Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Solo, Wambach shoot at cabs on Lettermen
July 21st, 2011 1:16AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  video, women's national team, women's world cup


[VIDEO PICK] U.S. Women's World Cup stars Hope Solo and Abby Wambach appeared on the "Late Show with David Letterman." They gave the host a Soccer 101 lesson, Solo told a touching story about the reaction of Japan's Aya Miyama after the final, and then the U.S. pair shot balls at moving taxi cabs.

Miyama was Solo's teammate with the WPS's Saint Louis Athletica and Atlanta Beat and Solo explained that Miyama wasn't celebrating after Japan beat the Americans in the penalty kick tiebreaker.

"She wanted to show the Americans respect because she knew how much it hurt us," Solo said. "I had to tell her, 'Aya, you won the World Cup, the first time in your nation's history, celebrate please!"

Solo and Wambach on Letterman



0 comments
  1. F. Kirk Malloy
    commented on: July 21, 2011 at 9:21 a.m.
    Total class (other than Dave). The USWNT really deserve our support and respect. Compare the women's WC final with the men's. Clean, exciting, high sportsmanship, very entertaining and quality team play. The men's? Not so much, at least fropm the Dutch. Hopefully the quality of the women's game keeps rising and with it the fans' interest. USWNT showed they know how to play team soccer (if only they knew how to finish!).

  1. charles davenport
    commented on: July 21, 2011 at 10:22 p.m.
    Look at some facts: Ahead of Brazil 1-0, gave up tying and go ahead goal; Ahead of France, 1-0, gave up tying goal. Ahead of Japan 1-0 and 2-1, gave up tying goals. The Italian MNT, for one, wouldn't be allowed back into Italy after such performances. "Houston, we have a problem."

  1. Bruce Moorhead
    commented on: July 22, 2011 at 2:44 a.m.
    Charles, the problem with the game today is too many pro coaches who think like you. I will take a 5-4 win over a 0-0 tie anyday. We should have been up 5-0 by the 69', not 1-0. The lack was in finisthing, NOT defense!

  1. John Lenart
    commented on: July 22, 2011 at 9:01 a.m.
    Abby and Hope are really funny. Classic line was, 'they have gym in college,' and 'i'm sorry what did you say?' after the line about heading causing brain damage. Very funny

  1. David Huff
    commented on: July 22, 2011 at 3:33 p.m.
    I like Hope Solo's "goal" on the cabbie van. :-)

  1. Paul Bryant
    commented on: July 24, 2011 at 3:10 p.m.
    This was good stuff!


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
U.S. under-20 national team wins semifinal thriller    
[DALLAS CUP] Rubio Rubin scored his second goal of the game on a rebound of his ...
What They're Saying    
"Miami's greatness is about the interaction of a vibrant culture and the water. We will earn ...
Strikers will test measure of progress at Carolina    
[NASL: Week 2] The Fort Lauderdale Strikers, seventh and fifth in the NASL's two half-seasons, will ...
Chelsea takes on its U-8s    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Chelsea's John Terry, David Luiz, Frank Lampard et al took on ...
Collins John slapped with three-game suspension    
[USL PRO: Week 5] The USL PRO career of Collins John, the Liberian-born Dutch international who ...
What They're Saying    
"There is no problem. Tensions are a bit high; I have no problem with that. They ...
Chivas USA's McNamara faces knee surgery    
[MLS INJURY REPORT] Rookie Thomas McNamara, who had started every game for Chivas USA until being ...
Road to Rio begins for Tab Ramos' group    
[USA UNDER-21 MEN] The road to Rio begins for the U.S. men's Olympic team begins with ...
New-look Thorns aim for two in a row on road    
[NWSL: Week 2] The defending champion Portland Thorns FC remain on the road for the second ...
Lack of playing time worrying for bubble players    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] With only four weeks at most for most players before the end of their ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives