Rio Tinto Stadium To Host USWNT Friendly Against Colombia This Summer
SALT LAKE CITY – Rio Tinto Stadium will host the U.S. Women’s National Team on June 28 at 8 p.m. against Colombia in the final friendly fixture before the United States begins qualification for the 2023 FIFA World Cup and the 2024 Olympics.
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🇺🇸 USA vs Colombia 🇨🇴
🗓 June 25
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🇺🇸 USA vs Colombia 🇨🇴
🗓 June 28
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) April 21, 2022
The fixture marks the first USWNT game in Utah since June 7, 2018, when the USA defeated China PR 1-0 in Sandy. The USA was set to host Australia in 2020 but the fixture was canceled due to the global pandemic.
“Colombia has a good chance to make it to the World Cup and both teams will be in our final preparations for our qualifying tournaments, so I expect some highly competitive matches between players who are competing to represent their countries in some really important games,” said U.S. head coach Vlatko Andonovski. “When we get to Colorado, we’ll be coming off a stretch of more than two months that the players have been with their clubs and away from the National Team environment, so we’ll be looking to get maximum value out of our last days and games together before we go to Mexico for qualifying.”
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— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) April 20, 2022
Previously, the USWNT has played five games at Rio Tinto Stadium with the aggregate score being 16-0 in favor of the United States. The USWNT is yet to concede a single goal inside the walls of the RioT.
Colombia is ranked as the 26th best nation in the women’s game while the United States is at the top of the rankings.
Ticket & Broadcast Info
Presale tickets will go on sale Wednesday, April 27, with the public sale starting on Monday, May 2, Depending on ticket availability, groups of 20 or more will be able to purchase tickets at ussoccer.com starting Tuesday, May 3rd.
ESPN and Univision Networks will broadcast the fixture nationwide. As mentioned above, kickoff is slated for 8 p.m.