The U.S. women’s national team will play two October friendly matches against Colombia.

They will meet on Oct. 26 at America First Field in Sandy, Utah (9 p.m. ET ) and Oct. 29 at Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego (5:30 p.m. ET).

While the USWNT has played eight matches in San Diego during its history, this will be the first at recently opened Snapdragon Stadium, home to San Diego Wave FC of the National Women’s Soccer League, which replaced the demolished former NFL stadium that hosted the USA four times. The last USWNT match at America First Field in Sandy, Utah was also against Colombia, a 2-0 win for the Americans on June 28, 2022.

Colombia is coming off a stellar performance at the Women’s World Cup, where it won Group H on the heels of a monumental result against Germany, beating the two-time Women’s World Cup champions, 2-1, on a late header goal from Manuala Vanegas. Colombia then defeated Jamaica, 1-0, to win its first knockout match at a World Cup before falling to runners-up England, 2-1, in the quarterfinal.

The USWNT was eliminated in the Round of 16.

Like the USA, Colombia has already qualified for the 2024 Summer Olympics in France and both teams will be using these games as early preparation for that tournament. Of the 12 teams participating in the Olympics, only four have qualified to date: host France, the USA, Brazil and Colombia.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at