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US falters late, loses 2-1 to Colombia in exhibition on Gutierrez's 87th-minute goal

  • USA's captain Jozy Altidore, centre, controls the ball during an international friendly soccer match against Colombia at the Craven Cottage ground in London, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    USA's captain Jozy Altidore, centre, controls the ball during an international friendly soccer match against Colombia at the Craven Cottage ground in London, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)  (The Associated Press)

  • USA's Rubio Rubin, centre, heads the ball during an international friendly soccer match against Colombia at the Craven Cottage ground in London, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    USA's Rubio Rubin, centre, heads the ball during an international friendly soccer match against Colombia at the Craven Cottage ground in London, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)  (The Associated Press)

  • USA's Rubio Rubin, centre, passes the ball during an international friendly soccer match against Colombia at the Craven Cottage ground in London, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    USA's Rubio Rubin, centre, passes the ball during an international friendly soccer match against Colombia at the Craven Cottage ground in London, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)  (The Associated Press)

Teofilo "Teo" Gutierrez headed in a tiebreaking goal in the 87th minute, and Colombia rallied to beat the United States 2-1 Friday night in an exhibition at Fulham's Craven Cottage.

Jozy Altidore converted a penalty kick in the 10th minute, his 25th international goal, after a hand ball against the South Americans. Altidore has scored just once for Sunderland this season.

Third-ranked Colombia tied the score on a 61st-minute goal by Carlos Bacca, and the Americans allowed a goal from the 86th minute on for the third straight match.

For one night, west London felt more like Barranquilla, with thousands of raucous fans wearing Colombia's yellow jersey.