The United States men's national team kicked off the 2016 Copa America Centenario with a 2-0 loss to Colombia. The match was played in front of 67,439 people at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
Here are the match highlights (via Fox Soccer):
Cristian Zapata scored in the 8th minute, converting a Edwin Cardona corner kick.
James Rodriguez scored on a penalty kick in the 42nd minute.
The U.S. had their chances, but were unable to find finishing quality in the final third. Colombia also had an opportunity to score the insurance goal, but Carlos Bacca hit the crossbar on his breakaway.
Defender John Anthony Brooks was named Budweiser Man of the Match.
Ryan Rosenblatt of Fox Soccer gave his impression of the match:
The United States went for it in their Copa America Centenario opener. They threw numbers forward, were ultra aggressive in the attack and in defense, and did everything they could to pressure Colombia. But to do it, the Americans had to put the weight of the world on Michael Bradley, and their captain wasn't up to the task.
Bradley struggled all match long.
The U.S. takes on Costa Rica on Tuesday, June 7th at 8:00 p.m. Eastern at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois.
Lineups for the match below (via U.S. Soccer):
USA: 1-Brad Guzan, 2-DeAndre Yedlin, 20-Geoff Cameron, 6-John Brooks, 23-Fabian Johnson; 11-Alejandro Bedoya (19-Graham Zusi, 86, 4-Michael Bradley (capt.), 13-Jermaine Jones (10-Darlington Nagbe, 66); 9-Gyasi Zardes, 8-Clint Dempsey, 7-Bobby Wood (17-Christian Pulisic, 66)
Subs not used: 12-Tim Howard, 22-William Yarbrough, 3-Steve Birnbaum, 5-Matt Besler, 14-Michael Orozco, 15-Kyle Beckerman, 16-Perry Kitchen
Head Coach: Jurgen Klinsmann
COL: 1-David Ospina; 4-Santiago Arias, 2-Cristián Zapata, 22-Jeison Murillo, 19-Farid Diaz; 13-Sebastian Perez (6-Carlos Sánchez, 86), 16-Daniel Torres, 11-Juan Cuadrado, 10-James Rodriguez (capt.) (5-Guillermo Celis, 73), 8-Edwin Cardona; 7-Carlos Bacca (17-Dayro Moreno, 88)
Subs not used: 12-Robinson Zapata, 23-Cristian Bonilla; 3-Yerry Mina, 9-Roger-Martínez, 14-Felipe Aguilar, 15-Stefan Medina, 18-Frank Fabra, 20-Andrés Felipe Roa, 21-Marlos Moreno
Head Coach: Jose Peckerman