From the president of the Ecuadorean Federation I'm confused by the use of the word opening. Borg seems to think this means that the entire tournament will be held outside of South America although it sort of reads to me as just some group stage games would be played north of the Panama canal. Here's the Spanish for any native speakers: "Con una eliminatoria previa en Concacaf para ver cuales son los seis. Vamos a tener la apertura para que no sea en los 10 países de Sudamérica, podría ser México, Estados Unidos podría también", destacó. Also the the 2nd guest invite for the 2015 tournament in Brazil will either go to Japan or the US.