WNT Jul 11, 2011
U.S. captain Christie Rampone leads the victory charge
One word: Wow.
Playing almost half the game with 10 players, scoring in the final seconds of overtime and then winning in penalty kicks againts Brazil in the quarterfinal of the Women's World Cup which just happens to be in a sold-out stadium in Dresden where the U.S. team won over the crowd through the 120 minutes? Throw in the drama of a controversial red card, re-taken penalty kicks and the incomparable Marta...and you've got yourself some great TV right there, to say the least.
Here are some photos from the game, but we'd love to hear any anecdotes about where you where and what you were doing when Abby Wambach scored in the 122nd minute, and then during the PKs.
Rampone battles with Marta. A familiar sight in today's game.
Abby Wambach scores to knot the match at 2-2 with just seconds left in overtime.
Big time players make big time plays in big time games
Hope Solo saves Brazil's third penalty kick in front of a sold-out Rudolf-Harbig Stadium
Ali Krieger, who has made her home in Germany for the past four years, nails the USA's fifth and decisive penalty kick
Boxx celebrates with Old Glory
Abby and Hope share an embrace after the match