I just watched an soccer match in its entirety for the first time ever and the Women’s USA soccer team put in a comeback for the ages! There was cheating refs, faking injuries and literally, last minute heroics and I enjoyed every single second of it!
DRESDEN, Germany — Abby Wambach scored a thrilling goal to level the game at 2-2 in the 122nd minute, Hope Solo denied the Brazilians again, this time on penalty kicks, and the Americans are moving on to the semifinals after one of the most exciting games ever at the Women’s World Cup.
The U.S. converted its first three penalty kicks, and Cristiane and Marta easily matched them. But Solo then swatted away Brazil’s third effort from Daiane — who had given the U.S. a 1-0 lead with an own goal in the second minute.
Megan Rapinoe and Ali Krieger confidently converted the last two for the U.S., sending the Americans racing onto the field in celebration. Wambach tackled Solo while Marta and the Brazilians watched in stunned silence.
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