U.S. Soccer

USA Advances to 2015 World Cup Quarterfinal with 2-0 Win Against Colombia

EDMONTON, Canada (June 22, 2015) – The U.S. Women’s National Team recorded its third consecutive shutout to blank Colombia 2-0 in the Round of 16 at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and book its ticket to the tournament Quarterfinals.

Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd scored in the second half to give the USA the lead and lift the team past Las Cafeteras. It was Morgan’s and Lloyd’s first goals since they both scored at the 2015 Algarve Cup in March.

Hope Solo and the USA back line have now shut out opponents for 333 straight minutes in this year’s World Cup. Solo also earned her 174th cap, the most by a goalkeeper in U.S. history, surpassing Briana Scurry (173 caps; 1994-2008).

The USA dominated much of the match in the first half with a couple of good chances, but it was not until the second frame until it converted those chances to goals.

In the 47th minute, he referee showed Catalina Perez a straight red card and called a penalty kick in favor of the USA after Colombia’s goalkeeper took down Morgan at the top of the penalty area. Abby Wambach stepped up to take it but shot wide left and the score remained 0-0 until Morgan’s strike six minutes later. Lloyd then sealed the win with a cooly taken PK in the 66th minute.

The WNT continues it World Cup quest against China PR on Friday, June 26, at 7:30 p.m. ET. The Quarterfinal will take place at Lansdowne Stadium in Ottawa, Canada. The game will be broadcast live on FOX and NBC Universo. Fans can also follow in-game updates on Twitter (@ussoccer_wnt and @ussoccer_esp).

In the other Round of 16 matchups, Germany beat Sweden 4-1, while China PR won 1-0 against Cameroon on Saturday. A day later, Australia eliminated Brazil with a 1-0 win, France advanced after a 3-0 win over Korea Republic and host nation Canada downed Switzerland 1-0. Earlier today, England came back to defeat Norway 2-1 and secure its spot in the Quarterfinals. Seven of the eight teams have now been decided with only the winner of Japan vs. Netherlands left to be determined.

Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Alex Morgan (Ali Krieger), 53rd minute:
Ali Krieger was able to slip the ball past the defense to Alex Morgan, who was just outside the right side of the box. Morgan took a couple of touches and ran inside where she sent a right-footed strike toward goal. Colombia’s goalkeeper Stefany Castaño got a hand on it but deflected it up and into the goal for the USA’s first goal of the game and Morgan’s first World Cup goal since the 2011 tournament final against Japan. USA 1, COL 0

USA – Carli Lloyd (penalty), 66th minute: After Megan Rapinoe was fouled by Angela Clavijo inside the box, the referee pointed to the penalty spot in favor of the USA. Carli Lloyd stepped up to take the shot and sent a perfect attempt to the middle right of the net as Stefany Castaño jumeped the wrong way for the USA’s second of the game. USA 2, COL 0 (FINAL)

Key Saves and Defensive Stops:
COL – Catalina Perez, 4th minute (save): The USA mounted an early attack when Tobin Heath got inside the box and fired a shot from eight yards out. Colombia’s Catalina Perez was alert however and leaned to her left to barely keep the ball out of the net with her palm. The ball wasn’t fully cleared out of danger and Abby Wambach tapped it in for a goal but the assistant referee had the flag up for offside.

COL – Catalina Perez, 28th minute (save): A ball played into the box by Lauren Holiday sailed over a group of players and right towards Alex Morgan, who was waiting in the middle. Morgan gave it a slight touch with her head to send it towards the top of the net but Perez jumped in time to tap it over the crossbar.

COL – Natalia Gaitan, 38th minute (save): Megan Rapinoe cut the ball to her right foot and whipped a pass towards the six-yard box. The U.S. was in great position to make a play but Colombia’s captain Natalia Gaitan got there first to clear it out with a great header.

COL – Stefany Castaño, 75th minute (save): Carli Lloyd had some nifty moves in the midfield and positioned herself at the top of the box, sending a missile shot straight for the net. Castaño was quick to the attempt and jumped on the ball to grab it and avoid any danger.

Next on the Schedule: The WNT will meet China PR on Friday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Lansdowne Stadium in Ottawa, Canada.
Broadcast information:  FOX; NBC Universo 
Social:  Twitter (@ussoccer_wnt@ussoccer_esp);  FacebookInstagram

Milestone Watch:

  • Hope Solo recorded her 87th career shutout. It was the third straight World Cup clean sheet for the USA, and Solo’s eighth in World Cup play, the second most by a U.S. goalkeeper behind Brianna Scurry (10).
  • Solo tied Briana Scurry for most wins by a U.S. goalkeeper with 133.
  • Solo has the most starts by a WNT goalkeeper with 168. Solo is also in 10th place on the WNT’s all-time starts list and behind ninth place Carli Lloyd, who earned her 171st start in tonight’s game.
  • Carli Lloyd earned her 199th cap today and could hit the 200 mark if she plays during the Quarterfinal match against China PR on June 26. She would become the 10th player in U.S. history to reach that mark and the fourth on the current roster. Christie Rampone, Abby Wambach and Heather O’Reilly are the other three.

