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2tone
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Post #1
Friday July 19, 2013 9:32pm

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Jeffrey Webb the CONCACAF president stated then in the next few weeks CONCACAF will announce a joint tournament between CONCACAF and CONMEBOL set to take place in the USA in 2016.

Don't know if it's going to be called Copa America or something else just yet.

Could be a very useful tournament for the US in 2016.

Depending on when it takes place it could be used as a tournament for the US Olympic team before the Olympics if they were to qualify that is.

Or it could be used as a stand alone tournament for other talented players in the pool.

or it could be used strictly as an "A" team tournament for the Americans.

A lot of scenarios going through my head right now.

rainORshine
Post #2
Friday July 19, 2013 9:48pm

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has been awaiting fifa approval for months. sounds like that is coming down the pipe

its a nice little one-off, but both confederations really need to make this a permanent fixture

(see "US needs Copa America" thread)

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #3
Friday July 19, 2013 9:59pm

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Potentially a lot of soccer that summer.

WC qualifying will start

Possible Olympics if the US qualifies

Now this proposed COCNACAF/CONMEBOL joint tournament.

A lot of opportunities for US players that summer.

Should be interesting to see who US soccer hires for the Head coaching job after the 2014 WC.

Will it be Klinsmann?

Will it be an MLS coach?

Will it be another foreigner?

Will it be one of Klinsmanns assistants?

rjw77
Post #4
Friday July 19, 2013 11:40pm

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I hope its an A team tournament. Things like the gold cup are useful and u23 is even better to see prospects but nothing beats watching the best players we have to offer and same with all the other countries involved.

navi8132
Post #5
Saturday July 20, 2013 12:35am

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Kreis or Bruce Arena.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #6
Saturday July 20, 2013 4:00am

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No thanks on Bruce Arena. The US is trying to go forward not backwards.

To be totally honest I think Klinsmann signs on for another 4 years.

Red
NY
Post #7
Saturday July 20, 2013 4:28am

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I'm really curious to see if Klinsmann returns or not, I guess its likely going to come down to how well he does at the World Cup. If he gets out of the group I'd think he would return but his stock would go up and it may be more difficult to keep him(especially if we get to the QF or beyond the round of 16.)

skangles
DC
Post #8
Saturday July 20, 2013 8:31am

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I don't think Klinsmann is the right man for the job from 2014 onwards. We're going to have a massive changing of the guards after the next World Cup and there will be a lot of growing pains on our way to 2018.

In my opinion after Brazil these players who are currently in the picture to some degree need to take a bow (with a possible farewell friendly assuming that we don't embarass ourselves in Brazil). Not all of these guys make it to Brazil but whether they make the final squad or not this is their last hurrah.

1) Howard
2) Bocanegra
3) Onyewu
4) Goodson
5) Cherundolo
6) Beasley
7) Davis
8) Jones
9) Beckerman
10) EJ
11) Donovan
12) Gomez
13) Wondolowski
14) Parkhurst
15) Rimando

Many of those 15 players have played a major role on this team for years. The only old man that may be worth keeping around after next year is Dempsey and this 2016 tournament can be his farewell event.

With so many changes coming due to father time, I don't think Klinsmann has the patience for rebuilding the squad.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #9
Saturday July 20, 2013 3:03pm

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Kreis isn't a bad shout out.

MSantoine
Post #10
Saturday July 20, 2013 4:05pm

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Original post from skangles

I don't think Klinsmann is the right man for the job from 2014 onwards. We're going to have a massive changing of the guards after the next World Cup and there will be a lot of growing pains on our way to 2018.

In my opinion after Brazil these players who are currently in the picture to some degree need to take a bow (with a possible farewell friendly assuming that we don't embarass ourselves in Brazil). Not all of these guys make it to Brazil but whether they make the final squad or not this is their last hurrah.

1) Howard
2) Bocanegra
3) Onyewu
4) Goodson
5) Cherundolo
6) Beasley
7) Davis
8) Jones
9) Beckerman
10) EJ
11) Donovan
12) Gomez
13) Wondolowski
14) Parkhurst
15) Rimando

Many of those 15 players have played a major role on this team for years. The only old man that may be worth keeping around after next year is Dempsey and this 2016 tournament can be his farewell event.

With so many changes coming due to father time, I don't think Klinsmann has the patience for rebuilding the squad.


I couldnt agree more. Although Howard could be put in the same group as Dempsey, stay as starter for 2015 gold cup and this tourney and turn the team to Guzan for WCQ starting in 2016

Tiger
Post #11
Saturday July 20, 2013 10:53pm

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Although North America and South America are two separate continents, in football terms the hemispheric region needs a football championship (at all age levels) that is akin or equivalent to the European Championships or the African Cup. The total number of eligible nations for such a competition would still be substantially less than those involved in European wide and African wide competitions.

A consolidated comprehensive American Championships would raise the overall level of competition throughout the hemisphere, initially especially throughout the North American, Central American, and Caribbean regions. It would hopefully also build some cohesion between the various regional and national football Associations.

Regularly scheduled competitions with the Conmebol nations will elevate the game throughout this hemisphere for all participants, and ultimately on the world stage as well.

navi8132
Post #12
Saturday July 20, 2013 11:12pm

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Total Posts: 1,600
Copa America might be able to compete for similar viewership as Eurocup, at least in USA TV channel ratings. I still know eurosnobs who probably wouldn't even watch the Copa America though (perhaps only the Argentina and Brazil matches).

MSantoine
Post #13
Sunday July 21, 2013 1:03pm

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Total Posts: 1,616
Even if they did a massive preliminary round so that only a couple Caribbean island made it, it would be great. You would have the 9 SA teams, US, Mex, and Canada as auto quailies (Canada only out of the fact they are so far away from the tiny islands for per qualification) you could have 8 spots available for something like 5 Central America and 3 Caribbean. 5 groups of 4 teams. Top 2 in each group advance to knockout. Would be an awesome tourney. Would have groups like brazil Honduras Paraguay Cuba or US Colombia panama Jamaica.


A big question for U.S. fans heading into the World Cup is surely on Jozy Altidore and just what is plaguing the young striker at Sunderland.
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