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USA vs. Colombia: Starting lineups released

(Courtesy of U.S. Soccer)

TAMPA, Fla. — The starting lineups for the United States men’s national team’s match against Colombia were released at 6:55 p.m. ET Thursday. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Raymond James Stadium.

U.S. interim coach Dave Sarachan opted to start veteran midfielder Michael Bradley and give him the captain’s armband. He’ll lineup next to Kellyn Acosta and behind Kenny Saief, Julian Green, Tim Weah and forward Bobby Wood. Zach Steffen will start in goal, with Brad Guzan on the bench as backup.

The back four of DeAndre Yedlin, Matt Miazga, John Brooks and Antonee Robinson are playing together for the first time. 

The Starting XI averages 24 years, 113 days and 29.6 caps. Bradley is making is 141st appearance for the United States, tied for third all-time with Clint Dempsey. Cobi Jones (164) and Landon Donovan (157) are first and second, respectively.

Colombia is fielding a strong lineup full of 2018 World Cup players. Goalkeeper David Ospina, defenders Santiago Arias and Davinson Sanchez, midfielders Wilmar Barrios and Juan Guillermo Cuadrado all also started in Colombia’s final World Cup match, a Round-of-16 loss in penalties to England. Star forward Juan Fernando Quintero will begin Thursday’s match on the bench.

Find TV and streaming information on the match here, along with coverage from U.S. training sessions earlier this week.

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