Copa America Finals & 3rd Place
Soccer continues to grow in popularity in the United States. Nothing says this more than the success of Copa America, a longtime tournament between teams in the Western Hemisphere, which has been held in the U.S. in June. Copa America is winding down, with the championship game slated for Sunday, June 26 in East Rutherford, New Jersey, between Argentina and a yet-to-be opponent. But you can also score tickets today to watch the United States National Team play in the 3rd Place game, Saturday, June 25 at Glendale, Arizona’s, University of Phoenix Stadium. The match will take place at 5 p.m. local time. Use the Copa America 3rd Place & Finals Tickets & Guide to get your seat today. Tickets start at $71.
The United States team reached the 3rd Place game with a strong showing in Copa America. The Americans started off the tournament with a tough 2-0 loss to Columbia on June 2. However, the U.S. bounced back with three straight victories, starting with an impressive 4-0 shutout of Costa Rica on June 7. This was followed by another shutout, this time in a narrow 1-0 fashion over Paraguay. This victory sent the U.S. to the quarterfinals where the team edged Ecuador 2-1 on June 16.
The U.S. team advanced to the semifinals June 21 to face perennial world power Argentina and its superstar Lionel Messi. The South American team proved to be far too much for the Americans, as Messi and company prevailed in easy fashion, 4-0.
While the loss ended the Americans’ chance at a championship, the U.S. team is still alive for a third-place finish. The U.S. will face the loser of Columbia and Chile, which squared off on June 22.
Come support the U.S. National Team in the 3rd Place game. Get your tickets today and enjoy a hard-fought match filled with skill and talent.
|Copa America Tickets 2016||Date||Venue||City||Avg Price|
|Copa America – 3rd place: USA vs. Colombia Tickets||Sat – 06/25/16||University of Phoenix Stadium||Glendale, AZ||$196|
|Copa America – Final: Argentina vs. Chile Tickets||Sun – 06/26/16||MetLife Stadium||East Rutherford, NJ||$879|
Copa America Quarter Finals
Soccer, or football (Futbol) in other countries across the U.S., is the most popular sport in the world. Growing in popularity in the United States as well, it is known worldwide as “The Beautiful Game.” It’s not often that fans in the U.S. can see top-notch international play, but the perfect chance to see some of the best players in the world is coming with Copa America, a tournament featuring national teams for North and South America. With the Copa America Quarter Finals Tickets and Guide, you can have a seat to all the live action of some incredibly entertaining soccer. The quarterfinals will be held June 18, with tickets starting at $75.
Some of the quarterfinals games have already been held, but a pair of matches remains on the 18th, with Argentina squaring off the Venezuela at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, and Mexico facing Chile from Levis Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Both matches start at 7 p.m. Winners of the games will advance to the semifinals June 21 and 22 from Houston, Texas, and Chicago, Illinois, respectively. The U.S. team has already moved on to the June 21 semifinal game and awaits a quarterfinal winner. The Copy America championship game will take place Sunday, June 26 at 8 p.m. at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. A third-place game precedes the finals on June 25 from Glendale, Arizona’s University of Phoenix Stadium.
Copa America was first contested 100 years ago. It has historically involved teams from the Western Hemisphere but has expanded to include teams from Asia in recent years. Last year, Chile won its first tournament title. With 15 titles, Uruguay is the most decorated tournament champion.
The United States advanced to the semifinals with a 2-1 win over Ecuador on June 16. Be a part of all the thrilling action of this incredible tournament by getting your tickets now.
|Copa America Tickets 2016||Date||Venue||City||Avg Price|
|Copa America – Quarterfinals: Argentina vs. Venezuela Tickets||Sat – 06/18/16||Gillette Stadium||Foxborough, MA||$268|
|Copa America – Quarterfinals: Mexico vs. Chile Tickets||Sat – 06/18/16||Levis Stadium||Santa Clara, CA||$348|
|Copa America – Semifinals: USA vs. W27 Tickets||Tue – 06/21/16||NRG Stadium||Houston, TX||$337|
|Copa America – Semifinals: W26 vs. W28 Tickets||Wed – 06/22/16||Soldier Field||Chicago, IL||$536|
|Copa America – 3rd place: L29 vs. L30 Tickets||Sat – 06/25/16||University of Phoenix Stadium||Glendale, AZ||$196|
|Copa America – Final: W29 vs. W30 Tickets||Sun – 06/26/16||MetLife Stadium||East Rutherford, NJ||$879|
If you’re feeling bummed that you have to wait two whole years for the next World Cup, don’t. This year’s Copa America will be held for the first time in the United States and should satisfy your soccer cravings until the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
This year marks the centennial Copa America – it was founded in 1916 – and U.S. soccer fans are in for a treat as legendary players from around the world play on pitches all across the country, from Pasadena, California to East Rutherford, New Jersey, starting on June 3. The match-ups will bring world stars like Lionel Messi, Javier “Chicharito” Hernández, David Luiz and Michael Bradley to fields here at home.
