Copa America is here and the US Men’s National Team will be playing first! The first Copa America game will be between the US and Colombia.
For this year, Copa America matches will be hosted by the United States for the tournament’s 100th anniversary. Copa America is currently comprised of 16 competing nations. The whole series will have 32 matches. The group stage matches will run from June 3 to June 14 across 10 US cities. Oregon Live notes that the USA is the first country out of South America to host the tournament.
CBS Sports reports that Copa America is the biggest sports tournament USA has had to host since 1994 FIFA World Cup.
The 16 groups were divided into 4 groups with 4 teams each. The top two from each group will then advance to the next stage until the teams best each other out for the final match.
The final game is scheduled for June 26 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Group A includes Team USA, Colombia Costa Rica and Paraguay while Brazil, Ecuador, Haiti and Peru are in Group B.
Mexico, Uruguay, Jamaica and Venezuela are competing in Group C while Argentina, Chile, Panama and Bolivia are in Group D.
Starting line up for team USA areas follows with No. 4 Michael Bradley as team captain.
While Copa America is on its 100th run, Clint Dempsey of the US Men’s National Team will be looking to score his 50th goal tonight.
Meanwhile, team Colombia has the following lineup with James Rodriguez as their captain!
El Capitan James Rodriguez also has a huge responsibility to keep the goals coming and keep their winning record against host Team USA.
So which team will you be cheering for the first game of Copa America 2016 tonight?
Kickoff will happen at 9:30PM E.T. on Friday, 3 June (11:30AM NSW, Saturday, 4 June) at the Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California.
Don’t miss the kickoff by watching it live on Fox Sports Go.