Copa America 2016 USA vs Argentina Preview Prediction Highlights Live Score Results :- The Copa America 2016 has finally reached its Semifinal Stages and the first match of Semifinal is between the host and the Argentina on June 21 at the NRE stadium in Houston, Texas.
Copa America 2016 USA vs Argentina Match Live Score
Finally, the USA team has reached its semi-final stages for the second time in Copa America’s history. The last time when the USA managed to reach the semifinal way back in the year 1995, where they finished as the 4th team in the tournament.
This year, the host had started their Copa America campaign with a loss against Colombia by 2-0 but bounced back strongly in the next two matches and thus qualified for the Semifinal stages.
In the quarterfinal , this team thrashed Ecuador by 2-1 and reached the semi final stage where they fill the Messi’s Argentina side.
USA team must find the way to contain Messi otherwise he can take away the game from the host. The X factor for the USA team is the brilliant form of Clint Dempsey who has contributed with 3 goals in all their last 3 matches that they won.
USA TEAM QUOTES
Jermaine Jones will not take part in rest of the tournament as he was handed over the red card in the match against Ecuador.
Meanwhile, DeAndre Yedlin will take part in this semifinal match after serving the one-match ban.
On the other side, Argentina is the team who is looking favourite to win this tournament and has scored 14 goals in 4 matches and only conceded 2 goals. This proves that this side is looking solid in all the departments whether it is defence and an offence.
Messi could prove to be one of the X-factors for the success of Argentina against the host USA in the semifinal match.
ARGENTINA TEAM QUOTES
Angel De Maria will replace the Gaitan who was suspended after conceding 2 yellow cards.
USA PREDICTED LINEUP (4-4-2)
Guzan – Johnson, Cameron, Brooks, Yedlin – Kitchen, Bradley, Beckerman, Zardes – Zusi, Dempsey.
ARGENTINA PREDICTED LINEUP (4-3-3)
Romero – Rojo, Funes Mori, Otamendi, Mercado – Mascherano, Banega, Fernandez – Di Maria, Messi, Higuain.
HEAD TO HEAD
These both teams have faced each other for a total number of 12 times and out of that Argentina has won for 9 times and the USA won for a single time and the remaining 2 matches resulted in the draw.
The Argentina team is looking hot favourite to win this most important semifinal and has been solid in scoring goals in the tournament.
Meanwhile, the host needs to find a way to contain the high-quality side Argentina but it could prove to one difficult task for the host.