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USMNT to play Colombia friendly ahead of Copa America

The USMNT are set to play Colombia in a friendly match ahead of the Copa America this summer.

The game will take place on June 8 at FedExField in Landover, Maryland — 15 days before Gregg Berhalter’s team get their tournament underway against Bolivia.

Colombia are unbeaten in their last seven meetings against the Americans, with the most recent encounter a 0-0 draw in California in January 2023.

Both nations will look to use the first weeks of June to prepare for the Copa America, which begins on June 20.

The U.S. will host the Copa America for the second time in eight years but FedExField will not be among the 14 stadiums used in the competition. The last time the side played there was a 2012 friendly clash against Brazil, watched by a crowd of 67,000 supporters (the stadium’s capacity has subsequently been reduced to 58,000).

Berhalter’s side have been drawn against Uruguay, Bolivia and Panama in Group C of the Copa America with the top two sides advancing through to the quarter-final stage.

The U.S. will face Bolivia on June 23, before taking on Panama four days later and concluding their group stage campaign against Uruguay on July 2.

(Michael Janosz/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

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