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2016 Copa America Centenario

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The Journey: Clint Dempsey

MNT Aug 10, 2016
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MNT Captain Michael Bradley Raises $5,655.55 in Auction of Rainbow Armband and Jersey; Pledges Matching Donation

CHICAGO (July 1, 2016) - U.S. Men’s National Team captain Michael Bradley has raised $5,655.55 after donating the unique rainbow captain’s armband and his game jersey worn during the USA’s 2-1 win against Ecuador to an online charity auction. Bradley will also match the winning bid and donate to the funds. Proceeds from the online auction will benefit the OneOrlando Fund and Equa Read more
MNT Jul 1, 2016
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Q&A: Klinsmann Discusses the USA's Copa America Centenario Achievements

ussoccer.com: You set a goal before Copa America Centenario of reaching the semifinal. How do you feel about that achievement? Jurgen Klinsmann: “I think for our team, setting a goal like getting into the Quarterfinals for a Copa America was a huge mountain in front of us. Step-by-step, getting into this tournament, we showed the team it is all about the momentum, the belief, the chemistry o Read more
MNT Jun 30, 2016
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By the Numbers: Copa America Recap

The U.S. MNT recorded a fourth-place finish in the Copa America Centenario, equaling its previous best result from 1995, earlier this month. Here's a look at some of the MNT numbers that tell the story of the team's successful run to the final four. 1 – Number of players that played all 540 minutes of the tournament (center back Geoff Cameron). After being replaced in second half Read more
MNT Jun 29, 2016
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Gallery: Best Fan Photos of Copa America Centenario

Check out our favorite photos of fans supporting the U.S. MNT all throughout the Copa America Centenario. Read more
MNT Jun 27, 2016
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Gallery: U.S. MNT Falls to Colombia 1-0 in Copa America Centenario Third Place Match

The U.S. Men’s National Team secured a second fourth place finish in its Copa America history after a 1-0 loss to Colombia at University of Phoenix Stadium in the teams’ final match of the 2016 Copa America Centenario. The team now has two months off before reconvening in September for its final two Semifinal Round 2018 World Cup Qualifying matches. The USA will first travel to St. Vin Read more
MNT Jun 27, 2016
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USA Defeated 1-0 by Colombia in 2016 Copa America Centenario Third Place Match

GLENDALE, Ariz. (June 25, 2016) – The U.S. Men’s National Team secured a second fourth place finish in its Copa America history after a 1-0 loss to Colombia at University of Phoenix Stadium in the teams’ final match of the 2016 Copa America Centenario. The USA had to once again shuffle its defense, this time due to injury, as Matt Besler was drafted into the middle alongside Geof Read more
MNT Jun 25, 2016
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Lineup Notes: USA vs. Colombia - 2016 Copa America Centenario Third Place Match

U.S. MNT vs. Colombia June 25, 2016 – University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, Arizona Live Broadcast: FX, Univision, Univision Deportes Network Tonight’s lineup: Tim Howard; DeAndre Yedlin, Geoff Cameron, Matt Besler, Michael Orozco; Michael Bradley, Jermaine Jones, Alejandro Bedoya; Bobby Wood, Clint Dempsey, Gyasi Zardes Tim Howard gets the start in goal, set to collect his 10 Read more
MNT Jun 25, 2016

BTC: USA Ready for Rematch with Colombia in Copa America Centenario Third Place Match

The U.S. Men's National Team is set to compete against Colombia for third place in the historic Copa America Centenario. Read more
MNT Jun 25, 2016
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How They Got Here: Colombia

Drawn into Group A with the United States, Paraguay and Costa Rica, Colombia's journey through the Copa America Centenario comes full circle with a rematch of their opening day fixture against the U.S. June 3rd | USA | Santa Clara, California: Los Cafeteros got off to a quick start at Levi's Stadium against the host nation. Eight minutes into the opening match of the tournament, Edwin Cardona pic Read more
MNT Jun 24, 2016
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Next Up: Five Things to Know About Colombia

Saturday’s penultimate Copa America Centenario match for third place features the two teams that advanced to the knockout stages from Group A - the U.S. Men's National Team and Colombia. On the opening day of the tournament, Colombia beat the MNT 2-0 in Santa Clara, Calif, but the U.S. ended up topping the group with six points and a +3 goal differential. The match kicks off Saturday, June 25 at 8 p.m. ET (FX, Univision, UDN) at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Before the action gets underway, here are five things to know about Los Cafeteros.

