Sports

Wambach focused on Women's World Cup match, not goals record

 

Abby Wambach scored the game-winning goal in the U.S. WNT's 1-0 victory against Nigeria Tuesday, helping the USA finish atop Group D in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

With 14 goals in her World Cup career, Wambach is now one goal away from tying Brazil's Marta for most goals scored by any individual.

In the midst of her fourth World Cup, the 35-year-old striker has scored in the group stage on all four occasions (2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015) with three of those goals coming in the group stage finale. Meanwhile, Wambach has scored seven of her 14 World Cup goals during the knockout phases of the tournament.

Wambach wore the captain's armband for both of the United States' victories during a group stage in which she played 202 minutes, the most of any U.S. WNT forward.

"She embodies so much of the spirit of this team and our program," said head coach Jill Ellis. "I know Abby. I know in big moments she'll deliver."

For the rest of the story, please visit the USA soccer website.

— USA soccer

What is democracy worth to you?
Support local journalism.

Comments

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Stay informed

Get daily headlines sent straight to your inbox.

After experiencing harassment, owner of Zareen's restaurants speaks out about Islamophobia, racism
By Elena Kadvany | 28 comments | 6,721 views

Don't Miss Your Exit (and other lessons from an EV drive)
By Sherry Listgarten | 13 comments | 2,238 views

Goodbye Food Waste!
By Laura Stec | 5 comments | 2,120 views

"Better" Dads and "Re-invigorated" Moms: Happier Couples
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,534 views

The kindness of strangers
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 650 views

 

Register today!

‚ÄčOn Friday, October 11, join us at the Palo Alto Baylands for a 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run or half marathon! All proceeds benefit local nonprofits serving children and families.

Learn More