Additional Notes:

  • The U.S. WNT has now advanced to the quarterfinals of every Women’s World Cup it has participated in (1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015).
  • Since allowing a goal against Australia in its opening match on June 8 in the 27th minute, the U.S. has shut down opponents
  • The U.S. now has a record of 3-0-0 against Colombia and has outscored the nation 8-0 in a span of three games. The two sides have now met once at the Olympics and twice in World Cup play.
  • Alex Morgan scored her first goal since she netted one during the USA’s 3-0 victory against Switzerland on March 4. Morgan now has three goals in 2015 and 52 international goals in her career.
  • Carli Lloyd scored her first goal since netting two goals in the USA’s 2-1 win against Norway on March 4, 2015. Lloyd now has three goals in 2015 and 64 for her career.
  • Lloyd has scored in every match the WNT has played against Colombia.
  • Defender Lori Chalupny made her first appearance of the 2015 World Cup when she came in for Ali Krieger in the second half. It was her seventh World Cup appearance of her career.
  • Defender Becky Sauerbrunn is the only player on the roster to start and play every game for the USA in 2015. She has played the most minutes (1,239) of anyone on the team.
  • Six U.S. players have played all 360 minutes of the tournament so far: midfielder Lauren Holiday, defender Julie Johnston, defender Meghan Klingenberg, midfielder Carli Lloyd, defender Sauerbrunn and goalkeeper Hope Solo.
  • In its last 14 games, the U.S. has surrendered just three goals and has scored 26.
  • So far, 17 of the 20 field players on the World Cup roster have seen action in the tournament.
  • Holiday and Rapinoe each received a yellow card during the match. It was their second of the tournament and will cause both players to miss the USA’s Quarterfinal match against China PR.

- U.S. Women’s National Team Match Report -

Match:  U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Colombia
Date:  June 22, 2015
Competition:  2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup – Round of 16
Venue:  Commonwealth Stadium; Edmonton, Canada
Kickoff:  8 p.m. ET (6 p.m. local)
Attendance:  19,412
Weather:  70 degrees; Partly Cloudy

Scoring Summary:   1          2          F
USA                          0          2          2
COL                          0          0          0

USA – Alex Morgan (Ali Krieger)       53rd minute
USA – Carli Lloyd (penalty)               66

Lineups:
USA:  1-Hope Solo; 11-Ali Krieger (16-Lori Chalupny, 81), 19-Julie Johnston, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 22-Meghan Klingenberg; 15-Megan Rapinoe (23-Christen Press, 75) 12-Lauren Holiday, 10-Carli Lloyd, 17-Tobin Heath; 13-Alex Morgan, 20-Abby Wambach (capt.) (14-Morgan Brian, 69)
Subs Not Used: 2-Sydney Leroux, 3-Christie Rampone, 5-Kelley O’Hara, 6-Whitney Engen, 7-Shannon Boxx, 8-Amy Rodriguez, 9-Heather O’Reilly, 18-Ashlyn Harris, 21-Alyssa Naeher,
Head coach: Jill Ellis
 

COL : 22-Catalina Perez; 17-Carolina Arias, 14-Nataly Arias, 13-Angela Clavijo, 9-Orianica Velasquez; 3-Natalia Gaitan (capt.), 6-Daniela Montoya (19-Leicy Santos, 85); 4-Diana Ospina, 10-Yoreli Rincon (11-Catalina Usme, 72) 16-Lady Andrade; 7-Ingrid Vidal (1-Stefany Castaño, 49)
Subs not used: 2-Carolina Arbelaez, 5-Lina Granados, 8-Mildrey Pineda, 11-Catalina Usme, 15-Tatiana Ariza, 18-Yisela Cuesta, 19-Leicy Santos, 20-Laura Cosme, 21-Isabella Echeverri, 23-Manuela Gonzalez
Head coach: Fabian Taborda

Stats Summary: USA / COL
Shots: 15 / 10
Shots on Goal: 6 / 2
Saves: 2 / 4
Corner Kicks: 8 / 3
Fouls: 21 / 12
Offside: 2 / 0 

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Lauren Holiday (caution)                     17th minute
USA – Megan Rapinoe (caution)                    42
COL – Catalina Perez (sent off)                     47
COL – Angela Clavijo (caution)                      65

Officials:
Referee: Stephanie Frappart (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Manuela Nicolosi (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Yolanda Parga (ESP)
Fourth Official: Abirami Apbai Naidu (SIN)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Carli Lloyd

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WNT Jun 22, 2015

- U.S. Women’s National Team Match Report -

Match:  U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Colombia 
Date:  June 22, 2015 
Competition:  2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup – Round of 16 
Venue:  Commonwealth Stadium; Edmonton, Canada 
Kickoff:  8 p.m. ET (6 p.m. local) 
Attendance:  19,412 
Weather:  70 degrees; Partly Cloudy

Scoring Summary:   1          2          F 
USA                            0          2          2 
COL                            0          0          0

USA – Alex Morgan (Ali Krieger)       53rd minute 
USA – Carli Lloyd (penalty)                 66

Lineups: 
USA:  1-Hope Solo; 11-Ali Krieger (16-Lori Chalupny, 81), 19-Julie Johnston, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 22-Meghan Klingenberg; 15-Megan Rapinoe (23-Christen Press, 75) 12-Lauren Holiday, 10-Carli Lloyd, 17-Tobin Heath; 13-Alex Morgan, 20-Abby Wambach (capt.) (14-Morgan Brian, 69) 
Subs Not Used: 2-Sydney Leroux, 3-Christie Rampone, 5-Kelley O’Hara, 6-Whitney Engen, 7-Shannon Boxx, 8-Amy Rodriguez, 9-Heather O’Reilly, 18-Ashlyn Harris, 21-Alyssa Naeher, 
Head coach: Jill Ellis 
 

COL : 22-Catalina Perez; 17-Carolina Arias, 14-Nataly Arias, 13-Angela Clavijo, 9-Orianica Velasquez; 3-Natalia Gaitan (capt.), 6-Daniela Montoya (19-Leicy Santos, 85); 4-Diana Ospina, 10-Yoreli Rincon (11-Catalina Usme, 72) 16-Lady Andrade; 7-Ingrid Vidal (1-Stefany Castaño, 49) 
Subs not used: 2-Carolina Arbelaez, 5-Lina Granados, 8-Mildrey Pineda, 11-Catalina Usme, 15-Tatiana Ariza, 18-Yisela Cuesta, 19-Leicy Santos, 20-Laura Cosme, 21-Isabella Echeverri, 23-Manuela Gonzalez 
Head coach: Fabian Taborda

Stats Summary: USA / COL 
Shots: 15 / 10 
Shots on Goal: 6 / 2 
Saves: 2 / 4 
Corner Kicks: 8 / 3 
Fouls: 21 / 12 
Offside: 2 / 0 

