Falcao-led Colombia to face US in London

Colombia, sparked by Manchester United forward Radamel Falcao and Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez, will face the United States in a football friendly on November 14 at Craven Cottage in London.

Falcao-led Colombia to face US in London

London: Colombia, sparked by Manchester United forward Radamel Falcao and Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez, will face the United States in a football friendly on November 14 at Craven Cottage in London.

The match at Fulham`s home ground announced Wednesday by the US Soccer Federation will come four days before the Americans complete their 2014 campaign against Ireland at Dublin.

The third-ranked Colombian side, expected to use top talent in the contest, comes off a last-eight run at this year`s World Cup in Brazil while the Americans bowed in the round of 16.

"Colombia showed in the World Cup that they are one of the top teams in the world," US coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. "They have some tremendous attacking talent... it`s a squad with a lot of experience playing at the highest level and this will be another great benchmark for us."

Fulham has hosted several top US players, including US standout Clint Dempsey for six seasons as well as Cottager stints for Brian McBride, Kasey Keller, Carlos Bocanegra and Eddie Johnson.

"We are thrilled to be playing at Craven Cottage, which holds so many good memories for US players," said Klinsmann. "It will be a unique experience."

The latest American in the Fulham lineup is Emerson Hyndman, whose US debut came in a 1-0 win over the Czech Republic last month in Prague.
 

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