The NWSL semifinals will feature Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd as you've never seen them before. Unless you've been watching the Western New York Flash this summer.
Wambach and Lloyd have been national teammates for eight years, through countless big games in the World Cup and the Olympics. But with the Flash, their roles aren't quite the same as they are on the national team.
"Prior to this year, I had been primarily a box-to-box midfielder, which means 80 percent of what I'm doing is stuff people don't see -- tackling, winning headballs, setting up goal-scoring opportunities," Lloyd said. "Now I'm in a role where I can do what I do best, and that's attack. I've been able to link up with Abby up top. I've had great teammates around me that have given me the freedom to do some things in that final third. It's been fun because I have this freedom. This is what I do best and what I love to do."
"It was our goal to get Abby and Carli working close with one another, knowing that they'...