Soccer

With 1-0 loss to Colombia, US finishes 4th in Copa America

  • Colombia's Santiago Arias (4) heads the ball to teammate Carlos Bacca as United States' Alejandro Bedoya (11) defends during the first half of the Copa America Centenario third-place soccer match Saturday, June 25, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. Colombia's Bacca scored on the play. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Colombia's Santiago Arias (4) heads the ball to teammate Carlos Bacca as United States' Alejandro Bedoya (11) defends during the first half of the Copa America Centenario third-place soccer match Saturday, June 25, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. Colombia's Bacca scored on the play. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Colombia midfielder Edwin Cardona (8) and United States forward Gyasi Zerdes (9) go for the ball during the Copa America Centenario third-place soccer match at University of Phoenix Stadium, Saturday, June 25, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Colombia midfielder Edwin Cardona (8) and United States forward Gyasi Zerdes (9) go for the ball during the Copa America Centenario third-place soccer match at University of Phoenix Stadium, Saturday, June 25, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)  (The Associated Press)

  • United States defender Geoff Cameron (20) is defended by Colombia midfielder Edwin Cardona (8) during the Copa America Centenario third-place soccer match at University of Phoenix Stadium, Saturday, June 25, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    United States defender Geoff Cameron (20) is defended by Colombia midfielder Edwin Cardona (8) during the Copa America Centenario third-place soccer match at University of Phoenix Stadium, Saturday, June 25, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)  (The Associated Press)

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 America with a 1-0 defeat against Colombia on Saturday night.

After losing to Argentina 4-0 in the semifinals, the 31st-ranked U.S. was beaten by No. 3 Colombia for the second time in the 16-nation tournament.

Bobby Wood came closest to scoring for the U.S. when he hit a post in the 62nd, one minute after Colombia's Juan Cuadrado hit the underside of the crossbar.

The U.S. matched its previous best finish in the tournament, fourth in 1995 at Uruguay.

Argentina plays Chile for the title on Sunday night in East Rutherford, New Jersey.