PST predicts the Copa America group stage: Troubling times ahead for USMNT

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As ProSoccerTalk continues to prepare for the Copa America Centenario, which kicks off Friday in California, we’ve asked our staff to proffer their best guesses at the group stage finishes of Groups A-D.

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There is not a lot of good news for fans of the United States national team, as not one writer has the Yanks overcoming Colombia for the group title and only two think the USMNT will advance to the knockout stages.

See the picks in full below.


Joe Prince-Wright

Group A
Colombia
Costa Rica
Paraguay
USA

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL- JUNE 07: Phillipe Coutinho #21 of Brazil competes for the ball during the International Friendly Match between Brazil and Mexico at Allianz Parque on June 7, 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
(Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Group B
Brazil
Ecuador
Peru
Haiti

Group C
Mexico
Uruguay
Jamaica
Venezuela

Group D
Argentina
Chile
Panama
Bolivia


Matt Reed

Group A
Costa Rica
Colombia
USA
Paraguay

Group B
Brazil
Ecuador
Peru
Haiti

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Group C
Mexico
Uruguay
Jamaica
Venezuela

Group D
Argentina
Chile
Panama
Bolivia


Kyle Bonn

Group A
Colombia
United States
Costa Rica
Paraguay

Group B
Brazil
Ecuador
Peru
Haiti

Group C
Mexico
Uruguay
Jamaica
Venezuela

Group D
Chile
Argentina
Panama
Bolivia


Kyle Lynch

Group A

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Colombia
Paraguay
United States
Costa Rica

Group B
Brazil
Ecuador
Peru
Haiti

Group C
Uruguay
Mexico
Venezuela
Jamaica

Group D
Argentina
Chile
Panama
Bolivia


Nicholas Mendola

Group A

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Colombia
United States
Paraguay
Costa Rica

Group B
Brazil
Ecuador
Peru
Haiti

Group C
Mexico
Uruguay
Jamaica
Venezuela

Group D
Argentina
Chile
Panama
Bolivia