James Rodriguez leads Colombia's Copa America roster
James Rodriguez, Carlos Bacca and Juan Cuadrado headline Colombia's Copa America Centenario team, which will open the tournament against the United States on June 3 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
The attack will be without the likes of Jackson Martinez, Radamel Falcao, Fredy Guarin, Teofilo Gutierrez and MLS's Fabian Castillo and Cristian Higuita, as they were not summoned by manager Jose Pekerman, who guided Los Cafeteros to the quarterfinals of the World Cup in 2014.
James was at the center of that run, scoring a tournament-best six goals in his breakout summer and earning a move to Real Madrid soon after. He'll captain Colombia this summer after competing in the Champions League final with Real Madrid, and he'll guide the attack along with Bacca, whose 18 goals for AC Milan were third most in Serie A this season.
Here is Colombia's roster in full:
GOALKEEPERS: David Ospina (Arsenal), Robinson Zapata (Santa Fe), Cristian Bonilla (Atletico Nacional)
DEFENDERS: Felipe Aguilar (Atletico Nacional), Santiago Arias (PSV), Farid Diaz (Atletico Nacional), Frank Fabra (Boca Juniors), Yerry Mina (Sante Fe), Cristian Zapata (AC Milan), Jeison Murillo (Inter Milan), Stefan Medina (Pachuca)
MIDFIELDERS: James Rodriguez (Real Madrid), Juan Cuadrado (Juventus), Carlos Sanchez (Aston Villa), Guillermo Celis (Junior FC), Daniel Torres (Independiente Medellin), Andres Roa (Deportivo Cali), Sebastian Perez (Atletico Nacional), Edwin Cardona (Monterrey)
FORWARDS: Carlos Bacca (AC Milan), Dayro Moreno (Tijuana), Roger Martinez (Racing Club), Marlos Moreno (Atletico Nacional)