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Report: Stadiums picked for next summer's Copa America Centenario

After getting confirmation that the tournament will go in the United States, it appears US Soccer have decided on which locations the games will be taking place.

According to Doug McIntyre from ESPNFC.com, 10 of the 12 venues for next summer's tournament have been selected.

Sources say that the final will take place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, home of the NFL's New York Jets and Giants.

The stadium recently hosted two quarterfinal matches during the 2015 Gold Cup, Trinidad & Tobago vs. Panama and Mexico vs. Costa Rica. It has also hosted various international friendlies since opening in 2010.

The other nine locations that appear to have been selected are the Rose Bowl in Pasadena; Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California; CenturyLink Field in Seattle; Reliant Stadium in Houston; Soldier Field in Chicago; the Citrus Bowl in Orlando; Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia; the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona; and Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

According to another source in the report, the schedule and venues are being finalized and are expected to be announced in the coming days.

The 2016 Copa America Centenario will feature six teams from CONCACAF, and all 10 teams from CONMEBOL: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

From CONCACAF, host USA and Mexico are automatic qualifiers, while Costa Rica (2014 Copa Centroamericana winner) and Jamaica (2014 Caribbean Cup winner) qualified this fall. The final two teams will be determined through playoffs in the near future.

The tournament is set to take place next June.


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