[COLOMBIA-USA] The USA will get its first chance to face Colombian star James Rodriguez when it meets the Cafeteros on Friday at Craven Cottage in London. The Real Madrid star was included in the Colombia roster for friendly matches against the USA and Slovenia four days later. Missing will be Manchester United’s Radamel Falcao, out with a knee injury.
Falcao was in the Colombia lineup the last time the USA and Colombia played: a 0-0 tie in a friendly in October 2010.
Fredy Guarin of Inter Milan and Eder Alvarez Balanta of River Plate have also been scratched because of injuries. Camilo Zuniga of Napoli also won’t be available.
Goalkeepers (3): Camilo Vargas (Inde. Santa Fe), Jose Fernando Cuadrado (Once Caldas), Leandro Castellanos (Inde. Medellin)
Defenders (8): Pablo Armero (AC Milan), Cristiano Zapata (AC Milan), Santiago Arias (PSV), Eder Alvarez (River Plate), Murillo, Pedro Franco (Besiktas), Brayan Angulo (Ludogorets), Daniel Bocanegra (Atl. Nacional)
Midfielders (7): Abel Aguilar (Toulouse), Carlos Sanchez (Aston Villa), Juan Cuadrado (Fiorentina), James Rodriguez (Real Madrid), Alexander Mejia (Atl. Nacional), Juan Fernando Quintero (Porto), Carlos Carbonero (Cesena), Edwin Cardona (Atl. Nacional)
Forwards (5): Teofilo Gutierrez (River Plate), Jackson Martinez (Porto), Adrian Ramos (Bor. Dortmund), Carlos Bacca (Sevilla), Yimmi Chara (Tolima)