The Colombian under-23 national team has it's squad ready for the all-important Olympic playoff vs the United States on March 25 and 29. Their head coach, Carlos Restrepo, has finalized his 25-man roster for the crucial two-game set today.
Most of the players called into the squad play their club soccer in the Colombian domestic league, however a few ply their trade in Europe. Midfielder Juan Fernando Quintero is the most decorated of the group playing his club soccer in Ligue 1 with Rennes.
Despite having such an impressive senior national team, Colombia haven't qualified for the Olympics since 1992. They'll look to break that drought against Andi Herzog's side when they take on the Americans in Barranquilla (March 25, 6 p.m. ET) then three days later in Frisco, TX (March 29, 9:30 p.m. ET).
GOALKEEPERS (3): Cristian Bonilla (Atletico Nacional - COL), Alvaro Montero (San Lorenzo - ARG), Luis Hurtado (Deportivo Cali - COL)
DEFENDERS (9): Cristian Borja (Santa Fe - COL), Yerry Mina (Santa Fe - COL), Jaine Barreiro (Santa Fe - COL), Luis Orejuela (Deportivo Cal - COL), Deiver Machado (Millonarios - COL), Felipe Aguilar (Atletico Nacional - COL), Davinson Sanchez (Atletico Nacional - COL), Helibelton Palacios (Deportivo Cali - COL), Jherson Vergara (Livorno - ITA)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Juan Pablo Nieto (Atletico Nacional - COL), Juan Fernando Quintero (Rennes - FRA), Yony Gonzalez (Junior - COL), Raul Loaiza (Patriotas - COL), Jose Leudo (Deportivo Pasto - COL), Wilmar Barrios (Deportes Tolima - COL), Andres Felipe Roa (Deportivo Cali - COL), Jarlan Barrera (Junior - COL)
FORWARDS (5): Roger Martinez (Racing Club - ARG), Cristian Dajome (Deportes Tolima - COL), Harold Preciado (Deportivo Cali - COL), Rafael Santos Borre (Deportivo Cal - COL), Andres Renteria (Santos Laguna - MEX)