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USWNT to play at Talen Energy Stadium

The number one ranked United States will play Colombia in a friendly at Talen Energy Stadium.

Delran, New Jersey native Carli Lloyd will lead the US against Colombia on April 10 at Talen Energy Stadium.
Delran, New Jersey native Carli Lloyd will lead the US against Colombia on April 10 at Talen Energy Stadium.
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The United States Women's National Team will face the Colombian Women's National Team on Sunday, April 10 at 2:00 PM. The match will air on ESPN, and tickets will be available at 10:00 AM on Monday, February 29 through ussoccer.com as well as at the Talen Energy Stadium ticket office. The USWNT has played at Talen on four occasions before, with the first being a rainy 1-1 draw against China in 2010. A 4-1 thrashing of China in 2012 followed, and two Women's World Cup Qualifying games in 2014 - a 3-0 win over Mexico and a 6-0 win over Costa Rica two days later that saw Abby Wambach score four goals.

This match - as well as a match four days prior against Colombia in East Hartford, Connecticut - will serve as a stopgap between the SheBelieves Cup (a tournament that "underlines U.S. Soccer’s continued commitment to investing in the growth of women’s soccer.") and the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The United States are the best team in the world right now. they're the defending Women's World Cup Champions, and have won Olympic Gold in every Olympics except the 2000 Olympics, finishing second to Norway. The United States have lost just twice since April of 2014, going 38-2-9 since April 12, 2014.

The Colombians are a young upstart team that are currently ranked 25th in the world by FIFA. They've played the United States three times, the first in the 2011 Women's World Cup Group Stage where the US won 3-0. The second time was a fiery affair in the 2012 Olympics that saw Colombian forward Lady Andrade banned for two matches after the match for punching Abby Wambach in the face during play. The last match was in the 2015 Women's World Cup Round of 16 that saw Colombian goalkeeper Catalina Perez shown a red card for taking down Alex Morgan in the box.