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ABBY WAMBACH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Women’s soccer stars lose World Cup turf war with FIFA

  A group of leading women’s soccer players have ended their quest for gender equality at the FIFA World Cup.   The Abby-Wambach-led group of stars which was seeking to compel FIFA to stage the 2015 Women’s World Cup on natural grass instead of artificial turf dropped its legal complaint against world soccer’s governing body Wednesday. The players accepted...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Players withdraw complaint in Canada over World Cup turf

U.S. forward Abby Wambach and a group of fellow players have withdrawn their complaint of gender discrimination over the artificial turf fields to be used for this year's World Cup in Canada. The artificial turf became a contentious issue with the players, who have claimed that the surface is less forgiving than natural grass and impacts play because of concerns over injury. They...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Players end turf lawsuit against FIFA for Women’s World Cup

Today, top female players have dropped their lawsuit against FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association about artificial turf at the Women’s World Cup. The group, represented by notable players like Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, Heather O’Reilly and others, dropped the lawsuit after filing in August. The players made the claim that FIFA was discriminating against females because FIFA...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Abby Wambach, Keylor Navas voted top CONCACAF players

MIAMI (AP) American forward Abby Wambach has been voted CONCACAF's Female Player of the Year and Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas was honored as Male Player of the Year. The governing body of soccer in North and Central America and the Caribbean said Tuesday that Wambach won after finishing second to U.S. teammate Alex Morgan last year's inaugural awards. Costa Rican midfielder...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

USA's Wambach finalist for FIFA's Women's Player of the Year award

ZURICH -- American forward Abby Wambach is among the finalists for FIFA Women's Player of the Year. Wambach, the 2012 winner, is competing with Brazilian forward Marta, a five-time winner from 2006-10, and German midfielder Nadine Kessler, seeking the honor for the first time. Forwards Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Lionel Messi of Argentina are finalists for the men's honor along...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Abby Wambach’s Four Goals Lead U.S. Women’s Soccer To CONCACAF Crown

CHESTER, Pa. — Abby Wambach has been concerned recently about overthinking headers. She seemed to have it all worked out on Sunday night when she scored four goals — three with her head — in a 6-0 victory over Costa Rica that gave the World Cup-bound U.S. national team their fifth CONCACAF Women’s Championship title. “Thankfully, today my teammates put me in positions where...
Via NESN.com
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Wambach silences doubters during USA's dominant World Cup qualifying run

CHESTER, Pa. -- Quietly, almost inaudibly, there had been something of a murmur building. Whispers from those who wondered whether she still had it, whether Abby Wambach was still really Abby Wambach. She had been injured a lot lately. She hadn't really been top fit for any of the National Women's Soccer League season. It had been a while since she had turned in one of her dominating...
Via Fox Sports
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Abby Wambach: Hope Solo's situation is different from Ray Rice

Abby Wambach recently acknowledged the debate surrounding Hope Solo as her US Women’s soccer teammate awaits trial for a domestic violence charge stemming from a fight with a family member back in June. Wambach, who has been teammates with Solo for over a decade, chose most of her words very carefully. “It’s hard because we’re...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

American women beat Russia 8-0 in friendly

Abby Wambach scored her record 165th international goal in the U.S. women football team's comprehensive 8-0 win over Russia in a friendly Thursday. The United States has beaten Russia by a 15-0 margin over two friendlies to extend its unbeaten streak to 42 games. With the United States up 2-0 on own goals in the 11th and 50th minutes, Amy Rodriguez took Heather O'Reilly...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

WC hopes still lead through Wambach

Over the next year and a half, you're going to be hearing a lot about Abby Wambach's legs. As the United States women's national team gets ready for the 2015 Women's World Cup , an awful lot rests on them. Under head coach Tom Sermanni, the USA has made long strides in building depth and diversifying its portfolio of attacking options. Fellow forwards Alex Morgan...
Via Fox Soccer
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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