Copa America Centenario

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I figured this deserved it's own thread.

The Groups:

Group A: United States (A1), Colombia (A2), Costa Rica (A3), Paraguay (A4)

Group B: Brazil (B1), Ecuador (B2), Haiti (B3), Peru (B4)

Group C: Mexico (C1), Uruguay (C2), Jamaica (C3), Venezuela (C4)

Group D: Argentina (D1), Chile (D2), Panama (D3), Bolivia (D4)

The Schedule:

June 3: USA vs. Colombia | Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.; 9:30 p.m. ET

June 4: Costa Rica vs. Paraguay | Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Fla.; 5 p.m. ET

June 4: Haiti vs. Peru | CenturyLink Field, Seattle; 7:30 p.m. ET

June 4: Brazil vs. Ecuador | Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, Calif.; 10 p.m. ET

June 5: Jamaica vs. Venezuela | Soldier Field, Chicago; 5 p.m. ET

June 5: Mexico vs. Uruguay | University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.; 8 p.m. ET

June 6: Panama vs. Bolivia | Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Fla.; 7 p.m. ET

June 6: Argentina vs. Chile | Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.; 10 p.m. ET

June 7: USA vs. Costa Rica | Soldier Field, Chicago; 8 p.m. ET

June 7: Colombia vs. Paraguay | Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, Calif.; 10:30 p.m. ET

June 8: Brazil vs. Haiti | Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Fla.; 7:30 p.m. ET

June 8: Ecuador vs. Peru | University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.; 10 p.m. ET

June 9: Uruguay vs. Venezuela | Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia; 7:30 p.m. ET

June 9: Mexico vs. Jamaica | Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, Calif.; 10 p.m. ET

June 10: Chile vs. Bolivia | Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.; 7 p.m. ET

June 10: Argentina vs. Panama | Soldier Field, Chicago; 9:30 p.m. ET

June 11: USA vs. Paraguay | Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia; 7 p.m. ET

June 11: Colombia vs. Costa Rica | NRG Stadium, Houston; 9 p.m. ET

June 12: Ecuador vs. Haiti | MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.; 6:30 p.m. ET

June 12: Brazil vs. Peru | Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.; 8:30 p.m. ET

June 13: Mexico vs. Venezuela | NRG Stadium, Houston; 8 p.m. ET

June 13: Uruguay vs. Jamaica | Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.; 10 p.m. ET

June 14: Chile vs. Panama | Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia; 8 p.m. ET

June 14: Argentina vs. Bolivia | CenturyLink Field, Seattle; 10 p.m. ET

Quarterfinals
June 16: CenturyLink Field, Seattle; 9:30 p.m. ET

June 17: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.; 8 p.m. ET

June 18: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.; 7 p.m. ET

June 18: Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.; 10 p.m. ET

Semifinals
June 21: NRG Stadium, Houston; 9 p.m. ET
June 22: Soldier Field, Chicago; 8 p.m. ET

Third place
June 25: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.; 8 p.m. ET

Championship game
June 26: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.; 8 p.m. ET
 
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US preliminary 40 man roster:

U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION (Club; WCQ Caps/Goals)
GOALKEEPERS (5): David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Ethan Horvath (Molde), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS (15): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Ventura Alvarado (Club America), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Monterrey), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca), Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest), Matt Miazga (Chelsea FC), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana), Tim Ream (Fulham), DeAndre Yedlin (Sunderland)

MIDFIELDERS (12): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (FC Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Jermaine Jones (Colorado Rapids), Perry Kitchen (Heart of Midlothian), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution), Danny Williams (Reading FC), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

FORWARDS (8): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Ethan Finlay (Columbus Crew), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund),Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Bobby Wood (Union Berlin), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)

We of course know by now that Jozy is out with hamstring problems again. Not that he has been terribly effective recently with the US or with MLS.

23 man roster will probably be announced Saturday.
 

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Games at UOP:

June 5: Mexico vs. Uruguay | University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.; 8 p.m. ET
June 8: Ecuador vs. Peru | University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.; 10 p.m. ET

Third place
June 25: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.; 8 p.m. ET
 
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This tournament should be our "Euros" and done as often--raise our level of competition, more meaningful games and less friendlies. Get rid of the stupid Gold Cup.

