Glendale — After having done very little in the opening match against the same rival. The U.S. showed more composure and looked more threatening in its third place game rematch between the U.S. and Colombia.
However a free kick that forced a great save by David Ospina in the 50th minute and a 61st Bobby Wood strike off the post was the closest that the U.S was able to get.
Colombia who looked slightly more comfortable only needed a moment of brilliance to score the games’ lone goal. In the 31st minute Juan Cuadrado received the ball on the right, he laid it off to James Rodriguez who lobbed the ball into open space to allow Santiago Arias to get in wide open and serve the ball to Carlos Bacca who only had to tap it into the open goal.
Colombia held on to secure a 1-0 win and claim the third place in the Copa America Centenario.