International friendly: USA vs Colombia

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USMNT v. Columbia
International friendly
January 28, 2023
Karama Health and Sports Park; Carson, California.
Pregame coverage: 7 p.m. ET on TNT, Telemundo, Peacock, and Telemundo app.
Kick-off time: 7:37 p.m. ET on TNT, Telemundo, Peacock, and Telemundo app
Social media: USMNT on Twitter And Instagram; Football FacebookAmerican football app

Tonight’s USMNT Championship Starting XI vs. Colombia: 1- Shawn Johnson, 3- Walker Zimmerman, 4- DeJohn Jones, 6- Paxton Aronson, 7- Paul Arreola, 9- Jesus Ferreira, 12- John Tolkien, 13- Matthew Hope, 15- Aaron Long, 19- Eric Williamson 23- Clean Acosta (Captain)

Substitutes: 18-Roman Celentano, 24-Gaga Slonina, 2-Julian Grisel, 5-Jonathan Gomez,
8- Brandon Vasquez, 10- Paxton Pommical, 11- Emmanuel Saby, 14- Alan Sonora, 16- Sam Rogers, 20- Cady Coyle, 21- Aidan Morris, 22- Jalen Neal

Game notes | Five things to know about Colombia

  • USMNT Starting XI Cap Numbers (including this matchup): Kellyn Acosta (57), Paul Arriola (50), Walker Zimmerman (39), Aaron Long (31) Jesús Ferreira (17), Sean Johnson (11), Matthew Hoppe (8), Eric Williamson (6), DeJohn Jones (2), Paxton Aronson (1), John Tolkien (1)
  • The average age of a USMNT XI starter today is 25 years, 306 days and averages 19 caps overall.
  • Two more players will be making their USMNT debuts tonight – midfielder Paxton Aronson and defender John Tolkien – bringing the number of debuts during this January camp to a total of 10.
  • Beginning with Bucksten Aronson, he and Brenden Aronson became the eighth set of brothers to appear in the USMNT: John and Pedro DiPrito; Otto and Rolf Decker; Angelo and Paul DiBernardo; Charlie and Henry McCauley. George and Louie Nanchoff; Steve and Ken Snow. Archie and Tom Stark.
  • The most experienced international on the list, midfielder Kellyn Acosta leads the USMNT for the first time tonight.
  • Veteran forward Paul Areola earns his 50thy The maximum, to become 60y player to reach the half-century mark for the USMNT.
  • All five players from the FIFA World Cup squad start tonight: goalkeeper Sean Johnson, defenders Aaron Long, Walker Zimmerman, midfielder Clean Acosta and striker Jesus Ferreira.
  • Born in Santa Marta, Colombia, Jesus Ferreira will turn 35y Different player to play for USMNT against the country they were born in. He is the third Colombian American he has faced Los Cafeteros, After Jorge Acosta (July 31, 1992) and Carlos Lamosa (February 3, 2001).
  • Shawn Johnson returned to the USMNT for the first time since being kicked out by Uruguay in a 0-0 draw in June. 5, 2022 in Kansas City, Kan.
  • Johnson (January 22, 2011 vs Chile), Jesus Ferreira (February 1, 2020, vs Costa Rica) and Clean Acosta (January 31, 2016 vs Iceland) all earned their first team debuts at Dignity Health Sports Park.
  • After making his debut on Wednesday, defenseman DeJuan Jones earned his first start for the USMNT tonight.
  • After coming off the bench on Wednesday, forward Matthew Hobby and midfielder Eric Williamson each made their first starts since the CONCACAF Gold Cup final against Mexico on August 1, 2021 in Las Vegas.
  • With Alex Zendejas back at Club América after Wednesday’s game, all 23 players are dressed for tonight’s match. Six substitutions allowed in six different moments. The first half is not counted as a substitution moment.
  • The USMNT is 3-13-4 in a 20-game standings with Columbia. at the last meeting, Los Cafeteros The USMNT defeated the USMNT 4-2 on October 11, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. The USMNT last defeated Colombia in a 3-0 win on March 9, 2005 in Fullerton, California.
  • Said Martinez from Honduras is the referee for today’s match. The USMNT is 5-0-1 in a match managed by Martinez. He last officiated a 5-0 US win over Grenada in the CONCACAF Nations League group stage on June 10, 2022 in Austin.

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