Colombia beats USA 1-0 for Copa América bronze

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

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On Saturday, in the Copa América match for third place, Colombia defeated hosts United States in the University of Phoenix Stadium, in Arizona.

USA had more shots than Colombia, but the Colombians had slightly better ball possession. Colombian striker Carlos Bacca scored a goal guarded by Tim Howard just after the half an hour mark as Los Cafeteros were 1–0 up at half time.

Two players — one of each team — were sent off. Michael Orozco of USA was booked in the 88th minute and later sent off. Colombian Santiago Arias collected two yellow cards in two minutes and was sent off along with Orozco.

Goalkeeper David Ospina won the Man of the Match award making two saves and two clearances.



June 25, 2016
17:00 (UTC-7)
United States 0–1 Colombia University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Referee: Flag of Uruguay.svg Daniel Fedorczuk, Uruguay
Michael Orozco Booked after 88'Sent off after 90+4' 88′, 90+4′
Matt Besler Booked after 21 minutes 21′
Jermaine Jones Booked after 41 minutes 41′
0–1 (HT) Carlos Bacca Scored after 31 minutes 31′
Santiago Arias Booked after 90+3'Booked again after 90+4'Sent off after 90+4' 90+3′, 90+4′
Jeison Murillo Booked after 14 minutes 14′
Juan Cuadrado Booked after 73 minutes 73′

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