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Here are the scenarios that put USMNT through to Copa America quarterfinals

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The USMNT can advance to the quarterfinals if...

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The United States men's national team thrashed Costa Rica on Tuesday night in their second match of Group A earning them their first 3 points of the Copa America Centenario. Colombia squeaked by Paraguay in a very entertaining match in the night cap to clinch advancement to the quarterfinals.

The Group A standings look like this currently:

#
Team
GP
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
PTS
1
Colombia
2
2
0
0
4
1
3
6
2
USA
2
1
0
1
4
2
2
3
3
Paraguay
2
0
1
1
1
2
-1
1
4
Costa Rica
2
0
1
1
0
4
-4
1

With the final group matches approaching on Saturday, the USA are in great position to earn a spot in the knockout stage. There is even a scenario that could see them win Group A, but it would take a lot. Here are all the scenarios that could possibly happen for the USA in the final group matches:

The USA can win Group A if: Colombia lose to Costa Rica and the USA beat Paraguay.

The USA can finish 2nd in Group A if: 1) The USA beat Paraguay. 2) The USA draw Paraguay and Costa Rica doesn't beat Colombia by 6 goals or more. If the USA and Colombia finish level on goal differential and goals scored, the USA would hold the tiebreaker on head-to-head results.

The USA will be knocked out if: 1) The USA lose to Paraguay. 2) The USA draw Paraguay and Costa Rica beat Colombia by 6 goals or more. -- Higher goal differential would advance. If goal differential is the same, the next tiebreaker is goals scored.