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Colombia Edges U.S. in Penalty Kicks after Dramatic 2-2 Draw in Gold Cup 2000 Quarterfinal in Miami

MIAMI (Saturday, February 19, 2000) - A goal and an assist from forward Brian McBride were not enough to carry the U.S. Men's National Team past Colombia, as the Americans lost in a penalty kick shootout (2-1) in the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2000 Quarterfinal today at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Fla.

After twice being down in the match, Colombia battled back to send the game to extra time, where the score remained locked at 2-2 after two sudden death overtime periods and a total of 120 minutes.

Despite two stops by U.S. goalkeeper Brad Friedel on four attempts, the Americans fell in the penalty kick shootout after converting only one of their own chances in five attempts.

With the elimination, the U.S. failed to advance to the semi-finals for the first time in team history, having finished third place or better in the four previous tournaments. After winning the inaugural Gold Cup in 1991, the U.S. was runner-up in both 1993 and '98 and finished third in 1996.

"It's disappointing, obviously, to lose on penalty kicks," said U.S. Head Coach Bruce Arena, whose team is now 3-0-2 in 2000 (today's result goes on the record as a draw). "Today we lost two leads. We should be able to protect a lead with 10 minutes left."

Colombia's second tying goal came in the 82nd minute when forward Gerardo Bedoya settled a ball with his chest and volleyed a wicked 25-yard shot that snuck in the upper corner of the near post past a leaping Friedel.

The goal that gave the U.S. a 2-1 lead came in an unlikely fashion, as the ball never hit the ground until it fell from the back of the opposing net. The unique succession started when Friedel blasted a goal kick almost to the opposite penalty area, where McBride headed it toward goal and an onrushing Chris Armas volleyed the ball inside the left post in the 51st minute.

Team USA broke things open in the 20th minute when McBride rose high above two Colombian defenders to knock a header past Calero after a perfectly placed, high floating cross from midfielder Cobi Jones into the center of the penalty area. The assist gave Jones at least one point in each of the five U.S. games this year.

Colombia struck back in the 24th minute when midfielders Hector Hurtado and Faustino Asprilla beat the U.S. offside trap and raced in on goal with just Friedel to beat. After receiving the through pass, Hurtado dribbled into the box, drew Friedel out and patiently slipped a square pass to Asprilla, who was running even and knocked it inside the nearpost.

The American's record against the solid South American squad dropped to 2-8-2, with the last win being an important 2-1 upset in World Cup USA '94 at the Rose Bowl.

Next up for the U.S. is a friendly versus Tunisia on March 12 at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala. Kickoff for the game, which will be televised live on ESPN, is set for 2:30 p.m. ET.

In the other quarterfinal played in Miami today, Peru defeated Honduras 5-3 to advance and face Colombia on Wednesday (Feb. 23) at 8 p.m. (PT) at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif.


Participants:U.S. Men's National Team vs. Colombia National Team
Competition:CONCACAF Gold Cup 2000 - Quarterfinal
Venue:The Orange Bowl (Miami, Florida)
Date:February 19, 2000 - kickoff 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Weather:80 degrees - Sunny, Hot

Scoring Summary:1st2nd1st OT2nd OTFinal
United States

USA - Brian McBride, (Cobi Jones), 20.
COL - Faustina Asprilla, (Hectro Hurtado), 24.
USA - Chris Armas, (Brian McBride), 51.
COL - Gerardo Bedoya, (Unassisted), 82.

Penalty Kick Summary: USA - Wynalda (missed high), Reyna (crossbar), Lewis (goal), Armas (saved), Olsen (saved).
COL Perez (missed high), Martinez (goal), Candelo (saved), Mosquera (goal).

USA - 1-Brad Friedel; 12-Jeff Agoos, 4-Robin Fraser, 23-Eddie Pope; 7-Eddie Lewis, 14-Chris Armas, 10-Claudio Reyna (Capt.), 13-Cobi Jones (19-Ben Olsen, 77), 9-Jovan Kirovski (21-Richie Williams, 27); 11-Eric Wynalda, 20-Brian McBride (5-C.J. Brown, 81).

