USWNT Olympic Opponent Watch: Colombia – June Camp Roster

On Tuesday, Colombia released the roster for its June training camp (ColFutbol.org, in Spanish). From the previous camp, only one player was cut, goalkeeper Paula Forero Cabrera. This current roster is essentially all the players in the final mix for the Olympics, along with midfielder Yoreli Rincon, who is still with her club in Brazil. Rincon will join the team sometime this month.

Thirteen of the twenty-two players have American collegiate connections, including ten who are current players for college teams.

In an article at ElPais.com.co (in Spanish), head coach Ricardo Rozo confirmed that Rincon would be part of the team. He also mentioned the possibility of the two friendlies with Brazil, which are still to be confirmed (translated quote):

Will they have any international exposure before traveling to London? “In June we will have, yet to be confirmed two matches against Brazil, but initially we were not told anything, the parties are spoken, but do not know an exact date. We will also very possibly play a pre-Olympic tournament in July for girls to have a better warmup. “

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COLOMBIA’S JUNE CAMP ROSTER

Carmen Rodallega — Club D. Carlos Sarmiento Lora (Valle)
Fatima Montaño — Club D. Café Águila Roja (Valle)
Yulieth Dominguez  — Club Dep. Estudiantes F.C. (Tolima)
Katerin Castro — Club Dep. Estudiantes F.C. (Tolima)
Sandra Sepulveda — Club Dep. Formas Íntimas (Ant)
Daniela Montoya — Club Dep. Formas Íntimas (Ant)
Catalina Usme  — Club Dep. Formas Íntimas (Ant)
Lady Andrade — Club Internacional (Bogotá)
Kelis Peduzine — Club Eba (Atlántico)

Melissa Ortiz — Lynn University (2008-2011, Florida)
Jessica Hurtado — Jacksonville University (2008-2011, Florida)
Natalia Ariza — Austin Peay (Tennessee)
Tatiana Ariza — Austin Peay (Tennessee)
Ana Maria Montoya — U. of Arizona
Natalia Gaitan — University of Toledo (Ohio)
Orianica Velasquez — Indiana University
Chelsea Marie Cabarcas — Iona College (New York)
Nataly Arias — U. of Maryland (2004-2008)
Catalina Perez — Team Boca (Florida)
Stefany Castaño Cardozo — Graceland University (Iowa)
Liana Salazar — University of Kansas
Ingrid Vidal — University of Kansas

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Also, two corrections to a previous post: (1) Alexis Hermosa (Stetson University, 2008-2011) was not included on the earlier, updated roster, and thus is no longer in contention for the Olympics; meanwhile (2) Nataly Arias was on that updated roster, and continues to be in contention for the Olympics.