Here are five oddities, curiosities or (possibly) interesting facts about the Colombia match and its participants:
The U.S. women have advanced at least to the quarterfinals of every World Cup.
In those three games, Colombia didn’t have a goal.
Carli Lloyd, on the other hand, scored in each one.
Seventeen of the 20 field players on the U.S. roster have seen action so far. The three who have not:
- Whitney Engen
- Kelley O’Hara
- Heather O’Reilly
Alex Morgan’s goal was her first since March 6, when Team USA beat Switzerland 3-0 in the Algarve Cup.
Carli Lloyd earned her 199th cap and will probably get No. 200 on Friday (June 26). If so, she will become the 10th U.S. player to reach that milestone, and the fourth on the current roster, alongside Christie Rampone, Abby Wambach and Heather O’Reilly.