You’re no lady, Lady Andrade. The Colombian forward threw a nasty right hook at Abby Wambach as the US striker fell onto the pitch clutching her face. Play continued on with the referee unaware of what had just happened and the Colombians continued their unsportswoman like conduct by keeping the ball in play. Failing the most basic tenets of the Olympic spirit.
The camera panned over to Wambach sporting an ugly shiner around the right eye. She eventually got up and showed what a tough cookie she is by scoring USA’s second goal as she barreled over the Colombian defense to slide the ball past the goalie. It was an exclamation point. Hey, you tried taking out my right eye but I’ll take you down.
Megan Rapinoe had one of her best matches. She was flawless in scoring the first goal as she took full advantage of Alex Morgan’s skillful footwork and forward vision, controlling the pass with two touches, and absolutely laced the ball past Sandra Sepulveda. The USA sent Colombia down and out for the count with a third goal as Rapinoe sliced the defense to shreds with a through pass which Lloyd angled past Sepulveda.
The USA are through to the quarter-finals but before that they face North Korea.
Later Wambach gave her take on that ugly incident.
“It was a really terrible play,” she said. “Dangerous and unsportsmanlike. I hope that FIFA will look at the play and decide if this is the kind of player they want in the Olympics.”
Lady Andrade should have no further part to play in this Olympics and further. A three match ban would be a nice reminder.
Hope Solo was hardly under any pressure which was a good thing because her mind is clearly on extra-curricular activities. She and Brandi Chastain are intent on giving each other black eyes. Its an unseemly catfight and it can only be resolved one way. Jerseys off and then fan vote.
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