Abby Wambach has been able to make the 2012 Olympic Tournament in London all her own. In today’s USA Women’s Soccer win over New Zealand 2-0, Â she had scored the first goal in the 27th minute to get her fourth goal of the tournament.
Wambach’s goal moves her only 16 goals behind Mia Hamm’s world record goal number. She currently has 142 goals in international play.Â “I don’t know if it’s the adrenaline, I’m not quite sure exactly what the reason is, but I’m not going to ask questions at this point,” Wambach said. “I’m just playing pain-free for the first time in a long time.”
In the second half of the match Sydney Leroux was able to find the back of the net past goalie Jenny Bindon and get some insurance on the lead. The goal was scored in the 87th minute of match play. Hope Solo had recorded her third straight shutout in the tournament.Â “We haven’t been really tested,” Solo said. “I’m waiting to still get tested, but that’s what happens when you’re ranked No. 1.”Â The Americans have not allowed a goal since France scored two goals in the opening match of the tournament last Wednesday.
The USA Women’s Soccer team will now prepare for their semifinals match on Monday, August 6 against Canada. Canada defeated Great Britain today 2-o to have the ability of playing in the semifinal match against the US. The last time the two faced each other the United States shutout Canada in January 4-0.