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Kickoff times announced for Copa America Centenario games

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CONCACAF has announced the kickoff times for all of the Copa America Centenario games that will be played on US soil this summer.

The good news for soccer fans is that none of the games clash with the Euro 2016 competition, so fans will be able to watch the best teams in Europe play on TV in the morning and afternoons, and then have a chance to watch soccer in-person in the evenings to see the stars from North and South America.

The tournament will include Brazil, Argentina, USA, Mexico, Colombia and the following other countries: Chile, Ecuador, Uruguay, Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Haiti and Panama.

That means we have the prospect of seeing many of the best soccer players in the world on US soil including Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar, Sergio Aguero, James Rodriguez and more.

SEE MORE: Schedule of Euro 2016 and Copa America Centenario combined into one

Here are the groups:

GROUP A

USA
Colombia
Costa Rica
Paraguay

GROUP B

BRAZIL
Ecuador
Haiti
Peru

GROUP C

MEXICO
Uruguay
Jamaica
Venezuela

GROUP D

ARGENTINA
Chile
Panama
Bolivia

And here are the kickoff times for all of the games (All times Eastern(:

Group Stage

Friday, June 3

USA vs. Colombia, Santa Clara, CA, 9:30pm ET (tickets)

Saturday, June 4

Costa Rica vs. Paraguay, Orlando, FL, 5pm ET (tickets)
Haiti vs. Peru, Seattle, WA, 7:30pm ET (tickets)
Brazil vs. Ecuador, Pasadena, CA, 10pm ET (tickets)

Sunday, June 5

Jamaica vs. Venezuela, Chicago, IL, 5pm ET (tickets)
Mexico vs. Uruguay, Glendale, AZ, 8pm ET (tickets)

Monday, June 6

Panama vs. Bolivia, Orlando, FL, 7pm ET (tickets)
Argentina vs. Chile, Santa Clara, CA, 10pm ET (tickets)

Tuesday, June 7

USA vs. Costa Rica, Chicago, IL, 8pm ET (tickets)
Colombia vs. Paraguay, Pasadena, CA, 10:30pm ET (tickets)

Wednesday, June 8

Brazil vs. Haiti, Orlando, FL, 7:30pm ET (tickets)
Ecuador vs. Peru, Glendale, AZ, 10pm ET (tickets

Thursday, June 9

Uruguay vs. Venezuela, Philadelphia, PA, 7:30pm ET (tickets)
Mexico vs. Jamaica, Pasadena, CA, 10pm ET (tickets)

Friday, June 10

Chile vs. Bolivia, Foxborough, MA, 7pm ET (tickets)
Argentina vs. Panama, Chicago, IL, 9:30pm ET (tickets)

Saturday, June 11

USA vs. Paraguay, Philadelphia, PA, 7pm ET (tickets)
Colombia vs. Costa Rica, Houston, TX, 9pm ET (tickets)

Sunday, June 12

Ecuador vs. Haiti, East Rutherford, NJ, 6:30pm ET (tickets)
Brazil vs. Peru, Foxborough, MA, 8:30pm ET (tickets)

Monday, June 13

Mexico vs. Venezuela, Houston, TX, 8pm ET (tickets)
Uruguay vs. Jamaica, Santa Clara, CA, 10 pm ET (tickets)

Tuesday, June 14

Chile vs. Panama, Philadelphia, PA, 8pm ET (tickets)
Argentina vs. Bolivia, Seattle, WA, 10pm ET (tickets)

 

Quarterfinals

Thursday, June 16

1A vs. 2B, Seattle, WA, 9:30pm ET (tickets)

Friday, June 17

1B vs. 2A, East Rutherford, NJ, 8pm ET (tickets)

Saturday, June 18

1D vs. 2C, Foxborough, MA, 7pm ET (tickets)
1C vs. 2D, Santa Clara, CA, 10pm ET (tickets)

 

Semifinals

Tuesday, June 21

W25 vs. W27, Houston, TX, 9pm ET (tickets)

Wednesday, June 22

W26 vs. W28, Chicago, IL, 10pm ET (tickets)

 

Third place final

Saturday, June 25

L29 vs. L30, Glendale, AZ, 8pm ET (tickets)

 

Final

Sunday, June 26

Final, East Rutherford, NJ, 8pm ET (tickets)

 

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5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. kevin

    June 7, 2016 at 9:39 am

    really the time of the games being aired is so late, most people cant stay up that late people have to work !

  2. Dave Berger

    June 4, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Who scheduled the start times for Copa, and why? I can’t figure out why so many games start so late. If you’re in Eastern or Central time zones and work in the morning, what are the odds you’ll stay up for a 9 or 10 pm kickoff game? Better yet, who’s gonna let their kids stay up?

    I live in Chicago & was prepared to pay up for semifinal tickets… until I saw the 9pm local-time kickoff on a weeknight. Factoring in traffic, that gets me home around midnight on a work night, 5 hrs before I wake up… if the game doesn’t go extra time or PKs. No chance I’m doing that now… and no one I know would take their kid to that game.

    It’s not as if this helps viewership in South America – Brazil & Argentina are 2 & 1 hour ahead of US ET – and it kills potential for younger viewers to get into the competition. Who wins with this setup?

  3. Sleepy

    March 1, 2016 at 6:45 am

    Wow. So many late east coast games I’ll miss half the tournament.

  4. matt

    February 29, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Jamaica Uruguay’s in Santa Clara…

    • Christopher Harris

      February 29, 2016 at 8:50 pm

      Thanks for catching that mistake Matt. It’s now been corrected!

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