Wambach’s Role in World Cup has Changed

In 2011, the U.S. women’s soccer team lost to Japan in the World Cup Final. This year, they hope to have things a little different by winning. The game went into overtime four years ago, making for one of the most exciting games in recent memory. It influenced thousands of young girls to start playing soccer all over the world, and many of the same players on each team are playing again this year.

Abby Wambach, of the U.S. team, is one of these players. She is nearing the end of her career, and a win in Vancouver would cement her place in women’s soccer history. Her role has been reduced quite a bit this World Cup as she’s spent a lot of time on the bench, but that hasn’t slowed down her intensity at all. She’s still one of the biggest names on the team, and definitely one of the more outspoken members. Her teammates all speak highly of her, but in the same breath they usually comment how intense her personality is. Even when she’s on the bench for the biggest games of her life. Read more