The Colombian soccer team will start its year with a friendly match against the United States, a team that is in crisis after the World Cup in Qatar due to the domestic violence scandal of which its last coach, Gregg Berhalter, was accused. The match will be played at the Dignity Health Sports Park stadium in Carson, California.
“The objective is for players who are not so used to being called up or who are very young, to have those minutes that will consolidate them. The result will be important, but the main objective is that we have players to watch in the future,» said Colombia’s coach, the Argentine lorenzo nestor, who called for this match a group of players who are active in the MLS and from the leagues of Brazil, Colombia, Argentina and Turkey, because the match is not played on a Fifa date; therefore, it does not have the references of the selected one.
The group of summoned is led by forwards Juan Camilo ‘Cucho’ Hernández, from the Columbus Crew of the MLS; and Cristian ‘Chicho’ Arango, goalscorer for Los Angeles FC. Players like winger Santiago Moreno, from the Portland Timbers, also stand out on Lorenzo’s list; the center-back Nicolás Hernández, from Atlético Paranaense; the attacker Diego Valoyes, from Talleres de Córdoba; and the side francofabrafrom Boca Juniors.
“If the tie doesn’t start in March, which is the safest thing to do, it is most likely that we will have more preparation games. There we have two Fifa dates and we have two matches to be confirmed. We still don’t have anything ready”, added Lorenzo.
United States vs. Colombia
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