Los Cafeteros Soccer History

The 1990s were arguably the most successful period Colombian soccer has experienced. Los Cafeteros qualified for all three FIFA World Cups during the decade (1990, 1994, 1998), advancing to the Round of 16 in 1990. From there, however, Colombia hit a World Cup draught. They failed to qualify for the 2002, 2006 and 2010 tournaments.

Los Cafeteros returned to the World Cup in 2014, eager to make up for lost time. Colombia won all three of its group stage matches, knocking off Greece, Ivory Coast and Japan with ease while making a name for itself with its choreographed goal celebrations. The Colombians made their first appearance in the quarterfinals, where they fell to host country Brazil.

Colombia has had success in Copa America. Los Cafeteros won the tournament in 2001, and have placed third and fourth twice. In last year’s Copa America, Colombia’s only win in the group stage came against Brazil, where it scored its lone goal of the tournament. Los Cafeteros advanced out of their group, but were eliminated in their next match by Argentina in a penalty shootout.

Colombia vs. MNT

The U.S. MNT has faced Colombia 18 times since their first meeting in 1961. The MNT hasn’t had great success, as its record against them is 3-11-4. Its last win was a 3-0 victory on Mar. 9, 2005, at Titan Stadium in Fullerton, Calif. The last time these teams met was on the opening day of Copa America Centenario. Cristian Zapata finished off an Edwin Cardona corner kick in the eighth minute to give Colombia an early lead. Then three minutes before halftime, James Rodriguez converted a penalty to double the lead.

The two have played each other in significant tournament games before, including a FIFA World Cup and multiple Copa Americas. In the 1994 World Cup held in the United States, the MNT famously defeated one of the tournament favorites 2-1 in its second group stage match. 

This summer will not be the first time the teams have met in the third-place match. At the 1995 Copa America in Uruguay, the MNT and Colombia both made it to the semifinals. Both lost their respective match, resulting in a final game for third place. Los Cafeteros won handily, 4-1, and the MNT left Uruguay in fourth, marking its best ever Copa America finish.

The two shared a group at the 2007 Copa America in Venezuela. They squared off in the final group match playing for pride, as no matter the outcome neither team would advance. Colombia claimed a 1-0 win.

Additionally, Alejandro Bedoya’s father and grandfather played soccer professionally in Colombia.

Looking Ahead to Russia

Los Cafeteros are No. 3 in the FIFA /Coca-Cola World Ranking and are currently tied with Chile for third place in CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying with 10 points through six matches. In addition to the U.S., Colombia beat fellow CONMEBOL opponents Paraguay and Peru in the group stage and quarterfinals, respectively.

Despite losing to fifth-ranked Chile in the semifinals, a third place finish would be a strong showing for Los Cafeteros especially headed into a pivotal matches this September in World Cup Qualifying. Colombia host Venezuela who are coming off a surprising quarterfinals finish this summer before heading deep into the Amazon to play Brazil in Manaus.

Who to Watch

Colombia boasts players from many of the world’s top leagues and is one of the Centenario’s most talented teams. In charge of its prolific offense are midfielder James Rodriguez and forward Carlos Bacca who have combined to score three goals in the competition.

Over the past two years, the 24-year-old Rodriguez has become one of the game’s top offensive threats. He burst onto the scene during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, finishing the tournament with six goals, earning the Golden Boot for most goals scored and Puskas Award for most outstanding goal in the tournament. After the World Cup, he joined Real Madrid. He’s made 78 appearances for one of the titans of club soccer, netting 25 goals. In total, he’s scored 16 times in 47 appearances for his country including twice this summer. He scored from the spot against the U.S. and scored the game winning goal against Paraguay.

Outside of Colombia, Bacca suits up for AC Milan in Italy. Last season for Milan, he scored 18 goals in 36 matches. He was effective in Colombia’s recent World Cup qualifiers as well, scoring three times in six outings and added the opening goal in the group stage victory over Paraguay.  

Arsenal shot stopper David Ospina has been instrumental in Colombia's success this tournament. He kept a clean sheet in the opening match against the U.S. and then made a huge save during the penalty shootout against Peru in the quarterfinals.

