UPDATE Wednesday, 3:15 pm ET: Concacaf released a statement regarding the reports of a proposed a 16-team tournament that would also feature six Concacaf nations and run concurrently with the 2020 European Championships:
“Concacaf is in receipt of the communication sent by the U.S. Soccer Federation to CONMEBOL Member Associations. We view this opportunity positively as it is not intended to replace or substitute any future editions of the Concacaf Gold Cup and it complements our vision to continue providing opportunities for our Member Associations to play competitive football at the highest level.”
Tuesday, 6:09 pm ET: A return (of sorts) for the Copa América Centenario could be coming in 2020, this time with U.S. Soccer as the lead organizer.
According to a report from Andrew Das of the New York Times, USSF president Carlos Cordeiro has written a letter inviting the 10 member nations of CONMEBOL to a proposed a 16-team tournament that would also feature six Concacaf nations and run concurrently with the 2020 European Championships.
He has also asked those nations to a meeting next week in Miami to discuss details, which would include USSF underwriting the event and guaranteeing each nation "millions of dollars in appearance fees, subsidized travel and bonuses for each point earned," the Times reports.
The tournament would mirror likely resemble in format the 2016 Copa América Centenario, which CONMEBOL staged in the US to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the world's oldest continental championship. It would most likely go by a different name, however, since USSF would be organizing the tournament and the 2016 event was held to commemorate a specific anniversary.
For more details on the proposed tournament, head over to the New York Times.