Copa America 2024 Most Assists

James Rodríguez Leads Copa America 2024 Assist Race after Round 2

The Copa America 2024, being held in the United States has already delivered plenty of action and surprising results as we head into matchday 3.

After the second round of Copa America 2024 fixtures Argentina and Venezuela have already secured their quarterfinal spots while several teams are still battling for qualification.

Canada, Chile, and Peru in Group A and Ecuador and Mexico in Group B face crucial matches to advance.

In Group C, Uruguay leads but USA, Panama, and Bolivia are still in the hunt. Colombia is through in Group D but Brazil must avoid defeat against them to stay in contention while Costa Rica needs a win in their final match. The upcoming games will be decisive for many teams’ tournament futures.

The Copa America 2024 has been filled with exciting goal-mouth action showcasing the impressive form of attackers and attacking midfielders.

While numerous goals have been scored the creativity of these players has truly stood out. Their ability to set up goals has been a delight to watch in Round 2 and they aim to keep this momentum going in the upcoming matches.

Let’s highlight the players who have recorded the most assists in Copa America 2024 after Round 2.

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James Rodríguez

James Rodríguez
James Rodríguez (Getty Images)

Colombia kicked off their Copa America 2024 campaign with a 2-1 victory over Paraguay, thanks to goals from Daniel Munoz and Jefferson Lerma, both assisted by James Rodriguez. In Matchday 2, Colombia faced Costa Rica, and James continued his stellar form by providing another assist in Colombia’s 3-0 win.

The former Real Madrid star has consistently been Colombia’s key player in major tournaments. With 27 goals and 30 assists in 102 games for the national team, he aims to further boost his impressive tally as the tournament advances.

Nicolas De La Cruz

Nicolas De La Cruz Uruguay
Nicolas De La Cruz (Getty Images)

Nicolás De La Cruz has made a significant impact for Uruguay in Copa America 2024 so far. In the match against Panama on Matchday 1, coming off the bench he provided an assist in Uruguay’s 3-1 victory.

De La Cruz continued his impressive form on Matchday 2, starting against Bolivia and contributing another assist in Uruguay’s commanding 5-0 win. Despite his relatively limited appearances for the Uruguay senior team—just 28 matches—the 27-year-old midfielder has managed to score 5 goals.

Antonee Robinson

Antonee Robinson for USA
Antonee Robinson (Getty Images)

Antonee Robinson has been a key figure for the USA in Copa America 2024. Starting in both matches so far he had showcased a strong defensive display in the first game against Bolivia contributing to a clean sheet as Christian Pulisic led the team to a 2-0 victory.

In the second match against Panama despite USA’s 2-1 loss Robinson provided an assist that helped narrow the deficit. His performances highlight his crucial role in the team’s defensive stability and attacking contributions in the tournament so far.

Carlos Gruezo

Carlos Gruezo
Carlos Gruezo (Getty Images)

Carlos Gruezo has played a significant role for Ecuador in Copa America 2024 so far. In the opening match against Venezuela he came off the bench and despite his efforts Ecuador, who played with 10 men, suffered a 2-1 defeat.

But in the second match against Jamaica Gruezo started and played a pivotal role in Ecuador’s 3-1 victory providing an assist during the game. His contributions from midfield have been crucial for Ecuador as they aim to progress further in the tournament.

Jacob Shaffelburg

Jacob Shaffelburg
Jacob Shaffelburg (Getty Images)

Jacob Shaffelburg has been an impactful substitute for Canada in Copa America 2024 so far. In their first match against defending champions Argentina, Shaffelburg came off the bench but couldn’t alter the outcome as Canada lost 2-0.

But on matchday 2 against Peru he once again entered the game as a substitute and made a significant contribution by providing an assist to Jonathan David who scored the decisive goal in Canada’s 1-0 victory. Shaffelburg’s ability to make an impact off the bench highlights his value to the Canadian team in the tournament.

Copa America 2024 Most Assists after Round 2:

RankPlayerMatchesAssistsGoals
1James Rodríguez231
2Nicolás De La Cruz220
3Antonee Robinson210
3Carlos Gruezo210
3Jacob Shaffelburg210
3Ramón Sosa210
3Lionel Messi211
3Alexis Mac Allister211
3Christian Pulisic211
3Timothy Weah210
3Giorgian De Arrascaeta210
3Maximiliano Araújo212
3Ronald Araújo210
3Matías Viña211
3Facundo Pellistri211
3Salomón Rondón211
3Abdiel Ayarza210
3Freddy Góndola210
3Luis Romo210
3Jhon Arias210
Table: Copa America 2024 Most Assists after Round 2

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