is being held in the US is why Gulati is still here. Pretty impressive if you ask me. Stop whining and being bitter, and be excited like any rational soccer fan is.

      • Don’t fool yourself PEE WEE Herman could be in charge instead of Gulati and this tournament would still be played here because all participating countries what the $$$$$$.

  6. USMNT is the only “seeded” team to not have a single game on turf field with temp grass laid over it in the group stages. Brazil get’s the misfortune of playing 2 out of 3 on temp grass. I guess there are other benefits of being the host nation besides the automatic seeding.


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