Messi - Argentina

It's prediction time!


With the much-anticipated Copa América Centenario set to begin on Friday, we asked a number of Vancouver Whitecaps FC players to make their predictions for each group. Today, we look at Group D, which features Whitecaps FC striker Blas Perez and his native Panama.


Stay tuned for the team's tournament champion predictions tomorrow!

GROUP D: Argentina, Chile, Panama, Bolivia (SCHEDULE)

<strong>PLAYER</strong>
<strong>1ST PLACE</strong>
<strong>2ND PLACE</strong>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/styles/image_player_headshot_small/s3/2016-aird140x200.png?CobBSX0DYilvIpQDZw9IWC067c0QDMmy&amp;itok=LrVq52w6" style="opacity: 0.9; line-height: 20.8px; height: 99px; width: 70px;"><br> Fraser Aird</p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/elfinderimages/2000px-Flag_of_Argentina.png" style="width: 115px; height: 72px;"><br> Argentina</p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/elfinderimages/2000px-Flag_of_Chile.png" style="width: 110px; height: 73px;"><br> Chile</p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/styles/image_player_headshot_small/s3/2016-bustos140x200.png?.HVx6nTejaft2Np7MCwc5u7i9Qq5kjlC&amp;itok=AJrVh6bB" style="line-height: 20.8px; opacity: 0.9; height: 99px; width: 70px;"><br> Marco Bustos</p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/elfinderimages/2000px-Flag_of_Argentina.png" style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center; width: 115px; height: 72px;"><br><span style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center;">Argentina</span></p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/elfinderimages/2000px-Flag_of_Chile.png" style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center; width: 110px; height: 73px;"><br> Chile</p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/styles/image_player_headshot_small/s3/2016-carducci140x200.png?IHOPKJ1WxdlZSxYf2hAsg_uqJHRHqMVn&amp;itok=olqkQmLs" style="line-height: 20.8px; opacity: 0.9; height: 99px; width: 70px;"><br> Marco Carducci</p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/elfinderimages/2000px-Flag_of_Argentina.png" style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center; width: 115px; height: 72px;"><br> Argentina</p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/elfinderimages/2000px-Flag_of_Chile.png" style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center; width: 110px; height: 73px;"><br> Chile</p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/styles/image_player_headshot_small/s3/2016-harvey140x200.png?SbX0zp60LceRKGnvCZbXksNy4bnEMYXy&amp;itok=Ao3t81fO" style="line-height: 20.8px; opacity: 0.9; height: 99px; width: 70px;"><br> Jordan Harvey</p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/elfinderimages/2000px-Flag_of_Argentina.png" style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center; width: 115px; height: 72px;"><br><span style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center;">Argentina</span></p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/elfinderimages/2000px-Flag_of_Chile.png" style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center; width: 110px; height: 73px;"><br> Chile</p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/styles/image_player_headshot_small/s3/Jacobson-Blue-140x200.png?Y4XZKCYedbxVtuGtFq5F_BBHGhgiAjAv&amp;itok=sG5_cF9d" style="line-height: 20.8px; opacity: 0.9; height: 99px; width: 70px;"><br> Andrew Jacobson</p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/elfinderimages/2000px-Flag_of_Argentina.png" style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center; width: 115px; height: 72px;"><br> Argentina</p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/elfinderimages/2000px-Flag_of_Chile.png" style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center; width: 110px; height: 73px;"><br> Chile</p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/styles/image_player_headshot_small/s3/2016-laba140x200.png?VhKU0sL7HPP1z_BuDGaHKny63XV7z.GM&amp;itok=X7js705v" style="line-height: 20.8px; opacity: 0.9; height: 99px; width: 70px;"><br> Matias Laba</p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/elfinderimages/2000px-Flag_of_Argentina.png" style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center; width: 115px; height: 72px;"><br> Argentina</p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/elfinderimages/2000px-Flag_of_Chile.png" style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center; width: 110px; height: 73px;"><br> Chile</p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/styles/image_player_headshot_small/s3/2016-mckendry140x200.png?iFdZKGkMVoquDoiUriZ8N6hsK82skTN_&amp;itok=xA-afzq2" style="line-height: 20.8px; opacity: 0.9; height: 99px; width: 70px;"><br> Ben McKendry</p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/elfinderimages/2000px-Flag_of_Chile.png" style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center; width: 110px; height: 73px;"><br> Chile</p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/elfinderimages/2000px-Flag_of_Argentina.png" style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center; width: 115px; height: 72px;"><br> Argentina</p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/styles/image_player_headshot_small/s3/2016-mezquida140x200.png?y2fuve73fG6kcS9nwbhMK9dS.5R_JnbT&amp;itok=GkV1hent" style="line-height: 20.8px; opacity: 0.9; height: 99px; width: 70px;"><br> Nicolas Mezquida</p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/elfinderimages/2000px-Flag_of_Argentina.png" style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center; width: 