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What to Watch for When Racing Plays in TWC Colombia

February 26, 2024 - National Women's Soccer League (NWSL)
Racing Louisville FC News Release

Racing Louisville is set to play in the inaugural The Women's Cup Colombia tournament this week, kicking off Tuesday's semifinal vs. América de Cali at 8 p.m. ET. It's the first time in NWSL history that a club has played in an international tournament overseas, and it's a first to be playing in South America.

Get ready for the tournament with a quick primer on how to watch games; when the games take place; and which teams are playing.

How to watch in the U.S.

Racing fans can watch their team's matches on beIN SPORT. To stream the matches, download the beIN SPORT CONNECT app or access beIN SPORT via YouTube TV, Sling TV or Fubo TV. If you have cable, beIN SPORT can be found on DISH (channel 392). Subscription fees may apply.

DirecTV/AT&T U-Verse, Spectrum, Verizon Fios and Hulu do not carry beIN. Spectrum carries beIN on its Spanish language package.

TWC Colombia schedule

All times Eastern. All matches at Estadio Olimpico Pascual Guerrero

Tuesday, Feb. 27

Gotham vs. Deportivo Cali, 5 p.m. ET

Racing Louisville vs. América de Cali, 8 p.m. ET

Friday, March 1

Third place game, 5:30 p.m. ET

Final, 8:30 p.m. ET

Tournament rules

Should the matches be tied after 90 minutes, they'll be decided by penalty shootout. All teams have unlimited substitutions in three substitution windows, plus the additional halftime substitution window.

Know the foes

Deportivo Cali won Colombia's top-tier league in 2021 and finished second in 2022. Colombian superstar Linda Caicedo, who signed with Spanish giant Real Madrid after the World Cup, was a breakout player at Deportivo before her star turn on the global stage last summer. Manuella Paví, a forward for the Colombian national team, is at the Concacaf W Gold Cup. Deportivo Cali opened its 2024 Liga Femenina season with a 1-0 loss.

América de Cali features three members from Colombia's history-making 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup squad, including defender Carolina Arias, defender Fabiana Yanten and goalkeeper Natalia Giraldo. América was the South American club with the most players participating in the recent WWC. The club won the league in 2019 and again in 2022 and has three top-three finishes in the Copa Libertadores Femenina over the last four years. América de Cali opened its season with a 1-0 win, with Leury Basanta scoring a 90th-minute winner.

Gotham is, of course, familiar to Racing fans. The New Jersey-based squad will feature U.S. Women's National Team legend Kelley O'Hara and Spanish stars Esther Gonzalez and Maitane Lopez at TWC Colombia, though Juan Carlos Amoros's side will be without stars Midge Purce, Lynn Williams, Rose Lavelle, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Jenna Nighswonger and Emily Sonnett, who are all with the USWNT at the Concacaf W Gold Cup. Gotham will still have a number of key players in addition to Gonzalez, Lopez and O'Hara, including Brazilian fullback Bruninha, former Racing regular Nealy Martin and forward Yazmen Ryan.

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