After a bit of back-and-forth, the 2016 Copa América Centenario is right back where it started. Today, Jürgen Mainka, Director of Marketing and Communications for CONCACAF, confirmed that the championship celebrating Copa América’s 100th year will take place in the United States.
CONCACAF and CONMEBOL directors met for hours and came to the conclusion that they shouldn’t change their original plan, according to the Associated Press. Mainka said that the meeting was productive, but he didn’t take any questions from the audience.
Univision, Televisa & Mexico FA (though not US Soccer) were present at Copa América meeting. Source: No plans to pursue venue other than USA
— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) September 17, 2015
But after rumors circulated that the games would be played in Colombia, Ecuador, and Mexico, people are still kind of like this: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Copa America Centenario is the new D.C. United Stadium. On. Off. Here. There. Good for everyone if/when it actually happens.
— Avi Creditor (@AviCreditor) September 17, 2015
Estados Unidos NO estará en reunión de Copa Centenario en MEX reporta NYT. Bajas posibilidades de que el torneo se haga en USA.
— David Sakata (@DavidSakata) September 16, 2015
En bandeja le están poniendo al FBI otra buena redada, CONMEBOL organizará en Estados Unidos la Copa América del centenario, un invento.
— José Ramón Fernández (@joserra_espn) September 17, 2015