Category Archives: Copa America Centenario

Messi’s retirement from national team overshadows Chile’s Copa America triumph

By Eric Krakauer East Rutherford, N.J – Chile won their second consecutive Copa America (a Centenario, no less) but it was Lionel Messi who inevitably became the story. It was always going to be about Messi. Had Argentina won the Copa, Messi would have been celebrated for ending a trophy drought that has lasted for over… Read More »

Jurgen Klinsmann is wrong to call Euro 2016 diluted

With the two massive continental tournaments just around the corner, Scott Nicholls evaluates Jurgen Klinsmann’s claim that the Copa America is tougher to play in than its “diluted” European counterpart. New York, NY — Most of my most prominent footballing memories growing up were ones of England trying, and usually spectacularly failing, at international tournaments.… Read More »