And now, the fun part.
No more draws, no more pots, and no more JP Dellacamera!
Just kidding, one of those annoying things will still be around as the 2015 World Cup blasts off into the Round of 16. The Americans arrive in Edmonton still looking to find their form, while Colombia sneaks into the knockout stage on the strength of their shock win over hard-hitting France.
The United States are heavy favorites tonight, but that means nothing without a strong effort top-to-bottom. The offense has been stymied by a disjointed midfield, with prime mover Carli Lloyd playing out-of-position and -- surprise! -- off her rhythm.
The Colombians have problems of their own: with the suspension of Sandra Sepulveda by yellow card accumulation, reports suggest that las Cafeteras could go with their third goalkeeper tonight, 20 year old Catalina Perez.
So, who will break first?
Here's what we've got for you:
- SB Nation's Kevin McCauley gives you three things to watch for tonight.
- Check out our MC Bousquette over at Empire of Soccer-- storylines, projected lineups, and more!
- Don't miss Julie Foudy's stern words for so-called "soccer countries" that refuse to invest proper resources into the women's side of the game.
- Get pumped up for your country with this essential video.