Colombian Women’s National Team Suffers Defeat Against United States
In their second friendly match leading up to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, the Colombian Women’s National Team faced a tough challenge against the reigning world champions, the United States. After a goalless draw in their previous encounter, the team led by Ángelo Marsiglia was unable to overcome the formidable opponents.
A Disappointing Result
During this second clash held in San Diego, the Colombians were defeated 3-0, with the North American side emerging victorious once again. Despite managing to keep a clean sheet in the first half, Colombia struggled to match the intensity of their opponents in the second half.
Early in the 56th minute, the United States took the lead when Emily Sonnet delivered a cross into the box, which was skillfully headed in by Mia Fishel, leaving Colombian goalkeeper Natalia Giraldo helpless. As Colombia sought to equalize, the team was dealt another blow in the 62nd minute when Lindsey Horan capitalized on an assist from Emily Fox, extending the American lead to 2-0.
The United States continued to dominate, and in the 83rd minute, Jaedyn Shaw sealed the victory with a well-placed shot that eluded Giraldo, securing a final score of 3-0.
A Learning Experience for Colombia
Despite the defeat, the Colombian Women’s National Team showed resilience and determination throughout the match. This international encounter served as a valuable learning experience for the team as they continue to prepare for future competitions.