COL - 1-Miguel Calero; 2-Andres Mosquera, 4-Carlos Fernando Asprilla, 5-Gonzalo Martinez; 6-Jorge Bolano (14-John Wilmar Perez, 61), 7-Hector Hurtado (9-Edwin Arturo Congo, 58), 8-Franky Oviedo, 10-Faustino Hernan Asprilla (Capt.), 11-Martin Zapata (17-Mayer Candelo, 70); 15-Gerardo Bedoya, 16-Bonner Mosquera.

Statistical Summary:USACOL
Shots . . . . . . . . . .
Saves . . . . . . . . . .
Corner Kicks . . . . .
Fouls . . . . . . . . . .
Offside . . . . . . . . .

Misconduct Summary:
Bonner Mosquera (caution)42.
Gerardo Bedoya (caution)53.
Edwin Arturo Congo (caution)80.
Eric Wynalda (caution)85.
C. Asprilla (caution)85.
Ben Olsen (caution)91.
Gerardo Bedoya (ejection)120.

United States vs. Colombia

Venue: The Orange Bowl (Miami, Florida)
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2000 (Kickoff: 3:00 p.m. ET)

1st2nd1st OT2nd OTTotal
United States

USA - Brian McBride, (Cobi Jones), 20.
COL - Faustino Hernán Asprilla, (Hector Hurtado), 24.
USA - Chris Armas, (Brian McBride), 51.
COL - Gerardo Bedoya, (n/a), 81.

Colombia advances to semifinals, winning penalty kick shootout, 2-1.


#1 - GK, FRIEDEL Brad
#12 - D, AGOOS Jeff
#4 - D, FRASER Robin
#23 - D, POPE Eddie
#14 - M, ARMAS Chris
#7 - M, LEWIS Eddie
#10 - M, REYNA Claudio (Capt.)
#13 - M, JONES Cobi (-77')
#9 - F, KIROVSKI Jovan (-27')
#11 - F, WYNALDA Eric
#20 - F, McBRIDE Brian (-82')

Available Reserves:
#3 - D, VANNEY Greg
#5 - D, BROWN C.J. (+82')
#16 - D, LLAMOSA Carlos
#18 - GK, MEOLA Tony
#19 - M, OLSEN Ben (+77')
#21 - M, WILLIAMS Richie (+27')
#22 - F, RAZOV Ante

#1 - GK, CALERO Miguel
#2 - D, MOSQUERA Andres
#4 - D, ASPRILLA Carlos Fernando
#5 - D, MARTINEZ Gonzalo
#6 - M, BOLAÑO Jorge (-62')
#7 - M, HURTADO Hector (-58')
#8 - M, OVIEDO Franky
#10 - F, ASPRILLA Faustino Hernán (Capt.)
#11 - M, ZAPATA Martín (-70')
#15 - D, BEDOYA Gerardo
#16 - M, MOSQUERA Bonner

Available Reserves:
#3 - D, CORTES Roberto Carlos
#9 - F, CONGO Edwin Arturo (+58')
#12 - GK, HENAO Juan Carlos
#13 - D, LOPEZ Ivan
#14 - M, PEREZ John Wilmar (+62')
#17 - M, CANDELO Mayer (+70')
#24 - CHITIVA Andres

