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Colombia opens the Copa America Centenario with win over the US

Colombia opens the Copa America Centenario with win over the US

Colombia got off on the right foot at the Copa America Centenario with a solid 2-0 win against hosts United States on Friday.

Defender Cristian Zapata scored the first goal of the tournament at 8 minutes off a corner and James Rodriguez made it 2-0 at 42 minutes from the penalty spot.  4

A yellow wave of tens of thousands of Colombian supporters put color into the opening of the tournament in tbe beautiful Levi's stadium that was packed with 67,439 spectators, organizers said.

Game stats:

USA - Colombia 0 - 2 (0-2)

Stadium: Levi's Stadium (Santa Clara, California)

Attendance: 67,439 

Referee: Roberto García. Lines: José Luis Camargo and Alberto Morin (Mexico)

Goals:

Colombia: Cristian Zapata (8), James Rodríguez (42)

Yellow cards:

Estados Unidos: Alejandro Bedoya (57)

Teams:

USA: Brad Guzan - DeAndré Yedlin, Geoff Cameron, John Brooks, Fabian Johnson - Michael Bradley, Jermaine Jones (Darlington Nagbe, 66), Alejandro Bedoya (Graham Zusi, 85) - Bobby Wood (Christian Pulisic, 66), Clint Dempsey and Gyasi Zardes. Coach: Jürgen Klinsmann.

Colombia: David Ospina - Santiago Arias, Cristian Zapata, Jeison Murillo, Farid Díaz - Juan Cuadrado, Sebastian Pérez (Carlos Sánchez, 85), Daniel Torres, James Rodríguez (Guillermo Celis, 73), Edwin Cardona - Carlos Bacca (Dayro Moreno, 88). Coach: José Pekerman.