The After Bar: USWNT 5 – South Korea 0
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Little else needs to be said about this game. It was all Abby Wambach. Not just in the sense that she dominated the first half, scoring four goals, but that she smashed Mia Hamm's and international soccer's (both male and female) all-time goal scoring record. Lauren Cheney would add one to the total tally as the United States women's national team thrashed South Korea 5-0 ar Red Bull Arena.
Wambach started the match just two shy of typing Hamm's mark and it took her less that twenty minutes to reach those 158 goals. Before most could finish Tweeting out their congratulations for reaching the record Abby broke it was a trademark smashing header. One more in first half stoppage time and the new international record stands at 160 goals (and counting). The amazing thing about Wambach is that she was able to meet Hamm's record in 207 games significantly under the 275 that it took Mia.
Abby Wambach Tribute Video from U.S. Soccer:
Recap and analysis from some of American soccer's best sites/writers:
Jeff Kassouf (NBC Pro Soccer Talk) – “Legacies of Wambach, Hamm, Morgan intertwine — just as they’d like them to”
Jeff Kassouf (NBC Pro Soccer Talk) – “Always the focal point of the attack, Wambach exceeds all expectations in breaking goals record”
Grant Wahl (Sports Illustrated) – “With record-breaking goal, Abby Wambach becomes one of the greats”
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