3rd minute - Cross from Agoos along right wing, sails into penalty area where McBride and Lewis go up for a header. Foul called on Lewis.
5th minute - Brilliant defensive run by Robin Fraser strips ball from Martinez after a splitting 50 yard run through the middle of the field and into the penalty area.
6th minute - Long range shot from Colombia's #16, Mosquera, from 42 yards, beats a diving Friedel but ricochet's hard off the cross bar and back into play, where Robin Fraser collects and clears.
8th minute - Lewis sprung by nice backheel pass from McBride down left wing. Hits cross into the penalty area which is easily handled by Colombia goalkeeper Callero.
9th minute - U.S. free kick from right wing from Eddie Lewis swings into penalty area off his left foot and is headed out by Colombia. Rebound eventually falls to Agoos at top of penalty area, whose shot deflects wide.
11th minute - Friedel miskicks back pass from Fraser that ricochets off a Colombia forward for a goal kick.
13th minute - U.S. free kick from deep along the right wing (after a foul on McBride) is taken by Lewis. Ball is headed defensively by Colombia toward goal, where Callero makes great play to keep out of the goal. Save rebounds to Kirovski, whose shot from six yards in traffic is deflected out for a corner. On the ensuring corner, Kirovski heads wide of the left post.
16th minute - An excellent chance for the U.S. passes after Jones frees Wynalda with a long ball down the right wing. Wynalda sprints free with the ball into the penalty area, cuts back and tries to find McBride lingering at the top of the box. The ball ends up on the foot of Lewis, who cuts it outside left and then slices the ball back in front of the goal where it slides beheind the U.S. offense and is played out of danger.
Note: Each team has committed 4 fouls.
18th minute - Eddie Pope sneaking forward on the right wing, hits a cross into the penalty area that is snared by Callero.
20th minute - Wynalda takes a long ball out of the air at the top of the penalty area, controls and lays it off to Cobi Jones who flights soft cross from outside of penalty area to McBride who soars above a defender to easily head home from six yards into right side of the goal past Callero. U.S. Leads 1-0
Note: Jones has points in five consecutive games for the U.S. (3 goals, 2 assists). McBride now has 10 goals in 38 international appearances.
24th minute - A quick ball forward out of the midfield springs a breakaway for Colombia. With Hurtado ahead of the chasing U.S. defense, he breaks into the left side of the penalty area and calmly slides a ball straight across the field for Faustino Asprilla to smack past a diving Friedel into the right side of the goal from 12 yards. The match is tied at 1-1.
27th minute - U.S. Substitution: Richie Williams replaces Jovan Kirovski (
Note: Each team has committed 7 fouls.
38th minute - After a very hectic opening 25 minutes, which saw two goals, a shot off the crossbar (by Colombia) and a goalline clearance (by Colombia), the game has settled down across the last 12 minutes with no goal mouth action.
39th minute - In their first foray towards goal in 10 minutes, Claudio Reyna gets some space along the right wing outside the penalty area, but floats across past the far left post and out of play.
40th minute - Reyna plays a great looping ball down the center of the field to an on-rushing Wynalda, but after one bounce, he can't control it in the penalty area and it is cleared out for a corner kick. The corner is taken by Lewis and punched out of danger.
41st minute - A combination outside of the penalty area from Reyna to Armas to McBride ends when McBride's last touch back to Reyna, circling into the right side of the area, is tackled away by Colombia.
42nd minute - Colombia yellow card (Mosqueira for foul on Cobi Jones outside the penalty area).
43rd minute - On the free kick, Eddie Lewis hits a blistering left footed drive that is ear-marked for the upper left corner of the goal, but Callero comes up big again and dives to tip it just over the crossbar for a corner kick. On the ensuing kick, a foul is called on the U.S.
46th minute - Free kick for the U.S. deep on the right wing after Bedoya fouls Jones.
47th minute - Lewis hits a cross into the area that is well-placed but headed out of danger by Colombia. The ref immediately blows the whistle for halftime.


