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So the CSF centenary will be in the United States.

Makes sense.

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I've read differently though.

Las conversaciones van por buen camino. En la ciudad de Sao Paulo se vienen reuniendo autoridades de la Conmebol y de la Concacaf para definir esta propuesta.

Sao Paulo. El titular de la Confederación Norte, Centroamerica y el Caribe de Futbol (Concacaf), Jeffrey Webb, el presidente de la Federación Mexicana de Futbol (FMF), Justino Compeán y la cabeza de la Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol (Conmebol), Nicolás Leoz, se reúnen en Sao Paulo para planificar lo que sería la primera Copa América con 16 selecciones.

La idea de la Conmebol es celebrar su centenario con el torneo de países más importante de Sudamérica, a celebrarse en Chile en el 2015, con sus 10 representantes, más 6 de la Concacaf.

Las reuniones sirven para planificar ello y decidir qué selecciones de Norte y Centro América podrían participar, además de la siempre asistente, México.
Basically they are saying that the 2015 Copa America will be the tournament to honor the centenary and that edition will have the 16 teams with 6 Concacaf teams

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Here are some quotes from other articles:

According to goal.com, the president of the Ecuadorean soccer federation told Mexican media that the U.S. is a potential candidate to host a special 16-team Copa America in celebration of the South American confederation's 100-year anniversary.

"We are going to have the opening so that it's not held in one of the 10 countries of South America. It could be Mexico and it could be the United States as well," Luis Chiriboga told goal.com.

http://sports.terra.com/us-could-ho...a0ed257fb7e48310VgnVCM20000099cceb0aRCRD.html
The Mexican Federation president revealed that despite the fact that Chile will host the 2015 edition of the competition, a "special edition" of the Copa will be played a year later, to commemorate the first hundred years of the South American organization's existence.

"With new stadiums in Monterrey and [Guadalajara], we looked to have the tournament here," Compeán stated. "But the economic issue is a strong one and at the moment, I can say that the 2016 edition will be played in the United States while the 2015 edition will be played in Chile, that's official."

http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/1616...tes-will-host-2016-copa-america-says-femexfut
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I'm a proponent of this tournament and its format. However you have to admit it smells of greed when it's being played in addition to rather than in place of the 2015 Copa America and Gold Cup tournaments. That's a bit much in my books. Clubs will be extremely angry about their players playing tournaments two years in a row, or three in a row for teams in the 2014 world cup.

They also make no bones about the fact they want it played in the USA purely for the money. All adds up to a straight money grab.
 

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Why in the USA? these Americans don't like FOOTBALL, they can't feel it!
 
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Why in the USA? these Americans don't like FOOTBALL, they can't feel it!
You might not be aware of this but there's tens of millions of immigrants in the United States from your country included willing to pay big dollars to fill the stands for this tournament. South American countries already play a lot of friendlies in the USA for this very reason.
 

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Why in the USA? these Americans don't like FOOTBALL, they can't feel it!
The same Americans who had the very first completely sold out World Cup in history in 1994, a World Cup that still holds the record for most people ever to attend it even though only 24 teams were in the competition.

Basically FIFA could hold a World Cup in the US tomorrow with no fear of people not coming out and no fear of unsuitable stadia since the US have scores of large stadia to hold it any major competition in.
 

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It would be a good thing to unite Concacaf and Conmebol in a single entity. It would strengthen it. Conmebol has too few members and only 3 competitive domestic markets.
 

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This is a waste of time. To spend money making an Event in a Country where people don't give a sh..t to football. And celebrate CONMEBOL (Latin America's) centenary in USA? One more Latin "bananerism" attitude. It would be held or in Brazil, or Argentina, or Colombia or even in Costa Rica or Mexico.
 

