Colombia too good for USA as James Rodríguez scores stunner

first_imgCarlos Bacca, Radamel Falcao and Miguel Borja scored second-half goals to lead Colombia past the United States 4-2 on Thursday night in an match that marked the return of USA captain Michael Bradley to the national team following a one-year absence. Topics Share on WhatsApp Read more USA Share on Messenger Share on Facebook Univision Deportes (@UnivisionSports)36′ MADRE MÍA, LO QUE ACABA DE HACER JAMES RODRÍGUEZ 🔥🇨🇴⚽️QUÉ. CLASE. DE. GOLAAAAAAZO. 😍🇺🇸 0-1 🇨🇴#USACOLEN VIVO 👉 12, 2018 Share on Pinterest A year since Bruce Arena quit, the US still have an interim coach. Why? The US have three wins, three losses and three ties under interim coach Dave Sarachan, who also will lead the team for Tuesday’s friendly against Peru in East Hartford, Connecticut. A new coach is expected to be hired later this year, and Gregg Berhalter of Columbus Crew is the favorite.Bradley was dropped from the national team along with most veterans after the loss at Trinidad and Tobago olast October that ended the Americans’ streak of seven straight World Cup appearances. The 31-year-old midfielder made his 141st international appearance, tying Clint Dempsey for third on the American list behind Cobi Jones (164) and Landon Donovan (157). Goalkeeper Brad Guzan was also back for the first time in a year but was on the bench as Zack Steffen started his fourth straight international.  Ben Sweat, a 27-year-old left back from nearby Palm Harbor, entered in the 75th minute and became the 19th player to make his debut under Sarachan, who took over when Bruce Arena quit after the loss in Trinidad. center_img James Rodriguez put Colombia ahead with a wicked curling shot from just inside the penalty area in the 36th, but the US regrouped and took a 2-1 lead from goals by Kellyn Acosta in the 50th minute and Bobby Wood in the 53rd.Bacca tied the score three minutes later, and Falcao put Colombia ahead in the 74th on a counterattack begun by Rodriguez’s clearance that went nearly half the length of the field. Borja scored with a scissors kick as he fell to the ground in the 79th. match reports Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Share on Twitter Colombia US sports Friendlies Reuse this contentlast_img