Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 7/29/12

The US Women’s soccer team may have cruised to an easy 3-0 victory over Colombia on Saturday, but the win was hardly pain-free for American star Abby Wambach. The photo you see above is the aftermath of a blow Wambach took to the face, which she described as a “sucker punch.” With the US leading 1-0 in the first half and setting up an attack, Colombia’s Lady Andrade sprinted up beside Wombach and decked her. Andrade did not receive a card or a penalty since the refs missed the play, but Wombach was understandably upset about it after the match.

“I hope the Olympic Committee looks at the film and sees that this is not the type of player we want in the Olympics,” she said.

Wombach’s shiner should inspire the Olympic Committee to at least take a look at the play. It certainly looked dirty and uncalled for.

Note: This post also appeared on Medal Detector
H/T NESN

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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