Misconduct Summary: 
USA – Lauren Holiday (caution)                     17th minute 
USA – Megan Rapinoe (caution)                    42 
COL – Catalina Perez (sent off)                      47 
COL – Angela Clavijo (caution)                      65

Officials: 
Referee: Stephanie Frappart (FRA) 
Assistant Referee 1: Manuela Nicolosi (FRA) 
Assistant Referee 2: Yolanda Parga (ESP) 
Fourth Official: Abirami Apbai Naidu (SIN)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Carli Lloyd

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Gallery: #USWNT Beats Colombia to Advance to Quarterfinals

Photos from the USA's win against Colombia in Edmonton where the WNT won 2-0 behind goals from Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd.  The WNT continues its World Cup quest against China PR on Friday, June 26, at 7:30 p.m. ET. The Quarterfinal will take place at Lansdowne Stadium in Ottawa, Canada. The game will be broadcast live on FOX and NBC Universo. Fans can also follow in-game updates on Twitter(@ussoccer_wnt and @ussoccer_esp).

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WNT Jun 23, 2015

Selección Femenina Avanza a Cuartos de Final Con Victoria de 2-0 Contra Colombia

EDMONTON, Canadá (22 de junio, 2015) – La Selección Femenina de Estados Unidos obtuvo goles de Alex Morgan y Carli Lloyd para avanzar a cuartos de final con una victoria de 2-0 contra Colombia en Commonwealth Stadium en Edmonton, Canadá.

Estados Unidos se enfrentará a China a las 7:30 p.m. ET en Lansdowne Stadium en Ottawa, Canadá, el viernes, 26 de junio. El partido será transmitido en vivo por FOX y NBC Universo.

El partido cambió en el minuto 47 cuando la portera Catalina Pérez—quien hasta el momento había sido muy buen ancla para Colombia—fue expulsada por derrumbar a Alex Morgan en la línea del área grande. El tiro penal lo tomó Abby Wambach, pero lo envió por el lado izquierdo de la portería muy lejos del gol. Estados Unidos ahora tiene un registro de 3-0-0 contra Colombia.

La defensa de Estados Unidos lleva 333 minutos sin ceder gol en contra. Mientras tanto por parte de Estados Unidos, Lauren Holiday y Megan Rapinoe se perderán el próximo partido por acumulación de tarjetas amarillas.

Próximamente:
Estados Unidos jugará en cuartos de final contra China el viernes, 26 de junio, a las 7:30 p.m. ET en Lansdowne Stadium en Ottawa, Canadá.
Información de transmisión: FOX, NBC Universo
Social: Twitter (@ussoccer_wnt, @ussoccer_esp); Facebook; Instagram

Resumen de Goles:
USA – Alex Morgan (Ali Krieger), minuto 53: Alex Morgan no pudo controlar bien el balón y lo tocó hacia atrás para Ali Krieger. La delantera siguió su carrera hacia la línea de gol y Krieger hizo bien en mandar el balón hacia ese espacio. Morgan jaló el gatillo y disparó al primer poste, en donde la guardameta suplente Stefany Castaño no pudo detener el disparo de Morgan que hizo retumbar la red. USA 1, COL 0

USA – Carli Lloyd (penal), minuto 66: Megan Rapinoe entró al área grande controlando el balón y Ángela Clavijo la derrumbó claramente. Carli Lloyd se perfiló para tomar el penal y no dudó en rematar con seguridad al centro de la portería. USA 2, COL 0. FINAL

Atajadas Claves y Paradas Defensivas:
COL - Catalina Pérez, minuto 4: Alex Morgan recibió el balón en el lado izquierdo y lo tocó al centro para Tobin Heath. La mediocampista soltó un disparo potente, pero la guardameta colombiana Catalina Pérez reaccionó bien y se estiró al máximo, alcanzando atajar el balón con la mano sobre el piso. Wambach se abalanzó sobre el rebote, pero estaba en fuera de lugar. 

COL – Catalina Pérez, minuto 14: El balón fue enviado al centro del campo justo afuera del área grande. Abby Wambach disparó de primer toque en el rebote, mandando un disparo con fuerza hacia la portería, pero Pérez se estiro de nuevo, está vez hacia arriba, y paró el balón en el aire.

COL – Catalina Pérez, minuto 29: Lauren Holiday mantuvo el control del balón en el lado derecho y lo cruzó hacia el segundo poste. Allí estaba Alex Morgan, quien cabeceó el balón hacia la portería pero Pérez estaba atenta para desviar el balón.

COL – Stefany Castaño, minuto 75: Carli Lloyd controló el balón en entre una multitud e intento colocarlo al lado derecho de la portería. Castaño estaba atenta y voló para quedarse con el esférico.

USA – Hope Solo, minuto 85: A pesar de encontrarse con una jugadora menos, Colombia nunca dejó de presionar y la suplente Catalina Usme probó la concentración de Hope Solo con un disparo de larga distancia. Solo se estiró y atrapó el balón cerca del travesaño, manteniendo a salvo su portería.

Notas Adicionales y En La Mira:

  • Lauren Holiday y Megan Rapinoe no estarán disponibles para EE.UU. en el partido contra China debido a acumulación de tarjetas amarillas.
  • Carli Lloyd anotó el gol No. 64 de su carrera. Está en el séptimo puesto en la lista de goleadoras de EE.UU., sobrepasando a Shannon MacMillan quien anotó 60 en su carrera.
  • La portera de EE.UU. Hope Solo empató con Briana Scurry en victorias para una portera con 133.
  • Carli Lloyd ahora tiene 199 partidos jugados con EE.UU. y podría jugar en su partido No. 200 durante la Copa Mundial Femenina de la FIFA 2015. Sería la décima jugadora en la historia de EE.UU. en llegar a esa meta y la cuarta en la nómina actual. Rampone, Wambach y Heather O’Reilly son las otras.
  • Estados Unidos tiene un registro de 3-0-0 contra Colombia, y Carli Lloyd ha anotado en los tres partidos.
  • La defensa Becky Sauerbrunn es la única jugadora en la nómina que ha sido titular en todos los partidos de EE.UU. en lo que va del año.
  • Estados Unidos participa en su séptima Copa Mundial de la FIFA y es una de siete selecciones que han participado en todas las ediciones del torneo. Los otros son Alemania, Brasil, Japón, Nigeria, Noruega y Suecia.
  • La última vez que se enfrentaron EE.UU. y Colombia fue el 28 de julio, 2012, en Glasgow, Escocia, en los Juegos Olímpicos 2012. Doce de las jugadoras que participaron en ese partido son parte de la nómina mundialista de EE.UU.