2016 will mark the first Copa America held outside Latin America, and games will crisscross the U.S. at a time when soccer popularity is surging here. It will feature 16 teams instead of the usual 12, and is a ceremonial partnership between South American and Caribbean, North and Central American soccer confederations (CONMEBOL and CONCACAF, respectively).
Host cities will include Pasadena, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, Houston and Orlando, just to name a few.
Tickets to the historic games are available via Razorgator, with prices varying depending on factors like games, seating and venue. For example, pricing for the United States versus Colombia match on June 3 starts at $84, Brazil versus Ecuador on June 4 starts at $86 and Mexico versus Uruguay on June 5 starts at $85. Fans can watch some games for far less, like Costa Rica versus Paraguay, starting at $29 or Colombia versus Paraguay for $52. But the action will be just as fun!
Venue passes also give fans the option to see three games at any given location, with prices again varying by location, but starting at $199 for the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The ten venues are: The Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida; NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas; University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona; Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington; MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey; Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois; the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California; Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
The U.S. team has been placed into Group A, with Colombia, Costa Rica and Paraguay. Group B consists of Brazil, Ecuador, Haiti and Peru. Group C consists of Mexico, Uruguay, Jamaica and Venezuela while Group D is Argentina, Chile, Panama and Bolivia.
Here are some game highlights to look out for.
On June 3, the United States will go up against Colombia at Levi’s Stadium in the Bay Area city of Santa Clara. Levi’s Stadium is the home of the San Francisco 49ers NFL team. Here’s a bit of fun trivia about American team captain Michael Bradley – he comes from a soccer-playing family and has played all over the world. He speaks fluent Italian, Dutch, German and Spanish to prove it. Bradley faces off against Colombian team captain and recent break-out star, James Rodriguez, who is often thought of as a successor to Colombia’s famed Carlos Valderrama. Rodriguez is a versatile player and can play multiple positions. He also harbors a useful talent – he can use his feet ambidextrously.
The grouping is considered a tough one for the U.S. team, especially going up against Colombia first. Colombia is one of the top South American soccer teams, while both Colombia and Costa Rica were most recently ranked above the U.S. by FIFA. But coach Jurgen Klinsmann was optimistic when the grouping was drawn in February, telling the Guardian, “it’s doable… We start right on our toes in Santa Clara. It’s exciting.”
June 4 will see three simultaneous games: Haiti versus Peru; Costa Rica versus Paraguay; and Brazil versus Ecuador. Haiti and Peru will square off at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington, Cota Rica will play Paraguay at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida, and Brazil and Ecuador will challenge each other at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
Brazil is expected to win 100% with this group, which raises the stakes for the U.S. team and their need to prevail against Colombia in the first game.
“We have to learn how to win knockout games,” Klinsmann told the Guardian. “No better way to start it than a Copa America.”
There will be two games on June 5 – Jamaica versus Venezuela and Mexico versus Uruguay. Jamaica and Venezuela will play at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois, while Mexico and Uruguay will meet at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The big star to look out for in these match-ups is of course Mexico’s forward, Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez. He’s the second-highest scoring player on Mexico’s national team in its entire history and is known for his speed and agility. Chicharito scored the third goal in his team’s emotional victory over Croatia in the 2014 World Cup.
Mexico may be facing its top rival in its grouping for its first game. Uruguay holds no less than 15 Copa America titles.
On June 6, Panama will play Bolivia and Argentina faces off with Chile. Panama and Bolivia will play at Levi’s Stadium, while Argentina will meet with Chile at Levi’s Stadium. The latter match-up will feature the Argentinian soccer giant of global fame, Lionel Messi. Messi, Argentina’s team captain and forward, like Mexico’s Chicharito, is known for his quickness, agility, and ability to exploit goal opportunities in spite of – or perhaps due to his small stature. He is also his country’s second-highest goal-scoring player. This week, the 28-year-old scored the 500th goal of his career.
Two matches are planned for June 7, including the U.S. versus Costa Rica and Colombia versus Paraguay. On June 8, it will be Ecuardor versus Peru at the University of Phoenix Stadium, and Brazil versus Haiti at the Citrus Bowl. On June 9, Mexico will face Jamaica at the Rose Bowl while Uruguay will play Venezuela at Lincoln Financial Field. June 10 will see match-ups between Chile and Bolivia at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, and Argentina versus Panama at Soldier Field.
June 11 will feature games between the United States and Paraguay at Lincoln Financial Field, and Colombia versus Costa Rica at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. June 12 will see Ecuador and Haiti face off at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, while Brazil and Peru face off at Gillette Stadium. On June 13, Mexico will play Venezuela at NRG Stadium while Uruguay and Jamaica will face off at Levi’s Stadium.
On June 14, Argentina will square off against Bolivia at CenturyLink Field and Chile will go up against Panama at Lincoln Financial Field. Then, it’s on to the quarterfinals. The final match will be held on June 26 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
Whatever the outcome for the United States team, it’s an exciting time to be an American soccer fan. While Americans are generally fixated on a different kind of “football,” soccer, which is known as “football” in the rest of the world, has been gaining popularity quickly. This year, fans will get to see American soccer stars like goalkeeper Tim Howard and Bradley face off with international teams here at home.