If you haven’t yet, be sure to skip over to this story on U.S. Women’s National Team star forward Abby Wambach over at the NY Times making the rounds today. It’s a doozy.
With the Women’s World Cup’s approach, there’s a general sense of foreboding clinging to the shadowy corners of the USWNT camp. The Hope Solo saga still hasn’t been resolved. There’s still the matter of the team’s playing style under Jill Ellis, who’s put away substandard teams but at times struggled to cope tactically against good ones. There’s the idea that this team is good, clearly one of the world’s best, but is it even a favorite anymore? And then there’s what to do about Abby Wambach.
First, let’s pull out some of the choice cuts from Wambach’s chat with the Times.