The 2019 men’s Copa América will take place in Brazil with an expanded field of 16 teams–the 10 South American nations, plus six guest participants. A U.S. Soccer source confirmed that the U.S. has been invited to take part in the tournament as one of those six, but the federation has yet to make a decision on whether to accept.
The last time the U.S., which hosted the special, combined Copa America Centenario in 2016, competed in a traditional Copa América was in 2007. When I asked the U.S. Soccer source if the U.S. might host another special Copa América in 2020 like the 2016 event, the response was that it is all up for discussion.
Relations between Concacaf and Conmebol are intriguing these days. There’s a lot of money to be made in big events together, but there’s lingering tension over the U.S.’s South American arrests in the FIFA scandal and questions over whether the South American countries will vote for the North American World Cup ’26 bid in June.