We hear you loud and clear, Abby Wambach. In an attempt to rally her team, the U.S. soccer star dropped the F-bomb during a huddle as Team USA battled against China in the FIFA Women’s World Cup quarter-finals on June 26. Click to WATCH!
Hey, it worked! United States soccer star Abby Wambach, 35, was caught on camera dropping the F-bomb during an intense team huddle before the second half of the team’s FIFA Women’s World Cup quarter-final match-up against China on June 26 in Canada. Abby’s word definitely got the team pumped because they won!
The fiery striker must have been very disappointed, as well as the rest of the country, after a dull performance in the first half of the game. To get the team ready, Abby had a few wise words for her team. Abby demanded in the second half: “The first 10 minutes, we get a f*****g goal!”
Well, midfielder Carli Lloyd, 32, took Abby’s words to heart. The star player, who plays for the Houston Dash in the National Women’s Soccer League, scored an amazing goal for USA. That goal would win the game!
With the team now in the semi-finals, they are certainly living up to their billing as pre-tournament favorites. However, they will have to overcome Germany if they want to progress to the finals, which is going to be tough, tough, tough. But they can do it!
Hope Solo’s Domestic Violence Scandal Rocks The FIFA Women’s World Cup
Despite the U.S. team’s success, they have been rocked by scandal and distraction during this tournament.
The team’s goalkeeper, Hope Solo, 33, has been embroiled in a domestic violence scandal that was unearthed as the competition began. Hope was arrested back in June 2014, after she allegedly hit her sister and teenage nephew at her Kirkland, Washington home. When new police documents pertaining to this arrest were released, we learned that Hope allegedly lashed out at cops. She yelled profanities and demanded to be referred to as “Mrs. Stevens,” as she’s married to ex-NFL star Jerramy Stevens.
But so far, U.S. soccer president Sunil Gulati, 55, has refused to comment about the incident, as long as the U.S. is still fighting to win the World Cup. When asked if he would address Hope’s 2014 domestic violence arrest at a quarter-final match against Colombia, the U.S. Soccer president reportedly said, “Doubt it.” He even said that the next time he talks about it, he will hopefully “be commenting on [Hope] as a member of the gold medalist team.”
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— Jon Boon