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Women’s World Cup: USA 3, Colombia 0

USA 3, Colombia 0


Heather O’Reilly 12th minute

Megan Rapinoe 50th minute

Carli Lloyd 57th minute


Hope Solo; Ali Krieger, Christie Rampone, Rachel Buehler, Amy Le Peilbet (Stephanie Cox 56th); Heather O’Reilly (Tobin Heath 62nd), Lori Lindsey, Carli Lloyd, Lauren Cheney; Amy Rodriguez (Megan Rapinoe 46th), Abby Wambach.


USA 2-0-0, 6 points, +5 goal diff

Sweden 2-0-0, 6 points, +2 goal diff

North Korea 0-2-0, 0 points, -3 goal diff

Colombia 0-2-0, 0 points, -4 goal diff

USA and Sweden have clinched quarterfinal berths. The Americans need only a draw in the last match to win the group.

Wednesday’s finales

USA vs. Sweden, 2:45 p.m. (ESPN, Galavision,

North Korea vs. Colombia, 2:45 p.m.

Associated Press match report

FIFA’s video package

After scoring, Rapinoe ran to the corner, lifted the field-level microphone and sang Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA!” Video clip below (while it’s available)

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.


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