Colombia Faces United States Seeking to Maintain Undefeated Streak

As the countdown to the 2024 Copa America begins, the Colombian National Team will face off against the United States this Saturday in a friendly match that will serve as preparation for the tournament to be held on American soil. The United States enters the match with their heads held high after clinching the Concacaf Nations League title recently by defeating Mexico in the final.

On the other hand, the Colombian National Team arrives in Maryland with an unbeaten streak of 21 matches, with 18 of those under the leadership of Néstor Lorenzo since his arrival in June 2022. During this time, the former assistant coach to José Pekerman led the Colombian National Team to surprising victories over the likes of Germany (0-2), Brazil (2-0), Spain (0-1), and Mexico (2-3).

The most recent encounter between Colombia and the United States took place in January 2023, ending in a goalless draw. Saturday’s match will mark the 22nd meeting between the American and Colombian sides. The overall record favors the Tricolor, having won 13 matches and scoring 27 goals, while the United States has emerged victorious in 4 matches with 14 goals scored, and they have drawn 4 times.

Probable line-ups:

United States: Matt Turner; Shaquell Moore, Chris Richards, Tim Ream, Antonee Robinson; Weston McKennie, Tyler Adams, Giovanni Reyna; Timothy Weah, Haji Wright, and Christian Pulisic

Colombia: Camilo Vargas; Daniel Muñoz, Carlos Cuesta, Jhon Janer Lucumí, Deiver Machado; Jefferson Lerma, Kevin Castaño; John Arias, James Rodríguez, Luis Díaz; and Miguel Ángel Borja

In conclusion, the upcoming match between Colombia and the United States promises to be an exciting encounter as both teams look to fine-tune their strategies ahead of the Copa America. With Colombia aiming to maintain their unbeaten streak and the United States seeking to build on their recent success, football fans can expect a thrilling showdown on the pitch.