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Rose City Roundup: Abby Wambach Edition

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Al Bello

So I don't know if anyone's heard, but apparently Abby Wambach broke a record yesterday, becoming the all-time leading scorer in women's international soccer. I think my favorite goal was not any one of the first three, which helped her tie and then break Mia Hamm's record, but the fourth, the extra goal. The camera behind the goal caught Wambach sitting on the ground for a second after knocking the ball into the net, and the woman with more international goals scored that any other woman ever looked as surprised and happy as if she had just scored her very first.

With record-breaking goal, Abby Wambach becomes one of the greats
This article highlights one of my other favorite parts of the match, when a South Korea player, whether out of ignorance or poor sportsmanship, stole the ball that scored the record breaking goal from a confused Wambach.

Legacies of Wambach, Hamm, Morgan intertwine
"'I’m just glad I got to share 158 with her. It was short, but it was fun,' Hamm said humbly in a statement issued through U.S. Soccer."

VWFC add Danish Superliga keeper David Ousted
Ousted joins the Whitecaps coming off of 10 seasons in Denmark, 4 in the Superliga.

Report: Kaká to Join Orlando City if MLS Expands
This news has been out for a few days, and now, inevitably, on it's heels comes the rumor than Orlando will get an MLS team soon.

Though I'd be a little surprised if it works, I like this gambit by Orlando City.

Out of the Monster's Cave: Costa Rica abandon plan to host USMNT at Estadio Saprissa in September
So this isn't happening after all. I bet the USMNT will prefer to play at a stadium where a track around the field makes it harder for fans to throw anything filled with urine at them. Oh yeah, and the field will be much better too.

USA to meet Bosnia-Herzegovina in August friendly
The USMNT will play in Sarajevo August 14. The friendly will be a good warm-up before the U.S. faces a couple of tough World Cup qualifiers in September.

A Lecture FIFA Didn't Need to Make
As protests escalate in Brazil, Sepp Blatter is, shockingly, kind of a jerk.