2016 Copa America in US not done deal



NEW YORK (AP) — More negotiations are needed before Copa America, the championship tournament for South America, is staged in the United States in 2016.

An announcement that the tournament would take place in the United States was made Wednesday by CONMEBOL, the confederation overseeing South American soccer. But it was premature, according to CONCACAF, which runs the sport in North and Central America and the Caribbean.

US Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati says Thursday that his organization has not agreed to host the tournament or participate in it “at this time.”

The tournament would celebrate the 100th anniversary of CONMEBOL.