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Gulati: US will accept Copa America Invite

“We are delighted to be able to accept the offer to play in Copa America,” US Soccer president Sunil Gulati told a conference call. “The tournament offers the dual advantage of quality opponents and a challenging environment that will provide long-term benefits for our team.”

More details to follow.

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A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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10 Responses to Gulati: US will accept Copa America Invite

  1. Sams Army says:

    What does this do to the MLS season? Are we just going to sell out our domestic league for the glory of this Copa? In all seriousness, Gulati is proving to be incompotent and totally disrespectful of Major League Soccer. I am sure Garber will have something very negative to say about this.

  2. Harvey says:

    Great news! Gulati is proving he is serious about making us more competetive on the world stage. Hats off to Sunil!

  3. Gregg says:

    Sams Army,

    You are clueless!!

  4. Gregg says:

    It’s about time we finally go and play in Copa America.

    I wasn;t sure if Gulati got it but this past week he seems to be turning it around with this announcement and the Klinsman discussions.

  5. USA2010 says:

    Great news!

  6. Anonymous says:

    “This is a strong statement that we, the league, are committed to do what we can in partnership with U.S. Soccer to move this sport forward,” Garber said.

  7. Kartik says:

    So Garber is embracing this……wow, Gulati really does work the process well.

  8. Torres says:

    Some excellent news. Klinnsman will have the USA playing at a high level by the time Copa rolls around.

  9. Hernandez says:


  10. football detective says:

    Big summer next year for US Soccer with the Gold Cup followed by Copa America.

    I can hardly wait…….

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