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Report: US to play friendly vs. Colombia in San Antonio

Jul 30, 2014, 2:46 PM EDT

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World Cup sensations Colombia could be heading to Texas this September.

According to reports from San Antonio, the U.S. national team are set to square off against Los Cafeteros on September 9 in a friendly match at the Alamodome.

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Jurgen Klinsmann’s men are already penciled in for a September 3 friendly in Europe against the Czech Republic in Prague six days earlier.

If the friendly against Colombia does go ahead it is likely that Klinsmann will selected a Major League Soccer based squad for that game, and used European based for the friendly vs. the Czech Republic a few days earlier. Both matches fall on FIFA international dates so the likes of Real Madrid’s new signing James Rodriguez, Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado could be on show for Colombia.

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The U.S. have  busy fall schedule coming up and have already arranged an October 14 friendly against Ecuador with the location to be confirmed and will travel to Dublin on November 18 to play against the Republic of Ireland.

Colombia will rack up some frequent flier miles to the USA as they face Brazil in Miami on Sept. 5 and are then schedule to play Ecuador on U.S. soil on Oct. 10.

ProSoccerTalk contacted the U.S. national team to get confirmation of the friendly, more details when they arrive.

  1. scottmcchillin - Jul 30, 2014 at 3:02 PM

    Great opportunity for the rest of the US to see how MLS-ready San Antonio has become. San Antonio Scorpions are tops in 2nd Division NASL, attendance is near capacity almost every match, Toyota Field is already soccer-specific and fabulous, we topped 54,000 for Mexico/S Korea in March & drew nearly 20,000 for US Women’s National Team (with only a few weeks notice for women’s match). Population, economy, and soccer is growing in San Antonio. Pleased to host the US Men’s Team and show Don Garber why the great state of Texas, and South Texas specifically, would be ideal fit for remaining open MLS spot.

  2. jucam1 - Jul 30, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    If Colombia brings it’s B team and US fields a bunch of top MLS US born players this will be a disaster for MLS futbol in San Antonio. Colombia would put 3-0 on them by half time. The US’s first team got destroyed by Belgium’s B team in a friendly before the cup. This would be worst due to lower level of US talent. I guess the USMT could ask Colombia to bring a real junior team or maybe a lot of their sub-23 and sub- 20. Maybe since all of Colombia’s first and second team play in top tier Europe they’ll bring a lot if local inexperienced kids and a dew of the vets that play in Mexico to make it more of a game. Either way if the US is going to rest most of it’s top talent and Colombia won’t have any of them there, it’s important to make sure the MLS guys are good enough to handle the hungry C team of Colombia and make it competitive to the market rilled up fir a team and not get embarrassed.

  3. twayward - Jul 31, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    As I understand it, largest Ecuadoran populations in USA reside in the New York Metropolitan Area, South Florida and Southern California. I assume NYC, Miami & L.A. are the most likely locales for the USMNTvsECU friendly.

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