USMNT vs. Colombia score: USA ends two-game January camp with listless scoreless draw

While the match started quickly, the United States and Colombia played to a tepid 0-0 draw to close out January Camp. Missed chances on both sides were the name of the game as Paul Arriola's 50th national team cap wasn't celebrated with a victory. Paxten Aaronson had a few good chances at goal in his national team debut -- following in the footsteps of his brother Brenden and becoming the eighth pair of brothers to both earn senior caps for the national team -- but he wasn't able to finish his chances.

Colombia picked apart the USMNT defense and while it was anchored by the experience of Aaron Long and Walker Zimmerman, neither looked comfortable. Matthew Hoppe got the start for the United States up top and his performance summed up the team's overall level quite well. He was constantly in space but never able to get the final ball where he wanted, so it ended up being a disappointing showing.

It's never good to end a camp without a victory, but with interim manager Anthony Hudson putting together this roster late and with so many changes in the lineups, growing pains were to be expected. There were bright showings and players like Aaronson and John Tolkin will benefit from these matches but there is still a long way to go for the USMNT for building out depth behind the first team.

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It's a 0-0 draw

It's a better performance than the Serbia match, especially with the short turnaround and the team will be happy to keep a clean sheet but Colombia had plenty of chances. Neither team was able to find a finishing touch in the match but there were promising attacks. John Tolkin was likely the player who improved his stock the most with a strong 80 minutes before going off and that alone makes the camp a success considering the lack of depth behind Antonee Robinson at left back.

January 29, 2023, 2:39 AM

Fabra had a chance to seal it

He drives his shot wide left and now will receive a bit of treatment so that he can get a water break. That is likely it for the match as the whistle is coming any minute now.

January 29, 2023, 2:34 AM

Almost there!

Acosta's ball was just out of the reach of Vazquez for the opener. Three minutes of stoppage time to go.

January 29, 2023, 2:31 AM

It's getting chippy to close the match

Aaronson is fouled but Colombia are allowed to play on before their attack is stopped due to the offside flag. Three minutes left in the match.

January 29, 2023, 2:28 AM

Julian Gresell will enter 

Coming in for Tolkin, Gressel will join the match with DeJaun Jones shifting to left back. Nine minutes still remain for the United States to grab a winner.

January 29, 2023, 2:22 AM

What a ball from Acosta

Threading the needle, Acosta found Hoppe on the wing and he won a corner. Acosta's delivery was a good one but Colombia dealt with it to go on the counter attack.

January 29, 2023, 2:18 AM

Sam Rodgers is on for another debut

Long and Zimmerman have exited the match with a new central pairing entering in Rodgers and Jalen Neal who started the Serbia match. That brings us to 12 debuts during this camp so far.

January 29, 2023, 2:15 AM

A debut for Sabbi

He replaces Paul Arriola looking to change the game. With two goals and two assists for Odense BK this season, Sabbi has shown an ability to make an impact.

January 29, 2023, 2:07 AM

A new look up top

The sub has been made with Vazquez entering for Ferreira. After scoring a goal in his first cap, can Vazquez keep a perfect record for the national team with another goal in this match?

January 29, 2023, 2:05 AM

Still waiting for a goal

Almost 60 minutes in and Colombia are targeting DeJaun Jones' half of the pitch. Arriola plays in Ferreira but the ball gets stuck at the FC Dallas forward's feet. That will likely be his last contribution of the night as Brandon Vazquez is getting ready.

January 29, 2023, 2:00 AM

A strong claim by Johnson

Cambindo was bearing down but he came out quickly to clear the danger. Still a similar beginning to how the first half ended but neither team is able to connect cleanly in the final third.

January 29, 2023, 1:53 AM

A few changes at the half

For the USMNT, Williamson will depart the match with Sonora coming in providing a bit of a different look and fresh legs in midfield. Colombia are changing keepers with Montero being withdrawn for Chunga and Arango also leaving the match for Cambindo.

January 29, 2023, 1:47 AM

This has been a game that bypassed the midfield

Kellyn Acosta and Eryk Williamson haven't seen much of the ball yet and the attack hasn't been able to make their chances count but the defense is doing just enough to keep Colombia at bay. Jesus Ferreira has been particularly disappointing and the game could be calling for Brandon Vazquez to find an opener. Colombia has been adept at creating chances but they need to be more clinical.

January 29, 2023, 1:34 AM

Colombia is getting the better of the United States

While the USMNT was pushing the pace to begin the game, Colombia has settled and are giving the defense fits. There hasn't been a goal yet in the match but if one comes, it'll likely be for Colombia.

January 29, 2023, 1:28 AM

Another yellow card is shown

This one is to Valoyes for catching Arriola from behind as the United States had a good attacking chance. Ferreira, Hoppe, and Aaronson weren't able to turn it into a goal.

