Out of all the over-50,000 fans in attendance at the BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, Canada, there was only one that Abby wanted to share this special moment with. After the final whistle blew on the July 5 game against Japan, Abby rushed towards the stands to wrap her arms around Sarah, who leaned over to embrace her! Abby then planted a euphoric kiss on her wife’s lips, reports the Daily Mail. How incredibly sweet! Though Sarah retired from professional soccer in November 2014, she wouldn’t have missed this World Cup for the world.
This was the first World Cup title for Team USA since 1999, and it’s likely the last time Abby plays in the tournament. She certainly went out on top, as she and the rest of Team USA played a record-setting game! Carli Lloyd scored two goals in the first five minutes of the game. Carli would score again, netting the fastest hat trick in any World Cup game and the ONLY hat trick in a World Cup Final, according to NPR.
With this World Cup victory, Abby has cemented her claim as being one, if not THE greatest US Women’s soccer player in history. And, to think — her legend status was sealed with a kiss!
Though Japan put up a great effort, they just could not overcome the dominating attack by the US women. Along with Carli’s three goals, Lauren Holiday knocked in a shot to make it 4-0. Japan would try to rally, scoring a point in the first half. Though Julie Johnston accidentally knocked the ball into their own goal after halftime, that error couldn’t doom the US women, who went 5-2 thanks to a final point from Tobin Heath. The marvelous showing by Hope Solo and Carli won them the Golden Glove and Golden Ball, respectively.
What did you think of the game, HollywoodLifers? Are you happy for Abby’s victory?
— Jason Brow