I would love love love to congratulate the USA Women’s Soccer Team on winning today’s game against Brazil. That was by far the best soccer game, men or women, that I have ever witnessed in my entire life. Today will go down in history, I guarantee it. Hope Solo and Abby Wambach, there are no words that I can use. Solo proved to be the best keeper in the world and Wambach you proved that you can step up to the plate and lead your team at times when they need you most. I can honestly say that I am proud to be from this country and proud to be a soccer fan and player. The whole team never gave up (even though I might have a little) and played until the last minutes, literally. I was jumping, screaming, cheering, and crying all at the same time. Thank you for showing everyone why I love this sport.
I am soccer obsessed.
For those of you that did not watch the game, you need to..now!
Here is the quick (not so quick) run down. In the first couple seconds of the game Brazil scored on themselves, giving us the lead. We finished the first held 1-0. Then the start of the second half came and Marta was fouled in the box, which left our player with a red card and Marta with a free penalty kick. She then shot and Hope Solo saved it, only to then get the save taken away because of encroachment (someone entered the box before the kick). Then she got another free kick..and made it..stupid. We played tied the whole game, with a player down due to the red card, until it went into extra time. In extra time Brazil scored again and now leading the game. It was not until two minutes left when Megan Rapinoe crossed a beautiful ball to Abby Wambach who headed it in..for the tie. The game then went into a shoot out and the USA Women’s Soccer team came out with the win after Hope Solo saved one goal, and every single player that took a shot made it. The perfect ending. I can not stop talking about this game, and every time I do I get goosebumps and want to cry. Purely magnificent.
The great header goal by Abby Wambach that tied up the game!
The save by Hope Solo to win the game.
Photos Via: US Soccer Blog