Sunday, September 12, 2010


Of all the things happening on the field last night in the Freedom's final game of the season, Abby Wambach's poor performance stood out to me. Mostly because it was such a surprise. I have not seen Abby play often but went to the game with high expectations.

Craig Stouffer's summary of the game included the following observation:

Wambach, who botched a golden opportunity to score on the counterattack in the first half, said it was one of her worst games of the season but happily accepted the role of hero when Becky Sauerbrunn fed her a perfect long ball for her 13th goal of the year.

Wambach's forthright assessment of her performance is as surprising, to me at least, as her performance in the game. It is comforting, as well as a bit unsettling, to see a premiere player recognize publicly a poor game.

Chalk it up as one more reason to support the team.

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