Abby Wambach

Abby Wambach scores while Ireland goalkeeper checks on injured teammate

https://www.youtube.com/embed/MmiwsTyZY5Y The United States played Ireland in preparation for the Women’s World Cup (which begins next month) and the match’s first goal contained several valuable lessons. Late in the first half, Ireland’s Ruesha Littlejohn attempted to clear a U.S. corner kick, but ended up blasting the defender at the post in the face. This prevented …

Abby In the Gloaming

At 34, Abby Wambach faces the difficult task of carrying the USWNT into Canada By Evan Davis [Q]uick, what is the greatest goal in US soccer history? Joe Gaetjens’s 1950 stunner against England? Paul Caligiuri’s strike that propelled the USMNT to its first World Cup in four decades? Landon Donovan’s game-killer against Mexico in 2002 which …

In Search of the Spirit of ’99

The U.S. Women Were Drawn into the Group of Death at the 2015 World Cup. That might be a good thing. By Evan Davis | Photograph by Nicole Miller [T]he 1999 World Cup cemented the US Women’s National Team’s place as the dominant superpower of the women’s game. They were two-time champions. They sold out stadiums …