The U.S. is coming off a solid 2-0 win over North Korea, while Colombia lost to Sweden 1-0 in their first match. Sweden's victory over North Korea this morning propelled them to the top of the group (Group C).
With a victory, the U.S. will be battling the Scandinavian nation for the top spot going into the elimination round. The two teams will face off in the next set of match-ups.
you can watch the match live on ESPN 3.
The Final Whistle blows and the U.S. has won its second World Cup match, defeating Colombia 3-0.
They're now tied with Sweden at the to pof the group with 2 win a piece.
U.S. still leads 3-0, though the score could be much higher. Two very good shots have been deflected by the goalposts.
Two goals in quick succession.
Carli Lloyd scores with a bit of luck after the Colombian goalkeeper deflected the ball into the net.
Megan Rapinoe with a bullet of goal to the top center of the net!
The 25-year-old American ripped a shot into the back of the net just 6 minutes into the half, after having sat for the first 45 minutes.
U.S. seems to pick up where it left off before the half with solid passing and athleticism, holding off the Colombians despite a few attempts to move the ball forward very quickly.
Serious offense by the United States put them ahead, but only be a goal. However, U.S. goalkeeper has now set a personal record (close to 700 minutes) for most consecutive time without giving up a goal.
Despite what appeared to be a tying goal the score remains 1-0 in favor of the U.S.
An offside call rendered a spectacular run and goal by Colombia irrelevant.
After a strong shot by Lauren Cheney and a scramble near goal, Colombia miraculously emerges unscathed.
The U.S. has been putting serious pressure on the Colombians, yet haven't been able to capitalize and score a second goal.
The U.S. scores early, taking the lead with a beautiful goal!
Heather O'Reilly scores with a well placed kick from outside to the upper left corner of the net.
Colombia grabs early possession.