Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Abby Wam-BACK!


If the volume at training today was just a few decibels louder than usual, it's probably because it was Abby Wambach's first practice with the U.S. team since breaking her leg in the final Olympic tuneup match on July 16 of last year. The 5-foot-11 forward may not be 100% fit (heck, who is at this time of the year?), but she participated fully in training and yes, scored at least one goal that we saw. Long one of the USA's most emotional and loquacious players, Abby looked like she was having as much or more fun than anyone out there. Who cares if she could hardly breath after it was done? After her horrific injury against Brazil (she still has a titanium rod in her leg), Wambach has met her goal of getting back on the field in six months, and the USA once again has one of its leaders back in the fold.

5 comments:

alondra said...

it's fun to see how much of a big part of the team she is and what difference it makes, even if it's just making training sessions a few decibels louder. haha
I can't wait for the team to go to portugal to see her (or read) 100th goal with the WNT!

Yana said...

yay!!! nice to know shes back :)

MARDELLE said...

1-21-09

Great to see Abby back she is one of my favorite players..!! :)I knew she could come back in 6 she is tough..!!

Impedient said...

good to see her back! :)

Miles said...

Absolutely PSYCHED! So glad she's finally back, here's hoping everything goes well on the road to her 100th goal. <3