46th minute - The second half has begun.
48th minute - Free kick for Colombia from the left wing, just outside the penalty area. Friedel bats ball out of danger.
49th minute - Agoos tackles ball away from Martinez in the penalty area, after a nice dribbling run into the box.
51st minute - Friedel takes his time to play a long ball from his half of the field, where the ball soars through the air where McBride awaits just outside the penalty area. With his superiou aerial ability, McBride outjumps his defender and knocks the ball in the air to his right (with his back to the goal) where an on-rushing Chris Armas volleys the ball out of the air with his right foot into the lower left side of the goal. U.S. Leads 2-1. Armas now has 2 goals in 13 international appearances. McBride has a goal and assist in today's match.
54th minute - Lewis breaks free along the left wing and hits a cross into the penalty area that drops between two Colombia defenders and Cobi Jones, who takes a stab, but can't get a shot on goal.
55th minute - A nice through pass from 35 yards out frees Faustino Asprilla running into the right side of the penalty area. He collects and takes a tough angle shot which is easily controlled by Friedel.
58th minute - Colombia substitution: Edwin Arturo Congo replaces Hector Hurtado.
58th minute - Free kick from Colombia straight out from goal, 35 yards is looped into the area, where Eddie Pope does well to head out for a corner kick. The ensuing corner is headed down by the U.S. and then cleared over the end line by Colombia via an errant 22-yard shot.
61st minute - A nice attack featuring consecutive possession from Armas, Jones, Wynalda, Reyna, McBride to Lewis eventually ends when Lewis is dispossed carrying the ball into the penalty area.
62nd minute - Colombia substitution: John Wilmar Perez replaces Jorge Bolano.
63rd minute - Wynalda breaks down the left wing and hits a soft cross into the penalty area where McBride has a step on the defense. McBride lunges and is able to get a foot on the ball from 12 yards out in front of the goal, but can't redirect it and it goes out for a goal kick.
67th minute - In an identical play to four minutes earlier, this time Reyna is on the end of the Wynalda's cross, stabbing the ball at the goal where it is collected by Callero.
70th minute - A nice attack by Colombia sees Asprilla whistled offsides as he breaks in on goal.
70th minute - Colombia substitution: Mayer Candelo replaces Martín Zapata.
71st minute - Free kick for the U.S. from 20 yards. In a shot similar to his blistering shot that just missed in the first half, this time Lewis uses less pace and has the ball targeted for the upper right corner, but Callero tips it over the bar again for a corner. On the ensuing corner kick, Colombia clears.
75th minute - A nice build-up from Colombia with a series of passes along the left wing, sees Congo collect the ball with his back to the goal at the edge of the area. With Fraser and Pope on him, he tries to turn, sliding the ball forward where Reyna comes in from behind to clear.
77th minute - U.S. Substitution: Ben Olsen replaces Cobi Jones. Jones sees his three-game goal-scoring streak end, however he has tallied a goal (3) or assist (2) in each of the five matches the U.S. has played in 2000.
80th minute - Yellow card on Colombia's Congo.
81st minute - Bedoya hits a rocket from 25 yards after collecting a ball of his chest and then hitting the ball off one bounce while fending off a U.S. defender, drilling the ball into the upper left corner.
82nd minute - U.S. Substitution: C.J. Brown enters the game.
83rd minute - Congo hits a shot from the right side of the penalty area that looks dangerous, but slides out for a throw in.
84th minute - Asprilla breaks into the area and has a chance from close range, but a tough angle, and shoots at Friedel, who deflects the ball back into the box, where it is cleared.
84th minute - Wynalda yellow card for pushing a player crowding his free kick.
87th minute - Cross from the right wing for colombia is headed out by Pope.
88th minute - Congo attacks from the right wing, working his way along the end line into the penalty area, and hits a dangerous shot across the penalty area, which the U.S. is lucky to have deflect up field off the planted leg of Chris Armas.
90th minute - More attacking from Colombia sees C.J. Brown and Fraser combine to close down a dangerous attack down the left wing from Colombia.
91st minute - A long ball from Reyna across field to Olsen outside the area is headed down for an anticipated run from Wynalda, but goes straight to Callero.
91st minute - Dangerous Congo breaks free again, this time fighting off a Fraser challenge and turning in the left side of the box to hit a hard shot on Friedel, who stops it, and then has to scramble to control the rebound away from Congo, who never stops attacking on the play.
92nd minute - Asprilla is sprung straight down the middle of the field, hitting a shot from the top of the penalty area that again challenges Friedel, but is collected out of danger.
94th minute - A dangerous cross from Olsen sees Callero come way out of his area and bobble the ball. An on-rushing Lewis has a chance, but Callero reaches up while falling down and bats the ball out of his path.

END OF REGULATION Teams will now go into overtime to determine which side advances to Wednesday's semifinal.

