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USMNT get favorable opponents in Copa América group stage draw and should be confident

The United States men’s national team will face Uruguay, Panama and Bolivia in Group C of the 2024 Copa América. The USMNT Copa América group is looking great.

The draw for the tournament took place on Thursday. It took 50 minutes until a ball was drawn, but the groups for the 2024 Copa América are now official.

2024 Copa América groups

The USMNT get a favorable draw

U.S. fans should overall be pleased with their team’s group stage opponents. The USMNT should be favorites against the likes of fellow Concacaf member Panama and one of CONMEBOL’s weakest teams, Bolivia.

Uruguay will provide an excellent early test for USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter and his side. The South American powerhouse featuring the likes of Liverpool star Darwin Núñez and Real Madrid’s Federico Valverde look to be one of the favorites going into the tournament.

High profile Argentine head coach Marcelo Bielsa took charge of the Uruguay national team in May 2023 and has transformed them into one of the hottest CONMEBOL teams. 

The schedule is important to note as the game against Uruguay will be the group stage finale. If the USMNT are not able to get positive results against Bolivia and Panama, then they will face a steep task in the final group stage game.

USMNT schedule

The venues and dates for the USMNT are already available. Here’s where and when the U.S. will play the group stage games.

  • Sunday, June 23: USMNT vs. Bolivia at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas
  • Thursday, June 27: USMNT vs. Panama at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Monday, July 1: USMNT vs. Uruguay at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri

The18’s super early Group C prediction

  1. Uruguay 9 points
  2. USMNT 6 points
  3. Panama 1 point
  4. Bolivia 1 point

Other highlights from group stage draw

Mexico get a relatively easy group with Ecuador, Venezuela and Jamaica.

Canada — if they beat Trinidad and Tobago in the play-in game — will get the brutal task of playing the opening game against Argentina at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on June 20.

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