The Country and Culture                                                                             

With more than 46,000,000 citizens, Colombia has the second largest population in South America. Located in the northwest corner of the continent, it is the only country in the region with both a Pacific and Caribbean coast.

The Andes, the longest mountain range in the world, begin in Colombia. In addition, the country is home to a substantial portion of the Amazon Rainforest.

Colombia’s chief export is coffee, and it is one of the top five coffee producing countries in the world. Much of the country’s coffee is grown on its mountain slopes. Colombian coffees differ in flavor from region to region because the country contains so many unique microclimates.

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MNT Jun 24, 2016

Schedule

Results

Date Matchup Result Venue Attendance Goal Scorers
0-1 L University of Phoenix Stadium; Glendale, Ariz. 29,041 --
0-4 L NRG Stadium; Houston, Texas 70,858 (so) --
2-1 W CenturyLink Field; Seattle, Wash. 47,322 Dempsey, Zardes
1-0 W Lincoln Financial Field; Philadelphia, Pa. 51,041 Dempsey
4-0 W Soldier Field; Chicago 39,642 Dempsey, Jones, Wood, Zusi
0-2 L Levi's Stadium; Santa Clara, Calif. 67,439 (so) --

U.S. MNT - Copa America Centenario Roster

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE CAPS/G
M 5-10 165 Crofton, Md. Real Salt Lake 58/1
M 6-0 160 Weston, Fla. Philadelphia Union 65/2
D 6-0 170 Overland Park, Kan. Sporting Kansas City 47/1
D 6-2 180 Newport, Calif. D.C. United 8/1
M 6-2 185 Princeton, N.J. Toronto FC 140/17
D 6-4 175 Berlin, Germany Wolfsburg (Germany) 33/3
D 6-3 185 Attleboro, Mass. Stoke City (England) 55/4
D 5-7 145 Las Cruces, N.M. Colorado Rapids 18/0
F 6-1 170 Nacogdoches, Texas Seattle Sounders FC 141/57
GK 6-4 210 Homer Glen, Ill. Atlanta United FC 58/0
GK 6-3 185 Highland Ranch, Colo. Club Brugge (Belgium) 2/0
GK 6-3 210 North Brunswick, N.J. Colorado Rapids 120/0
M 6-0 155 Munich, Germany Borussia Moenchengladbach (Germany) 54/2
M 6-0 170 Chicago, Ill. Colorado Rapids 67/4
M 6-0 160 Indianapolis, Ind. LA Galaxy 5/0
M 5-9 165 Monrovia, Liberia Atlanta United FC 24/1
D 5-11 160 Orange, Calif. Club Tijuana (Mexico) 29/4
M 5-8 140 Hershey, Pa. Borussia Dortmund (Germany) 20/9
F 5-10 165 Irvine, Calif. Hamburg (Germany) 36/10
F 6-0 165 Danville, Calif. San Jose Earthquakes 35/11
D 5-8 150 Seattle, Wash. Newcastle United (England) 49/0
F 6-2 175 Hawthorne, Calif. Columbus Crew SC 38/6
M 5-10 160 Longwood, Fla. Sporting Kansas City 55/5

U.S. MNT - Copa America Centenario Roster

Kyle Beckerman

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-10

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Crofton, Md.

Club:
Real Salt Lake

Alejandro Bedoya

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
6-0

Weight:
160

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Weston, Fla.

Club:
Philadelphia Union

Matt Besler

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-0

Weight:
170

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Overland Park, Kan.

Club:
Sporting Kansas City

Steve Birnbaum

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-2

Weight:
180

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Newport, Calif.

Club:
D.C. United

Michael Bradley

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
6-2

Weight:
185

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Princeton, N.J.

Club:
Toronto FC

John Brooks

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-4

Weight:
175

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Berlin, Germany

Club:
Wolfsburg (Germany)

Geoff Cameron

Position:
Defender

Height:
6-3

Weight:
185

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Attleboro, Mass.

Club:
Stoke City (England)

Edgar Castillo

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-7

Weight:
145

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Las Cruces, N.M.

Club:
Colorado Rapids

Clint Dempsey

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-1

Weight:
170

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Nacogdoches, Texas

Club:
Seattle Sounders FC

Brad Guzan

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-4

Weight:
210

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Homer Glen, Ill.

