BY SPNW Staff 07:00PM 12/17/2015

Clink to host quarterfinal in 2016 Copa America

Seattle’s CenturyLink Field will play host to three matches, including Group D’s Argentina  June 14, as well as a quarterfinal that could involve the USMNT, in the Copa America Centenario, the joint CONCACAF-CONMEBOL tournament to celebrate the latter’s centennial anniversary.

“It’s an honor to welcome a prestigious tournament like the Copa America Centenario to Seattle next summer, and we’re thrilled to bring this historic event to the proud soccer fans of the Pacific Northwest,” said Sounders FC Owner Adrian Hanauer in a statement released by the club. “Hosting an international power like Argentina and a potential quarterfinal match featuring the United States at CenturyLink Field only adds to the rich and storied tradition of soccer history in this city.”

The U.S. will play in Santa Clara, Chicago and Philadelphia, and would come to Seattle only if it finished at the top of Group A, where it would play the No. 2 team from Group B, whose top seed is Brazil. Mexico and Argentina have been seeded into Groups C and D, respectively, while the remaining 12 teams will be drawn into their groups in early 2016.

The tournament’s semifinals will be held in Houston and Chicago, with the final in New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium June 26.


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