The United States are in London, where they play play Colombia today in a pretty high profile contest for a mid-November friendly. Jurgen Klinsmann's vocal desires for the U.S. to compete for the World Cup have raised expectations, while Colombia were global darlings this summer so this is as good as an otherwise unimportant match can get.
It is a tough match for the U.S. and a good test for a team that isn't quite full strength. Neither Clint Dempsey nor Michael Bradley are with the team, but more importantly, the U.S. are once again trying to figure out how to make their defense work. The back line has been a revolving door of players for the last three years and that will continue again today. Colombia will challenge the American defense and exploit their weaknesses so if someone can put together a good showing, it will be massively impressive.
The match will be televised live on ESPN, as well as in Spanish on UniMas. The Worldwide Leader wlll put Adrian Healey and Taylor Twellman on the call.
Match Date/Time: Friday, November 14; 2:45 p.m. ET
Venue: Craven Cottage, London, England
TV: ESPN (English), UniMas (Spanish)
Streaming: Watch ESPN