It’s the second game of the two USA-Colombia friendlies. Rotation, different combinations of players, and more Catarina Macario toying with defenders in their own box are all on the menu tonight. And as Vlatko Andonovski said to media earlier this week, he really wants the team to look sharper in the final third - something we saw them struggle with in game one. Understandable, with everyone coming from different training environments, some with full club games in their legs and some with no minutes since last fall, or even longer. A combination of that rust and the stand-up play of Colombia’s Sandra Sepúlveda turned a lot of attempts at setup into dead ends. So: finish those final passes and touches, don’t get beat one-v-one, and stay aggressive while out of possession.
We’ll have lineups as they’re available. Come join us in the comments during the game!
USA lineup: Jane Campbell, Emily Sonnett, Tierna Davidson, Alana Cook, Ali Krieger, Sam Mewis, Julie Ertz, Rose Lavelle, Megan Rapinoe, Catarina Macario, Lynn Williams
Subs: Ashlyn Harris, Lindsey Horan, Carli Lloyd, Crystal Dunn, Kristie Mewis, Margaret Purce, Emily Fox
Colombia lineup: Sandra Sepúlveda, Nancy Acosta, Daniela Arias, Jorelyn Carabalí, Carolina Arias, Ana Huertas, Jessica Caro, Orianica Velásquez, Daniela Montoya, Diana Ospina, Caralina Usme
Subs: Natalia Giraldo, Valentina Gonzalez, Kelly Ibarguen, Maria Camila Reyes, Kena Romero, Gisela Robledo, Ingrid Guerra, Manuela Pavi, Kelly Caicedo, Linda Caicedo, Liana Salazar
Note: all four Colombia players who were in isolation due to COVID precautions have been cleared to play tonight after receiving negative tests.
How to watch:
Coverage starts at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT on ESPN2