Club:
Atlanta United FC

Ethan Horvath

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-3

Weight:
185

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
Highland Ranch, Colo.

Club:
Club Brugge (Belgium)

Tim Howard

Position:
Goalkeeper

Height:
6-3

Weight:
210

Birthdate:

Position:
Goalkeeper

Hometown:
North Brunswick, N.J.

Club:
Colorado Rapids

Fabian Johnson

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
6-0

Weight:
155

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Munich, Germany

Club:
Borussia Moenchengladbach (Germany)

Jermaine Jones

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
6-0

Weight:
170

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

Club:
Colorado Rapids

Perry Kitchen

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
6-0

Weight:
160

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Indianapolis, Ind.

Club:
LA Galaxy

Darlington Nagbe

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-9

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Monrovia, Liberia

Club:
Atlanta United FC

Michael Orozco

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-11

Weight:
160

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Orange, Calif.

Club:
Club Tijuana (Mexico)

Christian Pulisic

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-8

Weight:
140

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Hershey, Pa.

Club:
Borussia Dortmund (Germany)

Bobby Wood

Position:
Forward

Height:
5-10

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Irvine, Calif.

Club:
Hamburg (Germany)

Chris Wondolowski

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-0

Weight:
165

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Danville, Calif.

Club:
San Jose Earthquakes

DeAndre Yedlin

Position:
Defender

Height:
5-8

Weight:
150

Birthdate:

Position:
Defender

Hometown:
Seattle, Wash.

Club:
Newcastle United (England)

Gyasi Zardes

Position:
Forward

Height:
6-2

Weight:
175

Birthdate:

Position:
Forward

Hometown:
Hawthorne, Calif.

Club:
Columbus Crew SC

Graham Zusi

Position:
Midfielder

Height:
5-10

Weight:
160

Birthdate:

Position:
Midfielder

Hometown:
Longwood, Fla.

Club:
Sporting Kansas City


Group B

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Peru 3 2 0
1 4 2 2 7
Ecuador 3 1 0 2 6 2 4 5
Brazil 3
1 1 1 7 2 5 4
Haiti 3 0
3
0 1 12
-11 0

Group D

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts.
Argentina 3
3 0 0 10 1 9 9
Chile  3
2 1 0 7 5 2 6
Panama
3
1 2 0 2 8 -6 3
Bolivia
3 0 3 0 2
7
-5 0

Group A

No. Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
1 June 3 United States vs. Colombia 0-2
Levi's Stadium; Santa Clara, Calif.
2 June 4 Costa Rica vs. Paraguay 0-0
Orlando Citrus Bowl; Orlando, Fla.
9 June 7 United States vs. Costa Rica 4-0
Soldier Field; Chicago, Ill.
10 June 7 Colombia vs. Paraguay 2-1
Rose Bowl Stadium; Pasadena, Calif.
17 June 11 United States vs. Paraguay 1-0
Lincoln Financial Field; Philadelphia, Pa.
18 June 11 Colombia vs. Costa Rica 2-3
NRG Stadium; Houston, Texas

Group B

No. Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
3 June 4 Haiti vs. Peru 0-1
CenturyLink Field; Seattle, Wash.
4 June 4 Brazil vs. Ecuador 0-0
Rose Bowl Stadium; Pasadena, Calif.
11 June 8 Brazil vs. Haiti 7-1 Orlando Citrus Bowl; Orlando, Fla.
12 June 8 Ecuador vs. Peru 2-2 University of Phoenix Stadium; Glendale, Ariz.
19 June 12 Ecuador vs. Haiti 4-0
MetLife Stadium; East Rutherford, N.J.
20 June 12 Brazil vs. Peru 0-1
Gillette Stadium; Foxborough, Mass.

Group C

No. Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
5 June 5 Jamaica vs. Venezuela 0-1
Soldier Field; Chicago, Il.
6 June 5 Mexico vs. Uruguay 3-1
University of Phoenix Stadium; Glendale, Ariz.
13 June 9 Uruguay vs. Venezuela 0-1
Lincoln Financial Field; Philadelphia, Pa.
14 June 9 Mexico vs. Jamaica 2-0
Rose Bowl Stadium; Pasadena, Calif.
21 June 13 Mexico vs. Venezuela 1-1
NRG Stadium; Houston, Texas
22 June 13 Uruguay vs. Jamaica 3-0
Levi's Stadium; Santa Clara, Calif.

