Century to Savor

Chile’s Alexis Sanchez led his country to victory at the 2015 Copa América, which was staged in Chile. The 2016 event will be held in 10 cities across the United States.Photo by Andre Penner/AP Images
Chile’s Alexis Sanchez led his country to victory at the 2015 Copa América, which was staged in Chile. The 2016 event will be held in 10 cities across the United States. Photo by Andre Penner/AP Images

By John Conroy

For three weeks in June, soccer fans can thrill to the talents of Lionel Messi, Chicharito, Clint Dempsey and other stars of the “beautiful game” during the Copa América Centenario, an international tournament that some believe has the potential to rival the 1994 FIFA World Cup hosted in the United States. Ten cities across the country will host the tournament, which will run June 3 through June 26 and showcase 16 national teams from across the Americas. It will be the first time in the tournament’s 100-year history that the games will be held outside South America.

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