International Friendly: USA vs. Colombia


USWNT vs. Colombia – International Friendly

Date: June 28, 2022
Event: Rio Tinto Stadium; sandy utah
Transmission: ESPN
Transmission time: 22:00 ET / 20:00 MT
Official start time: 22:08 ET / 20:08 MT


Starting eleven vs. Colombia: 1-Alyssa Naeher; 2-Ashley Sanchez, 8-Sofia Huerta, 10-Lindsey Horan (Captain), 12-Naomi Girma, 13-Alex Morgan, 14-Emily Sonnett, 15-Megan Rapinoe, 16-Rose Lavelle, 23-Midge Purce, 26 – Carson Pickett

Available Substitutes: 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 5-Kelley O’Hara, 6-Trinity Rodman, 7-Ashley Hatch, 9-Mallory Pugh, 18-Casey Murphy, 19-Emily Fox, 20-Taylor Kornieck, 21-Aubrey Kingsbury, 22-Kristie Mewis, 25-Jaelin Howell, 27-Sam Coffey

Not Dressed: Alana Cook, Sophia Smith, Andi Sullivan


  • USWNT starting XI numbers (including this match): Morgan (192), Rapinoe (189), Horan (111), Naeher (81), Lavelle (73), Sonnett (66), Purce (15), Huerta (14), Sanchez (9), Girma (2), picket (1)
  • Tuesday’s starting lineup features nine different players from Saturday’s starting XI against Colombia, with Horan and Lavelle the only players to start both matches.
  • Today’s starting lineup is averaging 67 caps per player with three players — Morgan, Rapinoe and Horan — having over 100 caps. In fact, Morgan and Rapinoe enter the match with more combined appearances for the USWNT (379) than the other nine players in this starting lineup combined (363).
  • By contrast, three players in this starting IX (Sanchez, Girma and Pickett) have caps in the single digits with Pickett set to make her international debut.
  • Advocate Carson Pickett is poised to win her first cap for the US Women’s National Team. Pickett, who was born without part of her left arm, is the first player with a limb difference to appear for the USWNT.
  • Pickett will be the fifth player to debut for the USA in 2022 and the 15ththe player to win a first cap with Andonovski. At 28 years and 286 days old, Pickett is the oldest outfield player to debut for the US since McCall Zerboni made her international debut at the age of 30 in 2017 and is the oldest outfield player to have started for the USA in his first international match. .
  • Lindsay Horan she’s ready to captain the squad as she does her 111the All-time appearance for the USA and his third appearance, and third start, of 2022. This will be Horan’s fourth time captaining the United States and the first since the USWNT’s matches against Australia to close out 2021.
  • Goalie alyssa naeher returns to the starting eleven for his 81St. overall cap and his third appearance of the year. Naeher enters the match with 46 career shutouts of his own and ranks third in USWNT history in caps, wins (64) and clean sheets.
  • ashley sanchez will make his fourth career appearance, all of which have come in 2022, as he makes his ninth appearance overall for the USWNT. Sanchez will now have appeared in every US game since he made his international debut on November 27, 2021 against Australia and has two goals and two assists thus far in his international career.
  • Advocate Sofia Huerta I will do it 6the career start in what will be his 14the overall cap with the USWNT. This will be Huerta’s seventh appearance since returning to the National Team in November 2021, having won all seven of her previous appearances over the course of 2017 and 2018, including a second-half appearance in the USWNT’s final game at Stadium Rio Tinto against China in June 2018.
  • Naomi Girma he’ll get the second cap of his career when he makes his second start for the USWNT. Girma, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NWSL College Draft, made his international debut and played the full 90 minutes in the USA’s April 12 victory over Uzbekistan in Chester, Pennsylvania.
  • Alex Morgan will make her first start for the US since October 21, 2021, as she is scheduled to earn her 192North Dakota cap in general Morgan made his international debut in Sandy, Utah on March 31, 2010 in a snowy game against Mexico. With his appearance today against Colombia, Morgan will move to a tie with Brandi Chastain for 14the on the US all-time capitalization charts.
  • Advocate Emily Sonnett returns to the field of play for his first start of the year with the USWNT and his 66the cap in general Sonnett, who missed the USA’s April camp due to a rib injury, played off the bench in the USWNT SheBelieves Cup matches against the Czech Republic and Iceland. This is his first start for the US since he played the full 90 minutes in a 3-0 win over Australia on November 27, 2021.
  • megan rapinoe is ready to win her 189the cap as he makes his first start for the USWNT on October 21, 2021. Rapinoe returned to the field in Colorado for his first minutes of the year with the USWNT and assisted Taylor Kornieck’s goal in the 90the minute. Rapinoe now has 72 career assists from her, one shy of tying Abby Wambach for third on the USWNT all-time assist charts.
  • Rose Lavalle he will make his fifth appearance and fifth start in 2022 when he earns his 74th career cap for the USWNT. Lavelle assisted on both of Sophia Smith’s goals in Saturday’s win over Colombia and has now played a direct role in seven goals in the US’s last three games, with two goals and five assists during that span. Lavelle’s five assists so far in 2022 are already tied for the most in a calendar year with the USWNT.
  • Forward mosquito mash will earn you 15the cap overall as he makes his second start of the year and first since the USA’s Feb. 20 victory over New Zealand during the SheBelieves Cup. Purce has three goals and three assists so far in his USWNT career and scored in the 84the minute against Uzbekistan on April 12, his most recent action at Cresta.
  • Midfielder and current NWSL Rookie of the Month Sam Coffey is available off the bench for this game at Sandy. With Pickett getting the initial nod today for his first cap, Coffey will be the only player on this list still looking for a cap. To see action against Colombia, Coffey would become the 250the player to earn a cap for the USWNT.