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Backheeled is going all-in on covering the USMNT at the Copa America. Here’s what to expect

We're following the U.S. men's national team during their entire Copa America run. Won't you join us?

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Hello lovely reader! Joe Lowery here.

I had to wade my way past a half-packed suitcase, a few piles of clothes, and a microphone or two to actually get to my laptop to type this very sentence. But I’m here. And now that I’m here, I’m beyond excited to announce Backheeled’s plans for covering the U.S. men’s national team’s huge summer at the Copa America.

I’ll be following the USMNT during their entire Copa America run as Backheeled puts forward our largest investment of time, energy, and financial resources since we launched just two years ago.

Along the way, I’ll bring you exclusive USMNT insights, conversations, and analysis from the ground.

We’ll have some great table-setting coverage on the site this week before the U.S.’s summer of soccer begins in earnest. Then I’ll take you with me as the USMNT march from Dallas to Atlanta to Kansas City, where they'll clash with Uruguay in the Copa America’s group stage. At some point, we’ll probably stop for BBQ. Alright, fine. We’re definitely stopping for BBQ.

I’ll follow the United States into the knockout rounds until their journey comes to a close — whether that’s in a hard-fought quarterfinal defeat to Brazil or Colombia, an impressive semifinal run, or something even more improbably special.

With wall-to-wall coverage ranging from interviews to columns to thoughtful previews to postgame commentary, you’ll get your fill of USMNT coverage. To top it all off, I’ll be putting together a running journal that takes you behind-the-scenes of what it’s like to cover a major tournament, my top food finds, soccer hot takes, and so much more. It’ll be my summer diary, but, like, my summer diary that I somehow always forget to close and shove back in the closet before you walk into the room.

We’re going to have fun. And we’re going to talk about a whole bunch of soccer.

None of this would be possible without our existing Backheeled subscribers. If that's you, thank you. Sincerely. You're the lifeblood around here and we're beyond grateful for that fact.

If that’s not you, consider subscribing today. Not only do you make investments like this possible, but you get full access to the best independent American soccer coverage out there. USMNT, USWNT, MLS, NWSL, USL — you name it, there’s something here for you.

Now is a great time to subscribe! We’re running a special Copa America discount: right up until the USMNT’s first game of the tournament on Sunday, our usual $50 annual subscription will be 20% off.

That subscription gets you access to every article, opens comment sections, allows you to submit questions, and enters you into our drawings for unique prizes. We’re not afraid to get weird around here. At Backheeled, we’re still the only soccer website that’s mailed a batch of fresh-squeezed orange juice to one of our subscribers. I’m just saying.

So subscribe today, We’re thrilled to bring you entertaining, informed, on-the-ground USMNT coverage this summer.

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