On Monday (June 22), the United States beat Colombia 2-0 in the round of 16. The Americans next play China in a quarterfinal on Friday (June 26). The game, at 6:30 p.m. CT, is on Fox.
Here are five oddities, curiosities or (possibly) interesting facts about the game against Colombia:
Hope Solo now holds the record for caps by a U.S. goalkeeper, with 174. She and Briana Scurry had been tied at 173.
The United States has not given up a goal in this World Cup since the 27th minute of its opening match, against Australia. That’s 333 scoreless minutes.
If she scores again, Abby Wambach will tie Marta for most career World Cup goals — 15.
Marta won’t be adding to her total, at least not for four more years. Brazil has gone home.
Wambach will never add to her total once this tournament ends. She’s announced that this is her last World Cup.
With 14 World Cup goals, Wambach is tied for second with Birgit Prinz, a retired German striker.
Until Ali Krieger came off in the 81st minute, she had played every minute of the World Cup. Six U.S. players continue that distinction: Lauren Holiday, Julie Johnston, Meghan Klingenberg, Carli Lloyd, Becky Sauerbrunn, and Hope Solo.
Holiday’s streak will end Friday; she’s suspended from the game against China, having incurred two yellow cards.
Carli Lloyd has scored in the last two Olympics (2008 and 2012) and the last two World Cups (2011 and 2015).