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Gator Greats Heather Mitts (above) and Abby Wambach both started in the USA win.

Saturday July 28, 2012Abby Wambach Scores 140th International Goal in US 3-0 Win Over Colombia in Olympic Action

Glasgow, Scotland

Gator Greats Heather Mitts (above) and Abby Wambach both started in the USA win.

Photo gallery: US Presswire

 

A pair of Gator greats – Heather Mitts and Abby Wambach – both contributed to the USA’s 3-0 win over Colombia Saturday at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland. With the six points earned through the USA’s opening two matches of Group G play, the USA is guaranteed a spot in the Olympic quarterfinals. Both Gators on the USA roster- Mitts and Wambach – were in the starting lineup Saturday.

 

U.S. midfielder Megan Rapinoe scored her first Olympic goal for the game-winner while Wambach and Carli Lloyd added second-half goals to pace the USA, which is atop the Group G standings and a berth to the quarterfinal round at St. James Park in Newcastle on Aug. 3.

 

Wambach now has six career Olympic goals and 140 goals in all international competition. Her international goals total moves her into second all-time on the list. The all-time international leader is Mia Hamm with 158 goals, while Canada’s Christine Sinclair is now third at 139 after a pair of goals Saturday in win over South Africia.

 

Sydney Leroux subbed in for Wambach in the 78th minute. Mitts played the entirety of Saturday’s match at right back.

 

The USA now has six points from two games and will head into its final group match against Korea DPR on July 31 (5:15 p.m. local / 12:15 p.m. ET live on NBC Sports Network) at Old Trafford in Manchester needing a win or a tie to clinch first place in the group.

 

In other Olympic action Saturday, Canada won 3-0 over South Africa. Former Gator Melanie Booth was not activated for the match.

 

WATCH Online VIDEO of Canada vs. South Africa

 

WATCH Online VIDEO of USA vs. Colombia

 

U.S. Women’s National Team Match Report -

Match: U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Colombia

Date: July 28, 2012

Competition: 2012 Olympic Games; Group G

Venue: Hampden Park; Glasgow, Scotland

Kickoff: 5 p.m. local (12 p.m. ET)

Attendance: tba

Weather: 58 degrees, partly cloudy

 

 

 

 

Scoring Summary:

1

2

F

USA

1

2

3

COL

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

USA – Megan Rapinoe (Alex Morgan)    33rd minute

USA – Abby Wambach (Tobin Heath)    74

USA – Carli Lloyd (Megan Rapinoe)       77

 

 

 

 

Lineups:

 

 

 

USA: 1-Hope Solo; 2-Heather Mitts, 3-Christie Rampone (capt.), 16-Rachel Buehler, 5-Kelley O’Hara; 9-Heather O’Reilly (17-Tobin Heath, 67), 10-Carli Lloyd, 12-Lauren Cheney, 15-Megan Rapinoe (8-Amy Rodriguez, 81); 13-Alex Morgan, 14-Abby Wambach (11-Sydney Leroux, 78)

Subs not used: 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 6-Amy LePeilbet, 7-Shannon Boxx, 18-Nicole Barnhart

Head coach: Pia Sundhage

 

COL: 18-Sandra Sepulveda; 3-Natalia Gaitan (capt.), 5-Nataly Arias, 13-Yulieht Dominguez, 14-Kelis Peduzine; 2-Tatiana Ariza (11-Liana Salazar, 71), 9-Carmen Rodallega (12-Ana Montoya, 71), 10-Catalina Usme, 7-Orianica Velasquez, 15-Ingrid Vidal (17-Melissa Ortiz, 87), 16-Lady Andrade

Subs not used: 1-Stefany Castaño, 4-Natalia Ariza, 6-Daniela Montoya, 8-Yoreli Rincon

Head coach: Ricardo Rozo

 

Statistical Summary: USA / COL

Shots: 15 / 8

Shots on Goal: 9 / 1

Saves: 1 / 6

Corner Kicks: 6 / 0

Fouls: 18 / 11

Offside: 4 / 2

 

Misconduct Summary:

None

 

Officials:

Referee: Efthalia Mitsi (GRE)

Assistant Referee 1: Maria Luisa Villa Gutierrez (ESP)

Assistant Referee 2: Yolando Parga Rodriguez (ESP)

Fourth Official: Jenny Palmqvist (SWE)

 

USA Soccer contributed to above report

 

 

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