USWNT vs. Colombia result: Goals prove a struggle in 2-0 win as World Cup, Olympic qualifying looms
If the USWNT was hoping for a reassuring, goal-stuffed display to help construct a few
momentum heading into World Cup and Olympic qualifying beginning on July
4, it failed to get it. The Americans got here away with a 2-0 win against No. 28-ranked
Colombia in a match that at times felt too close for consolation for the No. 1-ranked USA.
The in shape turned into interrupted for a close to one-hour lightning postpone
with 15 minutes remaining. Two minutes after the restart, Kelley O'Hara fired home
from inside the Colombia box for the USA's 2d goal, helping to ease
the nerves that have been constructing prior to the weather stoppage.
Before that interruption, Colombia turned into searching more likely to attain a
1-1 equalizer than america did to doubling their lead. In reality, if no longer for a
awesome save by way of USA goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, the South American
facet could have had a sensational equalizer 10 minutes after halftime.
And the us had Colombia to thank for its commencing intention — a 22nd minute very own purpose,
which become a fitting spotlight for a disjointed first 1/2 in which the Americans failed to generate a ton of satisfactory soccer, but had some flashes in assault.