They have a European Champion we should have a Champion of the Americas. Unfortunately CONCACAF and CONMEBOL will never be able to settle on something like this as a permanent tournament.
 

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This tournament should be our "Euros" and done as often--raise our level of competition, more meaningful games and less friendlies. Get rid of the stupid Gold Cup.

They have a European Champion we should have a Champion of the Americas. Unfortunately CONCACAF and CONMEBOL will never be able to settle on something like this as a permanent tournament.

+1
 

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Why is that? Since the US won't be playing, it shouldn't be too bad, will it?

It doesn't matter. They are horrible to be around. Think Eagles fans x10.
 

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Ok - because I was thinking about seeing if any of Alex's family was interested, since half of my in-laws were born in Mexico :)

If you are there to support Mexico, no problem. Neutral fans will not have a good time. USA fans might get hurt.
 

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Never been to a Mexico game, but are they really that bad in Phoenix? I'm tempted just to see Luis Suarez in person.
 

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Never been to a Mexico game, but are they really that bad in Phoenix? I'm tempted just to see Luis Suarez in person.

They are. It is sad too, because Suarez is my favorite player by far.
 

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This tournament should be our "Euros" and done as often--raise our level of competition, more meaningful games and less friendlies. Get rid of the stupid Gold Cup.

They have a European Champion we should have a Champion of the Americas. Unfortunately CONCACAF and CONMEBOL will never be able to settle on something like this as a permanent tournament.

My hope is this tourney is such a success, that the money generated will fix the disagreements between CONCACAF and CONMEBOL. I so want an Americas' version of the Euros.
 

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My hope is this tourney is such a success, that the money generated will fix the disagreements between CONCACAF and CONMEBOL. I so want an Americas' version of the Euros.

I agree with this...


So the final 23 is out. Jordan Morris being left off is the big snub. Hopefully perry and nagbe will be featured over beckerman and jones but I have a feeling we will see a lot of the same with Bradley and jones in the middle. This is an interesting 23.
 
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No Morris
No Mix
No Miazga

No comprendo

Mix I understand, he has been awful for NYCFC and was voted by players one of the most overrated in the league.

Wondo over Morris is a serious head scratcher for me.
 

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Mix I understand, he has been awful for NYCFC and was voted by players one of the most overrated in the league.

Wondo over Morris is a serious head scratcher for me.

Wondo over Morris? WONDO OVER MORRIS? Okay, this is JK's last chance saloon for me. If we don't do well, he's gonzo for me. I mean, he reminds me of Alan Pardew, for me. And, despite his appearance in the FA Cup, that's no compliment.
 

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I threw Mix's name out more as a complaint against taking Jones, Medusa Hair, and Kitchen. They play the same position. Doesn't make sense.

JK was quoted as saying the 23rd spot came down to Morris or Wondoboner. To me this should have been the FIRST decision.

"Coach, do you want Jordan or Wondo?"
"Has Morris had a recent amputation I don't know about?"
"No."
"Then don't waste my time with such a stupid question again. Get out of my office."
 

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I threw Mix's name out more as a complaint against taking Jones, Medusa Hair, and Kitchen. They play the same position. Doesn't make sense.

JK was quoted as saying the 23rd spot came down to Morris or Wondoboner. To me this should have been the FIRST decision.

"Coach, do you want Jordan or Wondo?"
"Has Morris had a recent amputation I don't know about?"
"No."
"Then don't waste my time with such a stupid question again. Get out of my office."

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Bringing Morris in when he was an unknown guy at Stanford then keeping him at home when he's scoring goals at will in the MLS is a trademark Klinsmann move.
 

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I'm just not a wondo fan I'll admit I haven't seen much of him other than his poor touch against Belgium which is a bit unfair because he seems to score a lot of goals for SJ. He has more goals than Morris. The times I've seen wondo play on the NT he jozy and Dempsey don't seem to be as active when they are together. Dempsey seems to be the most willing to run but usually only when he smells an attack brewing. I want to see a guy with pace that runs hard. Morris does that and is why I'm excited to see him and wood play for the future. There's Zardes too. Interestingly they have pulisic listed at forward as well when he and Zardes play MF for their club teams?

To think if golden boy jozy were healthy(as if that's a question lol) someone else would have been left off. I'd like to think wondo but who knows
 

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