Abby Wambach, Former Florida Gator Star, Leads US Against France in Women's World Cup UPDATE
UPDATE: Wambach scored the game winner in the USA's 3-1 win over France this afternoon.
We've heard all the bogus excuses: "soccer is boring; women aren't good enough; if they aren't in bikinis, I'm boycotting."
Accept it, dude. The Women's World Cup has been downright kick-ass this year: from six-goal thrillers -- better than any game so far in the Copa America -- to Team USA's miraculous, come-from-behind penalty shootout win over Brazil on Sunday.
It may be Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami, but it's soccer studs day in Moenchengladbach, where the US faces France in the semifinal this afternoon. While you're comparing fabrics, we'll be watching US forward Abby Wambach make foie gras of the French defenders.
Wambach will again lead the line for the Yanks this afternoon, despite a sore right achilles tendon. At 31 years old, she's easily the oldest player on the team.
And the most feared. In 160 games for the US, Wambach has a redonkulous 120 goals, making her the most deadly striker -- male or female -- in her country's history.
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