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I wish we were involved in every Copa America, Libertadores and Sudamericana :(

P.S. by sheer numbers alone, the United States has more football fans than almost every country on Earth, so keep crying
 

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This is a waste of time. To spend money making an Event in a Country where people don't give a sh..t to football. And celebrate CONMEBOL (Latin America's) centenary in USA? One more Latin "bananerism" attitude. It would be held or in Brazil, or Argentina, or Colombia or even in Costa Rica or Mexico.
What is it that you don't get about our population. Do you think we are all Pilgrams or Quakers?

International events work so well here becuase not only do we support the red, white and blue, but we support our ancestor's colors too.

You could host a Rugby or Cricket tournament here and sell out. Just because the population as a whole doesn't follow a certain sport doesn't mean it isn't well supported.
 

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What is it that you don't get about our population. Do you think we are all Pilgrams or Quakers?

International events work so well here becuase not only do we support the red, white and blue, but we support our ancestor's colors too.

You could host a Rugby or Cricket tournament here and sell out. Just because the population as a whole doesn't follow a certain sport doesn't mean it isn't well supported.
maybe rugby... but cricket seriously!!! that sport is just not understeandable in the whole americas...

maybe a few people would go and it wouldnt look that silly but sold out!?:nuts:
 

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P.S. by sheer numbers alone, the United States has more football fans than almost every country on Earth, so keep crying
This is the reason for the giant sucess of the MLS....:bash:
If one day the real football beats this crap you call football and the thing with the bats, you can compete with the football nations with stars on their jerseys!
 

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Why in the USA? these Americans don't like FOOTBALL, they can't feel it!
I want to punch you. (If your country is USA, then by definition you don't feel it either. Pavo tenías que ser.)
This is a waste of time. To spend money making an Event in a Country where people don't give a sh..t to football. And celebrate CONMEBOL (Latin America's) centenary in USA? One more Latin "bananerism" attitude. It would be held or in Brazil, or Argentina, or Colombia or even in Costa Rica or Mexico.
I want to punch you, too.
You might not be aware of this but there's tens of millions of immigrants in the United States from your country included willing to pay big dollars to fill the stands for this tournament. South American countries already play a lot of friendlies in the USA for this very reason.
Exactly. The United States is a melting pot with millions of citizens and residents from other countries. The stadiums will fill up for these matches (and as pointed out before the 1994 FIFA World Cup still holds the attendance record). A lot of South American residents in the USA have never had the chance of experiencing a CSF World Cup qualifier first hand and I'm sure they would like to. This will be their chance to watch a game of almost the same magnitude in--potentially--some of the largest stadiums in the world. Americans know how to host events in which there is a huge market for.

Although it's strange that Conmebol's centenary tournament is being hosted on foreign soil, it will still be a bigger success than hosting it in Argentina or Colombia. Brazil won't because they have enough to worry about with the Summer Olympics even though they will have the World Cup stadiums to host such an event. Argentina just hosted the cup last year and their stadiums weren't all that great.
 

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It should also be noted that when the US played Brazil in Washington D.C. last month that it wasn't just sold out with 80,000, but there were more people there rooting for the U.S. than Brazil. To say that no one in the U.S. cares about soccer is unbelievably stupid. There's a huge population of people who love soccer in this country and while many of those root for other teams and will fill up the stadium, the number of those rooting for the U.S. is growing too.
 

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I thought this unificated tournament would be hosted by Brazil in 2019. I don't care if it's going be hoste by USA, Argentina or Trinidad and Tobago, I just want to be there. :banana:
 

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This is the reason for the giant sucess of the MLS....:bash:
If one day the real football beats this crap you call football and the thing with the bats, you can compete with the football nations with stars on their jerseys!
I mean the US just beat the euro champs in a friendly not that long ago but hopefully we'll learn to compete someday. :)
MLS is a top ten league in the world by attendance and is moving up rapidly.Not too bad for a league that's been around for 16 years. MLS would double its attendance in a heartbeat if it could convince even half of the people who are european football league supporters to attend games. Whats the number one participation sport in the US? Soccer. What country has the highest attendance ever in the World Cup? US. Yes the US has other sports leagues and sports but it's simply idiotic to think the US doesn't have millions and millions of soccer fans and supporters.
 
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