By Mary Cunningham
Carlos Bacca beat goalkeeper Tim Howard by sliding to poke in a headed cross in the 31st minute, and the United States finished fourth in the Copa América Centenario with a 1-0 loss to Colombia in Glendale, Ariz.
After a 4-0 loss to Argentina in the semifinals, the No. 31 United States team was beaten by No. 3 Colombia for the second time in the Copa, a 16-nation tournament.
Bobby Wood came closest to scoring for the United States when he hit a post in the 62nd, one minute after Colombia’s Juan Cuadrado had hit the underside of the crossbar.
The United States matched its previous best finish in the tournament, fourth in 1995 in Uruguay.
Argentina will play Chile for the title tonight in East Rutherford, N.J.