U.S. Women's Soccer

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Posted on October 08, 2006 11:17 PM in Sports
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I've mentioned it in passing here before, but I am a fan of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team. If you are a sports fan and have never watched them play before, you are missing out in a big way.

Abby Wambach is a scoring machine and as important a player to her team and her league as Michael Jordan was to the Chicago Bulls and the NBA. The rest of the team is comprised of super skilled women who always seem to know how to make things happen. They have the type of team chemistry that is addicting to watch.

Not having a Seahawks game to watch today, I decided to watch the Women's National Team's match against Iceland, which was played on Saturday morning. Thanks to an amazing performance by Iceland's starting goalkeeper, the U.S. was held to only one goal in the first 90 minutes. After having seen them put up 10 goals against Chinese Taipei in their previous match, this was a bit odd to watch. Especially when Iceland scored a late goal on a penalty kick to tie the game at 1-1 in the final minute. True to form, though, Abby Wambach scored a goal off the post in the 92nd minute (stoppage time) to ensure another U.S. victory.

Words can't quite do justice to what this team has been able to accomplish over the past couple of months. Typically, I'm not much of a soccer fan unless it's World Cup season, but this team's explosiveness combined with the fact that my second cousin actually played for the Women's National Team in the 1991 Women's World Championship has positioned me firmly on the U.S. women's bandwagon.

Needless to say, I'm anxiously looking forward to their World Cup qualifying games at the end of this month.


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