Clint Dempsey

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

Not quite a victory for the United States. Just a good enough effort to leave the team feeling better about itself.

Carlos Bacca beat goalkeeper Tim Howard by sliding to poke in a headed cross in the 31st minute, and the U.S. finished fourth in the Copa America with a 1-0 loss to 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. But the Americans gave a far better performance Saturday night.

"We didn't get played off the pitch tonight," U.S. defender Geoff Cameron said. "If anything, I thought we dominated the game. I thought...