U.S. accepts invitation to Copa America

October 30, 2006
CHICAGO -- The United States accepted an invitation to play in next year's Copa America in Venezuela, returning to the South American soccer championship for the first time since 1995.

CONCACAF, soccer's governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean, and its South American counterpart routinely have invited teams from each other's confederation to their nations championship since the early 1990s.

"The tournament offers the dual advantage of quality opponents and ...

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