The U.S. Men’s National Team’s path through the Copa America Centenario group stages will be a difficult one.
In Sunday night’s Copa draw, the USMNT were drawn with Colombia, Costa Rica and Paraguay in Group A of this summer’s tournament.
The U.S. will kick off the tournament against Colombia at Levi’s Stadium on June 3. Four days later, the USMNT will return to action against Costa Rica in Chicago before wrapping up the group stages June 11 against Paraguay at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
Meanwhile, Brazil has been paired with Ecuador, Haiti and Peru in Group B while Mexico will do battle with Uruguay, Jamaica and Venezuela in Group C. Rounding out the field is Group D, which will include Argentina, Chile, Panama and Bolivia.
Following the group stages, the quarterfinal round will take place on June 16-18. Houston and Chicago will then host the semifinals on June 21 and 22, respectively, before the tournament final on June 27 at MetLife Stadium.
Have a closer look at the groups below:
GROUP A: U.S. Men’s National Team, Colombia, Costa Rica, Paraguay
GROUP B: Brazil, Ecuador, Haiti, Peru
GROUP C: Mexico, Uruguay, Jamaica, Venezuela
GROUP D: Argentina, Chile, Panama, Bolivia
What do you think of the groups? Expect the USMNT to advance? Which group is the toughest? Which is the easiest?
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