How to Watch USWNT vs. Colombia International Friendly Football: Time, TV Channel, Free Live Stream
The United States women’s soccer team has one last friendly match against Colombia before the CONCACAF Championship, and it takes place on Tuesday, June 28 (28/06/2022) at Rio Tinto Stadium in Utah.
In the first match, the USWNT won 3-0 after a scoreless first half. Sophia Smith scored twice for the United States and then Taylor Kornieck netted a third thanks to an assist from Megan Rapinoe.
The friendlies precede the CONCACAF Women’s Championship, the final round of which begins on Monday, July 4, featuring the USWNT against Haiti. The tournament will also serve as the basis for qualification for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.
Here’s how to watch.
What: International football friendly
Who: USWNT vs Colombia
When: Tuesday, June 28
Where: Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah
Time: 10 p.m. ET
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Story by The Associated Press
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Sophia Smith scored twice in the second half and the United States Women’s National Team beat Colombia 3-0 on Saturday night to extend its home unbeaten streak to 68 games.
Taylor Kornieck added a late goal on his national team debut.
On Tuesday night, the teams will meet in Sandy, Utah, as the United States prepares for the CONCACAF W Championship World Cup qualifier next month in Monterrey, Mexico. The United States are the two-time defending World Cup champions.
Smith scored her first goal in the 54th minute on a pass from Rose Lavelle when Colombian keeper Catalina Perez came out of her net. She added her second in the 60th minute.
Smith, who plays for the Portland Thorns in the National Women’s Soccer League, has six international goals.
“I think it’s a privilege to be able to face such top players every day at camp and if it’s harder to get a starting spot, that’s good for everyone,” said Smith. “It only makes us better and we trust every player we have on this list to play and play.”
Perez made two penalty saves. She stopped Lindsey Horan’s attempt late in the first half, then saved Lavelle’s chance in the 70th.
“Probably the best goalscoring opportunity you can have as a team, but that’s part of the game,” coach Vlatko Andonovski said. “Give credit to the goalkeeper, I think she did a great job. I mean, two good saves. We’ll definitely work on that a bit more. We still think Lindsey and Rose are really good penalty takers.”
All eyes were on the team to see if they would make a collective on-field protest following Friday’s Supreme Court decision overturning Roe vs. Wade. In place, US Soccer released a statement ahead of the game.
“As our Women’s National Team represents the United States on the field today in Colorado, the occasion serves as a reminder of the rights and freedoms that women and their allies have fought for, won and deserve,” said the communicated. “The June 24 Supreme Court decision runs counter to promised freedoms as a nation and as a people. US Soccer will champion human rights at every opportunity, including the right to make personal health decisions, because there is no equality without bodily autonomy.
Defender Becky Sauerbrunn said afterward that US Soccer worked with the players, much like when the men’s national team took a stand for gun control measures following the fatal shooting at a school in Washington. ‘Uvalde, Texas.
“I think anyone watching this team knows what we stand for and that we’re against knocking Roe down against Wade. And we wanted the federation to support us and really support us on that. And so I’m glad they released a statement,” she said.
Megan Rapinoe launched an impassioned plea for abortion rights on Friday following the High Court ruling.
She was asked about the upcoming game in Utah, which she said the team would not refuse to play. Utah had a trigger law that made all elective abortions illegal when the High Court ruled. Utah law provides exceptions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest, and also provides exceptions for women whose health would be compromised.
“I think, as you’ve seen, the most powerful thing we can ever do is show up and not just express our supreme skill and talent and joy on the pitch, but to be able to have that platform,” Rapinoe said.
Ashley Hatch started up front, flanked by Mallory Pugh and Smith. Hatch replaced Catarina Macario, who tore her ACL while playing for her club team, Lyon, in France. Veterans Rapinoe and Alex Morgan started on the bench.
Morgan replaced Hatch at half-time and Rapinoe entered the game to cheers with around 15 minutes to go.
Colombia are hoping to secure one of CONMEBOL’s spots at the 2023 World Cup, co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. Ranked No. 28 in the world, Colombia missed out on the 2019 World Cup.