- Resumen de Juego de la Selección Femenina de Estados Unidos -

Encuentro: Selección Femenina de Estados Unidos vs. Colombia
Fecha: 22 de junio, 2015
Torneo: Copa Mundial Femenina de la FIFA 2015; Octavos de Final
Sede: Commonwealth Stadium; Edmonton, Canada
Inicio: 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. hora local)
Asistencia: 19,412
Clima: 68 grados, parcialmente nublado 

Resumen de anotaciones:     1          2          F
USA                                        0          2          2
COL                                       0          0          0 

USA – Alex Morgan (Ali Krieger)     minuto 53
USA – Carli Lloyd (penal)                 66 

Alineaciones:
USA: 1-Hope Solo; 11-Ali Krieger (16-Lori Chalupny, 81), 19-Julie Johnston, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 22-Meghan Klingenberg; 15-Megan Rapinoe (23-Christen Press, 75), 12-Lauren Holiday, 10-Carli Lloyd, 17-Tobin Heath; 13-Alex Morgan, 20-Abby Wambach (capt.) (14-Morgan Brian, 69)
Suplentes no utilizadas: 2-Sydney Leroux, 3-Christie Rampone, 5-Kelley O’Hara, 6-Whitney Engen, 7-Shannon Boxx, 8-Amy Rodríguez, 9-Heather O’Reilly, 18-Ashlyn Harris, 21-Alyssa Naeher
Directora Técnica: Jill Ellis 

COL: 22-Catalina Pérez; 17-Carolina Arias, 14-Nataly Arias, 13-Angela Clavijo, 9-Orianica Velásquez; 3-Natalia Gaitán (capt.), 6-Daniela Montoya (19-Leicy Santos, 85); 4-Diana Ospina, 10-Yoreli Rincón (11-Catalina Usme, 72), 16-Lady Andrade; 7-Ingrid Vidal (1-Stefany Castaño, 49)
Suplentes no utilizadas: 2-Carolina Arbeláez, 5-Lina Granados, 8-Mildrey Pineda, 15-Tatiana Ariza, 18-Yisela Cuesta, 20-Laura Cosme, 21-Isabella Echeverri, 23-Manuela González
Director Técnico: Fabián Taborda 

Resumen estadístico: USA / COL
Tiros: 15 / 10
Tiros al arco: 6 / 2
Atajadas: 2 / 4
Tiros de esquina: 8 / 3
Faltas: 21 / 12
Fueras de lugar: 2 / 0 

Resumen de penalidades:
USA – Lauren Holiday (amonestación)                     minuto 17
USA – Megan Rapinoe (amonestación)                     42
COL – Catalina Pérez (expulsión)                              47 

Árbitros:
Árbitro: Stephanie Frappart (FRA)
Árbitro Asistente 1: Manuela Nicolosi (FRA)
Árbitro Asistente 2: Yolanda Parga (ESP)
Cuarto Oficial: Abirami Apbai Naidu (SIN)

Jugadora del Partido Budweiser: Carli Lloyd

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Jun 22, 2015

USA Advances to 2015 World Cup Quarterfinal with 2-0 Win Against Colombia

EDMONTON, Canada (June 22, 2015) – The U.S. Women’s National Team recorded its third consecutive shutout to blank Colombia 2-0 in the Round of 16 at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and book its ticket to the tournament Quarterfinals.

Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd scored in the second half to give the USA the lead and lift the team past Las Cafeteras. It was Morgan’s and Lloyd’s first goals since they both scored at the 2015 Algarve Cup in March.

Hope Solo and the USA back line have now shut out opponents for 333 straight minutes in this year’s World Cup. Solo also earned her 174th cap, the most by a goalkeeper in U.S. history, surpassing Briana Scurry (173 caps; 1994-2008).

The USA dominated much of the match in the first half with a couple of good chances, but it was not until the second frame until it converted those chances to goals.

In the 47th minute, he referee showed Catalina Perez a straight red card and called a penalty kick in favor of the USA after Colombia’s goalkeeper took down Morgan at the top of the penalty area. Abby Wambach stepped up to take it but shot wide left and the score remained 0-0 until Morgan’s strike six minutes later. Lloyd then sealed the win with a cooly taken PK in the 66th minute.

The WNT continues it World Cup quest against China PR on Friday, June 26, at 7:30 p.m. ET. The Quarterfinal will take place at Lansdowne Stadium in Ottawa, Canada. The game will be broadcast live on FOX and NBC Universo. Fans can also follow in-game updates on Twitter (@ussoccer_wnt and @ussoccer_esp).

In the other Round of 16 matchups, Germany beat Sweden 4-1, while China PR won 1-0 against Cameroon on Saturday. A day later, Australia eliminated Brazil with a 1-0 win, France advanced after a 3-0 win over Korea Republic and host nation Canada downed Switzerland 1-0. Earlier today, England came back to defeat Norway 2-1 and secure its spot in the Quarterfinals. Seven of the eight teams have now been decided with only the winner of Japan vs. Netherlands left to be determined.

Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Alex Morgan (Ali Krieger), 53rd minute:
Ali Krieger was able to slip the ball past the defense to Alex Morgan, who was just outside the right side of the box. Morgan took a couple of touches and ran inside where she sent a right-footed strike toward goal. Colombia’s goalkeeper Stefany Castaño got a hand on it but deflected it up and into the goal for the USA’s first goal of the game and Morgan’s first World Cup goal since the 2011 tournament final against Japan. USA 1, COL 0

USA – Carli Lloyd (penalty), 66th minute: After Megan Rapinoe was fouled by Angela Clavijo inside the box, the referee pointed to the penalty spot in favor of the USA. Carli Lloyd stepped up to take the shot and sent a perfect attempt to the middle right of the net as Stefany Castaño jumeped the wrong way for the USA’s second of the game. USA 2, COL 0 (FINAL)

Key Saves and Defensive Stops:
COL – Catalina Perez, 4th minute (save): The USA mounted an early attack when Tobin Heath got inside the box and fired a shot from eight yards out. Colombia’s Catalina Perez was alert however and leaned to her left to barely keep the ball out of the net with her palm. The ball wasn’t fully cleared out of danger and Abby Wambach tapped it in for a goal but the assistant referee had the flag up for offside.

COL – Catalina Perez, 28th minute (save): A ball played into the box by Lauren Holiday sailed over a group of players and right towards Alex Morgan, who was waiting in the middle. Morgan gave it a slight touch with her head to send it towards the top of the net but Perez jumped in time to tap it over the crossbar.

COL – Natalia Gaitan, 38th minute (save): Megan Rapinoe cut the ball to her right foot and whipped a pass towards the six-yard box. The U.S. was in great position to make a play but Colombia’s captain Natalia Gaitan got there first to clear it out with a great header.

COL – Stefany Castaño, 75th minute (save): Carli Lloyd had some nifty moves in the midfield and positioned herself at the top of the box, sending a missile shot straight for the net. Castaño was quick to the attempt and jumped on the ball to grab it and avoid any danger.

Next on the Schedule: The WNT will meet China PR on Friday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Lansdowne Stadium in Ottawa, Canada.
Broadcast information:  FOX; NBC Universo 
Social:  Twitter (@ussoccer_wnt@ussoccer_esp);  FacebookInstagram

Milestone Watch:

  • Hope Solo recorded her 87th career shutout. It was the third straight World Cup clean sheet for the USA, and Solo’s eighth in World Cup play, the second most by a U.S. goalkeeper behind Brianna Scurry (10).
  • Solo tied Briana Scurry for most wins by a U.S. goalkeeper with 133.
  • Solo has the most starts by a WNT goalkeeper with 168. Solo is also in 10th place on the WNT’s all-time starts list and behind ninth place Carli Lloyd, who earned her 171st start in tonight’s game.
  • Carli Lloyd earned her 199th cap today and could hit the 200 mark if she plays during the Quarterfinal match against China PR on June 26. She would become the 10th player in U.S. history to reach that mark and the fourth on the current roster. Christie Rampone, Abby Wambach and Heather O’Reilly are the other three.

Additional Notes:

  • The U.S. WNT has now advanced to the quarterfinals of every Women’s World Cup it has participated in (1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015).
  • Since allowing a goal against Australia in its opening match on June 8 in the 27th minute, the U.S. has shut down opponents
  • The U.S. now has a record of 3-0-0 against Colombia and has outscored the nation 8-0 in a span of three games. The two sides have now met once at the Olympics and twice in World Cup play.
  • Alex Morgan scored her first goal since she netted one during the USA’s 3-0 victory against Switzerland on March 4. Morgan now has three goals in 2015 and 52 international goals in her career.
  • Carli Lloyd scored her first goal since netting two goals in the USA’s 2-1 win against Norway on March 4, 2015. Lloyd now has three goals in 2015 and 64 for her career.
  • Lloyd has scored in every match the WNT has played against Colombia.
  • Defender Lori Chalupny made her first appearance of the 2015 World Cup when she came in for Ali Krieger in the second half. It was her seventh World Cup appearance of her career.
  • Defender Becky Sauerbrunn is the only player on the roster to start and play every game for the USA in 2015. She has played the most minutes (1,239) of anyone on the team.
  • Six U.S. players have played all 360 minutes of the tournament so far: midfielder Lauren Holiday, defender Julie Johnston, defender Meghan Klingenberg, midfielder Carli Lloyd, defender Sauerbrunn and goalkeeper Hope Solo.
  • In its last 14 games, the U.S. has surrendered just three goals and has scored 26.
  • So far, 17 of the 20 field players on the World Cup roster have seen action in the tournament.
  • Holiday and Rapinoe each received a yellow card during the match. It was their second of the tournament and will cause both players to miss the USA’s Quarterfinal match against China PR.

- U.S. Women’s National Team Match Report -

Match:  U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Colombia
Date:  June 22, 2015
Competition:  2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup – Round of 16
Venue:  Commonwealth Stadium; Edmonton, Canada
Kickoff:  8 p.m. ET (6 p.m. local)
Attendance:  19,412
Weather:  70 degrees; Partly Cloudy

Scoring Summary:   1          2          F
USA                          0          2          2
COL                          0          0          0

USA – Alex Morgan (Ali Krieger)       53rd minute
USA – Carli Lloyd (penalty)               66

Lineups:
USA:  1-Hope Solo; 11-Ali Krieger (16-Lori Chalupny, 81), 19-Julie Johnston, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 22-Meghan Klingenberg; 15-Megan Rapinoe (23-Christen Press, 75) 12-Lauren Holiday, 10-Carli Lloyd, 17-Tobin Heath; 13-Alex Morgan, 20-Abby Wambach (capt.) (14-Morgan Brian, 69)
Subs Not Used: 2-Sydney Leroux, 3-Christie Rampone, 5-Kelley O’Hara, 6-Whitney Engen, 7-Shannon Boxx, 8-Amy Rodriguez, 9-Heather O’Reilly, 18-Ashlyn Harris, 21-Alyssa Naeher,
Head coach: Jill Ellis
 

