USMNT 1-5 Colombia: Yankees happy to make mistakes punished by impressive Cafeteros

The United States men’s team failed in a friendly against imperious Colombia that did not promise much for the next Copa América, a humiliating 5-1 home defeat against The Coffee Growers leaving many wondering what the USMNT will be like against Brazil in a few days.

An increasingly rare opportunity for Berhalter to score a victory over a top-tier international team following the FIFA change that limited the opponent to the Nations League schedule, the Yankees started and finished the game very poorly, only briefly They took the game to 2-1 with a Timothy. Weah’s blow before half an hour.

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Colombia has been fantastic in recent windows, undefeated since 2022 with wins over Brazil, Germany, Spain and Mexico. Only Brazil’s loss in November was at home, and they weren’t worried in Landover, Maryland, on Saturday. The crowd was also very pro-Colombian.

Jhon Arias, Rafael Borré, Richard Ríos, Jorge Carrascal and Luis Sinisterra scored, Sinisterra added an assist and Juan Quintero assisted on two goals for Colombia. The Coffee Growers He has 17 wins and five draws since a home loss to Argentina as of February 2022, a 22-match streak that includes a 0-0 draw outside the window with the USMNT to start 2023.

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The Yankees, meanwhile, have done well against quality opponents in three of their last four opportunities, beating Mexico 2-0, Jamaica 3-1 and Ghana 4-0, plus a humiliating 3-3 home loss. -1 against Germany. This was closer to the Colombia exhibition.

The USMNT is expected to beat Bolivia and Panama in the group stage of the Copa América, and will likely be a big underdog against Uruguay and whoever they face in the knockout rounds (probably Brazil, who will be a friendly opponent on Wednesday). .


Any victory in one of those four tests of the CONMEBOL powers will stand out this summer, even in one of these friendlies.

Saturday was a fantastic opportunity for the United States. It was also a failure.

When playing from behind goes wrong

This was a bad watch from Moment No. 1, and the USMNT did not find its way into the match for the first 25-30 minutes as Colombia built a 2-0 lead and looked poised to hit Berhalter’s Yankees.

The first half ended with 50% possession and an 8-6 shot advantage for Colombia. The second half included Weah’s goal and more ball (56%), but the danger was all of Colombia with a healthy helping of self-inflicted wounds.

Colombia scored four of seven shots on target in the second half, and big errors from Yunus Musah, Johnny Cardoso and their teammates stood out in a heavy finish that saw the United States looking at a larger number on the opposite side of the field . marker that in a long, long time.

Next up in Brazil, then the Copa América. It’s time to fix your back.

How to watch USMNT vs Colombia, stream link and start time

Kick off: 5:30 pm ET, Saturday (June 9)

Stadium: Commanders Camp in Landover, Maryland

Spanish television channels: Universe, Telemundo

Spanish broadcast: Peacock

USMNT vs Colombia Live Updates – By Nick Mendola

Final result USMNT vs Colombia: 1-5

Scorers: Arias (6′), Borré (19′), Weah (58′), Ríos (77′), Carrascal (85′), Sinisterra (88′)

Goal by Luis Sinisterra – USMNT 1-5 Colombia

Atrocious. The Yankees continue to play from behind and continue to combine bad decisions with a lack of determination.

Also also also Easy for Colombia.

Goal by Antonio Carrascal – USMNT 1-4 Colombia (minute 85)

Yunus Musah picks a ridiculous spot to try to dribble a mark, and gets robbed.

No more than half a dozen touches later, the score is 4-1.

Goal by Richard Ríos – USMNT 1-3 Colombia (minute 77)

The Yankees are sucked into their left flank and there is not a midfielder in sight when Richard Rios strikes from the heart of the box. Terrible.

He started with a gift from Cardoso, one of his few missteps of the game, and he followed the ball while none of his teammates who were retreating in the middle looked to mark the most dangerous area of ​​​​the field.

Goal by Timothy Weah – USMNT 1-2 Colombia (minute 58)

A really nice team goal for the Juventus player.

Several Yankees touch the ball as it moves from left to right, with a perfect entry pass from Folarin Balogun meeting a deserved and coincidental finish from Timothy Weah.

More subs and big savings!

Cameron Carter-Vickers and Malik Tillman come in for Tim Ream and Giovanni Reyna.

Shortly after, Colombia fire forward and Luis Diaz thinks he has made it 3-1 only to be challenged by a fully extended Matt Turner.

Part-time substitute

Christian Pulisic replaces Haji Wright, and the AC Milan star sees his minutes managed on international duty after his career-best production (and playing time) this club season.

Halftime – USMNT 0-2 Colombia

A terrible start with a couple of disappointing defensive errors, but the Yankees looked better as the half moved into its final stages.

USMNT finished with 47% of the ball and six of the game’s 13 shot attempts so far.

It could easily be 3-2 for either team. Gregg Berhalter spoke before entering the locker room and regretted the errors in the goals. Tim Ream and Antonee Robinson may not have loved their work there, but Robinson was fine going forward.

It won’t be any easier with Brazil next on the schedule, so a bright second half would certainly be nice.


Near! Pulisic out of position

Christian Pulisic makes it 1-2 with Antonee Robinson, in a sense, heading in a left-footed cross from Robinson at the near post.

Did a diving Vargas have it covered? Maybe, but at the end of the day it’s a sign of life for the USMNT.

Wake-up call x 2 — USMNT 0-2 Colombia (minute 20)

Colombia has a dangerous free kick. Tim Ream throws the first bid into the air, but neither Johnny Cardoso nor Joe Scally can beat Jefferson Lerma on the second ball.

Rafael Borre is placed in goal again, but there is no problem: he shoots a goal over Turner to make it 2-0.

Almost a response from the USMNT

Folarin Balogun is rejected for a sliding punt at the goal line.

It’s a fantastic ball over the defense from Antonee Robinson, and Balogun takes it to the goal.

His shot beats Atlas goalkeeper Camilo Vargas, but Spurs man Davinson Sánchez does not give up and takes the ball out of the six.

Not a great start! Arias scores – USMNT 0-1 Colombia (minute 6)

Antonee Robinson slides in to break Colombia’s drive at the 18-yard line, but Jhon Arias is there and hits the top near post past Matt Turner.

The Coffee Growers, 1-0.

USMNT lineup

Turner, Robinson, Richards, Ream, Scally, Cardoso, McKennie, Reyna, Weah, Pulisic, Balogun

colombia lineup

Vargas, Muñoz, Sánchez, Lucumi, Mojica, Lerma, Uribe, Arias, James Rodríguez, Díaz, Borré

USMNT vs Colombia preview: Colombia focus, team news

this team is good. Ranked 12th in the FIFA rankings (USMNT is 11th) and 7th in the ELO ratings (USA 22nd), the unbeaten streak is no joke and includes 13 clean sheets.

All-time cap leader David Ospina is at the back, and the former Arsenal goalkeeper has a fantastic group of full-backs in front of him. There is Davinson Sánchez from Spurs, as well as Yerry Mina, Daniel Muñoz (Crystal Palace) and youngster Yerson Mosquera.

James Rodriguez, still 32, captains the team in midfield with Palace’s Jefferson Lerma, and the depth there isn’t special. He corrects himself in attack, where Liverpool star Luis Díaz joins Bournemouth’s Luis Sinisterra and Aston Villa’s Jhon Durán.