Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
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

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

  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



Recent Soccer America Daily
FIFA in total meltdown: Blatter and Platini suspended    
International soccer was engulfed by a new crisis on Thursday as FIFA president Sepp Blatter and ...
U.S. Abroad: Mewis makes European debut for Bayern    
U.S. international Kristie Mewis, signed by Bayern Munich from the NWSL's Boston Breakers, made her debut ...
TV Report: Press joins Fox Sports' @TheBuzzer    
U.S. women's national team forward Christen Press will be the first active athlete to contribute to ...
MLS: Red Bulls pull ahead in Supporters' Shield race    
The New York Red Bulls opened up a three-point lead in the Supporters' Shield race and ...
Concacaf Olympic Qualifying: Day 6    
The USA will face Honduras, a 2-1 loser to Mexico on Wednesday night, in Saturday's semifinals ...
What They're Saying: Jordan Morris    
"I don’t want to gloat or anything. I mean, for one thing, we were playing like ...
Video Pick: Unfortunate rebound downs the shooter    
We're happy to report that RB Leipzig's Austrian striker Marcel Sabitzer was unharmed after his own ...
Mexico loses key midfielder for U.S. match    
Jose Juan Vazquez, expected to start in central midfield for Mexico on Saturday against the USA ...
What They're Saying: New Jersey referee Jim Grimes    
"When I'm doing soccer, I'll still hear a parent or coach say, 'How long have you ...
Klinsmann's ace in the hole: U.S. record vs. Mexico    
For all the criticism of Jurgen Klinsmann, the U.S. national team coach does have quite a ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives