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