The United States will take on Colombia for the second time in the Copa America Centenario. Los Cafeteros lost to Chile in the semifinals of the tournament and will meet the Americans in the third-place match on Saturday (8 p.m. ET, FX) after they lost to Argentina a day before.
These two sides met each other in the opening match of the tournament in Santa Clara with the South Americans coming out on top, 2-0.
Not many expected the USMNT to make it out of their group, let alone make it to the semifinals. Finishing in third place would be a massive achievement no matter how disappointing getting dominated by Argentina was.
The USA’s captain, Michael Bradley, didn’t sound too pleased about having to compete in the match in his post-match comments after the semifinal. He stated that he didn’t understand the point of these types of consolation matches in an interview with Fox Sports 1. While he certainly has a point, it’s still another chance for the team to test themselves against a Top 5 team in the world. That should be enough motivation to come out and get a big win.
Colombia will be looking to repeat their dominant performance over the U.S., while Klinsmann and his team will be on the search for improvement. The match kicks off at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday night and can be seen on FX or Univision.