Copa America will test soccer appetite in the U.S.

Inter Miami’s Luis Suarez, left, and Lionel Messi celebrate a goal by Benjamin Cremaschi, not pictured, during the second half against the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium on April 2 in Foxborough, Mass. (Maddie Meyer/TNS)

When the first whistle of Copa América 2024 blows, defending champions Argentina will take on Canada beneath the Thursday night lights of Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Tens of thousands of fans will fill the massive $1.6 billion venue in Atlanta to kick off the 25-day event.