Group D

No. Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
7 June 6 Panama vs. Bolivia 2-1
Orlando Citrus Bowl; Orlando, Fla.
8 June 6 Argentina vs. Chile 2-1
Levi's Stadium; Santa Clara, Calif.
15 June 10 Chile vs. Bolivia 2-1
Gillette Stadium; Foxborough, Mass.
16 June 10 Argentina vs. Panama 5-0
Soldier Field; Chicago, Il.
23 June 14 Chile vs. Panama 4-2
Lincoln Financial Field; Philadelphia, Pa.
24 June 14 Argentina vs. Bolivia 3-0
CenturyLink; Seattle, Wash.

Quarterfinals

No. Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue
25 June 16 United States vs. Ecuador 2-1
CenturyLink Field; Seattle, Wash.
26 June 17 Peru vs. Colombia 0-0 (2-4 PKs)
MetLife Stadium; East Rutherford, N.J.
27 June 18 Argentina vs. Venezuela 4-1
Gillette Stadium; Foxborough, Mass.
28 June 18 Mexico vs. Chile
0-7
Levi's Stadium; Santa Clara, Calif.

Semifinals

No. Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue Tickets
29 June 21 United States vs. Argentina 0-4
NRG Stadium; Houston, Texas Buy Now
30 June 22 Colombia vs. Chile
8 p.m. | FS1, Univision, UDN
Soldier Field; Chicago, Ill. Buy Now

Third Place

No. Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue Tickets
31 June 25 United States vs. Colombia 0-1
University of Phoenix Stadium; Glendale, Ariz. Buy Now

Final

No. Date Match Time (ET) / Result Venue Tickets
32 June 26 Argentina vs. Chile 0-0 (3-4 PKs)
MetLife Stadium; East Rutherford, N.J. Buy Now

U.S. Men's National Team - 2016 Copa America Centenario Stats

Record: 3-3-0 

Player

Pos

GP

GS

Min.

G

A

Pts

Y/R

Kyle Beckerman

M
5
1 92
0 0 0 0/0
Alejandro Bedoya
M 5
5 394 0 0 0 2/0
Matt Besler
D 2 2 180 0 0 0 1/0
Steve Birnbaum
D 2
0 32 0 0 0 0/0
Michael Bradley
M 6
6 528
0 0 0 0/0
John Brooks
D 5
5 450 0 0 0 1/0
Geoff Cameron
D 6 6 540 0 0 0 0/0
Edgar Castillo
D 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Clint Dempsey
F 6
6 456 3 3 9 0/0
Brad Guzan
GK 5
5 450 0 0 0 1/0
Ethan Horvath
GK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Tim Howard
GK 1 1 90 0 0 0 0/0
Fabian Johnson M 5
5 450 0 0 0 1/0
Jermaine Jones
M 5 5 386 1 1 3 1/1
Perry Kitchen
M 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
Darlington Nagbe
M
3 0
50 0 0 0 0/0
Michael Orozco
D 2 1 130 0 0 0 2/1
Christian Pulisic
M 3 0 87 0 0 0 0/0
Bobby Wood
F 5 5 396 1 0 2 2/0
Chris Wondolowski
F 2
1
58 0 0 0 1/0
DeAndre Yedlin
D 5 5 407 0 0 0 2/1
Gyasi Zardes
F 6 6 539 1 1 3 0/0
Graham Zusi
M 5 1 138 1 0 2 0/0









Own Goal



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Totals
6
6 540 7 5 19 14/3
Opponent Totals
6 6 540 8 5 21 9/2

Copa America Centenario Goalkeeping Statistics

Player Name

GP

GS

Min.

GF

GA

SO

GAA

W-L-T

Brad Guzan
5
5 450 7
7 2 1.40
3-2-0
Ethan Horvath
0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0-0-0
Tim Howard 1
1 90 0 1 0 1.00 0-1-0
Totals 6 6 540 7 8 2 1.33 3-3-0
Opponent Totals 6 6 540 8 7 3 1.17 3-3-0

Updated through June 27, 2016

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