COL : 22-Catalina Perez; 17-Carolina Arias, 14-Nataly Arias, 13-Angela Clavijo, 9-Orianica Velasquez; 3-Natalia Gaitan (capt.), 6-Daniela Montoya (19-Leicy Santos, 85); 4-Diana Ospina, 10-Yoreli Rincon (11-Catalina Usme, 72) 16-Lady Andrade; 7-Ingrid Vidal (1-Stefany Castaño, 49)
Subs not used: 2-Carolina Arbelaez, 5-Lina Granados, 8-Mildrey Pineda, 11-Catalina Usme, 15-Tatiana Ariza, 18-Yisela Cuesta, 19-Leicy Santos, 20-Laura Cosme, 21-Isabella Echeverri, 23-Manuela Gonzalez
Head coach: Fabian Taborda

Stats Summary: USA / COL
Shots: 15 / 10
Shots on Goal: 6 / 2
Saves: 2 / 4
Corner Kicks: 8 / 3
Fouls: 21 / 12
Offside: 2 / 0 

Misconduct Summary:
USA – Lauren Holiday (caution)                     17th minute
USA – Megan Rapinoe (caution)                    42
COL – Catalina Perez (sent off)                     47
COL – Angela Clavijo (caution)                      65

Officials:
Referee: Stephanie Frappart (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Manuela Nicolosi (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Yolanda Parga (ESP)
Fourth Official: Abirami Apbai Naidu (SIN)

Budweiser Woman of the Match: Carli Lloyd

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WNT Jun 22, 2015

In Focus: Colombia

Federación Colombiana de Fútbol

Current FIFA World Ranking: 28
2015 Women’s World Cup Qualifying: Runner-up of the 2014 Copa America Femenina
Women’s World Cup Finals Appearances: 2011, 2015
Record vs. USA: 0-2-0
Head Coach: Fabian Taborda
Championship Honors: 1998 Copa America Femenina Champions; Runner Ups in 2010 and 2014.
Leading Women’s World Cup Qualifying Scorers: Yoreli Rincon (3)
Key Players: Yoreli Rincon (ASD Torres), Sandra Sepulveda (Formas Intimas Medellín), Nataly Arias (Atlanta Silverbacks), Diana Ospina (Formas Intimas Medellín), Lady Andrade (Generaciones Pamiranas)

Colombia Women’s National Team Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): 1-Stefany Castaño (Graceland University), 12-Sandra Sepulveda (Formas Intimas Medellín), 22-Catalina Pérez (University of Miami)
DEFENDERS (5): 3-Natalia Gaitán (CD Gol Star), 5-Lina Granados (Vanderbilt University),13-Angela Clavijo (Club Kamatsa), 14-Nataly Arias (Atlanta Silverbacks), 17-Carolina Arias (Generaciones Palmiranas)
MIDFIELDERS (9): 2-Carolina Arbeláez (Formas Intimas Medellín), 4-Diana Ospina (Formas Intimas Medellín), 6-Daniela Montoya (Formas Intimas Medellín), 8-Mildrey Pineda (Generaciones Palmiranas), 9-Orianica Velásquez (CD Gol Star),10-Yoreli Rincón (ASD Torres), 11-Catalina Usme (Formas Intimas Medellín), 19-Leicy Santos (Besser FC), 21-Isabella Echeverri (University of Toledo)
FORWARDS (6): 7-Ingrid Vidal (Generaciones Palmiranas), 15-Tatiana Ariza (CD Gold Star), 16-Lady Andrade (Generaciones Palmiranas), 18-Yisela Cuesta (Formas Intimas Medellín), 20-Laura Cosme (Generaciones Palmiranas), 23-Manuela Gonzalez (Generaciones Palmiranas)

COLOMBIA ROSTER NOTES

  • Forward Ingrid Vidal is the most capped player on the roster with 53 appearances for Colombia, the only player of the group with over 50 caps.
  • Six players play soccer outside of Colombia. Defender Nataly Arias and midfielder Yoreli Rincon play for the Atlanta Silverbacks (USA) and ASD Torres (Italy), respectively, while four others play collegiately in the USA.
  • Midfielder Catalina Usme is the leading scorer on the Colombian roster. She has scored 21 goals in international play.
  • The next scorer behind Usme is Vidal who has racked up 11 goals in 53 appearances.
  • Eight players on this roster took the field during the last meeting against the USA in July 2012.
  • The average age of Las Cafeteras roster is 24 years old, with 19-year-olds Manuela Gonzalez and Leicy Santos being the youngest players, and 29-year-old Nataly Arias the oldest.
  • Seventeen of the 23 players on the roster have made appearances in the World Cup, 12 have played in all 3 matches.
  • The goal scorers in this year’s World Cup have been: Usme (1), Lady Andrade (2) and Daniela Montoya (1).
  • This is the first time that Colombia has advanced past group play in a World Cup.
  • Its 2-0 victory over No. 3-ranked France in group stage was the first time a South American side other than Brazil had ever won a match at the tournament. Las Cafeteras are ranked No. 28 in the world, and became the lowest-ranked team to beat a top-10 team at the Women's World Cup since FIFA rankings began in 2003.
  • Colombia has only suffered two losses in 20 matches under coach Fabian Taborda, who was hired March 2014.
  • Starting goalkeeper Sandra Sepulveda will miss the match against the USA due to yellow card accumulation.

