USMNT and Colombia play to a scoreless draw
The stalemate against the South Americans ends this year's January camp
The United States played Colombia to a scoreless draw on Saturday at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif.
The result comes three days after the Americans were defeated 2-1 by Serbia in the first friendly of the year played in Los Angeles.
It was another friendly highlighted by debuts. Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Paxten Aaronson, brother of midfielder Brenden Aaronson who starred for the U.S. at the recent World Cup, and New York Red Bulls defender John Tolkin earned their first senior caps as starters. Second-half subs Emmanuel Sabbi and Sam Rogers also earned their first U.S. caps.
The game featured several scoring chances for both sides. The U.S. backline, however, did a very good job keeping this experienced Colombian team off the scoresheets as Sean Johnson recorded the shutout.
The team was again coached by interim manager Anthony Hudson, who is filling in for Gregg Berhalter, whose contract expired at the end of last year.
Berhalter, who coached the team to the round of 16 at the World Cup in Qatar, is under investigation by U.S. Soccer for a domestic violence incident that took place when he was a college student.
The United States returns to action as the CONCACAF Nations League starts up again with a game at Grenada on March 24 and at home three days later against El Salvador.