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Abby Wambach’s goal vs. Brazil: greatest goal in U.S. women’s soccer history?

July 10, 2011

Abby Wambach just scored in the final seconds of extra time to tie the game between the U.S. and Brazil 2-2 in the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Germany.  Megan Rapinoe set up the goal with a beautiful left footed cross, high in the air, and Wambach headed it in past the Brazilian goalie.  This was the greatest goal I’ve ever seen in women’s soccer considering the stakes – the U.S. would have been knocked out of the tournament with a loss.  I cried after that goal.

Then the U.S. won in a shootout.  After a controversial goal by Brazil, when the referee ordered the penalty kick to be redone – it’s still undetermined why – the U.S. played with 10 players the rest of the game.