USA VS. COLOMBIA SERIES

  • The USA has an all-time record of 2-0-0 against Colombia dating back to 2011.
  • The USA and Colombia are meeting in a World Cup for the second time. The last time was during a group play match in Germany in 2011. The USA defeated Colombia by a score of 3-0 as Megan Rapinoe, Heather O’Reilly, and Carli Lloyd scored.  Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath, and Rapinoe had the assists.
  • In both of the teams’ previous meetings, the USA has defeated Colombia 3-0.
  • The last matchup between both sides came on July 28, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland, during the 2012 Olympic Games. Once again, Rapinoe and Lloyd scored in the match, with Abby Wambach adding the third tally this time around.
  • Twelve players saw action for the USA in its last meeting with Colombia at the 2012 Olympics are part of this U.S. World Cup roster. Two more who were on the substitutes’ bench that day, but did not see the field, are also part on the roster.
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WNT Jun 22, 2015

All or Nothing: WNT and Colombia Face Off in First Game of Knockout Round

U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Colombia
2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup – Round of 16
Commonwealth Stadium; Edmonton, Canada
June 22, 2015 

ROUND OF 16 BRINGS USA AND COLOMBIA TO EDMONTON: The U.S. Women’s National Team will commence play in the knockout stage at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup when it faces Colombia on Monday, June 22 at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Canada. The match will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 and NBC Universo at 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT). Fans can follow all the action on Twitter @ussoccer_wnt and @ussoccer_esp, and follow the team along its journey on Instagram and on Snapchat (ussoccer_wnt). The USA and Colombia will play the seventh of eight Round of 16 matches, with the USA earning its way into the second round by winning Group D (2-0-1, 7 points) while Colombia finished third in Group F (1-1-1, 4 points) during a run that included a monumental 2-0 upset of the third-ranked France. The winner of the USA-Colombia match will face China PR in a quarterfinal on June 26 in Ottawa.

FANS CREATE HOME FIELD ATMOSPHERE ABROAD: The U.S. WNT played in front of three sold-out crowds during its Women’s World Cup Send-Off Series and the vast majority of the more than 31,000 at Winnipeg Stadium on June 8 and more than 32,000 on June 12 were also solidly decked out in red, white and blue. The match against Nigeria at BC Place in Vancouver proved to be no different as the crowd of 52,193 fans, mostly of whom were backing the stars and stripes, was the fourth largest to attend a WNT match outside the U.S. Another pro-U.S. crowd is expected at the massive Commonwealth Stadium on Monday night.

U.S. ROSTER NOTES:

  • Seven U.S. players have played all 270 minutes of the tournament so far: midfielder Lauren Holiday, defender Julie Johnston, defender Meghan Klingenberg, defender Ali Krieger, midfielder Carli Lloyd, defender Becky Sauerbrunn and goalkeeper Hope Solo.
  • The USA has allowed nine shots on goal over the 270 minutes of action so far and allowed just one against Sweden and two against Nigeria.
  • Morgan Brian, Klingenberg, Johnston, Sydney Leroux and Christen Press all made their World Cup debuts against Australia on June 8. All played against Sweden on June 12 as well, with Brian getting her first start. Klingenberg, Johnston and Leroux all saw action against Nigeria on June 16.
  • Press and Leroux also recorded their first World Cup points on June 8, with Press scoring a goal and Leroux an assist.
  • So far, 16 of the 20 field players on the World Cup roster have seen action in the tournament.
  • Brian made her first start in a World Cup against Sweden on June 12, while Amy Rodriguez made her first appearance of the tournament in that game as well.
  • Shannon Boxx and Christie Rampone made their first appearance of the tournament against Nigeria on June 16. Rampone became the oldest player to appear in a World Cup match at 39 years 11 months and 23 days. This is Boxx’s fourth World Cup and Rampone’s fifth.
  • Tobin Heath and Alex Morgan made their first starts in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup on June 16 against Nigeria. It was also the first career start for either in a World Cup match. Morgan’s last start this year came in the WNT’s April 4 match with New Zealand, while Heath’s came in the March 9 match against Iceland. Before her start against Nigeria, Morgan had only played 25 minutes in the tournament, coming off the bench in against Australia and Sweden for 12 and 13 minutes, respectively. She has now played a total of 90 minutes.
  • In its last 13 games, the U.S. has surrendered just three goals and has scored 24. Its only defeat of the year came on the first match, a 2-0 loss to France on Feb. 8, 2015, in Lorient, France.
  • Forward Abby Wambach leads the U.S. with six goals in 2015.
  • Lori Chalupny scored against New Zealand in her hometown of St. Louis on April 4, marking it her first goal for the USA since she scored against the Republic of Ireland on Sept. 20, 2008. She scored her second goal of the year against Mexico on May 17, just 45 seconds after coming into the match as a second half sub.
  • Klingenberg scored her second National Team goal on a long-range blast against New Zealand. Her first goal was a similar long-range effort that came against Haiti on Oct. 8, during Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament last year.
  • Johnston has three goals in 2015, all coming in consecutive games. Her three goals were all from set pieces and all assisted by Lauren Holiday.
  • Eleven different players have scored for the USA in 2015: Morgan, Wambach, Rodriguez, Press, Johnston, Klingenberg, Rapinoe, Brian, Chalupny, Leroux and Lloyd.
  • U.S. captain Christie Rampone is currently the second most-capped player in U.S. and world history with 307 appearances.
  • Rampone earned her 300th cap against with Mexico on Oct. 24, 2014, and her 307 games are the most of any active player in the world behind only former teammate Kristine Lilly.
  • Defender Becky Sauerbrunn is the only player on the roster to start every game for the USA. She has played the most minutes (1149) of anyone on the team.
  • Carli Lloyd currently sits at 198 caps and could hit the 200 mark during the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. She would become the 10th player in U.S. history to reach that mark and the fourth in the current roster. Rampone, Wambach and Heather O’Reilly are the other three.
  • Lauren Holiday leads all U.S. players on the rosters in assists with five in 2015. Holiday was the 2014 U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year.
  • Brian, the USA’s youngest player at age 22, was the 2014 U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year. She was also named the 2013 and 2014 Hermann Trophy winner while playing for the University of Virginia.
  • While Wambach is the USA’s top scorer on the roster with 183 goals, Lloyd is next with 63 career international goals and Morgan has 51. Heather O’Reilly has scored 41.
  • Christen Press’ four-goal performance against Argentina in Brazil last December was the ninth such game in U.S. history and second of 2014 after Wambach scored four times against Costa Rica in the final of the CONCACAF Women’s Championship. It was the first-career hat trick for Press.
  • All nine NWSL clubs are represented on the Women’s World Cup roster.

