The U.S. women’s national soccer team will take the pitch Tuesday for the second of two June friendlies against Colombia.
The match marks the final time on the pitch for the USWNT before the team heads to July’s Concacaf W Championship in Mexico. That tournament will determine four automatic berths to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, as well as one berth to the 2024 Paris Olympics.
When: Tuesday, June 28 @ 10 p.m. ET on ESPN
Where: Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah
The USWNT is coming off a 3-0 victory in which Sophia Smith scored a second-half brace and Taylor Kornieck scored in her international debut. But there were questions about the team’s form heading into next month’s tournament, as Colombia challenged an often high-scoring USWNT offense.
Both Andi Sullivan and Kelley O’Hara will not start in Tuesday’s game, with coach Vlatko Andonovski saying in Monday’s media availability that their minutes will continue to be limited as they continue their respective journeys back from injury.
Andonovski also said that one of the team’s three extra players, who will not join the team for the W Championship will start Tuesday. He did not reveal whether it will be Sam Coffey, Jaelin Howell or Carson Pickett.