US national team got off to a false start in the Copa America opening match losing 2-0 to Colombia at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
Just eight minutes into the game, Colombia’s Cristian Zapata found a lucrative space in the box and in a well calculated move slotted home Edwin Cardona’s corner kick to take an early lead.
A penalty for Colombia came in the 40th minute, after it touched DeAndre Yedlin’s hand would further cement a strong lead within the first half, as James Rodriguez converted the spot kick to magnificent double score.
A fantastic start for Colombia placed it ahead of the controlling, host country for the better of first half that ended in a 2-0 and the entire game.
Americans attempts to create chances for themselves were not enough until the 60th minute.
Clint Dempsey nearly headed home a pass from Michael Bradley in tough test on Colombia defence that proved very tough.
Out of a total of 12 goal attempts, Americans managed only two shots on goal but were not enough to equalize score.
Colombia finished the game with seven shots on goal in a total of 13 attempts.
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