On a humid night in Tampa, Colombia got the better of the USMNT in a 4-2 win at Raymond James Stadium. With the USMNT once again using an experimental lineup combining experience with young players, Colombia took advantage.
James Rodriguez opened the scoring in the 36th minute, behind the ball in from just inside the box. USMNT defender Matt Miazga made a clearance on a Rodriguez shot in the 41st, keeping his team in the game. That paid off early in the second-half. Kellyn Acosta ran into the box in the 50th minute, directing the ball into the back of the net. Bobby Wood put the USMNT up three minutes later, connecting with a Tim Weah pass.
Colombia responded with Carlos Bacca equalizing in the 56th. They took control with a Radamel Falcao goal in the 74th. Miguel Borja made it 4-2 in the 79th.
The USMNT will attempt to regroup against Peru on Ocotber 16 in East Hartford (7:30pm ET - ESPN).
-- GAME REPORT --
Match: U.S. Men's National Team vs. Colombia
Date: October 11, 2018
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Raymond James Stadium; Tampa, Fla.
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET
Weather: 80 degrees; partly cloudy
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 2 2
COL 1 3 4
COL - James Rodriguez (Santiago Arias) 36th minute
USA - Kellyn Acosta 50
USA - Bobby Wood (Tim Weah) 53
COL - Carlos Bacca (Santiago Arias) 56
COL - Radamel Falcao (Juan Fernando Quintero) 74
COL - Miguel Angel Borja (James Rodriguez) 79
USA: 12-Zack Steffen; 2-DeAndre Yedlin, 3-Matt Miazga, 6-John Brooks, 17-Antonee Robinson (19-Ben Sweat, 75); 4-Michael Bradley (capt.), 23-Kellyn Acosta; 11-Tim Weah (8-Marky Delgado, 68), 16-Julian Green (13-Josh Sargent, 80), 10-Kenny Saief (14-Fafa Picault, 58); 7-Bobby Wood (9-Andrija Novakovich, 80)
Substitutes not used: 1-Brad Guzan, 5-Cameron Carter-Vickers, 18-Reggie Cannon, 20-Wil Trapp
Head coach: Dave Sarachan
COL: 1-David Ospina; 4-Santiago Arias, 23-Davinson Sanchez, 22-Jeison Murillo, 21-Deiver Machado; 15-Mateus Uribe, 5-Wilmar Barrios (18-Juan Daniel Roa, 89), 11-Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (20-Juan Fernando Quintero, 55, 17-Yimmi Chara, 83), 10-James Rodriguez (6-Didier Moreno, 82); 9-Radamel Falcao (capt.) (8-Edwin Cardona, 76), 7-Carlos Bacca (19-Miguel Angel Borja, 76)
Substitutes not used: 12-Alvaro Montero, 13-Helibelton Palacios, 16-Cristian Alexis Borja, 3-Oscar Murillo, 2-Felipe Aguilar, 24-Sebastian Villa
Head coach: Arturo Reyes
Stats Summary: USA / COL
Shots: 5 / 17
Shots on Goal: 2 / 7
Saves: 2 / 0
Corner Kicks: 3 / 6
Fouls: 9 / 13
Offside: 1 / 2
USA - Tim Weah (caution) 32nd minute
USA - Antonee Robinson (caution) 35
COL - Wilmar Barrios (caution) 63
Referee: John Pitti (PAN)
Assistant Referee 1: Gabriel Victoria (PAN)
Assistant Referee 2: Christian Ramirez (HON)
4th Official: Hector Said Martinez (HON)