The football season of plenty is over, the heat of Summer has you weary, and meaningful football matches are an oasis in a sea of “World Football Challenge” and “Messi and Friends” matches. Because this time of the year is so sparse, here’s John Ray with a list of what to look forward to in the next month or so before the Premier League season starts, along with some suggested reading and viewing to help fill the time.
Thought Trails: Copa América is coming to the United States in 2016. What does it mean?
“American fans would get to see the U.S. playing against teams like Argentina, Colombia, and Brazil in a tournament that matters. It’s huge, and shows some real 21st century thinking for the two regional federations to come together like this for the good of the game.” - Tom Mulroy
To celebrate 100 years of Copa América, the tournament is coming to the United States in 2016 with 16 nations representing North, Central and South America.
But what does it mean for the global game going forward?