5 Big Reasons To Go To a Copa America Centenario Match This Summer
June will be a special month for soccer fans this year. A once in a lifetime opportunity to see the best soccer players in the world play right in their own backyards is on the horizon. The Copa America Centenario comes to the United States of America!
Here are five of the biggest reasons you and your family should make every effort to try and catch at least one game live, in person, this summer:
1. The Best in The World Playing for Real
These are no friendlies, no exercises in global Club-branding that the top players won't feature in. We are talking about the Copa America, the South American soccer championships where a few CONCACAF teams get invited to see how they stack up against the likes of Lionel Messi, James Rodriguez, Luis Suarez, and Alexis Sanchez to name a few.
This is the historic one hundred year anniversary of a competition that is of great significance to the the players mentioned above. Few soccer fans in our country will ever have a better chance to witness the greatest players on earth competing to stake claim to their ultimate legacy as soccer players.
2. Be Part of the America vs. Europe Conversation
With the UEFA European Championships also set to kick off in France this month, it's the perfect chance for American soccer fans to be part of the conversation and debate about which continent reigns supreme: Europe verse the Americas!
Treat yourselves to a front row seat to the best our hemisphere has to offer, breathe in the atmosphere, the sounds, the passion, the incredible speed of play of international soccer, and be a part of an unprecedented opportunity to enter the conversation with first hand accounts to back your claims of who is the best team on planet earth!
3. Become a U.S. Soccer Supporter In The Golden Age
As a soccer player, coach, or fan you are living in the Golden Age of soccer in America. The world's game has finally arrived in the USA and sports fans populating the four corners of our great Country are all feeling the buzz.
There will be no better opportunity for even the most casual of soccer fans to join the tribe, and become part of the US soccer community. Now is the right time to find your local American Outlaws supporter group, slap on the red, white, and blue, get to a game, and be a part of history as Jurgen Klinsmann's USA fights to escape and triumph over difficult group stage opponents.
4. Once in A Generation Opportunity
Lionel Messi is at the peak of his career, and most US soccer fans will never have another chance to see arguably the greatest player ever lace them up in games that matter, on home soil no less.
Messi's only resume gap to date is his lack of international trophies for his beloved Argentina. He will be looking to finally carry his Club pedigree into a major international tournament, and fulfill his destiny to become the greatest of all-time.
The chance to see Messi in person, playing for an international title that means so much to him is bucket list stuff that can't be ignored.
5. Witness the Birth of our First Global Superstar
There is the potential to witness the birth of the first global US soccer superstar.
Seventeen year-old Christian Pulisic is posed to play a big role in the tournament for the USA this summer, and there is an ever increasing possibility that we will be witnessing the birth of our first truly special player.
It could be a watershed moment in the history of our sport, a time when one of the biggest soccer players in the world hails from the home of the brave, and the land of the free, don't risk missing out on moments that could change soccer in our Country forever.
From Seattle to Massachusetts, Santa Clara to Philadelphia, and Orlando to Los Angeles, the greatest soccer superheroes on earth will be descending on stadiums all across the United States.
It's time to suit up, grab your drums and horns, rally your friends and family, and turn out for the Copa America Centenario!