Sunday, July 10, 2011

Wambach, Solo, USA Women, 2011 World Cup. Ridiculous

If you don't like international soccer you need to re-evaluate your life. Its so dope. There is something so great about a team playing for their country, and soccer is so damn exciting. Remember the US Men's games last year? Yea.

Today the US Women provided the excitement and made me proud to be an American.

Down to 10 Men Women because of some ridiculously bad refereeing the US held the tie to force overtime. Early in the first overtime period they went down 2-1 on a beautiful Marta goal.

*Sidenote* - Marta is a beast: 5 straight player of the Year awards.

The ladies fought hard despite being at the disadvantage, didn't give up and with literally 1 minute left until elimination this happened:

Abby Wambach! In the 122nd minute. Minute 2 out of 3 of the extra time that was added on after the second overtime period. I was so damn hype.

#Amazing #Respect #USA

US went on to close it out via Penalty Kicks 5-3 thanks to 5 great PKs and a Hope Solo (#snookup) save on a Brazilian PK. Check the highlights, Awesomeness.

Easily the best soccer game I've ever seen.

What's crazy is that it was the 12 year anniversary of the 1999 World Cup win via penalty kicks:

Gotta love it.

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