115px; height: 72px;"><br><span style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center;">Argentina</span></p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/elfinderimages/2000px-Flag_of_Chile.png" style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center; width: 110px; height: 73px;"><br> Chile</p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/styles/image_player_headshot_small/s3/2016-morales140x200.png?linw8ZoY13ZECl4FtVN._VWzhZ1T3Dd6&amp;itok=dtXTkoYn" style="line-height: 20.8px; opacity: 0.9; height: 99px; width: 70px;"><br> Pedro Morales</p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/elfinderimages/2000px-Flag_of_Chile.png" style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center; width: 110px; height: 73px;"><br><span style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center;">Chile</span></p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/elfinderimages/2000px-Flag_of_Argentina.png" style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center; width: 115px; height: 72px;"><br> Argentina</p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/styles/image_player_headshot_small/s3/2016-ousted140x200.png?n9UIbYmcIE5DA4fCuKUXHstK7qhAL70f&amp;itok=JSSfrAT7" style="line-height: 20.8px; opacity: 0.9; height: 99px; width: 70px;"><br> David Ousted</p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/elfinderimages/2000px-Flag_of_Argentina.png" style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center; width: 115px; height: 72px;"><br> Argentina</p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/elfinderimages/2000px-Flag_of_Chile.png" style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center; width: 110px; height: 73px;"><br> Chile</p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/styles/image_player_headshot_small/s3/2016-parker140x200.png?5Lmmlr257MUq3Kh.gnpNfXdO.9Oi2HkT&amp;itok=NBlwqsmC" style="line-height: 20.8px; opacity: 0.9; height: 99px; width: 70px;"><br> Tim Parker</p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/elfinderimages/2000px-Flag_of_Argentina.png" style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center; width: 115px; height: 72px;"><br> Argentina</p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/elfinderimages/2000px-Flag_of_Chile.png" style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center; width: 110px; height: 73px;"><br><span style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center;">Chile</span></p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/styles/image_player_headshot_small/s3/2016-seiler140x200.png?4FtAWMGJ2bEgGi8WrB9nPS.MVqtsyHNF&amp;itok=VlyjF7BL" style="line-height: 20.8px; opacity: 0.9; height: 99px; width: 70px;"><br> Cole Seiler</p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/elfinderimages/2000px-Flag_of_Argentina.png" style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center; width: 115px; height: 72px;"><br><span style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center;">Argentina</span></p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/elfinderimages/2000px-Flag_of_Chile.png" style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center; width: 110px; height: 73px;"><br> Chile</p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/styles/image_player_headshot_small/s3/2016-smith140x200.png?pfW4skHDyrPqpFbUBRf.7WMGoi6_lQkP&amp;itok=zs4hRoMd" style="line-height: 20.8px; opacity: 0.9; height: 99px; width: 70px;"><br> Jordan Smith</p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/elfinderimages/2000px-Flag_of_Chile.png" style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center; width: 110px; height: 73px;"><br> Chile</p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/elfinderimages/2000px-Flag_of_Argentina.png" style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center; width: 115px; height: 72px;"><br><span style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center;">Argentina</span></p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/styles/image_player_headshot_small/s3/2016-techera140x200.png?Lfa11eNKtRTOu0Ud_TGOki4AtHPqXVgY&amp;itok=tEOQ2I1Q" style="line-height: 20.8px; opacity: 0.9; height: 99px; width: 70px;"><br> Cristian Techera</p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/elfinderimages/2000px-Flag_of_Argentina.png" style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center; width: 115px; height: 72px;"><br><span style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center;">Argentina</span></p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/elfinderimages/Flag_of_Panama.png" style="width: 110px; height: 73px;"><br> Panama</p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/styles/image_player_headshot_small/s3/PaoloTornaghi.png?07td72kgP_TSersmxsA7xNnAJz6QH3c6&amp;itok=9lYJ_TLe" style="line-height: 20.8px; opacity: 0.9; height: 99px; width: 70px;"><br> Paolo Tornaghi</p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/elfinderimages/2000px-Flag_of_Chile.png" style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center; width: 110px; height: 73px;"><br><span style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center;">Chile</span></p>
<p align="center"><img alt="" src="https://vancouver-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/elfinderimages/2000px-Flag_of_Argentina.png" style="line-height: 20.8px; text-align: -webkit-center; width: 115px; height: 72px;"><br> Argentina</p>
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