Soccer

Soccer officials in Americas to discuss future joint events

  • From left to right, CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani, CONMEBOL President Alejandro Dominguez and U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati hold a press conference with the Copa America Centenario championship trophy on display, Friday June 24, 2016, in New York. The final between Argentina and Chile is set on Sunday, June 26 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    From left to right, CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani, CONMEBOL President Alejandro Dominguez and U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati hold a press conference with the Copa America Centenario championship trophy on display, Friday June 24, 2016, in New York. The final between Argentina and Chile is set on Sunday, June 26 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sunil Gulati, right, president of U.S. Soccer, right, sits next to the championship trophy for the Copa America Centenario soccer tournament during a news conference, Friday June 24, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Sunil Gulati, right, president of U.S. Soccer, right, sits next to the championship trophy for the Copa America Centenario soccer tournament during a news conference, Friday June 24, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)  (The Associated Press)

  • U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati, right,  CONMEBOL President Alejandro Dominguez, center, and CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani hold a press conference with the Copa America Centenario championship trophy on display, Friday, June 24, 2016, in New York. The final between Argentina and Chile is set on Sunday, June 26 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati, right, CONMEBOL President Alejandro Dominguez, center, and CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani hold a press conference with the Copa America Centenario championship trophy on display, Friday, June 24, 2016, in New York. The final between Argentina and Chile is set on Sunday, June 26 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)  (The Associated Press)

After staging a successful expanded Copa America in the United States for the tournament's 100th anniversary, soccer officials intend to discuss whether to establish a new event that would see regular competition between the regions.

And, the U.S. Soccer Federation hopes this year's tournament could be a springboard to hosting a World Cup for the second time.

With only the final and third-place game remaining, the 16-nation tournament has drawn 1.36 million fans, an average of 45,491. That's down from the 1994 World Cup in the U.S., but nearly double the average crowd of last year's Copa America in Chile.