Here are five oddities, curiosities or (possibly) interesting facts about the Colombia game and its participants:
The 2015 World Cup began with five Latin American countries among the 24 qualifying teams.
With Monday’s result, the United States became the first country to play in 40 World Cup matches, and the first to win 30.
By upsetting France 2-0 in group play, Colombia (No. 28 in the world), became the lowest-ranked team to defeat a top-10 team in a World Cup. (France is No. 3 worldwide.)
The win over France was the first World Cup victory ever by a South American team not named Brazil.
It was her first appearance in this World Cup, and her seventh World Cup match overall.
In the 2007 tournament, she started all six U.S. games and scored two goals, including the game-winner against Nigeria.
A history of concussions kept Chalupny out of contention for the 2011 World Cup team.
She is only the second American to have earned a roster spot in nonconsecutive World Cups. Brandi Chastain did it in 1990 and 1999.