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Report: United States to face Colombia in San Antonio

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The Alamo City may be next in line to host the US team.

Drew Hallowell

It won't be in Dallas but at least you may not have to travel far to see the United States national team in action again. The San Antonio Express-News reported on Wednesday that the US will take on South American powerhouse Colombia at the Alamodome on Sept. 9.

The match in San Antonio will come after the US take on the Czech Republic on Sept. 3 in Prague, a match confirmed in March.

Colombia have dominated the all-time series between the two sides (9-3-4), although they played to a scoreless draw in their most recent meeting in Oct. 2010 at PPL Park outside Philadelphia.

Colombia was one of the more entertaining teams in the World Cup this summer thanks in part to young star James Rodriguez. The tournament's Golden Boot winner recently just completed a transfer to Real Madrid.

The Alamodome currently uses a turf field instead of natural grass, something that the national team typically stays away from. San Antonio is currently one of the few markets looking to push into Major League Soccer with their second division side, the Scorpions, playing at a smaller venue that seats 8,000.

The USMNT will reportedly play Ecuador on Oct. 14 at a site yet to be announced, and have also been rumored to play against Ireland in Dublin on Nov. 11.

Will you make the trip down to San Antonio for this friendly?