is a sovereign state largely situated in the northwest of South America, with territories in Central America.
Colombia shares a border to the northwest with Panama, to the east with Venezuela and Brazil and to the south with Ecuador and Peru.
Tonight’s crowd set a new record for an all-women’s soccer event in Connecticut, besting the previous mark of 18,870 that watched the USA play Germany at the same venue on Oct. Forward Crystal Dunn kicked off the scoring in the 27th minute with a quick touch and shot from the middle of the box past Colombia goalkeeper Catalina Perez.
Allie Long notched her first international goal five minutes later in her first WNT start since 2014.
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Midfielder Tobin Heath continued to pour in the goals in the second half with a well-executed volley off a Dunn cross in the 62nd minute. The USA and Colombia complete the two-game series of friendlies on Sunday, April 10 in Chester, Pennsylvania (2 p.m. Goal Scoring Rundown: USA – Crystal Dunn (Carli Lloyd), 27th minute: Colombia’s backline did well to block two consecutive shots inside the box, but Carli Lloyd gathered a loose rebound and dribbled along the top of the penalty area before splitting the defense with a short pass to Crystal Dunn.
Horan sent a right-footed cross to a well-positioned Allie Long in the middle of the penalty area and she re-directed a perfect header into the left corner past the diving ‘keeper for her first career international goal. J., Costa Rica manager Oscar Ramírez named a strong 24-player roster for visit to the U. and their home encounter with group-leaders Mexico four days later. Interestingly, veteran forward Carlo Costly returns to the side for the first time since March 29, 2016.
USA 2, COL 0 (SEE GOAL) USA – Mallory Pugh (Carli Lloyd), 33rd minute: Lloyd gathered the ball just shy of the 18-yard box, employed a nifty spin move to create space and slipped a perfect pass to 17-year-old Mallory Pugh past a lunging Leidy Asprilla. Colombia Date: April 6, 2016 Competition: International Friendly Venue: Pratt & Whitney Stadium; East Hartford, Conn. ET Attendance: 21,792 Weather: 47 degrees, Cloudy Scoring Summary: 1 2 F USA 4 3 7 COL 0 0 0 USA – Crystal Dunn (Carli Lloyd) 27th minute USA – Allie Long (Lindsey Horan) 32 USA – Mallory Pugh (Carli Lloyd) 33 USA – Carli Lloyd (Mallory Pugh) 39 USA – Tobin Heath (Crystal Dunn) 62 USA – Allie Long (Julie Johnston) 65 USA – Christen Press (Crystal Dunn) 74 Lineups: 1-Hope Solo; 5-Kelley O’Hara (9-Heather O’Reilly, 69), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (Emily Sonnett, 67), 8-Julie Johnston (6-Whitney Engen, 67), 7-Meghan Klingenberg (11-Ali Krieger, 70); 23-Allie Long, 20-Lindsey Horan (3-Samantha Mewis, 46), 10-Carli Lloyd (capt.); 2-Mallory Pugh (12-Christen Press, 46), 16-Crystal Dunn, 17-Tobin Heath 1-Catalina Perez; 3-Natalia Gaitan (capt.), 14-Nataly Arias, 17-Leidy Asprilla (2-Carolina Arbelaez, 78), 9-Orianica Velasquez; 5-Isabella Echeverri (13-Maria Jaramillo, 90), 6-Liana Salazar 8-Carolina Pineda, 68), 10-Yorely Rincon (18-Yisela Cuesta, 65), 4-Diana Ospina (15-Tatiana Ariza, 84), 16-Leicy Santos, 11-Catalina Usme (7-Nicole Regnier, 87) Stats Summary: USA / COL Shots: 24 / 6 Shots on Goal: 14 / 2 Saves: 2 / 5 Corner Kicks: 5 / 1 Fouls: 10 / 18 Offside: 3 / 0 Misconduct Summary: COL – Orianica Velasquez (caution) 18th minute COL – Yisela Cuesta (caution) 78 Officials: Referee: Marie-Soleil Beaudoin (CAN) Assistant Referee 1: Marie-Han Gagnon (CAN) Assistant Referee 2: Chantal Boudreau (CAN) 4th Official: Carol Anne Chenard (CAN) Budweiser Woman of the Match: Tobin Heath With the U. Men’s National Team roster for September’s all-important World Cup Qualifying matches set to be revealed exclusively on ESPN on Sunday, Aug. ET), those for the MNT’s two opponents – Costa Rica and Honduras -- came out Friday. Notably missing from the Costa Rica roster is Arsenal attacker Joel Campbell, who will miss the remainder of qualifying after suffering a knee injury in thetrip to Trinidad & Tobago on Sept. The prolific scorer for the National Team has amassed 32 goals in 74 appearances for Honduras, and had a public falling out with the current manager that led to his absence of 18 months. The nine TA’s have been assigned to geographical regions around the country and will support the clubs in their assigned markets by providing consistent, meaningful feedback while helping identify players who deserve consideration for inclusion in U. Soccer Training Centers and the Youth National Teams.
Colombia is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse countries in the world, and thereby possesses a rich cultural heritage.
The urban centres are mostly located in the highlands of the Andes mountains.