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USWNT to play Colombia in another pre-Olympic friendly

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Add Colombia to the list of World-Cup nations the US will face before the Olympics.

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The United States has added a friendly against Colombia to their schedule for April 6 in Hartford, Conn. at Pratt & Whitney Stadium. Given that the FIFA window for that range is April 4-12, that might indicate a two-game series is in the works.

The US is already scheduled to play England, Germany, and France in a three-game mini-tournament in early March in Florida and Tennessee.

What continued additions to the WNT schedule might mean for their ongoing labor negotiations with US Soccer is anyone's guess, but this friendly will almost certainly impact the beginning of the NWSL season. NWSL tends to begin in early April, opening on the 10th in 2015 and probably aiming for around the 8th or 15th this year. Subsidized US players might miss their teams' opening games or only get a day or two of rest after travel, though that's certainly nothing new in terms of WNT/NWSL scheduling conflicts.

The US last played Colombia in the 2015 World Cup, beating them 2-0 in the Round of 16 in Edmonton. This game against Colombia will air on Fox Sports 1.