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
Wambach shatters world scoring record
June 20th, 2013 8:50PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  women's national team

MOST COMMENTED

[USA-SOUTH KOREA] Abby Wambach scored four goals in the first half of the USA's international friendly with South Korea at Red Bull Arena to shatter the world record of 158 goals held by Mia Hamm. Wambach's four goals give her 160 in her career for the USA, which went on to win, 5-0, in a game that drew almost 19,000 fans.

All-Time Leading Scorers
160 *Abby Wambach, USA
158 Mia Hamm, USA
145 *Christine Sinclair, Canada
130 Kristine Lilly, USA
128 Birgit Prinz, Germany
*Active players.

Wambach's family was on hand at Red Bull Arena -- brought in by former MagicJack owner Dan Borislow -- for the final U.S. match of the summer and Hamm's record in sight.

Wambach scored on assists from Lauren Cheney in the 11th and 20th minutes to tie Hamm's record and broke it with her third goal set up by Megan Rapinoe in the 31st minute. She added a fourth goal, sliding in to put away a cross from Alex Morgan, in stoppage time.

“It’s special," said Wambach, "not only because I could tell my teammates were trying to get me those goals in the first half, but my family was here, it was a great crowd, and a great team performance. I can’t say how much I look up to Mia and how amazing the record that she set was. My teammates have put me in all different kinds of positions to score goals, and I can’t say it enough, and I really through and through believe it in my heart that I’m only as good as my teammates allow me to be. And yes, I score a lot of goals, and yes, I put myself in position to score goals, but they do, too. I can’t thank my teammates enough. It’s a special night.”

Cheney added the final goal as the USA extended its unbeaten streak to 34 games dating back to March 2012. The second of the two-game series with South Korea was no contest as the USA held a 25-2 advantage in shots.

June 20 in Harrison, N.J.
USA 5 South Korea 0. Goals: Wambach 10, 19, 29, 45+1, Cheney 64.
USA -- Solo (Loyden, 46); Dunn, Rampone (Sauerbrunn, 48), Engen, Klingenberg (O’Hara, 52); O’Reilly, Lloyd, Cheney (Averbuch, 71), Rapinoe; Morgan (Leroux, 49), Wambach (Press, 58)
South Korea -- Kim Jungmi, Shim, Lim Seonjoo, Kim Hyeri, Lee Sejin (Lee Mina, 56), Cho, Kim Narae, Park Heeyoung (Kwon, 60), Ji (Shin, 86), Yoo, Jeoun (Kim Sangeun, 76)
Referee: Margaret Domka (USA).
Att.: 18,961.

USA-South Korea Highlights:


No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Thursday] Seyi Adekoya teamed up with fellow freshman Chase Gasper to break a 1-1 tie ...
What They're Saying: Sunil Gulati    
"None of this is personal. Some things could have been phrased differently because the actual opinions ...
AEG antes up at StubHub Center    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The LA Galaxy's owner, AEG, will invest over $15 million to improve facilities and ...
Another MLS flop in Central America    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Two days after the Portland Timbers, needing as little as a one-goal loss ...
Western Conference heavyweights square off    
[MLS: Three Games to Watch] Though only one playoff slot is yet to be determined between ...
Three players suspended for season finales    
[MLS DISCIPLINE] The MLS Disciplinary Committee announced Thursday three suspensions stemming from incidents occurring in matches ...
U.S. under-18 men's national team roster    
[CARSON CAMP] Head coach Javier Perez named a 36-player roster for the U.S. under-18 men's national ...
Cuellar stakes rebuilding work on qualifying    
[SCOUTING REPORT: Mexico] Four years ago in the semifinals of the Concacaf Women's Championship, Mexico beat ...
What They're Saying: Dunga    
"We suggest things so that there's a better atmosphere. We explained it to players and we ...
A horrible, hilarious PK miss     
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] You really must watch this botched penalty kick several times to ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives