Reserve Carlos Tevez scored on a free kick in the 61st minute yesterday to send Argentina to the semifinals of the Copa America with a 1-0 win over host Peru.

Argentina will play defending champion Colombia, which eliminated Costa Rica, 2-0. Abel Aguilar and Tressor Moreno scored in the first half for Colombia, unbeaten in 10 Copa America matches since 2001.

Aguilar one-timed a low right cross from Jairo Patino near the penalty spot in the 41st minute, and Tressor Moreno converted a penalty two minutes into first-half injury time after he was tripped up on a breakaway by goalkeeper Ricardo Gonzalez.

Major League Soccer

Brian Ching scored twice to help the San Jose Earthquakes snap a five-game winless streak with a 3-1 victory over the visiting Colorado Rapids.

In the 22nd minute, Landon Donovan collected a long pass and passed the ball to Ronnie Ekelund. The midfielder found Ching, who beat former San Jose goalkeeper Joe Cannon.

Ching gave San Jose a 2-0 lead in the 50th minute, after Donovan twice failed to score.

* CREW 1, REVOLUTION 1: Kyle Martino scored late in the first half to help host Columbus salvage a tie.

* WIZARDS 1, BURNS 0: Tony Meola made three saves for his MLS-record 55th career shutout and Diego Gutierrez scored in the 42nd minute to lead visiting Kansas City.

* METROSTARS 1, FIRE 1: Amado Guevara scored on a penalty kick in the 84th minute to lift visiting New York/New Jersey.

Argentine players celebrate advancing to the semifinals of Copa America after Carlos Tevez scored the winning goal against Peru.