Canada and Peru arrive in Kansas City for highly anticipated Copa America match-up on Tuesday

Children's Mercy Park will host the first-ever Copa America match played in Kansas City at 5 p.m. CT on Tuesday when the men's national teams from Canada and Peru take the field with a chance to move into first place in the Group A standings.

Tickets are available to purchase via SeatGeek and the match will be nationally televised on FS1, UniMas and TUDN.


  • Canada's roster is headlined by the two most valuable players in the Concacaf region with Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich) and Jonathan David (LOSC Lille) among several key contributors playing for top clubs in Europe, including Stephen Eustáquio (FC Porto), Alistair Johnston (Celtic FC) and Tajon Buchanan (Inter Milan).
  • After competing in the 2022 FIFA World Cup and reaching the 2022-23 Concacaf Nations League Final, Canada are currently 48th in the FIFA rankings and are playing in Copa America for the first time.
  • Canada arrived in Kansas City on Friday after falling 2-0 to reigning World Cup champions Argentina in the opening match of Copa America at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta (highlights).


  • Peru's roster is led by captain Paolo Guerrero, a 40-year-old striker who has the most Copa America goals of any active player. He has scored in five different editions of the competition -- emerging as the top scorer in 2011, 2015 and 2019 -- and he has the most goals in Peru national team history, scoring in the 2018 FIFA World Cup and 2019 Copa America Final. Other notable members of the Peru roster include Alexander Callens from Girona in Spain's La Liga and Gianluca Lapadula from Cagliari in Italy's Serie A.
  • Currently 31st in the FIFA rankings, Peru are two-time Copa America champions with triumphs in 1939 and 1975. Peru has reached the semifinal stage in four of the past five tournaments highlighted by third-place finishes in 2011 and 2015 as well as a second-place finish in 2019.
  • Peru are set to arrive in Kansas City this weekend after earning a point with a 0-0 draw against Chile on Friday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas (highlights).


  • Copa America is the biggest international sports tournament held in the United States in 2024. This marks only the second time in the competition's 48 editions over an illustrious 108-year history that it will be held in the United States.
  • The oldest national team tournament in the world is being held in 14 stadiums across the United States from June 20 to July 14, 2024 (schedule). Kansas City will also host USA-Uruguay at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on July 1.
  • Copa America features 32 matches played by 16 countries, including all 10 CONMEBOL members in South America along with the best six teams in Concacaf which includes North America, Central America and the Caribbean.