US vs.Colombia Copa America 07/05/07

A somewhat disappointing Copa America for the United States comes to end tonight against Colombia. Expectations were low for the Americans heading into this tounrment. The US brought a side without several first-choice players like Landon Donovan, Demarcus Beasley, Carlos Bocanegra, Tim Howard, and Clint Dempsey to play against two of the most powerful teams in South America and Colombia, a very respectable side in their own right.
This game is virtually a friendly. One last chance to take a look at young, inexperienced players against top-notch competition (which is what I feel is the most important thing to take from this tournement) and chance to leave Venezuela with a victory. Here’s the lineup I hope to see….

Guzan
Moor DeMerit Conrad Pearce
Nguyen Feilhaber Clark Mapp
Twellman Johnson

About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC. View all posts by Kartik Krishnaiyer →
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