Confirmed: USA line-up vs Bolivia - Geoff Cameron starts, DeAndre Yedlin drops to the bench

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Here is how Jurgen Klinsmann's side will line up for their final warm-up game before the Copa America Centenario...

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USA starting XI: Brad Guzan; Michael Orozco, Geoff Cameron, John Brooks, Matt Besler; Michael Bradley [c], Alejandro Bedoya, Jermaine Jones; Gyasi Zardes, Clint Dempsey, Bobby Wood

Substitutes: Tim Howard, William Yarbrough, DeAndre Yedlin, Steve Birnbaum, Darlington Nagbe, Kyle Beckerman, Perry Kitchen, Christian Pulisic, Chris Wondolowski, Graham Zusi, Fabian Johnson

The US national team play their third and final pre-Copa America Centenario friendly tonight when they host Bolivia at Sporting Kansas City’s Children’s Mercy Park.

Jurgen Klinsmann’s side began their preparations for next month’s tournament with a 3-1 win over Puerto Rico last Sunday, before making it back-to-back victories on Wednesday night by narrowly seeing off Ecuador 1-0 in Frisco, Texas, thanks to a 90th-minute strike from Portland Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe.

Tonight’s clash in Kansas City will now offer the players one last chance to impress ahead of next Friday’s Copa opener against Colombia at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, and Klinsmann has admitted that there are still some spots in the line-up up for grabs.

Nagbe, 17-year-old playmaker Christian Pulisic and striker Bobby Wood all made particularly good cases to start the team's first group game with impressive substitute appearances earlier this week, but just Wood gets the chance to face Bolivia from the start, replacing Graham Zusi on the left flank.

Michael Orozco, Geoff Cameron and Matt Besler come into defence, meanwhile, with DeAndre Yedlin, Steve Birnbaum and Fabian Johnson dropping to the bench, while Alejandro Bedoya takes Kyle Beckerman's place in midfield.

"What we coaches would like to see in the test with Bolivia is simply that the players continue to fine tune certain elements on the field and get a better feeling for each other," Klinsmann told ESPN FC ahead of the match. "It’s a very short preparation for such a big tournament, so hopefully they use every moment on the field to get a better feel for it. 

“With these two games, Ecuador and Bolivia, I think we have two opponents that teach us a lot. These two games will give us a really good feeling for where we are right now and hopefully a lot of confidence going into the tournament.”

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Tonight’s game will be Bolivia’s only friendly before their Copa America campaign gets underway against Panama on 6 June, with their other two Group D matchups pitting them against holders Chile and tournament favourites Argentina.

The US, meanwhile, will play Costa Rica and Paraguay, respectively, following their Group A curtain-raiser against Colombia, and Klinsmann has left no doubt about his side’s expectations, citing a spot in the semi-finals as the goal.

"We want to get to the final four. This is our goal,” he told ESPN FC. “As you know, we drew the most difficult group, but we had a similar situation in Brazil [at the 2014 World Cup] and we made it out of the group.

“After the game against Belgium we said we have to learn to come through the knockout games. I hope that will be the learning curve for us at this Copa America, that we find a way to get though the group with these very difficult three opponents, but then when you get through the group you want go further. The goal then really is the final four."

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