IN THE RECORD BOOKS:

  • With her first goal of the game against Australia on June 8, U.S. midfielder Megan Rapinoe became the 13th U.S. female player to score 30 goals and tally 30 assists. She currently has 31 goals and 33 assists. Her brace against Australia were her first tallies of 2015.
  • Rapinoe became the 31st American female player to reach the century mark in caps, achieving that feat against New Zealand on April 4. She currently has 104 caps. Lori Chalupny became the 32nd player against Ireland on May 10.
  • With three goals against Argentina on Dec. 18 of last year, Carli Lloyd upped her career total to 61 and moved into sole possession of seventh place on the U.S. WNT’s all-time goal scoring list, passing Shannon MacMillan who scored 60 goals in her career. Lloyd, now with 63 goals, is the highest-scoring player in U.S. history who has played exclusively as a midfielder.
  • Heather O’Reilly is the ninth player to hit 200 caps in U.S. history after reaching the milestone against Korea DPR on March 12, 2014. Now with 219, she is seventh on the USA’s all-time list. Abby Wambach (245) and Christie Rampone (307) are the only active players ahead of her.
  • O’Reilly is the second-youngest player to hit 200 caps for the USA. Lilly was 28 years, 9 months and 15 days old when she earned cap No. 200 on May 7, 2000. O’Reilly was 29 years, 2 months and 10 days old when she earned her 200th cap.
  • O’Reilly is currently sixth all-time in assists with 52 and is 13th all-time in goals with 41.
  • In addition to breaking Mia Hamm’s world scoring record, Wambach’s June 20, 2013, performance against the Korea Republic also made her the USA’s all-time leader in multiple-goal games with 39 for her career. She has since added six more and now sits at 45. She has 37 two-goal games, five hat tricks, two four-goal games and one five-goal game.
  • Sydney Leroux is tied with April Heinrichs in 14th place on the all-time U.S. WNT goal-scoring list with 35 goals.
  • With her game-winning goal against England on Feb. 13, Alex Morgan became the 10th player in U.S. history to score 50 or more goals. She now has 51.
  • Hope Solo recorded her 86th career shutout against Nigeria. It was the second-consecutive World Cup clean sheet for the USA, and Solo’s seventh in World Cup play, the second most by a U.S. goalkeeper behind Brianna Scurry (10).
  • Hope Solo now has 173 caps with the USWNT, which is tied for the most by a goalkeeper in U.S. history with Briana Scurry (1994-2008).
  • Solo has the most starts by a WNT goalkeeper with 167. Solo is also in 10th place on the WNT’s all-time starts list and behind ninth place Carli Lloyd, who has 170.
  • Solo is currently second all-time in goalkeeper wins with 132, behind only Scurry who had 133. Solo could surpass Scurry and become the all-time leader in wins for a goalkeeper in U.S. history during the 2015 Women’s World Cup

2015 FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP NOTES:

  • After scoring three times against Australia in its opening match of the 2015 FIFA WWC, the USA became the second country to reach and then surpass the century mark of World Cup goals scored. The USA currently has scored 102 WWC goals. Christen Press had the honor of scoring the 100th goal in U.S. Women’s World Cup history. Germany scored 10 goals in their opener on June 7 to hit 101 and become the first time to pass 100. The Germans currently have 110 goals after scoring 19 so far in this tournament.
  • The draw with Sweden was the first scoreless draw in U.S. history during group play in a World Cup. It was the second overall scoreless draw for the USA in a World Cup (0-0 against China in the 1999 WWC Final).
  • The USA is making its seventh appearance in a FIFA Women’s World Cup and is one of seven countries to appear in all seven editions of the tournament, the others being Brazil, Germany, Japan, Nigeria, Norway and Sweden.
  • The U.S. is the only country to have reached semifinals of every FIFA Women’s World Cup. The USA won in 1991 and 1999.The U.S. WNT has now won its group in the World Cup every year except 2011, when it finished second to Sweden.
  • The WNT has earned at least a point in each of its seven opening matches at a Women’s World Cup.
  • The 90,185 spectators on hand at the Rose Bowl for the USA’s victory against China PR in the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup represent the largest attendance in the tournament’s history. The largest venue at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup is Olympic Stadium, which seats 66,308.
  • With her first-half goal against Nigeria, Abby Wambach moved into a tie with Germany’s Birgit Prinz for 2nd all-time with 14 World Cup goals. Brazil’s Marta is the leader with 15 goals, including one in this tournament.
  • Wambach has scored in every World Cup group stage in which she has played (2003, 2007, 2011, 2015). She has scored seven goals, tallying three in final group stage matches.
  • Nine players on the current USA roster have scored in a Women’s World Cup tournament: Wambach, Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd, Lauren Holiday, Heather O’Reilly, Lori Chalupny, Shannon Boxx, and Christen Press.
  • The U.S. WNT is 30-4-5 all-time in the Women’s World Cup, outscoring its opponents 102-33 in 39 games. The 30 wins, 39 games played and 102 goals scored are all FIFA Women’s World Cup records.
  • The USA’s most lopsided victory in the tournament was a 7-0 win against Chinese Taipei in 1991.
  • Michelle Akers’ five goals against Chinese Taipei are the most in a single match in tournament history.
  • The U.S. holds two other individual records with Kristine Lilly playing a record 30 games in five World Cups and goalkeeper Briana Scurry earning a record 10 shutouts.

WORLD CUP REMATCH: The USA and Colombia have met just twice before, both in world championship events. The two teams met in group play at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup and at the 2012 Olympics. At the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup the USA won 3-0 with goals from Megan Rapinoe, Carli Lloyd and Heather O’Reilly. All three players are part of this USA roster. A year later, the USA once again took down Colombia with a score of 3-0 to continue on its path to the gold medal as Megan Rapinoe, Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd scored, giving Rapinoe and Lloyd goals in both games vs. the Colombians. 

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WNT Jun 22, 2015
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