Copa America the perfect training ground

July 5, 2006
By Frank Dell'Apa
In the next four years, the U.S. has to learn how to compete with Europe's best national teams. A good place to start would be with South America's best teams in the Copa America.

The U.S. Soccer Federation is considering a standing invitation to play in the Copa America, scheduled for June 26-July 15, 2007, in Venezuela. If so, this will be the first U.S. appearance in the Copa since 1995, when it surprised Argentina and reached the semifinals in Uruguay.
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