January 29, 2023, 1:09 AM

20 mintues in

It has been a fun and open match so far with each team having their chances. There has been six shots with only Aaronson testing a keeper in the early going. With most of the United States squad in the midst of preseason, it will be interesting to see if this tempo can continue for the entire half or if Colombia will use it to begin forcing mistakes.

January 29, 2023, 1:01 AM

DeJuan Jones wins a corner kick

Again the United States are able to get forward with ease as Arriola springs the attack. There's a bit of a tangle in the center but the corner is eventually cleared for a throw in. Aaronson had another excellent chance but a Colombia defender comes up with a timely block.

January 29, 2023, 12:54 AM

That was the chance!

Only six minutes into the match, Hoppe brought down the ball playing in Paxten Aaaronson whose shot was too tame to trouble the keeper. But already a better attacking sequence than how the match against Serbia began.

January 29, 2023, 12:46 AM

Quite a fast start

Aaron Long is down after a yellow card challenge from Velazquez. It'll be interesting to see if that slows the tempo down a little as each team wants to get on the front foot.

January 29, 2023, 12:44 AM

Time to kick things off

It will be hard to slow Colombia down but it will also give the United States space to attack in the match. Strap in for what should be an exciting tie.

January 29, 2023, 12:30 AM

Colombia's lineup 

Starters: Montero, Fabra, Perez,Llinas, Mosquera, Borrero,Campuzano,Velazquez, C. Hernandez, Arango,Valoyes

Substitutes: Chunga, N. Hernandez, Reyes, Casano, J. Hernandez, Catano, Ruiz, Moreno, Cambindo

January 28, 2023, 11:59 PM

Paxten Aaronson and John Tolkin will also debut

While this is a more seasoned USMNT lineup, there will be some debuts to watch in left back John Tolkin and attacking midfielder Paxten Aaronson. Tolkin has been a strong performer in the New York Red Bulls defense and came close to making the World Cup squad while Aaronson recently moved to Eintracht Frankfurt from the Philadelphia Union. Following the path of his brother, Brenden Aaronson, a strong showing in this match will go a long way for Paxten.

January 28, 2023, 11:47 PM

Paul Arriola starts and will receive his 50th cap  

Starters: 1-Sean Johnson, 3-Walker Zimmerman, 4-DeJuan Jones, 6-Paxten Aaronson, 7-Paul Arriola, 9-Jesús Ferreira, 12-John Tolkin, 13-Matthew Hoppe, 15-Aaron Long, 19-Eryk Williamson, 23-Kellyn Acosta (Capt.)

Substitutes: 18-Roman Celentano, 24-Gaga Slonina, 2-Julian Gressel, 5-Jonathan Gómez,8-Brandon Vazquez, 10-Paxton Pomykal, 11-Emmanuel Sabbi, 14-Alan Soñora, 16-Sam Rogers, 20-Cade Cowell, 21-Aidan Morris, 22-Jalen Neal

January 28, 2023, 11:36 PM

Colombia's full roster

GOALKEEPERS: Alvaro Montero (Millonarios; 3/0), Jose Luis Chunga (Alianza Petrolera; 2/0)

DEFENDERS: Frank Fabra (Boca Juniors/ARG; 26/1), Andres Llinas (Millonarios; 2/1), Alexis Perez (Giresunspor;  0/0), Nicolas Hernandez (Athletico Paranaense/BRA;0/0), Andres Reyes (New York Red Bulls/USA; 0/0), Juan Davis Mosquera (Portland Timbers/USA; 0/0), Junior Hernandez (Deportes Tolima; 0/0)

MIDFIELDERS: Jorman Campuzano (Giresunspor/TUR; 2/0), Daniel Ruiz (Millonarios; 0/0), Daniel Catano (Millonarios; 0/0), Yilmar Velasquez (Deportivo Pereira; 0/0), Kevin Castano (Águilas Doradas; 0/0)

FORWARDS: Diego (Valoyes Talleres/ARG; 0/0), Cucho Hernandez (Columbus Crew/USA; 0/0), Cristian Arango (Los Angeles FC/USA; 0/0), Santiago Moreno (Portland Timbers/USA; 0/0), Dylan Borrero (New England Revolution/USA; 0/0), Diber Cambindo (Independiente Medellín; 0/0)

January 28, 2023, 11:30 PM

How to watch and odds

  • Date: Saturday, Jan. 28 | Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: Dignity Health Sports Park -- Carson, California
  • TV: TNT  | Live stream: fuboTV (try for free)
  • Odds: United States +135; Draw +215; Colombia +185 (via Caesars Sportsbook) 
January 28, 2023, 11:20 PM

Hello and welcome

Interim coach Anthony Hudson will look for a bounce back performance from the United States in this match against Colombia but it's more about individual performances than the final result. After hitting the post twice, Cade Cowell could get a chance on the wing to grab his first senior international goal in what could be an open match.

January 28, 2023, 11:20 PM
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