Sunday, July 19, 2009

She's Done It!

It was a magical afternoon in Rochester, N.Y. this afternoon as Abby Wambach fulfilled what most only dream about. She scored her first goal since tragically breaking her leg in the final pre-Olympic match just over a year ago. It was her historic 100th career goal, putting in an exclusive club with four of the USA's greatest-ever players, and she did it in her hometown in front of hundreds of friends and family and live on ESPN. Not only that, but she scored her 100th goal in the same town (although not the same stadium) as her friend and mentor Mia Hamm, who scored her 100th goal (the first player ever to do so) in 1998 at Rochester's Frontier Field. So congrats to Abby who surely has shown a flair for the dramatic. Suffice it to say, Abby is Back. Freel free to post your congrats for the USA's top striker!

19 comments:

Impedient said...

hooray! Well done Abby on the 100th!
I couldn't watch the match due to the time difference but nonetheless, Congratulations USWNT!

Keely said...

I was there. It was a great goal! Congrats!!!

Zar000000 said...

wubbawubbawubba great job Abby!

Emily(LOVES US SOCCER) said...

congrats abby!
your an inspiration to many!

Erin said...

Congrats Abby!! Awesome goal!

the only daughter said...

Congratualations Abby!!! It was truly a magificient moment.

MARDELLE said...

SWEET...!! Bravo Abby well deserved and a beautiful goal as well. :)

Kristen O. said...

Congratulations Abby on getting your 100th goal!! ...and also to the US WNT on the win today against Canada!

Laura said...

Congrats Abby and to the US Women's National Team, what a great goal and whole team effort! You are so fearless and such a great inspiration to all of our young ladies!

Miles said...

What an amazing moment for an AMAZING player! I feel so unbelievably lucky to have been there: I don't think the stadium could have gotten much louder. Absolutely unbelievable, thanks for everything you've done and CONGRATULATIONS! <3

KNU50 said...

Congratulations Abby on this amazing day! AND, thank you to your mom and other family members for the rides, half-time snacks, games they sat through in the rain and cold all those years to get you and the USA to this day. Cheers to all the moms out there who may one day get to see their daughter join the 100 club with Abby!!!!

eagle#18 said...

I was watching this match, and I about died during the second half with the 2 great chances she had.
what perfect game. first goal since the injury, 100th, in front of the home crowd...the match couldn't have had a better ending.

congrats to Abby!
I'm sure there's way more to come!

btw, Tobin Heath is sick!

yvonnet11 said...

congrats abby! truly spectacular
it totally made my day

James W said...

Congrats, Abby!

Hopefully this turns the page on the last year as you continue on the path of life.

Words can't express how proud this community is of you.

Usa2007 said...

Drove 5 hours from PA to see the USWNT play. Awesome goal. Congrats Abby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yana said...

congrats!! nice goal (Y)

J Sommer said...

My Daughter and I travelled from Long Island, NY. Well worth the trip. Great Day! Great Game! Great Goal! Congratulations Abby, and the WNT, and thank you!

PAME said...

Yeah!! awesome player, awesome goal, you deserved it...congrats =)!!

P.S.I've watched all of the games and the one i missed (cause i thought it was on monday) you scored your 100th goal...I MEAN COME ON!!!...HAHAHA..but its all good cause i watched a video of it (i was mad i missed it) anyways congrats again abby you rock!!

Kat said...

i was there! what a spectacular moment. how ironic that the player who replaced her for the olympics assisted her 100th goal. yay cheney! and yay abby!!! 100 goals in 129 caps... insane!!