USA vs. Colombia Olympic Qualifying: How to Watch, TV info, Live Stream, Preview and More



Welcome to your live thread for tonight's United States U-23 Men's National Team Olympic qualifier against Colombia. The U.S. is looking to qualify the hard way for Rio this August after failing to do so last October.

The team will be looking to avoid missing the Olympics for the second straight time, but getting there will not be easy. The two-leg series will force U.S. youngsters like Jordan Morris, Matt Miazga and Julian Green to step up in order to get the Yanks through.

In tonight's road leg, expect the U.S. to absorb pressure from a Colombian side which is very comfortable taking the game to its opponents early on, before trying to find Morris on the end of a counterattacking move. A road goal would take a huge amount of pressure off of the U.S. heading to the second leg in Frisco, TX, on Tuesday.

There is a ton of talent on this U-23 roster — far more than just the three players mentioned above. In order for some of these players to make it to the senior team full time, they have to step up in tough games like this. The senior team will take on Guatemala later on tonight, and this game is a chance to get a glimpse of the future of U.S. soccer as the Yanks fight to get to Rio.

How to Watch:

Match Time: 5 p.m. ET

Venue: Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Melendez — Barranquilla, Colombia


Live Stream: FOX Sports GO

Twitter: For rapid reactions and live updates, follow @StarsStripesFC or @ussoccer_ynt

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