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Wambach hovers over USA's roster ahead of World Cup prep games

When coach Jill Ellis announced the 25-player United States women's national team roster on Friday for the four-game stretch of World Cup prep games that will take place in St. Louis, California and New Jersey, Abby Wambach's name was listed with an asterisk. She's unattached. That follows a big decision by the 34-year-old striker to quit her National Women's Soccer League team...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Abby Wambach to skip NWSL season to prepare for World Cup

  Abby Wambach is sidelining her day job for a shot at lifetime glory.   Wambach announced Wednesday that she will sit out the 2015 National Women’s Soccer League season in order to prepare for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Wambach, 34, broke the news of her impending absence from club soccer on website of the Western New York Flash with whom she has played...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wambach foregoing NWSL season to focus on World Cup campaign

ELMA, N.Y. -- Abby Wambach is taking the season off from playing in the National Women's Soccer League to focus solely on representing the United States in the World Cup this summer. Wambach made the announcement in a release issued Wednesday by her NWSL team, the Western New York Flash. At 34, the 2012 FIFA Women's World Player of the Year says she needs time to prepare mentally...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

WNT vs. Switzerland: Abby Wambach Goal – March 6, 2015

WNT vs. Switzerland: Abby Wambach Goal – March 6, 2015 Abby Wambach scores in the 81st minute in the second match of the Algarve Cup. More info: Subscribe to U.S. Soccer on YouTube! http:/… From: U.S. Soccer Views: 2087 58 ratings Time: 00:29 More in Sports The post WNT vs. Switzerland: Abby Wambach Goal – March 6, 2015 appeared first on
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
January 21, 2015  |  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...
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...
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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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