The US Women’s Soccer team continues there strong run to the next round defeating Columbia 3 to 0 at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland. Megan Rapinoe started the scoring in the 33 minute of play. Rapinoe celebrated her goal Â by pulling out a birthday note from her sock for an injured teammate.
The win moves the US Women’s Team a step closer to the quarterfinals with the win over Columbia.Â Abby Wambach would break the game open when she scored in the 74th minute of play. Wambach’s goal is the second of the tournament and also the all-time American leader in scoring during Olympic play.
Wambach did not come out of this game with out some bumps and bruises. In the 39th minute she would get hit in the face by Lady Andrade with no altercation.Â Â
“I’m running toward the goal to get position, and I got sucker-punched,” said Wambach, sporting a black semicircle under her swollen right eye after the game. “It’s clear. We have it on film, so it’s up to the Olympic committee and FIFA to decide what to do.”
Three minutes later Carli Lloyd would put her name on the score sheet with a 77th minute goal that brought the US to a 3 to 0 lead and will be the final of the match. the US Women will play the last group game against North Korea in Manchester on July 31.