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The Stars and Stripes Gear Up for Copa America with Colombia Friendly



The U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT) is preparing for an exciting summer as they look ahead to the Copa America tournament. Their last outing was a victorious 2-0 win against Mexico in the Concacaf Nations League Final in March. Now, with the club season concluded, the team is gearing up for their next big challenge. The first step in their preparation is an international friendly against Colombia, scheduled for June 8th.


Fans can mark their calendars for this highly anticipated match on Saturday, June 8th, with kickoff at 5:30 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m. PT). The game will be held at Commanders Field, the home stadium of the NFL’s Washington franchise. This friendly provides a crucial opportunity for the USMNT to fine-tune their strategies and assess their readiness for the upcoming tournament.


For those eager to watch the action unfold, the match will be broadcasted and streamed in English on TNT, truTV, and Max. Spanish-speaking viewers can catch the game on Peacock, Telemundo, and Universo, ensuring that fans from diverse backgrounds can enjoy the spectacle.


Colombia, currently ranked No. 12 in FIFA’s latest rankings, presents a formidable challenge. The USMNT, holding the No. 11 spot, will need to be at their best. Key players for Colombia include captain James Rodriguez, Liverpool’s Luis Diaz, Aston Villa’s Jhon Duran, Al Nassr’s David Ospina, and Crystal Palace’s Jefferson Lerma. On the U.S. side, notable names such as Christian Pulisic, Gio Reyna, and Weston McKennie are expected to lead the charge.


As the USMNT prepares for the Copa America, this match against Colombia will be a critical test of their capabilities and cohesion as a team. Fans are eagerly awaiting to see how the team performs and gains momentum heading into the summer tournament. Stay tuned for what promises to be an exciting and competitive match.

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