US team to play Colombia Oct. 12

The U.S. men’s team will host Colombia on Oct. 12 at the new PPL
Park in Chester, Pa.

The match at the home of the Philadelphia Union of MLS is the
first for the Americans against Colombia since the 2007 Copa
America, in which the United States lost 1-0.

Overall, the United States is 3-9-3 against Colombia, with the
most famous American victory coming in the 1994 World Cup, a 2-1
win that helped the U.S. team advance to the knockout stages.

U.S. coach Bob Bradley called the game ”one of the important
parts of developing the program.” Colombia did not qualify for
this year’s World Cup, where the Americans were eliminated in the
second round by Ghana.