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ABBY WAMBACH RUMORS & GOSSIP

3 Things We Learned From the Latest USWNT Friendlies

After a combined score of 12-0 in a two game friendly series with Mexico, the United States Women’s National Team seems to be sitting in prime position heading into CONCACAF qualifying. There is little question on the American’s ability to perform at the tournament, sitting as heavy favorites to take first, the question centers around which players head coach Jill Ellis will...
Via World Soccer Talk
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wambach keeps up her fight against fake turf

From the moment Canada's bid for the 2015 Women's World Cup was announced and an artificial playing surface was part of the deal, Abby Wambach was concerned. Surely soccer's governing body would realize that fake grass did not rise to the level of the game's premier tournament, the world's all-time leading international scorer reasoned. But when nothing came of...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Abby Wambach scores miracle deflected goal vs. Australia (Video)

USA women's soccer star Abby Wambach has this knack for being in the right place at the right time to score goals. During last night's friendly against Australia, a shot by Alex Morgan in the 52nd minute deflected off of Wambach's side and somehow landed in the net for a miracle goal: The USA would go onto win the match by the score of 6-2.
Via Outside the Boxscore
September 20, 2012  |  Discuss
LIKE IT HAD EYES

Abby Wambach scores luckiest goal of career

Abby Wambach has scored 146 goals for the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, but the one she scored on Wednesday must have been the luckiest of the bunch. The U.S. striker benefitted from a wicked deflection and unreal backspin to score what stood as the game winner against Australia. With the score tied 2-2 early in the second half, Alex Morgan took a left-footed shot on goal...
Via NESN.com
September 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Abby Wambach Punch to Face Leads to Two-Match Ban for Colombian Soccer Player

Abby Wambach called it a sucker punch. FIFA apparently agrees. Two days after Wambach was slugged in the face unprovoked by Colombian player Lady Andrade during a testy pool play game in the London Olympics, Andrade has received a two-game ban from FIFA's disciplinary committee, The Associated Press reports. Andrade will miss Tuesday's game against France and the quarterfinal...
Via NESN.com
July 30, 2012  |  Discuss
DIRTY PLAY

Wambach tweets picture of her black eye

The hand that U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach took to the eye in Saturday's win over Colombia had some people saying, "That's going to leave a mark." They were right. One day after shaking off a nasty smack to her face and scoring in a 3-0 win for U.S. Women's Soccer, Wambach put a photo of her roughed-up mug on Twitter. While the swelling is not as bad as it...
Via NESN.com
July 29, 2012  |  Discuss

USA soccer Abby Wambach gets punched during match (Video)

During yesterday's USA/Columbia women's soccer match, USA star Abby Wambach and Columbian player Lady Andade hit Wambach in the with face with a punch. It happened in the 39th minute and here is the entire clip of the incident:
Via Outside the Boxscore
July 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Abby Wambach Gets Punched in Eye by Colombian Player During U.S. Women's Soccer Win (Video)

Abby Wambach is a tough player. For those who doubt, check out the video below of Wambach getting drilled in the head, laying there when blood drips to the grass and then just gritting her teeth while the medical staff staples her skin back together on the field. Convinced? OK -- here's another one. During the U.S. Women's Soccer team's 3-0 win over Colombia on Saturday...
Via NESN.com
July 28, 2012  |  Discuss
PUNCH OUT

Abby Wambach punched in face

The USA Women’s Soccer team played a scrappy game on Saturday againt Columbia. During the first half of the game, forward Abby Wambach, was running down the middle of the field before she was clocked by Columbia’s Lady Andrade. The referee didn’t asses a foul on the play as play continued with Wambach injured on the ground for over a minute. Wambach stayed in the game for...
Via Diehardsport
July 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Wambach still going strong for Team USA

With 131 goals in 171 matches and counting with the U.S. Women's National Team, Abby Wambach's spot among the greatest women's soccer players in American history is definitely secure. The 31-year-old veteran's resume is so impressive that to list each and every one of her accomplishments would eat up the balance of this article. But among the highlights are her playing...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 10, 2012  |  Discuss
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