91st minute - Yellow Card on Richie Williams for tripping.
92nd minute - Long range shot from Colombia sales high over the bar.
94th minute - Lewis breaks through the left side of the penalty area, where he is taken down from behind just inside the penalty area. No call.
95th minute - A rocket shot from the U.S. from 25 yards ricochet's off the crossbar. Shooter not identified.
97th minute - Wynalda touches a pass to free Olsen on the right wing, but his cross sails over the penalty area and out.
98th minute - After Congo dances along the edge of the penalty area for a number of seconds, the ball is dropped for a long range, but accurate shot from Colombia's Mosquera, which is saved and held by Friedel.
99th minute - Lewis wins a corner kick for the U.S. after a long cross from Olsen is played off a defender for a CK.
99th minute - On the ensuing kick, Wynalda places a cross well into the penalty area, but it bounces down and out of danger.
102nd minute - Wynalda and Lewis combine again on the left wing, but an eventual Lewis cross is played out of danger.
103rd minute - Reyna sends a crossfield pass to Lewis, who crosses to Olsen, who lunges to get a foot on the ball and play it back for Williams at the top of the area, but Williams shot is deflected and controled by Colombia.
103rd minute - Reyna bangs knees with Colombia's Oviedo. Shaken up, but continuing.
104th minute - Chris Armas makes an excellent defensive run to take the ball off Martinez after he steals a bad exchange between Reyna and Lewis and goes off on another long dribbling run, eventually making it to the edge of the penalty area.
106th minute - Free kick for Colombia, punched out by Friedel.


106th minute - Second 15-minute overtime period underway. If teams remain tied after this period, they will proceed to a penalty kick tie-breaker.
106th minute - Wynalda steals the ball at midfield, dribbles in on goal, beats one last defender, but has Callero come out well to take the ball off his foot after an excellent 45 yard run.
108th minute - Free kick for Colombia from 27 yards out. The shot hits the upper left crossbar and ricochets out of danger. Faustino Asprilla with the shot.
Note: U.S. leads in shots on goal, 11-10.
110th minute - After stripping the ball from Lewis, the ball is carried just outside the box, and played outside for Asprilla who cuts back and hits a rocket that Friedel does well to punch back out the right wing. The ball is maintained by Colombia and played back in, eventually falling to Mosquera for a direct shot from 25 yards caught by Friedel.
112th minute - Free kick from Lewis along the left wing, played out of danger, but controlled by Lewis who dribbles well toward the area, beating one defender and then getting tripped by another, but no call.
114th minute - Free kick from Colombia along the left wing, just at the edge of the penalty area is headed out for a corner by Agoos. On the ensuing corner, Colombia is able to knock the ball back into play, but Lewis lunges to clear.
Note: Fouls - US: 24, COL 19.
115th minute - Another attack from Colombia sees Fraser clear for a corner. On the ensuing corner kick, Olsen is fouled.
116th minute - C.J. Brown is beat on the wing, but he does well to track down the play, eventually winning a goal kick by clearning a ball off Congo.
119th minute - Oviedo breaks into the left side of the penalty area past Brown and is forced to the end line by a pestering Armas. But he gets a shot off from a close, tough angle that sails high into the air, but just missing settling into the roof of the goal.
120th minute - Colombia yellow-card: Bedoya's second yellow card, ejected, after a tackle on Wynalda, then throwing him to the ground after contact.

END OF SECOND 15-MINUTE OVERTIME PERIOD The teams will now use a penalty kicks to decide a semifinalist. Five rounds initially, more if they are still tied.

USA - First Penalty Kick Taken by Wynalda: High. No good. 0-0
COL - First Penalty Kick Taken by Perez: High. No good. 0-0
USA - Second Penalty Kick Taken by Reyna: Hits crossbar and bounces down. No good. 0-0
COL - Second Penalty Kick Taken by Martinez: GOAL. 0-1
USA - Third Penalty Kick Taken by Lewis: GOAL. 1-1
COL - Third Penalty Kick Taken by Candelo: SAVED. No goal. 1-1
USA - Fourth Penalty Kick Taken by Armas: SAVED. No goal. 1-1
COL - Fourth Penalty Kick Taken by Mosqueira, Andres: GOAL. 1-2
USA - Fifth Penalty Kick Taken by Olsen: SAVED. No goal. COLOMBIA ADVANCES TO SEMIFINALS WITH 2-1 PK SHOOTOUT VICTORY (after 2-2 regulation.)


The U.S. remains unbeaten in 2000 with a 2-2 tie, but will not advance to semifinals of CONCACAF Gold Cup after Colombia secures a 2-1 penalty kick shootout victory.

Last update: End of Match.
Referee: BATRES Carlos (GUA)
Assistant Referee: RAGOONATH Michael (TRI)
Assistant Referee: RUIZ Virgilio (BLZ)
Fourth Official: RAMDHAN Ramesh (TRI)