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Copa America Centenario: James leaves injured, Colombia beat USA 2-0

James leads his country against the United States in the Copa America Centenario

Soccer: 2016 Copa America Centenario-Colombia at USA Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

On Friday night the United Sates kicked off the Copa America Centenario in the heart of the Silicon Valley against James' Colombia.

For most of the first half, I kept thinking to myself 'where's James?'

Thanks to a hand ball in the box by United States defender Deandre Yedlin, I finally had a James sighting. Colombia was awarded a penalty. He stepped up to the spot and confidently put in behind United States goalkeeper Brad Guzan.

It was really his only bright spot of the first half and his night. If it hadn't been for the hand ball he wouldn't have had a shot on goal much less a goal. Colombia would retain a 2-0 lead as they headed into the locker room for half time.

James would come out after the break and start to look as though he didn't want the pitch to swallow him whole. He would take a challenge in the 72nd minute - he landed hard arm outstretched. It looked like he might have hyper-extended it (but I'm not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV). But we wont know more until most likely tomorrow.

After further review it looks like James hurt himself taking a dive.

Here's another angle. You be the judge.

Colombia play again on Tuesday night at 7:30 est against Paraguay.

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