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.
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.
Megan Rapinoe, a hero in the dramatic US soccer win over Brazil Sunday, helped turn the momentum in a hard-fought 3-1 win over France in the World Cup semifinals.
Despite long stretches of domination by France, the US national team reached its third WWC final thanks to late goals by Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan.