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Played
July 28, 2012 12:00 PM EDT
Hampden Park — Glasgow
Referee:‬ T. Mitsi‎
Attendance:‬ 11313‎
 
 
74′ Abby Wambach
 
77′ Carli Lloyd
 
Top of the Match
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To Be Announced Shortly
Megan Rapinoe
Megan Rapinoe
United States Women
Flop of the Match
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To Be Announced Shortly

USA 3-0 Colombia: American women into Olympic quarterfinals after win over punchy Colombians

The U.S. women met determined resistance from the South Americans, but their quality and fitness ultimately separated the sides.

By Seth Vertelney

Megan Rapinoe, USA, Colombia, Olympics
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The U.S. women advanced to the Olympic quarterfinals after a 3-0 win over Colombia. Megan Rapinoe started the scoring in the first half, before Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd put the game away in the second period.

Colombia offered a strong resistance for the first half hour, but the U.S. broke through thanks to Rapinoe, who curled a right-footed effort in from 20 yards out.

The Colombians should have been down to 10 players before the half when Lady Andrade got off a blatant punch to Wambach's face while running down the field. Cameras caught the incident, but luckily for Colombia, the referees did not.

The U.S. put the match beyond reach with just over 15 minutes to play, when Tobin Heath played Wambach through the Colombian back line, and the striker held off her defender to coolly slot past the onrushing goalkeeper.

Lloyd added the gloss just a few minutes later. Rapinoe slotted the midfielder through the middle of the Colombian defense, and Lloyd duly finished low and far post.

The U.S. will face North Korea on Tuesday in its final group stage match.

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United States Women

1
Hope Solo
Goalkeeper
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2
Heather Mitts
Defender
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3
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7
Kelley O'Hara
Midfielder
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4
Rachel Buehler
Defender
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9
Heather O'Reilly
Midfielder
67′
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10
Carli Lloyd
Midfielder
77′
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7
Megan Rapinoe
Midfielder
33′ 81′
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8
Lauren Cheney
Striker
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-
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20
Abby Wambach
Striker
74′ 78′
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Colombia Women

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Tatiana Ariza
Midfielder
71′
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Substitutes

1
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22
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6
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77
Shannon Boxx
Midfielder
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3
Tobin Heath
Midfielder
67′
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8
A. Rodriguez
Midfielder
81′
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Substitutes

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S. Castaño
Goalkeeper
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N. Ariza
Defender
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Yorely Rincon
Midfielder
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Liana Salazar
Midfielder
71′
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A. Montoya
Midfielder
71′
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M. Ortiz
Striker
86′

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  • Goal.com Rating
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  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Christine Sinclair Christine Sinclair
Striker
FC Gold Pride
6 0
Abby Wambach Abby Wambach
Striker
Freedom
5 1
Carli Lloyd Carli Lloyd
Midfielder
Sky Blue FC
4 0
Melissa Tancredi Melissa Tancredi
Striker
4 0
Megan Rapinoe Megan Rapinoe
Midfielder
Red Stars
3 0