USWNT 3-0 Colombia: summary, score, goals, highlights international friendly
USWNT - Colombia, as it happened
The whistle sounds and it's an easy win for the USA.
Three minutes of time will be added.
Last minute of normal time with the final stretch of the game tarnished by niggly fouls.
Caracas carded for obstruction.
Into the final ten minutes of the game.
The US managing the game well, keeping Colombia at arms distance with the visitors briefly enjoying a decent spell at the start of the second half but it has to be said that Las Cafeteras have disapointed for the bulk of the contest.
Chacon carded for Colombia as Trinity Rodman makes way for Thompson.
Twenty minutes remain in San Diego and Colombia have still yet to muster a shot on target.
Horan with another free and the wall diverts the ball into Cook's path but the No.5 heads over.
Arias carded for Colombia.
What a strike from the Olympique Lyon striker as she catches the ball beautifully to volley home and leave the Colombian keeper with no chance.
Poor defending instrumental in the opening goal of the game and Mia Fishel has looked dangerous since coming on at the break.
Better from Colombia in this second half.
US still in charge but the visitors making life more complicated than the poor first 45'
Free for the US and once again it's Horan who strikes but the ball was straight at keeper Sepuldeva.
Linda Caicedo is on her way to Paris for the Ballon d'Or awards hence her lack of presence tonight for Colombia in San Diego.
Good start from Colombia as Murphy is called into action for the first time of the day.
The US break down the other end and Fishel strikes inches over.
Montoya and Guerra leave the action
Chacon and Andrade on for Colombia
A couple of changes for both teams.
USA: Smith and Morgan make way and Shaw and Fishel the replacements.
Colombia start the second half.
All set in San Diego for the second half.
The US are well on top in the San Diego friendly clash but have lacked the creativity to carve open the Colombian defence.
Lindsey Horan has gone close and Trinity Rodman looks dangerous when on the ball on the left wing.
Colombia sitting deep but seem void of sufficient quality to really hurt the US.
The whistle sounds and at the break it remains goalless.
Five minutes will be added.
Final minute of the regular 45.
A potential 3-4 minutes could easily be added for the number of stoppages from fouls and injured players being seen too.
Horan shoots but drives the ball straight into the Colombia wall.
Into the final minutes of the half and still no breakthrough for the US.
Montoya fouls and is carded.
A dangerous free with DeMelo fouled on the edge of the box.
Alex Morgan is carded after a foul on Restrepo.
The San Diego Wave player discusses the card with the match official and seems far from happy with the booking.
A spark of danger every time when Trinity Rodman comes into contact with the ball.
Morgan almost sneaks in but some last gasp defending from Colombia averts the danger.
Montoya, Colombia captain is clipped by Horan and needs treatment.
Looks like the achilles and the Atletico Nacional player looks to be in some distress.
3 shots on target (1 off) for the USA vs 0 for the Colombians
Half an hour played in San Diego and the US are in total control but unable to convert that domination into goals.
Alex Morgan has been quiet with Lindsey Horan looking the most threatening of the players in blue.
More danger from Trinity Rodman's flank as the No. 8 delivers a dangerous ball that almost catches out the Colombia goalkeeper.
US still controlling the game as Colombia are pressed back and occasionally look to strike on the counter.
Almost 25 minutes of the game gone and Colombia yet to muster a shot on target.
A very placid evening so far for USA keeper Murphy.
Horan goes down in the area and the referee calls a halt on the play as the home fans appeal for a penalty kick as the striker was challenged by two players in a yellow jersey.
Ingrid Guerra has to get medical attention too as play is momentarily held up.
USA ahead in terms of possession with 51 vs 48 (%) domination.
Better from Colombia as they combine well on the right flank but then give the ball away cheaply as Rodman breaks but overhits her cross.
Dangerous moments for Colombia as the US press and Giraldo in the Cafetera goal is called into action.
The US win another free and DeMelo dinks the ball into Horan and the Lyon player heads over.
Yet another foul goes the way of the US as Colombia make clear that they are prepared to take a physical battle to the home side.
USWNT dominating the start of the game with Colombia creating a series of cheap fouls.
Alex Morgan will be back in action at this very same ground next weekend as her San Diego Wave team face OL Reign in the semi-final of the NWSL playoffs.
Early nerves from both teams as a series of passes go astray.
Off we go.
USWNT start the action.
Still no word on why Linda Caicedo isnt in action today for Colombia.
The Jamaican referee goes through the pre game protocol with the coin toss and photo with the captains of both teams.
A decent crowd but not a full house in San Diego for the afternoon start.
It's Colombia in their classic yellow jerseys tonight as the USWNT sport an all blue kit.
The teams are on the pitch as the protocol national anthems play with Colombia up first.
Followed by the Stars & Stripes.
Apart from Thursday's 0-0 draw in Utah, the previous four meetings between the US and Colombia have seen resounding wins for the USWNT side.
Kick-off in San Diego minutes away
We're looming close to the start of the friendly game action in San Diego as fans pack into the Snapdragon Stadium.
Morgan set to earn 215th cap for the USWNT
Alex Morgan will earn her 215th cap for the USWNT as she makes her 15th start – and 15th appearance overall – of 2023. While she now calls San Diego home playing for San Diego Wave FC in the NWSL, Morgan has two goals and two assists in her three previous games with the USWNT in San Diego. Morgan earned her 100th cap in the USA’s 5-0 win over the Republic of Ireland on January 23, 2016, scoring once and tallying two assists in the game at Qualcomm Stadium. She also scored in the USWNT’s January 2018 win over Denmark in San Diego.
Las Cafeteras show Diaz support
Ahead of the game at the Snapdragon Stadium, the Colombian squad showed their support for Liverpool winger Luis Diaz after the news that his parents had been kidnapped.
USWNT XI announced
The US team has been confirmed ahead of the clash in San Diego.
Lindsey Horan captains the side which features a mix of experience and new talent.
Sunday’s starting lineup features three different players from Thursday night’s starting lineup in Sandy, Utah: Casey Murphy gets the start in goal for Alyssa Naeher, Savannah DeMelo in the midfield for Andi Sullivan and Sophia Smith on the attack for Lynn Williams.
Colombia starting XI
Las Cafeteras XI has been published with the US needing to keep an eye out on the industrious Leicy Santos who plays for Atletico Madrid in Spain.
Tonight's game affords the likes of Becky Sauerbrunn (217 caps), Alex Morgan (214), Crystal Dunn (139) and Lindsey Horan (136) to add to their impressive haul of international caps.
The US Women’s National Team and Colombia played out a goalless draw in Sandy (Utah) last Thursday in the first game of two with both sides squaring off again on today in San Diego.
One of the highlights of the game in Utah was San Diego Wave striker Jaedyn Shaw coming on in the 87th minute to make her USWNT with the 18-year-old hoping to get more match time at the home of her NWSL side
Snapdragon Stadium is ready
Not a cloud in the sky ahead of kick off in sunny San Diego with a current temperature of 24C-75F.
Ideal conditions for players and supporters alike.
The action kicks off in California at 5:30 ET-2:30 PT.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage as the USWNT face Colombia at San Diego's Snapdragon Stadium.