Wambach’s goal during 2011 WCup voted best moment

Abby Wambach’s goal in the closing seconds of stoppage time

during the 2011 Women’s World Cup quarterfinals has been voted best

moment in U.S. soccer history.

The goal, a header off a cross from Megan Rapinoe, came with the

Americans about 90 seconds from being ousted by Brazil. But

Wambach’s goal tied the game 2-2, and the U.S. went on to beat

Brazil in penalty kicks.

The Americans would reach the final before losing to Japan.

To celebrate its 100th anniversary, the U.S. Soccer Federation

asked fans to select all-star teams for both men and women, as well

as best overall moment. Wambach’s goal beat out five challengers in

bracket-style voting before topping Landon Donovan’s goal against

Algeria in the final group game of the 2010 World Cup for the