Wednesday, May 26, 2010

U.S. Women's National Team

While of course, the focus in American soccer is on the Men's National Team, there are a couple of developments on the Women's national team that should be brought to light. First, the U.S. beat another world women's power Germany 4-0, itself a good, even great, result.

But here are some numbers for you:

Abby Wambach scored twice, netting her 106th and 107th goals in her national team career. Wambach has scored more goals than she has caps (105--I think) and still has several years left in her national team career.

Kristine Lilly is unbelieveable. Lilly, aged 38, has appeared in a mind-boggling 345 international matches and is far and away the world's all-time cap winner. Lillly last appeared in a U.S. uniform a year and a half ago, in October of 2007, has taken time off to have a baby and still returned to form. Lilly also bagged a goal, her 130th for the U.S. in the win over Germany.

Stunning achievements.

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