U.S. women 3, Colombia 0: U.S. women cruise

Friday July 1st, 2011

After a winning start against North Korea, the U.S. turns out against Colombia looking to make it two in a row and progress to the quarterfinal stage at the first opportunity. The U.S. would make a statement (and enhance its chances of avoiding Brazil until later in the competition) by reproducing the second-half fluidity and authority it showed against the Koreans.

Pia Sundhage's team will have vocal backing in Sinsheim, where US military personnel stationed nearby have helped to swell the crowd to its 25,000 capacity -- and a reasonable TV audience, too: as well as the million-plus watching the lunchtime kickoff against North Korea in the U.S., the game attracted a 25 percent share of the German viewing figures. Join in by following live with SI.com's interactive play-by-play coverage here from Saturday, 11.45 a.m ET.

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