SANTA CLARA — Levi’s Stadium continues to draw big events.

The site of Super Bowl 50 will play host to the U.S. national soccer team next June in its opening game of the 2016 Copa America Centenario, organizers announced Thursday.

It should kick off an eventful summer for soccer in the Bay Area that includes the Major League Soccer All-Star game in July at Avaya Stadium.

The Americans’ opponent for the Group A game June 3 has not been announced. Tournament organizers Thursday named the top seeds of each group and where they will play. The full schedule is expected to be announced after the draw early next year.

Levi’s Stadium will play a big role in the prestigious, 16-country tournament with Argentina scheduled to open Group D on June 6 in the 49ers’ facility. A Group C game also is scheduled for June 13 while a Group C vs. Group D quarterfinal will take place June 18.

Ticket information can be found at CA2016.com.

“Having the United States kick off what promises to be the biggest Copa America ever is great news and shows how important our area is to soccer in this country,” Earthquakes president Dave Kaval said in a statement.

The Copa America semifinals will be held in Chicago and Houston with the final June 26 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Brazil earned the top seed for Group B, Mexico for Group C.

“It’s almost like a World Cup,” U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said in a statement. “The Copa America is similar to the European championship, so it’s kind of just one step below the World Cup.

“For us, it’s a wonderful way to kind of test the players out, to see where we are at that point in time. Obviously, the big picture is always the World Cup 2018 in Russia.”

The United States also has Group A games June 7 in Chicago and June 11 in Philadelphia.

The U.S. men have played 20 games in the Bay Area. Their last appearance was in 2014 at Candlestick Park against Azerbaijan as part of a World Cup kickoff tour.

Levi’s drew almost 70,000 fans for an International Champions Cup game last summer between Manchester United and Barcelona. The stadium is in line to again host ICC games featuring some of the world’s biggest clubs next year.

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