Hosting the first Copa America in their own backyard didn’t help the United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) on Sunday night in New York City as Jurgen Klinsmann and co. have been drawn into what looks like the strongest and most challenging group of the tournament.
The USMNT will face Colombia and Costa Rica, who were both quarter finalists in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and Paraguay, who finished 4th in the 2015 Copa America in Chile.
As hosts, the USMNT will play in the first match which takes place June 3 against Colombia at Levi’s Stadium. This match marks the first of seven matches that will be held in California.
Levi’s Stadium hosts additional matches June 6 (Argentina vs Chile), June 13 (Uruguay vs Jamaica), and June 18 (Quarterfinals).
The Rose Bowl will hold matches on June 4 (Brazil vs Ecuador), June 7 (Colombia vs Paraguay), and June 9 (Mexico vs Jamaica).
Full groups for the Copa America Centenario:
Group A: USMNT, Colombia, Costa Rica, Paraguay
Group B: Brazil, Ecuador, Haiti, Peru
Group C: Mexico, Uruguay, Jamaica, Venezuela
Group D: Argentina, Chile, Panama, Bolivia
Matches in California
June 3 – USA vs Columbia at Levi’s Stadium
June 4 – Brazil vs Ecuador at Rose Bowl
June 6 – Argentina vs Chile at Levi’s Stadium
June 7 – Colombia vs Paraguay at Rose Bowl
June 9 – Mexico vs Jamaica at Rose Bowl
June 13 – Uruguay vs Jamaica at Levi’s Stadium
June 18 – Quarterfinals Winner Group C vs Runner-up Group D