Copa América: USA to defend its fiefdom, Uruguay to show its Uruguayan claw

The United States, where the Copa América is being hosted for the second time, must defend their home and together with Uruguay, they have the responsibility of advancing to the quarterfinals as the representatives of group C.

The “Stars and Stripes” team had not participated in the oldest soccer team tournament on the planet for 8 years. In that edition, when it was also the host, they equaled their best record and finished in fourth place. The priority of this team, coached by Gregg Berhalter and led by Cristian Pulisic, is to improve that historical mark.

The Americans recently won the Nations League, defeating Mexico in the final. And year after year, more players play in European leagues, so the United States is ready to fight ‘face to face’ with the powers of the continent. Will it be enough for them to improve their best participation?

Uruguay, to take out the claw and lead the record again

Guided from the bench by “el loco” Marcelo Bielsa, the Uruguayans will seek to return to the top of their favorite tournament.

Argentina, in 2019, caught up with them when they won their Copa América for the fifteenth time.

The Uruguayans want to take advantage again and to do so they have figures of the stature of Fede Valverde, Rodrigo Bentancur, Darwin Núñez and the inexhaustible Luis Suárez, Uruguay’s all-time top scorer, in one of his last great challenges with this shirt.

Bolivia seeks to emerge from lethargy

The Bolivians, champions of America in 1963, seek to do well in this tournament although their chances of transcending are limited.


Their football has not been good and away from home it is difficult for them to win, which is why in the CONMEBOL qualifiers they are in penultimate position, after only getting three points after six games played.

Advancing to the round would be a success for those from the highlands.

Panama seeks to surprise

The Central American team, led by the Danish Thomas Christiansen, will have its second participation in the Copa América, and arrives at the event in the United States as the weakest in Group C. In 2016, when it debuted in the competition, it failed to pass the qualifying phase. groups, and now that will be its main objective.