The USA will be severely tested this Tuesday, June 21st when they take on 2014 World Cup finalists Argentina in the semifinals of the Copa America Centenario tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The host nation made it to the final four after edging Ecuador 2-1 in Seattle last Thursday night in their quarterfinal showdown. Argentina then booked their ticket to the semifinals with a convincing 4-1 victory over Venezuela on Saturday in Foxborough, Massachusetts. here’s a noticeable extra rest period for the Americans before kicking off against the former World Cup champions on Tuesday evening. Argentina is currently ranked number one in the world by FIFA with the USA coming in at 31.
The USA can advance to the quarterfinals of the Copa America Centennial tournament with a win or draw against 44th-ranked Paraguay at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia this Saturday, June 11th. The 31st-ranked Americans got off to a bad start at in the event on June 3rd when they dropped a 2-0 decision to third-ranked Colombia in their opening Group A contest. However, they made up for it with a convincing 4-0 win over 23rd-ranked Costa Rica in their second group match at Soldier Field in Chicago on June 7th. Paraguay played to a 0-0 draw with Costa Rica in their opener and were downed 2-1 by Colombia in their second outing.
The USA got off to a bad start at the Copa America centennial tournament on June 3rd when they dropped a 2-0 decision to third-ranked Colombia in their opening Group A contest. The home nation still has a chance to advance to the next round though as fellow group teams Costa Rica and Paraguay played to a 0-0 draw the following day at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida. The 31st-ranked USA will now take on 23rd-ranked Costa Rica in their second match of the group stage at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois on Tuesday, June 7th.
Brazil vs Paraguay – Copa America Soccer Betting Preview: bet365 lists Brazil as favorites to win at 4/6, Paraguay 5/1, 90-minute draw at 13/5