From the time it was announced,
we knew we couldn’t miss it.

Attending a Copa America was high on our priority list; when we heard the U.S. would be hosting it we got to work so we could attend as many matches as we could. From the game opener in California to the semi final in Texas, we attended some of the best matches of the tournament.

 

 

June 4th - Levi's Stadium. Santa Clara, CA (USA 0 - Colombia 2)

In our rental home in San Francisco, getting ready to leave to the stadium.

In our rental home in San Francisco, getting ready to leave to the stadium.

Arriving at the Levi's stadium, for the inagural game between USA and Colombia.

Arriving at the Levi's stadium, for the inagural game between USA and Colombia.

Daniel and his wife Laura are very excited before the match.

Daniel and his wife Laura are very excited before the match.

It's always great to catch up with some good friends.

It's always great to catch up with some good friends.

Watching the teams practice in a hot day.

Watching the teams practice in a hot day.

When it comes to singing the national anthem, we always go the extra mile.

When it comes to singing the national anthem, we always go the extra mile.

Great game, and amazing atmosphere in the stands.

Great game, and amazing atmosphere in the stands.

Perhaps the BEST goal reaction ever.

Perhaps the BEST goal reaction ever.

Victory for Colombia. So glad we were there.

Victory for Colombia. So glad we were there.

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We posponed our honey moon to go to Copa Centenario inauguration game in San Francisco. It's difficult to describe the energy and excitement that you feel before, during and after the game. I guess that as long as there's good football and new places to visit we'll keep postponing our honey moon.... already planing Russia 2018.

MELISSA AMAYA  |  COLOMBIAN FAN


 

June 11th- NRG StadiumHouston, TX (Costa Rica 3 - Colombia 2)

Jorge and his wife Casey tailgating before the match.

Jorge and his wife Casey tailgating before the match.

National anthems.

National anthems.


June 21th- NRG StadiumHouston, TX (Argentina 4 - USA 0)

Jorge and backpacker friend Miguel Jiménez.

Jorge and backpacker friend Miguel Jiménez.

The absolute dominance of the Argentines.

The absolute dominance of the Argentines.

Another great game in company of our good friends Miguel Jiménez and Santiago Morfin.

Another great game in company of our good friends Miguel Jiménez and Santiago Morfin.


I had always wanted to attend a Copa America, I just didn’t expect to see so many players within a few days of each other. Getting to see James Rodriguez, Chicharito, Dempsey, and Messi play was pretty awesome, but seeing the stadiums packed with people from all over the world was perhaps my favorite thing.

CASEY PRADILLA LOVELADY   |  USA FAN