USA vs. Colombia: Date, Time, Live Stream for 2015 Women's Soccer World Cup

Nick Akerman@NakermanFeatured ColumnistJune 22, 2015

WINNIPEG, MB - JUNE 12:  Abby Wambach #20 of the United States looks on in the second half against Sweden in the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 match at Winnipeg Stadium on June 12, 2015 in Winnipeg, Canada.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The United States face an ambitious Colombia side in their round of 16 fixture at the 2015 Women's World Cup on Monday.

Victory in Group D saw Jill Ellis' side avoid a dangerous knockout tie with France or England, pitting them against Group F's third-place team.

Ranked 28th in the world prior to the tournament, Colombia have proved themselves a far more difficult proposition to overcome than many expected.

Here are all the details you need ahead of the encounter:

Date: Monday, June 22

Time: 8 p.m. (ET), 1 a.m. on Tuesday (BST)

Live Stream: Fox Sports 2Go (U.S. only), BBC iPlayer, Eurosport Player (UK Only)

TV Info: BBC 2, British Eurosport (UK only)

Time for the United States to Step Up

VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 16: Alex Morgan #13 of the United States tires to get past Sarah Nnodim #22 of Nigeria during the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Group D match between Nigeria and The United States June, 16, 2015 at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver,
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First and foremost, Ellis' team will be more than pleased with progressing through the group stage unbeaten. The opening 3-1 win over Australia is looking a better result as the tournament progresses, highlighted by the Matildas knocking Brazil out on Sunday.

Although the attack was somewhat blunted during the 0-0 draw with Sweden and 1-0 win over Nigeria, it's now time for the USWNT to up their game.

Colombia aren't as manageable as they initially seemed during their draw with Mexico, underlined by the terrific 2-0 win over France. They also provided a well-organised England team major problems in the second half of their 2-1 loss. The South Americans play energetic, ragged football, but they often leave spaces to be exploited.

MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 17:  Carolina Arias #17 of Colombia kicks the ball during the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Group F match against England at Olympic Stadium on June 17, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  England defeated Colombia 2-1. (Photo by Minas Pa
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This could be the perfect match for Alex Morgan to announce herself to the tournament. The U.S. striker is working her way back to full sharpness after her recent injury troubles and has the pace to stride into the chasms left by right-back Carolina Arias.

Abby Wambach's physical presence has been less telling at this competition—she's struggled to impose her strength on the opposition's centre-backs—but her ability to make a difference from set pieces should see her favoured over Christen Press. Despite her dwindling influence, Wambach is a producer of special, match-winning moments, highlighted by her goal against Nigeria:

She is also driven by the knowledge this could be her last World Cup match. "When I am on the field it is definitely all about business but this being my last World Cup I do want to stop and smell the roses at certain moments," Wambach admitted, per Martin Rodgers of USA Today. Nothing would smell sweeter than leading the U.S. into a quarter-final tie with China.

Colombia's play will be filtered through forward Lady Andrade, whose technical ability provides a real threat for the side. She is the type of goalscorer who slows the game to her pace before pulling off a neat trick to beat the opposition, as shown against England:

Andrade will drop in front of the U.S. defence, run the channels and look to break into the box. She has two goals so far—scoring against France and England—proving herself a major threat against the best.

She has previous history with Wambach after being suspended for punching the American during their encounter at the 2012 London Olympics. Andrew Jerell Jones of the Guardian provided fiery comments from Andrade prior to the upcoming match:

Colombia's win over France kick-started Philippe Bergeroo's team into life, highlighted by Les Bleues' 3-0 whopping of Korea Republic on Sunday. Ellis will hope the U.S. receive the same injection of zest without suffering defeat.

There's no doubt Fabian Taborda and his Colombian outfit are a unique, energetic and potentially dangerous challenge at this stage of the competition.

They have nothing to lose, while the United States are expected to pragmatically move into the next round. Ellis will be looking for leaders to make themselves known in a tournament which is yet to see the U.S. side's true potential.

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