Copa America Centenario Championship Match Recap | Argentina 0, Chile 0 (2-4, PKs) | (June 26th. 2016 @ MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey) (Attendance 82,206) | Chile outlasted Argentina in the final on Sunday night to successfully defend their 2015 trophy, edging La Albiceleste 4-2 in a penalty-kick shootout after a taut 0-0 deadlock over 120 minutes of play. Both teams were reduced to 10 players within the first 43 minutes. Lionel Messi and Arturo Vidal missed in the 1st PK…
Copa America Centenario Match Recap | Chile 4, Panama 2 | (June 14th, 2016 @ Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA) | Eduardo Vargas and Alexis Sanchez each had a brace in the win-or-go-home Group D finale to help the reigning tournament champions overcome a poor start. Panama jumped in front after five minutes through Miguel Camargo, Chile struck back thru Vargas (15th min) who netted his first of two goals, his 2nd came just before halftime with a nice header.
Copa America Centenario Match Recap | Uruguay 3, Jamaica 0 | (June 13th, 2016 @ Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA) | Uruguay cruised to a 3-0 win over fellow eliminated nation Jamaica in their Group C finale at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on Wednesday night. Abel Hernandez scored the decisive goal 21 minutes in, and a Je-Vaugh Watson own goal and Mathias Corujo strike in the second half made the scoreline more one-sided.
Copa America Centenario Match Recap | Mexico 1, Venezuela 1 | (June13th, 2016 @ NRG Stadium in Houston, TX) | Venezuela opened the scoring, with Jose Manuel Velazquez capping a well-worked free kick in the 10th minute by hitting a picture-perfect scissor kick.Jesus Manuel Corona scored the equalizer (80th min.) on a brilliant dribbling effort smoothly weaving through a few defenders before smacking a hard shot into the back of the net. Mexico claimed Group C in an even and entertaining…
Copa America Centenario Match Recap | Brazil 0, Peru 1 | (June12th, 2016 @ Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA) | Raul Ruidiaz turned in a cross from Andy Polo in the 75th minute, appearing to punch the ball with his hand to get it over the line. After extensive discussion with his linesman and the fourth official, Uruguayan referee Andres Cunha awarded the goal. Peru’s controversial winning goal knocked Brazil out of Copa America Centenario in the group stage.
Copa America Centenario Third Place Match Recap | USA 0, Colombia 1 | (June 25th. 2016 @ University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona) | It was a much better performance, but the US national team failed to get the win they coveted against Colombia. James Rodriguez chipped a ball over the top of the US backline, allowing Santiago Arias to run onto it and head across the six-yard box. Carlos Bacca then got the slightest of touches to get it into the back of the net.
Copa America Centenario Semi-final Match Recap | Colombia 0, Chile 2 | (June 22nd, 2016 @ Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois) | Chile used a pair of early goals to defeat Colombia on Wednesday night. Charles Aranguiz scored seven minutes in off a rebound and Jose Fuenzalida doubled the advantage four minutes later. A lengthy weather delay which lasted more than two hours postponed the game at halftime, but Colombia could not find much of a rhythm in the attack after the break.
Starting XI for USA v ARG | (Front Row) Graham Zusi, Gysas Zardus, DeAndre Yedlin, Fabian Johnson; (Back Row) Clint Dempsey, Chris W., Kyle Beckerman, John Brooks, Brad Guzan, Michael Bradley, Geoff Cameron
Copa America Centenario Semi-final Match Recap | USA 0, Argentina 4 | (June 21st, 2016 @ NRG Stadium in Houston, TX) Attendance 70,858 | Argentina scores in the 3rd minute and Lionel Messi hits a glorious free kick in the 32nd minute to become his countries leading scorer. Michael Bradley was horrible, but no one was good for the US on the night. Clint Dempsey subbed out in the 78th minute.
Copa America Centenario Quarterfinal Match Recap | Mexico 0, Chile 7 | (June 18th, 2016 @ Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA) | The champions of South America met the champions from North America in what turned into a blow out, Chile pushed hard from the 1st whistle. Scoring before halftime in the 16th and 44th minute. It got worse after halftime as Chile continued to pour it on. Eduardo Vargas scored 4 goals and Edson Puch had a brace.
Copa America Centenario Quarterfinal Match Recap | Argentina 4, Venezuela 1 | (June 18th, 2016 @ Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.) | Lionel Messi started his first game in this tournament and played all 90 minutes. He scored a goal and delivered two assist to lead Argentina into the semi-finals.