U.S. men set to face Colombia

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.