The U.S. Women’s National Team will play its first match of the new year on Monday, Jan. 18 when it hosts Colombia at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Florida in what will be the USA’s first match on home soil in 313 days. Coverage of USA-Colombia begins at 6 p.m. CT on FS1 and fans will also be able to follow the action via Twitter (@USWNT), Instagram (@USWNT), Facebook and the official U.S. Soccer App. Becky Sauerbrunn Named Captain
Monday’s game will be the seventh meeting all-time between the USA and Colombia and marks the first in a two-game set with the sides meeting again at Exploria Stadium on Friday, Jan. 22 (7 p.m. ET on ESPN2).
Of note: Catarina Macario has received her FIFA approval to play for the USA and is eligible for the games against Colombia this week. Many of you met her when she was named the Hermann Award winner in 2019 at the MAC. In addition our local product Becky Sauerbrunn has been named Team Captain. The responses of her teammates to the news drew an emotional response in me. She was first named a Team Captain in 2016 following Abby Wambach’S retirement
The USA leads the all-time series with Colombia, holding a 5-0-1 record, with their most recent meeting coming in a 2-2 draw on Aug. 9, 2016 in Manaus, Brazil during the 2016 Summer Olympics. The USA is currently ranked #1 in the world while Colombia is ranked 26th. Read more at US Soccer
Off to a perfect 11-0-0 start in his tenure as head coach of the USWNT, head coach Vlatko Andonovski has called in 27 players for the USA’s annual January camp – also held in the Orlando area – and will name 18 players to each of the two match day squads.
USA DETAILED ROSTER BY POSITION (CLUB; CAPS/GOALS)
GOALKEEPERS (3): Aubrey Bledsoe (Washington Spirit; 0), Jane Campbell (Houston Dash; 3), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 25), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 64)
DEFENDERS (10): Alana Cook (Paris Saint-Germain, FRA; 1/0), Abby Dahlkemper (Manchester City, ENG; 62/0), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars; 26/1), Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns FC; 105/24), Emily Fox (Racing Louisville FC; 3/0), Ali Krieger (107/1), Kelley O’Hara (Washington Spirit; 132/2), Margaret Purce (Sky Blue FC; 2/0), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC; 178/0), Emily Sonnett (Washington Spirit; 46/0)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 103/20), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 86/19), Jaelin Howell (Florida State; 1/0), Rose Lavelle (Manchester City, ENG; 46/13), Catarina Macario (Olympique Lyonnais, FRA; 0/0), Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash; 15/1), Samantha Mewis (Manchester City, ENG; 67/18), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit; 16/0)
FORWARDS (5): Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 294/123), Mallory Pugh (Chicago Red Stars; 63/18), Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign; 168/52), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC; 1/0), Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage; 29/9)