Helmed by interim manager Anthony Hudson in his second match in charge, the Yanks showed flashes of individual potential, but struggled overall to create chances despite plenty of space in which to work.
Here's how the players looked on the night.
The New York Red Bulls homegrown was impressive in his national team debut. While Tolkin didn't quite bomb forward down the left, he did pick out some really smart passes into the final third and was assured in possession. Defensively he was rock solid, making several impressive recovery runs, chewing up tackles and, most importantly, keeping things quiet with intelligent defensive positioning.
Long recovered from an awkward early challenge to put in a strong defensive showing. His passing left a bit to be desired at times, but he dealt with a tricky frontline well and never looked flustered.
The New England Revolution right back wasn't quite as electric in his full debut as he was off the bench on Wednesday against Serbia, but he still managed to be a threat down the right side, where he combined well with Paul Arriola. Later in the match, Jones showed off his two-footedness with a switch to the left side.
Making his full international debut, the new Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder showed flashes of potential. He wasn't afraid to demand the ball and created pockets of space for himself with really clever feints.
Though he never backed down from a scrap, he struggled with the physicality of the match and too often turned the ball over. Aaronson may not quite be ready for a significant role with the national team yet, but his potential is obvious.
The Middlesborough man got into great positions all night and consistently stretched Colombia's backline. His final ball consistently let him down, though. Hoppe missed a wide-open Arriola at the back post multiple times, and when he did manage a shot, it couldn't test the 'keeper.
It was a mixed bag for Ferreira. He was effective when he dropped deep, and he consistently broke the final defensive line with really sharp passes to free up Hoppe and Arriola in space.
The FC Dallas striker was hardly a factor in the box, though, often too deep to get on the end of service. He had one really good look at goal just before he was substituted, but took an extra touch and missed his opportunity to shoot.
The FC Dallas winger was a constant threat down the right side and was more than up for the physicality of the match. He worked hard to make himself an option in the final third, and despite finding himself open on the back post several times, was too often completely missed by his teammates.
It was a fairly neutral outing for Hudson's side. There were flashes of potential from a couple of players, but the US couldn't systematically create chances, despite the space available to them in the final third. The intensity was surprisingly high for what amounts to a preseason match for most of the player pool, and that probably excuses some of the lack of quality in the final third.
The free-agent midfielder came on at halftime, and while his technical ability was impressive, he wasn't able to consistently find entry passes into the final third.
It was a really, really difficult showing for the 25-year-old in his USMNT debut. He consistently lost possession, mis-hitting his passes and proving ineffective on the dribble. Possession often ended at his feet.
The Galaxy defender made his second international cap at his home stadium, replacing Zimmerman in the 69th minute. Neal built on a strong showing against Serbia, dealing comfortably with balls into the box and looking exceedingly confident in possession. Also, he now has two senior caps before even making his MLS debut... That's wild.
After a strong season with Rosenborg, Rogers replaced Long to make his international debut. He completed all 10 of his passes and had a couple of intuitive moments of defending in his own box.
The Vancouver Whitecaps defender earned his second cap, coming on for the final nine minutes of the match.