Abby Wambach became the US women's soccer scoring leader during the just-completed World Cup. Despite the championship loss to Japan, Abby Wambach and her teammates remain optimistic about future matches.
After months of tragedy following earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear fallout, Japan finally got some good news: a historic win against the US – on their 26th attempt.
Japan beat the US in penalty kicks after the Women's World Cup final ended 2-2. The US dominated much of the game, but Japan's resiliency led it to the historic victory.
For the US, the Women's World Cup final Sunday could be similar to the last two matches. Like Brazil and France, Japan could put the US on the back foot. But the US has Abby Wambach.
Japan players celebrate with the trophy after winning the final match between Japan and the United States at the Women’s Soccer World Cup in Frankfurt, Germany. The Japanese women's soccer team won their first World Cup Sunday after defeating USA in a penalty shoot-out.