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.
07/02/2011 1:50 PM EDT
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.
07/02/2011 1:43 PM EDT
Off The Posts
U.S. still leads 3-0, though the score could be much higher. Two very good shots have been deflected by the goalposts.
07/02/2011 1:15 PM EDT
Two goals in quick succession.
Carli Lloyd scores with a bit of luck after the Colombian goalkeeper deflected the ball into the net.
07/02/2011 1:09 PM EDT
Goal Number 2
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.
07/02/2011 1:06 PM EDT
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.
07/02/2011 12:52 PM EDT
That's The Half
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.
07/02/2011 12:47 PM EDT
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.
07/02/2011 12:37 PM EDT
After a strong shot by Lauren Cheney and a scramble near goal, Colombia miraculously emerges unscathed.
07/02/2011 12:34 PM EDT
The U.S. has been putting serious pressure on the Colombians, yet haven't been able to capitalize and score a second goal.
07/02/2011 12:13 PM EDT
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.