USWNT Continues Quest for Redemption with Friendlies Against Colombia


Following their underwhelming performance in the recent World Cup, the United States Women's National Team (USWNT) is embarking on a new journey to reclaim their dominance on the global stage. Despite the absence of a permanent manager, the team is preparing for the 2024 Olympic Games with renewed determination. The next phase of this journey includes two friendlies against Colombia, as the USWNT aims to get back on track. The first match will take place at America First Field in Sandy, Utah, a recently renovated 20,000-seat venue with pristine Kentucky Bluegrass sod. The second fixture will be hosted at San Diego, California's Snapdragon Stadium, a state-of-the-art 35,000-seat arena featuring "spongy Bermuda Latitude 36" grass, which opened in September 2022. These upcoming friendlies mark the 11th and 12th meetings between the United States and Colombia. The USWNT holds a commanding 9-0-1 advantage in their head-to-head history and emerged victorious in both last summer's friendlies. Colombia, currently ranked 22nd in the FIFA international rankings, achieved a historic quarterfinal finish at the 2023 Women's World Cup. Under the guidance of former manager Nelson Abadía, Colombia topped their group with impressive wins over South Korea and Germany, and their journey ended with a narrow loss to England in the quarterfinals.