USWNT will face Colombia in international friendlies in June

Trinity Rodman (14) notched her first USWNT goal against Uzbekistan. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

The U.S. women’s national team announced Thursday that it has two games scheduled against Colombia for the June international friendly window.

The first game will take place in Commerce City, Colorado, on June 25, followed by a game in Sandy, Utah, on June 28.

The June window marks the final slate of games before the Concacaf W Championship in July. The USWNT drew Mexico, Jamaica and Haiti in Group A.

Colombia is ranked 26th in the world and second in South America behind Brazil. They will compete in the 2022 Copa América Femenina in July, with three teams qualifying for the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

These two matches will be the USWNT’s ninth and 10th all-time against the South American team. Currently, they are undefeated against Las Cafeteras, having gone 7-0-1.

“Colombia has a good chance to make it to the World Cup and both teams will be in our final preparations for our qualifying tournaments, so I expect some highly competitive matches between players who are competing to represent their countries in some really important games,” U.S. head coach Vlatko Andonovski said in a statement.

“When we get to Colorado, we’ll be coming off a stretch of more than two months that the players have been with their clubs and away from the National Team environment, so we’ll be looking to get maximum value out of our last days and games together before we go to Mexico for qualifying.”