BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela -- When the United States was
eliminated from the Copa America prior to Thursday's
game against Colombia, it meant that its last group
match would be a glorified audition for players who
had received scant playing time up to that point. But
rather than seize the moment, this undermanned U.S.
team bowed out meekly with a 1-0 defeat that capped
off a disappointing tournament.