USA 6-0 Colombia: Megan Rapinoe scores twice on international return

Megan Rapinoe celebrates a goal with team-mates
Megan Rapinoe now has 54 international goals for the US

Megan Rapinoe scored twice on her return to international football as the United States thrashed Colombia.

The winger, who had not played for the World Cup winners since March after opting out of the NWSL season, scored both goals – including a penalty – before half-time in the friendly.

Catarina Macario, on her first start, had earlier opened the lead.

Second-half goals from Lynn Williams, Lindsey Horan and Midge Purce, her first for the US, wrapped up the win.

Manchester City midfielder Sam Mewis was forced off with an ankle injury midway through the second half.

The US are now unbeaten in 34 games, and have not lost on home soil in 50 matches.

They play their first game of the SheBelieves Cup against Canada on 18 February. The tournament, also featuring Brazil and Japan, will take place at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, where Friday’s friendly was held.

Line-ups

USA

Formation 4-3-3

  • 24Campbell
  • 11KriegerBooked at 78minsSubstituted forFoxat 79′minutes
  • 28Cook
  • 12Davidson
  • 14Sonnett
  • 16LavelleSubstituted forHoranat 63′minutes
  • 8Ertz
  • 3MewisSubstituted forMewisat 68′minutes
  • 6WilliamsSubstituted forPurceat 68′minutes
  • 29MacarioSubstituted forLloydat 63′minutes
  • 15RapinoeSubstituted forDunnat 63′minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Horan
  • 10Lloyd
  • 18Harris
  • 19Dunn
  • 22Mewis
  • 23Purce
  • 27Fox

Colombia

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 12SepúlvedaSubstituted forGiraldoat 87′minutes
  • 17Arias
  • 16Carabalí
  • 3Arias
  • 23Acosta
  • 8CaroSubstituted forCaicedoat 85′minutes
  • 5HuertasSubstituted forRobledoat 45′minutes
  • 4Ospina
  • 6Montoya
  • 15VelásquezBooked at 39minsSubstituted forRomeroat 45′minutesBooked at 54minsSubstituted forGuerraat 90′minutes
  • 11Usme

Substitutes

  • 1Giraldo
  • 2Ibarguen
  • 7Reyes
  • 9Romero
  • 10Robledo
  • 14Guerra
  • 18Pavi
  • 19Caicedo
  • 20Caicedo
  • 21Salazar
  • 22González

Match Stats

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  1. Match ends, USA 6, Colombia 0.

  2. Second Half ends, USA 6, Colombia 0.

  3. Corner, USA. Conceded by Daniela Arias.

  4. Offside, USA. Julie Ertz tries a through ball, but Carli Lloyd is caught offside.

  5. Crystal Dunn (USA) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Foul by Jorelyn Carabalí (Colombia).

  7. Offside, USA. Jane Campbell tries a through ball, but Carli Lloyd is caught offside.

  8. Substitution, Colombia. Ingrid Guerra replaces Kena Romero.

  9. Corner, USA. Conceded by Nancy Acosta.

  10. Substitution, Colombia. Natalia Giraldo replaces Sandra Sepúlveda.

  11. Goal! USA 6, Colombia 0. Margaret Purce (USA) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Carli Lloyd with a cross.

  12. Substitution, Colombia. Linda Caicedo replaces Jéssica Caro.

  13. Foul by Lindsey Horan (USA).

  14. María Catalina Usme (Colombia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Attempt missed. Margaret Purce (USA) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lindsey Horan with a cross.

  16. Attempt missed. Lindsey Horan (USA) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Crystal Dunn with a cross following a corner.

  17. Corner, USA. Conceded by Daniela Arias.

  18. Kristie Mewis (USA) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Foul by Carolina Arias (Colombia).

  20. Corner, USA. Conceded by Jéssica Caro.

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