Catalina Perez Receives Red Card vs. United States: Details, Comments, Reaction

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJune 23, 2015

EDMONTON, AB - JUNE 22:  Alex Morgan #13 of the United States is tripped by goalkeeper Catalina Perez #22 of Colombia leading to a red card for Perez in the second half in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Round of 16 match at Commonwealth Stadium on June 22, 2015 in Edmonton, Canada.  (Photo by Todd Korol/Getty Images)
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After a scoreless first half in which they rarely tested the Colombian defense, the United States were offered a major lifeline shortly after halftime in their round-of-16 match at the 2015 Women's World Cup.

Colombia goalkeeper Catalina Perez brought down Alex Morgan just inside the 18-yard box in the 47th minute, which resulted in a red card for Perez and a penalty for the U.S. Sports Illustrated's Ryan Krasnoo provided a replay of the incident:

Abby Wambach stepped up to take the penalty, and her effort was wide left of the goal. Krasnoo also shared a Vine of the PK:

According to ESPN Stats & Info, that was only the second time a U.S. player missed a penalty at the Women's World Cup:

Goal's Ives Galarcep figured the United States should be able to create more chances from that point forward up a player:

The United States took a 1-0 lead shortly thereafter when Morgan scored from open play in the 53rd minute. 

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