USMNT vs Colombia live updates: US trail by 4-1 score in Copa ...

9 Jun 2024
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The USMNT are next in action against Brazil in their final warmup match at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida on Wednesday at 7pm ET. We'll have live coverage of that match right here on The Athletic.

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Colombia, meanwhile, face Bolivia in their final warmup match at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut on June 15 at 5pm ET.

Instant reaction to Colombia's blowout of USMNT

Tonight's result marks the most lopsided defeat of Gregg Berhalter's time in charge of the USMNT.

The Athletic's Paul Tenorio has broken down the big talking points from the defeat, including how worried fans should be about the team's defensive frailties and how Christian Pulisic looked in the 45 minutes he played.

Follow the link below to check out his analysis.


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USA 1-5 Colombia: U.S. gets ‘wake-up call’ after second-half defensive collapse

Damaging result for USMNT

Suffering a 5-1 loss when all of North and South America are watching is humiliating for US Soccer.

These types of results can kill a player's international career.

Rising concern ahead of tough opposition at Copa America

The USMNT had far too many ugly mistakes, especially in the final stages, against Colombia today. The result was an ugly 5-1 loss that will only enhance concerns around this US team facing top opponents at the Copa America.

Berhalter: Loss is a 'wake-up call' for USMNT

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Gregg Berhalter frames this loss as a "wake-up call," a "very poor performance against a top team."

The USMNT manager says his side "did not respect the game of soccer or the opponent" against Colombia this afternoon.

Turner apologizes for performance

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Matt Turner also spoke to TNT after the USMNT's defeat: "Obviously this wasn't the way we play, the way I play. Everybody needs to look in the mirror after that game and figure it out because obviously that's not up to the level that's required to compete with these South American teams."

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Asked about how the team can respond against Brazil on Wednesday, he rolled his eyes before responding: "I hate saying that we can't get too hung up, we have a game in another couple of days. It's important for us to be able to respond. When you look forward to tournaments it's not always going to be perfect and you have figure out the ways to get the job done.

"Today we didn't have any answers for the ways Colombia changed themselves, changed the way they pressed and they just had a different intensity about them that we didn't have for the game. It's really, really disappointing in front of such a great crowd to perform like that, so I want to apologize to the fans as well because that's not what we're about and we need to bounce back in a big way."

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Balogun's assist a rare bright spot for USMNT

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The most encouraging moment of the day for the US was Timothy Weah's goal, which was set up by a perfectly weighted through ball from Folarin Balogun.

Balogun has made a bright start to life with the USMNT. He has now been involved in a goal in six of his first 10 starts for the program, registering three goals and three assists.

Conceding five goals on home soil

Colombia is the first team to score five goals against the USMNT on American soil since Mexico did so in 2009, and just the fourth team overall to do so.

Match stats

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USMNT 1-5 Colombia

Shots: 10 - 15Shots on goal: 2 - 6Expected goals: 0.98 - 2.33Saves: 1 - 0Possession: 53% - 47%Corners: 2 - 2Fouls: 7 - 16Yellow cards: 1 - 0
Weah: 'Super disappointed'

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Timothy Weah, the USMNT's lone goalscorer today, spoke to TNT after the defeat: "I think when we came out in the second half we started to show signs of positivity, but then it just started to fade from there, obviously with my mistake I take full accountability. It's a tough situation obviously but we just have to be professional and get back into it and work on some things.

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"We had a lot of trouble through the middle. James (Rodriguez), Arias they were causing a lot of trouble. Obviously when you're chasing the ball you get tired so it's hard to build momentum. We're super disappointed today, it's just wasn't our day, I'll be the first to take accountability."

Colombia surging ahead of Copa America

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Colombia are now unbeaten in 22 straight matches dating back to early 2022, winning 17 and drawing five. They have also now won seven straight games. They'll be heading into Copa America on red-hot form.

US let down by backline

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Truly difficult to remember a worse collective performance by a USMNT backline than this one today. Just atrocious stuff.

Damaging result for USMNT

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This is a very bad result for the USMNT. Colombia was so much better. An absolute momentum killer before a major tournament.

The USMNT's defensive awareness today was really poor. So naive from the US backline.

FT: USMNT 1-5 Colombia

No stoppage time as the referee brings a swift end to the USMNT's misery.

A complete collapse in the final 15 minutes of this game by the hosts.

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GOAL! Colombia score their fifth as USMNT collapse

88' USMNT 1-5 Colombia

Carter-Vickers turns the ball over right in front of the US goal and it's a simple counter-attack for Colombia as Sinisterra scores their fifth.

GOAL! Colombia score their fourth!

85' USMNT 1-4 Colombia

Two subs link up as Quintero sets up Carrascal, who sweeps the ball past Turner and into the back of the net! The rout is on now.

Final sub for each side

83' USMNT 1-3 Colombia

Luca de la Torre comes on for Johnny Cardoso, while Kevin Castano replaces Jefferson Lerma.

GOAL! Colombia score their third!

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77' USMNT 1-3 Colombia

A bad turnover by Scally sets Colombia away on a fast break, and Rios goes unmarked in the box before finishing first-time to restore Colombia's two-goal lead!

Another double change for each side

72' USMNT 1-2 Colombia

USMNT: Yunus Musah and Ricardo Pepi replace Weston McKennie and Folarin Balogun.

Colombia: Luis Sinisterra and Juan Fernando Quintero replace Luis Diaz and James Rodriguez, who comes off to a big ovation.

Each side have one of their six subs remaining.

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