The Colombian team came out to America First Field with a luxury lineup; Natalia Giraldo in three suits, Carolina Arias, Daniela Arias, Jorelyn Carabalí and Manuela Vanegas in defense, Daniela Montoya, Lorena Bedoya and Leicy Santos in the middle zone, Marcela Restrepo, Linda Caicedo and Ivonne Chacón in attack.
On the other hand, the North American team has Naer in goal, Fox, Cook, Girma and Dunn in the back line, Sonnett, Sullivan and Horan in the middle, Rodman, Morgan and Williams in the attack.
The game started with a Colombia “connected”, and an American team in search of victory, so the first approach to the goal comes in the 5th minute thanks to Alex Morgan.
The coffee team chose high pressure and exit from their own field, thus making it difficult for the opponent to retreat and disrupt their possession of the ball. That exit at the beginning of the game would cost another dangerous arrival for the North Americans after a delivery error.
The last 15 minutes of the game will favor the locals. The ball remains in the Colombian field of play with the United States present. So, in the 42nd minute, Lynn Williams will fall inside the area, receiving a penalty for his team. A few seconds later, Alex Morgan crashed the ball into the right post of the goal which was defended by Natalia Giraldo.
The first half of the second half is once again in favor of the United States: the long block to complicate the opponent and keep the ball.
During the development of the game, fouls and physical aggression are one of the constants. The game has a central focus on the contention for the ball in the middle zone. Colombia did not create many dangerous actions, but it was effective when it came to recovering the ball and trying to make quick transitions.
The central referee blew the whistle to end the match and Colombia would achieve an important draw, this was the first time that the United States had not scored a goal against them.