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Radamel Falcao not on Colombia team for USMNT friendly

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Michael Regan

Colombia has their team to play the United States in a friendly on Friday, and Radamel Falcao is not part of it. The striker, who missed the World Cup because of a knee injury, has been dealing with some knee issues and will not play for Colombia this month as he takes some time off to get healthy.

The rest of the Colombia team for the friendly is strong. James Rodriguez is part of the squad and the star. He will have Teofilo Gutierrez, Jackson Martinez and Adrian Ramos to feed up top and Fredy Guarin and Juan Cuadrado join him in the midfield.

All in all, it's a strong team and nearly the best that Colombia has. Seeing as they are one of the better teams in the world, that will be more than enough of a test for the American side.

The match kicks off at 2:45 p.m. ET on Friday and will be televised on ESPN.

Goalkeepers: Camilo Vargas, Jose Fernando Cuadrado, Leandro Catellanos

Defenders: Pablo Armero, Cristiano Zapata, Santiago Arias, Eder Alvarez, Balanta, Jeison, Murillo, Pedro Franco, Brayan Angulo, Daniel Bocaegra

Midfielders: Fredy Guarin, Abel Aguilar, Carlos Sanchez, Juan Cuadrado, James Rodriguez, Alexander Mejia, Juan Fernando Quintero, Carlos Carbonero, Edwin Cardona

Forwards: Teofilo Gutierrez, Jackson Martinez, Adrian Ramos, Carlos Bacca, Yimmi Chara